Summary of the House Committee Version of the Bill


SPONSOR:  Gibbons (Byrd)

COMMITTEE ACTION:  Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Judiciary
by a vote of 17 to 0.

This substitute allows the Secretary of State to prescribe the
format and medium for publication of the Missouri Register; the
Code of State Regulations; and all rules, notices of proposed
rulemaking, and orders of rulemaking.  Publication in writing
will be available upon request.

Under current law, new language in notices of proposed rulemaking
may either be underlined or printed in boldface type.  The
substitute eliminates that option and requires the bolding of new

Rules, regulations, standards, and guidelines of any agency of
the United States or a nationally or state-recognized
organization or association may be incorporated by reference in
agency rules by state agencies without publishing the information
in full.  The reference must be sufficient to determine where to
obtain copies of the referenced material.  A full copy of the
rule, regulation, standard, or guideline must be maintained by
the agency referencing it and must be available for public
inspection and copying at no more than the actual cost of

FISCAL NOTE:  Estimated Income on General Revenue Fund of $40,000
to Unknown in FY 2005, FY 2006, and FY 2007.  No impact on Other
State Funds in FY 2005, FY 2006, and FY 2007.

PROPONENTS:  Supporters say that the bill will facilitate the
dissemination of information and will save money for the
Secretary of State's Office.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Gibbons; and Office of
Secretary of State.

OPPONENTS:  There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Julie Jinkens McNitt, Legislative Analyst

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