119.031 [Repealed Effective 9/17/2014] Review of rules for substantive revisions.

(A) The chairperson of the joint committee on agency rule review shall compare each rule, amendment, or rescission as filed in final form with the latest version of the same rule, amendment, or rescission as filed in proposed form.

(B) If, upon making the comparison required by division (A) of this section, the chairperson of the joint committee on agency rule review finds that the rule-making agency has made a substantive revision in the rule, amendment, or rescission between the time it filed the latest version of the rule, amendment, or rescission in proposed form and the time it filed the rule, amendment, or rescission in final form, the chairperson shall promptly notify the rule-making agency, the secretary of state, and the director of the legislative service commission in electronic form of that finding.

(C) The joint committee on agency rule review shall review any rule, amendment, or rescission as filed in final form if, under division (B) of this section, it is found to contain a substantive revision. The joint committee may do either or both of the following:

(1) If the joint committee makes any of the findings stated in division (I)(1)(a), (b), or (c) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code, it may suspend the rule, amendment, rescission, or any part thereof. The suspension shall remain in effect until the time for legislative review and invalidation has expired under division (D) of this section, or until the general assembly adopts a concurrent resolution invalidating the rule, amendment, rescission, or any part thereof, whichever occurs first. The chairperson of the joint committee shall promptly notify the rule-making agency, the secretary of state, and the director of the legislative service commission in electronic form of the suspension.

(2) The joint committee may recommend the adoption of a concurrent resolution invalidating the rule, amendment, rescission, or any part thereof if it makes any of the findings stated in division (I)(1)(a), (b), or (c) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code.

(D) A rule, amendment, or rescission that, under division (B) of this section, is found to contain a substantive revision shall nevertheless become effective pursuant to division (B)(1) of section 111.15 , division (A)(1) of section 119.04 , division (B)(1) of section 4141.14 , or division (A) of section 5703.14 of the Revised Code and remain in effect as filed in final form unless:

(1) Under division (C)(1) of this section, the joint committee suspends the rule, amendment, rescission, or any part thereof; or

(2) Prior to the sixtieth day after the rule, amendment, or rescission was filed in final form, the house of representatives and senate adopt a concurrent resolution invalidating the rule, amendment, rescission, or any part thereof. If, after the joint committee on agency rule review recommends the adoption of a concurrent resolution invalidating the rule, amendment, rescission, or part thereof, the house of representatives or senate does not, within the time remaining for adoption of the concurrent resolution, hold five floor sessions at which its journal records a roll call vote disclosing a sufficient number of members in attendance to pass a bill, the time within which that house may adopt the concurrent resolution is extended until it has held five such floor sessions.

Upon the adoption of such a concurrent resolution, the clerk of the senate shall, within five days thereafter, send the rule-making agency, the secretary of state, and the director of the legislative service commission, in electronic form, a certified copy of the resolution together with a certification stating the date on which the resolution takes effect. The secretary of state and the director shall each note the invalidity of the rule, amendment, rescission, or part thereof, and shall remove the invalid rule, amendment, rescission, or part thereof from the file of current rules. The director shall also indicate in the Ohio administrative code that the rule, amendment, rescission, or part thereof is invalid and the date of invalidation. The rule-making agency shall make appropriate adjustments to reflect the invalidity of the rule, amendment, rescission, or part thereof.

(E) Invalidation of a rule, amendment, rescission, or part thereof under this section shall prevent the rule-making agency from instituting proceedings to readopt any version of the same rule, amendment, rescission, or part thereof for the duration of the general assembly that invalidated the rule, amendment, rescission, or part thereof unless the same general assembly adopts a concurrent resolution permitting the rule-making agency to institute such proceedings.

(F) The failure of the general assembly to invalidate a rule, amendment, rescission, or part thereof under this section shall not be construed as a ratification of the lawfulness or reasonableness of the rule, amendment, rescission, or any part thereof or of the validity of the procedure by which the rule, amendment, rescission, or any part thereof was adopted.

(G) As used in this section, a rule, amendment, or rescission is filed:

(1) "In proposed form" when it is filed in such form with the joint committee under division (D) of section 111.15 or division (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code;

(2) "In final form" when it is filed in such form with the joint committee under division (B)(1)(b) of section 111.15 , division (A)(1)(b) of section 119.04 , division (B)(1)(b) of section 4141.14 , or division (A)(2) of section 5703.14 of the Revised Code.

Repealed by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §3, eff. 9/17/2014.

Effective Date: 04-01-2002