May 22, 2015

New Report: Final Disposition of Regulations Rejected without Prejudice in 2013 and 2014

OLR Report 2015-R-0053 outlines the proposed regulations disapproved or rejected without prejudice in 2013 and 2014 and the final disposition of each regulation.

Adopting agency regulations in Connecticut is a multi-step process that begins when the legislature enacts a new law that either authorizes or requires an agency to adopt new regulations. The Uniform Administrative Procedure Act (UAPA) governs this process, which includes an agency submitting proposed regulations to the General Assembly’s Regulations Review Committee for approval. For more information on the regulation adoption process read OLR Report 2015-R-0064

In 2013 and 2014, the Regulation Review Committee rejected 19 proposed regulations, all without prejudice, from 10 agencies. No regulations were disapproved. Following rejection, 17 of the 19 regulations were later approved in whole or with technical corrections, substitute pages, or deletions. Of the two regulations that were not later approved, one relates to affirmative action plans, proposed by the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and the second relates to provider audit requirements, proposed by the Department of Social Services.

For additional information, read the full report.