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NO. 9. AN ACT RELATING TO REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE RULES.

(H.83)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 3 V.S.A. § 842(a) is amended to read:

(a) Within 30 days of the date a rule is first placed on the committee's agenda but no later than 45 days after the filing of a final proposal unless the agency consents to an extension of this review period, the legislative committee on administrative rules, by majority vote of the entire committee, may object under subsections (b), (c) or (d) of this section and recommend that the agency amend or withdraw the proposal. The agency shall be notified promptly of the objections. Failure to give timely notice shall be deemed approval. The agency shall within 14 days of receiving notice respond in writing to the committee. After receipt of this response the committee may withdraw or modify its objections.

Sec. 2. 3 V.S.A. § 843(a)(1) is amended to read:

(1) The passage of 30 days from the date a rule is first placed on the committee's agenda or 45 days after filing of a final proposal under section 841 of this title, *[without receiving]* whichever occurs first, provided the agency has not received notice of objection from the legislative committee on administrative rules; or

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from passage.

Approved: May 4, 1999