Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
a written law passed by a legislative body.
created bipartisan bi·par·ti·san
1.of or involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies
legislative committee, comprised of five house and five senate members, which is responsible for the legislative oversight of administrative rules proposed by state agencies. The committee maintains a nonpartisan non·par·ti·san
1.not biased or partisan, esp. toward any particular political group.
staff in downtown Lansing that is responsible for processing rules transmitted to the committee by state agencies, scheduling committee hearings at the direction of the committee chair, providing members with the background and legal analysis of the rules, and reviewing proposed legislation to determine whether rulemaking authority is, or should be, necessary to carry out the legislative intent of proposed legislation.
Rules Before the Committee
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules may meet and consider rules properly before it. The Committee may file a notice of objection, propose that rules be changed, or introduce legislation enacting the subject of the rules into law. If the committee does not take action on the rules within 15 session days from the date of submission, the rules may be filed with the Secretary of State. Session day is defined as a day in which both the House of Representatives and the Senate convene in session and a quorum is recorded.
The following rules are currently before the committee: