121.82 Evaluation of draft rules; business impact analysis.

In the course of developing a draft rule that is intended to be proposed under division (D) of section 111.15 or division (C) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code, an agency shall:

(A) Evaluate the draft rule against the business impact analysis instrument. If, based on that evaluation, the draft rule will not have an adverse impact on businesses, the agency may proceed with the rule-filing process. If the evaluation determines that the draft rule will have an adverse impact on businesses, the agency shall incorporate features into the draft rule that will eliminate or adequately reduce any adverse impact the draft rule might have on businesses;

(B) Prepare a business impact analysis that describes its evaluation of the draft rule against the business impact analysis instrument, that identifies any features that were incorporated into the draft rule as a result of the evaluation, and that explains how those features, if there were any, eliminate or adequately reduce any adverse impact the draft rule might have on businesses;

(C) Transmit a copy of the full text of the draft rule and the business impact analysis electronically to the common sense initiative office, which information shall be made available to the public on the office's web site in accordance with section 107.62 of the Revised Code;

(D) Consider any recommendations made by the common sense initiative office with regard to the draft rule, and either incorporate into the draft rule features the recommendations suggest will eliminate or reduce any adverse impact the draft rule might have on businesses or document, in writing, the reasons those recommendations are not being incorporated into the draft rule; and

(E) Prepare a memorandum of response identifying features suggested by any recommendations that were incorporated into the draft rule and features suggested by any recommendations that were not incorporated into the draft rule, explaining how the features that were incorporated into the draft rule eliminate or reduce any adverse impact the draft rule might have on businesses, and explaining why the features that were not incorporated into the draft rule were not incorporated.

An agency may not file a proposed rule for legislative review under division (D) of section 111.15 or division (C) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code earlier than the sixteenth business day after electronically transmitting the draft rule to the common sense initiative office.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.2, SB 2, §1, eff. 6/7/2011.