WEST virginia Legislature
2018 regular session
House Bill 4011
By Delegates Hamrick, Phillips, Storch, Capito, Harshbarger, Kessinger, Householder, Criss, Paynter and Foster)
[Introduced January 12,
to the Committee on Government Organization]
A BILL to amend and reenact §29A-3-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, relating to requiring agencies, when submitting a new rule or changes to an existing rule, to also identify two existing rules that could be repealed.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 3. RULE MAKING.
§29A-3-3. Rules of procedure required.
In addition to other rule-making requirements imposed by law:
(a) Each agency shall adopt procedural rules governing the formal and informal procedures prescribed or authorized by this chapter. Procedural rules shall include rules of practice before the agency, together with forms and instructions.
(b) To assist interested persons dealing with it, each agency, shall so far as deemed practicable, supplement its rules or regulations with descriptive statements of its procedures.
(c) Each agency shall, when submitting a new rule or changes to an existing rule, also submit to the Legislature two existing rules that could be repealed.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require agencies, when submitting a new rule or changes to an existing rule, to also identify two existing rules that could be repealed.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.