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Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (4m) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 1-1-15 it reads:
Effective date text (4m)Notice of submittal to legislative council staff. On the same day that an agency submits a proposed rule to the legislative council staff under s. 227.15, the agency shall prepare a written notice of the agency's submittal to the legislative council staff. The notice shall include a statement of the date on which the proposed rule has been submitted to the legislative council staff for review, of the subject matter of the proposed rule and of whether a public hearing on the proposed rule is required, and shall identify the organizational unit within the agency that is primarily responsible for the promulgation of the rule. The notice shall be approved by the individual or body with policy-making powers over the subject matter of the proposed rule. The agency shall send the notice to the legislative reference bureau for publication in the register. On the same day that the agency sends the notice to the legislative reference bureau, the agency shall send a copy of the notice to the secretary of administration.
227.14(5) (5)Copies available to the public at no cost. An agency, upon request, shall make available to the public at no cost a copy of any proposed rule, including the analysis, fiscal estimate and any related form.
227.14(6) (6)Withdrawal of a rule.
227.14(6)(a)(a) Notwithstanding s. 227.01 (10), in this subsection, "proposed rule" means all of the agency's proposal to promulgate a rule.
227.14(6)(b) (b) An agency may withdraw a proposed rule at any time prior to filing under s. 227.20 by notifying the presiding officer of each house of the legislature and the legislative council staff of its intention not to promulgate the proposed rule.
227.14(6)(c) (c) A proposed rule shall be considered withdrawn on December 31 of the 4th year after the year in which it is submitted to the legislative council staff under s. 227.15 (1), unless it has been filed with the legislative reference bureau under s. 227.20 (1) or withdrawn by the agency before that date. No action by a legislative committee or by either house of the legislature under s. 227.19 delays the date of withdrawal of a proposed rule under this paragraph.
227.14(6)(d) (d) If a proposed rule is withdrawn, the proposed rule may be promulgated only by commencing the rule-making procedure again with the preparation, under s. 227.135, of a statement of the scope of the proposed rule that the agency plans to promulgate.
227.14 Annotation The 2003 Jobs Creation Act: Changing Wisconsin's Regulatory Climate. Fassbender & Kent. Wis. Law. Sept. 2004.
227.15 227.15 Legislative council staff.
227.15(1) (1) Submittal to legislative council staff. Prior to a public hearing on a proposed rule or, if no public hearing is required, prior to notice under s. 227.19, an agency shall submit the proposed rule to the legislative council staff for review. The proposed rule shall be in the form required under s. 227.14 (1), and shall include the material required under s. 227.14 (2), (3), and (4), the economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (2), and any revised economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (4). An agency may not hold a public hearing on a proposed rule or give notice under s. 227.19 until after it has received a written report of the legislative council staff review of the proposed rule or until after the initial review period of 20 working days under sub. (2) (intro.), whichever comes first. An agency may give notice of a public hearing prior to receipt of the legislative council staff report. This subsection does not apply to rules promulgated under s. 227.24.
227.15(1m) (1m)Internet access to proposed rule. The legislative council staff shall create and maintain an Internet site that includes a copy of or link to each proposed rule received under sub. (1) in a format that allows searching using keywords. Each agency shall provide the legislative council staff with the proposed rules and other information needed to comply with this subsection in the format required by the legislative council staff. The Internet site shall identify or provide a link to a site that identifies proposed rules affecting small businesses, as defined in s. 227.114 (1). The Internet site shall also include or provide a link to all of the following:
227.15(1m)(a) (a) The electronic mail address and telephone number of an agency contact person for each proposed rule.
227.15(1m)(b) (b) The material required under s. 227.14 (2), (3), and (4).
227.15(1m)(bm) (bm) The economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (2) and any revised economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (4).
227.15(1m)(c) (c) Any report submitted to the legislative council staff under s. 227.14 (2g).
227.15(1m)(d) (d) The written report of the legislative council staff review of the proposed rule prepared under sub. (2) and any agency comments regarding that report.
227.15(1m)(e) (e) The time, date, and place of any public hearing specified in the notice in s. 227.17 as soon as that notice is submitted to the legislative reference bureau under s. 227.17 (1) (a).
227.15(1m)(f) (f) The place where comments on the proposed rule should be submitted and the deadline for submitting those comments.
227.15(2) (2)Role of legislative council staff. The legislative council staff shall, within 20 working days following receipt of a proposed rule, review the proposed rule in accordance with this subsection. With the consent of the director of the legislative council staff, the review period may be extended for an additional 20 working days. The legislative council staff shall act as a clearinghouse for rule drafting and cooperate with the agency and the legislative reference bureau to:
227.15(2)(a) (a) Review the statutory authority under which the agency intends to promulgate the proposed rule.
