Governor Fallin To Decide Fate Of Agency Rules

Jun 2, 2014

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.
Credit Office Of The Governor

Governor Mary Fallin will have to decide whether permanent administrative rules adopted by agencies over the past year will take effect after the Legislature failed to do so.

“The governor has until June 25 to issue a declaration to the Office of Administrative Rules. The Office of Administrative Rules will publish her declaration July 17,” Michael McNutt, Fallin’s press secretary said Monday.

The 2014 legislative session marked the first time agencies and lawmakers were working under a new law passed in 2013. That law, which was contained in HB2055, requires all rules to be approved by general reference in a joint and for disapproved rules to be listed individually.

Because it was the first year under the new law, it covered rules adopted after Nov. 1, 2013, the bill’s effective date and March 31. Rules adopted between April 1 and March 31, 2015, will be considered by the 2015 legislature.

The omnibus administrative rules resolution, HJR1099, was not considered by the Senate. A second, less extensive rules resolution, HJR1097, was amended in the Senate and not heard again in the House.