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- What is the Administrative Register?
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.
- How are rules published?
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.
- How can I find out about proposed rules that may affect me?
Click on the latest edition of the Register. Choose the Index to see what agencies have been promulgating rules this year.
- 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?
The official version of the final rule is published quarterly in the Arizona Administrative Code. If a final, exempt, emergency, or expedited rulemaking is not published in the Code, the rule is still effective per the date in the preamble of the published rule in the Register. Click on Rule Notices to view the agency list of filings.
- Arizona Administrative Procedure Act (APA)
The Arizona Administrative Procedure Act, or APA, are the laws that govern promulgation of state agency rules.
Arizona Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (PDF) - General Effective Date September 12, 2013
Past Volumes (1995-2016)
2016 - Volume 22
2015 - Volume 21
2014 - Volume 20
2013 - Volume 19
2012 - Volume 18
2011 - Volume 17
2010 - Volume 16
2009 - Volume 15
2008 - Volume 14
2007 - Volume 13
2006 - Volume 12
2005 - Volume 11
2004 - Volume 10
2003 - Volume 9
2002 - Volume 8
2001 - Volume 7
2000 - Volume 6
1999 - Volume 5
1998 - Volume 4
1997 - Volume 3
1996 - Volume 2
1995 - Volume 1
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.