Agency Rulemaking (Support)

Agency Rulemaking (Support)

HB 83 (Spano) requires a state agency to provide a statement of estimated regulatory costs (SERC) prior to adopting, amending or repealing any rule (other than an emergency rule). The bill requires the agency’s published notice of its intended action to include an agency website address where the SERC can be viewed, and directs the Department of State to include agency website addresses for SERCs on the Florida Administrative Register website. The bill removes the fiscal impact threshold of $200,000 currently used to trigger requirements to prepare a SERC. The bill also specifies that if an agency’s repeal of a rule is challenged, the rule repeal is presumed correct. (O’Hara)