Arizona Secretary of State - Michele Reagan

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New Rulemaking Moratorium in Effect
Gov. Ducey Releases EO 2015-01
Reagan's Memorandum in Response to EO 2015-01

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Moratorium on Rulemaking
arrow Governor releases Executive Order 2015-01, Internal Review of Administrative Rules; Moratorium to Promote Job Creation and Customer-Service-Oriented Agencies - Executive Order
arrow Secretary of State Reagan's Response to EO 2015-01 for Agency Director and Rulewriters - Memorandum

arrow Governor Brewer releases Rulemaking Moratorium Executive Order for Fiscal Year 2013 - Executive Order
arrow Governor Brewer releases Rulemaking Moratorium Executive Order for Fiscal Year 2012 - Executive Order 2011-05
arrow Governor Brewer releases Executive Order to fill gap in moratorium (July 1-29, 2010) - Executive Order 2010-13
arrow Legislature extends moratorium - Laws 2010, 2nd Regular Session, Ch. 287, § 18
arrow Legislature extends moratorium through June 2010 - Laws 2009, 3rd Special Session, Ch. 7,  § 28.
arrow Governor Brewer extends regulatory review - October 16, 2009
arrow Governor Brewer extends regulatory review - June 29, 2009
arrow Governor Brewer extends regulatory review - April 30 , 2009
arrow Governor Brewer files Notice of Public Information about Regulatory Review Plan - January 22, 2009

Public Services Response to Moratorium
arrow Agency Memorandum - January 23, 2009
arrow Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the Administrative Register?
A: The Arizona Administrative Register (A.A.R.) is the official publication to track rulemaking activity - from an idea or concept of the making of a rule - to the proposal of the rule - to an agency making a final rule with approval from either the Governor's Regulatory Review Council or the Attorney General's Office.

Q: How are rules published?
A: State agencies file rule notices with our office. These documents are assigned a file number and published the third week from the date of filing in the Administrative Register.

Q: How can I find out about proposed rules that may affect me?
A: Use the click on the latest edition of the Register. Choose the Index to see what agencies have been promulgating rules this year.

Q: I have found a final rule in the Register but it has strike-outs and underlines. Where can I find the cleaned up text of a rule?
A: The official version of the final rule is published quarterly in the Arizona Administrative Code.


Get Involved in the Rulemaking Process

The public and stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the rulemaking process by which administrative rules are made, amended, or repealed.

Listed are ways participate

Review Notices of Proposed Rulemakings published in the Arizona Administrative Register. Review an agency's regulatory agenda posted on its website by December 1 of every year. See A.R.S. § 41-1022

Make oral comments, if a public hearing is held, or write comments to the agency proposing the rule. In order for the agency to consider comments, it must receive them before the rulemaking is adopted. Comments must reach the agency within the 30-day comment period following the publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Register.Contact the rulewriter listed in the notice. See A.R.S. § 41-1022

Request to an agency in writing, an oral proceeding on a proposed rule within 30 days after a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been published in the Register if the agency has not scheduled a proceeding. See A.R.S. § 41-1023

Submit to the Governor's Regulatory Review Council written comments that are relevant to the Council's power to review a given rule. The Council reviews the rule at the end of the rulemaking process and before the rules are filed with the Secretary of State. See A.R.S. § 41-1052
Governor's Regulatory Review Council
100 N.15th Ave., Ste. 402
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-2058 Fax: (602) 542-1486

Petition an agency to adopt, amend, or repeal a rule. The agency must respond to the petition. Contact the agency. See A.R.S. § 41-1033

Rule Notice Archive

Rule notices are published in the Arizona Administrative Register with the Volume, Issue and page number logged. Weekly issues of the Register are posted.

Other Notice Archive

Other notices, including county notices, are logged.

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Publisher Disclaimer
The Secretary of State is merely the filing office and publisher of Administrative rules. Therefore our office does not interpret or enforce rules. For questions about rules, contact the agency that promulgated them here.

Contact Information
Mailing Address:
Public Services Division
Office of the Secretary of State
1700 W. Washington St., Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Attention: Rules Editor
In Person:
Park in 19th Ave. & Jefferson lot. Enter the west wing of the Executive Tower - Click here for map.
Telephone: (602) 364-3223
Rules Editor
Arizona Administrative Register
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2015 - Volume 21

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