Kaye Beach

Committee Clears Bill Requiring Legislative Approval of Agency Rules

In Scott Martin on February 27, 2010 at 11:21 am


OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation passed out of a House committee today would make it necessary for the Legislature to approve an agency rule before it would go into effect.

State Rep. Scott Martin said current law requires the Legislature to “disapprove” rules and amendments.

“If no action is taken by the Legislature, the proposed rule or amendment is considered approved,” Martin, R-Norman, said. “With so many state agencies and the potential for so many new state rules, I thought it more appropriate that we approve each and every one.”

House Bill 3311 would require legislative approval of a proposed rule or amendment to a rule during the legislative review period by a concurrent resolution of the Legislature indpendent of the governor.

House Bill 3311 passed out of the Administrative Rules and Agency Oversight Committee and now heads to the full House for a vote.

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