227.15(2)(b) (b) Ensure that the promulgation procedures required by this chapter are followed.
227.15(2)(c) (c) Review proposed rules for form, style and placement in the code.
227.15(2)(d) (d) Review proposed rules to avoid conflict with or duplication of existing rules.
227.15(2)(e) (e) Review proposed rules for adequate references to related statutes, rules and forms.
227.15(2)(f) (f) Review proposed rules for clarity, grammar, punctuation and use of plain language.
227.15(2)(g) (g) Review proposed rules to determine potential conflicts and to make comparisons with related federal statutes and regulations.
227.15(2)(h) (h) Review proposed rules for compliance with the requirements of s. 227.116.
227.15(2)(i) (i) Streamline and simplify the rule-making process.
227.15(3) (3)Assistance to committees. The legislative council staff shall work with and assist the appropriate committees of the legislature during the rule-making process. The legislative council staff may include in its report recommendations concerning proposed rules which the agency shall submit with the notice required under s. 227.19 (2).
227.15(4) (4)Notice of changes in rule-making authority. Whenever the rule-making authority of an agency is eliminated or significantly changed by the repeal, amendment or creation of a statute, by the interpretive decision of a court of competent jurisdiction or for any other reason, the legislative council staff shall notify the joint committee for review of administrative rules and the appropriate committees of each house of the legislature as determined by the presiding officer of each house. This subsection applies whether or not the rules of the agency are under review by the legislative council staff at the time of the change in rule-making authority.
227.15(5) (5)Annual report. The legislative council staff shall submit an annual report to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2), and to the governor summarizing any action taken and making recommendations to streamline the rule-making process and eliminate obsolete, duplicative and conflicting rules.
227.15(6) (6)Public liaison. The legislative council staff shall assist the public in resolving problems related to rules. The assistance shall include but is not limited to providing information, identifying agency personnel who may be contacted in relation to rule-making functions, describing the location where a copy of a rule, proposed rule or form is available and encouraging and assisting participation in the rule-making process.
227.15(7) (7)Rules procedures manual. The legislative council staff and the legislative reference bureau shall prepare a manual to provide agencies with information on drafting, promulgation and legislative review of rules.
227.16 227.16 When hearings required.
227.16(1) (1) Except as provided under sub. (2), all rule making by an agency shall be preceded by notice and public hearing as provided in ss. 227.17 and 227.18.
227.16(2) (2)Subsection (1) does not apply if any of the following conditions exist:
227.16(2)(b) (b) The proposed rule brings an existing rule into conformity with a statute that has been changed or enacted or with a controlling judicial decision.
227.16(2)(c) (c) The proposed rule is promulgated under s. 227.24, in which case the agency shall hold a hearing under s. 227.24 (4).
227.16(2)(d) (d) The proposed rule is being promulgated at the direction of the joint committee for review of administrative rules under s. 227.26 (2) (b).
227.16(2)(e) (e) The proposed rule, as submitted to the legislative council staff under s. 227.15 (1), is sent to the legislative reference bureau in an electronic format approved by the legislative reference bureau and published in the notice section of the register with a statement that the proposed rule will be promulgated without public hearing unless a petition is received by the agency within 30 days after publication of the notice, signed by any of the following:
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (e) (intro.) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 1-1-15 it reads:
Effective date text (e) The proposed rule and the fiscal estimate required under s. 227.14 (4) are published in the notice section of the register with a statement that the proposed rule will be promulgated without public hearing unless a petition is received by the agency within 30 days after publication of the notice, signed by any of the following:
227.16(2)(e)1. 1. Twenty-five natural persons who will be affected by the proposed rule.
227.16(2)(e)2. 2. A municipality that will be affected by the proposed rule.
227.16(2)(e)3. 3. An association which is representative of a farm, labor, business or professional group that will be affected by the proposed rule.
227.16(3) (3) If the agency receives a petition under sub. (2) (e), it may not proceed with the proposed rule until after it has given notice and held a public hearing under ss. 227.17 and 227.18.
227.16(4) (4) The exemptions in sub. (2) do not apply if another statute specifically requires the agency to hold a hearing prior to promulgating the proposed rule under consideration.
227.16(5) (5) If a hearing is not required because of an exemption under sub. (2), the agency may hold a hearing on the proposed rule under ss. 227.17 and 227.18.
227.16(6) (6) For the purpose of soliciting public comment, an agency may hold a hearing on the general subject matter of possible or anticipated rules before preparing a proposed rule in draft form. A hearing held under this subsection does not satisfy the requirement of sub. (1) with respect to the promulgation of a specific proposed rule.
227.16 History History: 1985 a. 182; 1995 a. 106; 2013 a. 20.
227.17 227.17 Notice of hearing.
