Legislative Rulemaking (Recommendations)

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This redline shows the changes to the Draft Social Media Recommendation that were made by the Committee on Rulemaking at its November 6, 2013 public meeting.

This is the Proposed Social Media Recommendation produced by the Committee on Rulemaking for consideration at the 59th Plenary Session.

Redline showing proposed amendments for discussion at the 59th Plenary Session.

In the last decade, the notice-and-comment rulemaking process has changed from a paper process to an electronic one.  Many anticipated that this transition to “e-Rulemaking”[1] would precipitate a “revolution,” making rulemaking not just more efficient, but also more broadly participatory, democratic, and dialogic.  But these grand...

This draft recommendation, Ex Parte Communications in Informal Rulemaking, will be discussed at the Committee on Rulemaking's April 10, 2014 meeting.

This Proposed Recommendation on "Ex Parte" Communications in Informal Rulemaking was approved by the Committee on Rulemaking and will be considered by the Assembly at the 60th Plenary Session on June 5-6, 2014.

This redline shows proposed amendments to the Ex Parte Communications in Informal Rulemaking Recommendation for consideration at the 60th Plenary Session.

Informal communications between agency personnel and individual members of the public have traditionally been an important and valuable aspect of informal rulemaking proceedings conducted under section 4 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. § 553. Borrowing terminology from the judicial context, these communications are often referred to as “ex parte” contacts....