March 4, 2015

New Report: Regulation Adoption Process

OLR Report 2015-R-0064 describes the process that agencies in Connecticut must follow when adopting “mandatory regulations.”

The regulation-adoption process is governed by the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act (UAPA) and generally includes (1) notice by the agency of its intent to adopt regulations, (2) review of the proposed regulation by the attorney general for legal sufficiency, (3) submission by the agency of the proposed regulation to the Regulation Review Committee for approval, and (4) submission by the agency of the committee-approved regulation to the secretary of the state for posting on the eRegulations System. The UAPA establishes procedural requirements and deadlines (some of which the committee may extend) for each stage of the process. It also requires agencies to (1) analyze a proposed regulation’s impact on small businesses in Connecticut and (2) maintain an official regulation-making record (CGS §§ 4-166 to 4-176).

For more information, read the full report.