The states are laboratories of administrative law. Through this program, the ACUS Office of the Chairman is interested in learning more about how states and localities have innovated in areas of administrative procedure such as rulemaking and enforcement.
ACUS is soliciting information about innovative state- and local-government practices that federal agencies may wish to consider and could feasibly adopt. Examples may include:
state-agency processes for periodic retrospective review of regulations;
policies on ex parte communications in rulemaking; or
pioneering uses of technology to manage workloads, promote transparency, or enhance public participation.
The Office of the Chairman will, on an ongoing basis, identify and share with federal agencies relevant state innovations in administrative procedure. ACUS may also periodically convene meetings on specific topics of interest to federal officials.
Please contact the Staff Counsel listed above for more information about the program or to submit innovative state- and local-government practices that may be relevant to federal administrative procedure.