House File 485 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 485 BY COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH/REBUILD IOWA (SUCCESSOR TO HF 181) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the legislative review of administrative 1 rules, and rescinding all rules every five years. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1070HV (1) 84 jr/rj
H.F. 485 Section 1. Section 17A.5, Code 2011, is amended by adding 1 the following new subsection: 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 3. An administrative rule is rescinded five 3 years after the initial effective date of the rule, excluding 4 the effective dates of later amendments. For rules that are in 5 effect on July 1, 2011, the recision date is July 1, 2016. 6 Sec. 2. NEW SECTION . 17A.8A Legislative review of rules. 7 The standing committees of the house of representatives and 8 senate may review any administrative rule. If reviewed, the 9 standing committee reviewing the rule shall report to the house 10 of representatives or senate its findings and recommendations 11 concerning its review. If ordered by the speaker of the house 12 of representatives or the president of the senate, the report 13 of the committee shall be printed in the journal. 14 EXPLANATION 15 This bill would allow standing committees of the house of 16 representatives and senate to review any administrative rule. 17 As part of the rulemaking process, no rule could remain in 18 effect for more than five years, at which time the rule would 19 be automatically rescinded. 20 -1- LSB 1070HV (1) 84 jr/rj 1/ 1