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  • NJ A2082
  • Requires OAL to maintain Internet database summarizing all State rule-making actions.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(4/4/2016)
Crossed Over
(9/15/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would require the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to establish and maintain, on its Internet website, a searchable database that identifies the number, nature, and status of all pending or proposed State rule-making actions. The database would be required to include a listing and short description of every pending or proposed State rule-making action, as well as any charts, graphics, or other visual aids as are determined to be necessary and appropriate, in order to provide members of the public with a full, complete, and easily comprehensible overview of the pending or proposed rule-making activity in the State. The OAL would further be required to make regular and timely updates to the database, in order to ensure that it reflects the most current information pertaining to rule-making actions undertaken by each State agency. The bill would require the database to include, with respect to each proposed State rule-making action, a summary description that indicates: (1) the title or subject matter of the rule-making action; (2) the State agency responsible for the rule-making action; (3) the identification number, if any, that is associated with the rule-making action; (4) the types or groups of persons who are the subject of, or who will, or are likely to be, affected by, the rule-making action; (5) the legal authority for the rule-making action; (6) the date on which the rule-making action was initiated by the State agency; (7) the legal deadline, if any, that is associated with the rule-making action; (8) a concise abstract or synopsis describing the basis for, and pertinent factors necessitating, the rule-making action; and (9) a timetable showing the history of the rule-making action. The summary description of each rule-making action would also be required to incorporate a brief statement that identifies the potential impacts of the rule-making action on the State and its residents, and the anticipated significance of those impacts. At a minimum, this statement would be required to indicate: (1) the type and potential significance of any expected socio-economic impacts associated with the rule-making action; (2) the number of jobs that will, or are likely to, be generated or lost as a result of the rule-making action; (3) the type and significance of any expected agricultural industry impacts associated with the rule-making action; (4) whether the State agency has prepared, or will prepare, a regulatory flexibility analysis in connection with the rule-making action; and (5) if a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared, the estimated number of small businesses that will, or are likely to, be affected by the rule-making action. Under the bill, the OAL may require each State agency to provide the information to be included in the database summary description in association with any notice of proposed rule-making that is submitted by the agency prior to, on, or after, the effective date of the bill. The bill would additionally require the database to include distinct summary listings or graphics identifying the total number of pending rule-making actions by: (1) State agency; (2) rule-making type and stage; and (3) length, in 30-day intervals, of the State agency review associated therewith. The State rule-making database that is established on the Internet pursuant to this bill would mirror a federal rule-making database that is currently maintained on the Internet by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Passed Assembly, Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations
Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading  (on 9/26/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
9/26/2016 S Received in the Senate without Reference, 2nd Reading
9/15/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (76-0-0)
4/4/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
4/4/2016 Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations Hearing (14:00 4/4/2016 Committee Room 12, 4th Floor)
4/4/2016 Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations Hearing (14:00 4/4/2016 Committee Room 14, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Reform and Federal Relations Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 9/15/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 76 0 4
Detail 4/4/2016 Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee: Reported Favorably 5 0 0