APA 2018

Rhode Island is reorganizing all Executive Branch regulations into a uniform state code. This code will be available online and supported by an updated web portal. This project is being led by the Office of the Secretary of State and ORR.

Who must comply?

Each Executive Branch agency, authority, board, bureau, commission, department, district, division, institution, office, officer, quasi-public agency that is authorized by law to make rules or determine contested cases. The Legislature and the Judiciary are exempt.

What is the timeline?

Agencies must codify all existing rules into the new code of regulations by December 31, 2018. Any regulation that is not published in the new code and in effect by the end of 2018 will not be enforceable until it is published. To promote efficient code development, the ORR has established a phased submission schedule for regulatory agencies. Please contact ORR should you have questions about your submission schedule.

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