227.17(1)(1) If a hearing is required, the agency shall:
227.17(1)(a) (a) Send written notice of the hearing, in an electronic format approved by the legislative reference bureau, to the legislative reference bureau for publication in the register and, if required, publish the notice in a local newspaper.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (a) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 1-1-15 it reads:
Effective date text (a) Send written notice of the hearing to the legislative reference bureau for publication in the register and, if required, publish the notice in a local newspaper.
227.17(1)(b) (b) Send an electronic copy of the written notice of the hearing under par. (a) to each member of the legislature who has filed a written request for notice with the legislative reference bureau. Upon request, the legislative reference bureau shall furnish an agency with the name and address of each legislator who has requested notice.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 1-1-15 it reads:
Effective date text (b) Send written notice of the hearing to each member of the legislature who has filed a written request for notice with the legislative reference bureau. Upon request, the legislative reference bureau shall furnish an agency with the name and address of each legislator who has requested notice.
227.17(1)(bm) (bm) Send written notice of the hearing to the secretary of administration on the same day that the notice is sent to the legislative reference bureau under par. (a).
227.17(1)(c) (c) Take any action it considers necessary to provide notice to other interested persons.
227.17(2) (2) The notice under sub. (1) shall be given at least 10 days prior to the date set for a hearing. Notice through the register is considered to have been given on the date on which the issue of the register in which the notice first appears is published under s. 35.93 (2).
Effective date text NOTE: Sub. (2) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Acts 20 and 172. Prior to 1-1-15 it reads:
Effective date text (2) The notice under sub. (1) shall be given at least 10 days prior to the date set for a hearing. Notice through the register is considered to have been given on the effective date of the issue of the register in which the notice first appears, or, if applicable, on the date prescribed under s. 227.22 (4).
227.17(2m) (2m) The notice under sub. (1) shall be approved by the individual or body with policy-making powers over the subject matter of the proposed rule.
227.17(3) (3) The notice under sub. (1) shall include:
227.17(3)(a) (a) A statement of the date, time and place of the hearing.
227.17(3)(b) (b) A copy of the proposed rule as submitted to the legislative council staff under s. 227.15 (1).
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 1-1-15 it reads:
Effective date text (b) Either the text of the proposed rule in the form specified in s. 227.14 (1), or an informative summary of the effect of the proposed rule. If the agency chooses to publish an informative summary rather than the full text of a proposed rule, the notice shall include a description of how a copy of the text may be obtained from the agency at no charge.
227.17(3)(c) (c) A reference to the statutory authority under which the agency proposes to promulgate the proposed rule and to any statute which the proposed rule interprets.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (c) is repealed eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20.
227.17(3)(d) (d) An analysis of the proposed rule as required under s. 227.14 (2).
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (d) is repealed eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20.
227.17(3)(e) (e) The fiscal estimate required under s. 227.14 (4), or a summary of the fiscal estimate and a description of how a copy of the full fiscal estimate may be obtained from the agency at no charge.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (e) is repealed eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20.
227.17(3)(em) (em) Any report prepared by the department of administration under s. 227.137 (6).
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (em) is shown as amended eff. 1-1-15 by 2013 Wis. Act 20. Prior to 1-1-15 it reads:
Effective date text (em) The economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (2), any revised economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (4), and any report prepared by the department of administration under s. 227.137 (6), or a summary of that analysis and report and a description of how a copy of the full analysis and report may be obtained from the agency at no charge.
227.17(3)(f) (f) If the proposed rule will have an effect on small businesses, as defined under s. 227.114 (1), an initial regulatory flexibility analysis, which shall contain a description of the types of small businesses that will be affected by the rule, a brief description of the proposed reporting, bookkeeping and other procedures required for compliance with the rule and a description of the types of professional skills necessary for compliance with the rule.
227.17(3)(g) (g) Any additional matter required by statute.
227.17(3)(i) (i) The electronic mail address and telephone number of the small business regulatory coordinator and a link to an Internet site that allows a person to review the rule and make comments regarding the rule.
227.17(4) (4) An agency may modify a proposed rule prior to a hearing without providing additional notice under this section if the modification is germane to the subject matter of the proposed rule. In this subsection, an agency's proposal to delete part of a proposed rule for which notice was given under sub. (1) shall be treated as a germane modification of the proposed rule.
227.17(5) (5) Failure of any person to receive notice of a hearing on proposed rule making is not grounds for invalidating the resulting rule if notice of the hearing was published as provided in sub. (1) (a).
227.17 Annotation Changes in a proposed rule after notice was published did not so alter the scope of the proposed rule as to require a second hearing. Brown County v. DHSS, 103 Wis. 2d 37, 307 N.W.2d 247 (1981).
227.18 227.18 Conduct of hearings.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)