AK House Majority
The 27th Alaska State Legislature, 2011 - 2012  
Sponsor Statement: House Bill 169

Laa Review Of Proposed Regulations

Signed Into Law! Chapter 32 SLA 12
Sponsored by the House Judiciary Committee
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Rep. Carl Gatto R-13
Ak Legislative Majority

Rep. Carl Gatto (R-13)
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An Act relating to the review of proposed regulations by the Legislative Affairs Agency; and providing for an effective date.

Posted: March 8, 2011 : v27-LS0559-A
Status: Chapter 32 SLA 12 : 2012-05-23

HB © closes gaps in the regulation review statutes. The Legislative Affairs Agency (LAA) attorneys review proposed regulations, including those from newly enacted legislation and at the request of a standing committee, the Administrative Regulations Review Committee, and the Legislative Council. However, if the attorney finds that the proposed regulations fail to meet statutory standards, the only legislative entities they are allowed to notify are the Administrative Review Committee, the Speaker of the House, and the President of the Senate. Additionally, LAA cannot currently notify anyone if the regulation meets statutory standards.

HB © allows LAA to notify the committee or council that requested the review that the regulations do not meet statutory standards. In addition, if the proposed regulation implements newly passed legislation, LAA would be able to consult with and notify the prime sponsor of the legislation, if the prime sponsor is still a sitting legislator. Finally, HB © allows LAA to notify the requestor of the review if the attorney determines that the regulations meet statutory standards.

HB © is a simple fix to two minor problems in an otherwise functioning review system. It will give the benefits of the review process to those who need it most.

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