121.83 Filing proposed rules; rejection by joint committee on rule review.

(A) When an agency files a proposed rule for legislative review under division (D) of section 111.15 of the Revised Code or division (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code, the agency electronically shall file one copy of the business impact analysis, any recommendations received from the common sense initiative office, and the agency's memorandum of response, if any, along with the proposed rule.


(1) Subject to section 106.05 of the Revised Code, the joint committee on agency rule review does not have jurisdiction to review, and shall reject, the filing of a proposed rule if, at any time while the proposed rule is in its possession, it discovers that the proposed rule might have an adverse impact on businesses and the agency has not included with the filing a business impact analysis or has included a business impact analysis that is inadequately prepared. The joint committee electronically shall return a filing that is rejected to the agency. Such a rejection does not preclude the agency from refiling the proposed rule after complying with section 121.82 of the Revised Code. When a filing is rejected under this division, it is as if the filing had not been made.

(2) If the last previously filed version of a proposed rule, the filing of a later version of which has been rejected by the joint committee, remains in the possession of the joint committee, and if the time for legislative review of that previously filed version has expired, or if fewer than thirty days remain before the time for legislative review of that previously filed version expires, then the time for legislative review of that previously filed version is revived or extended, and recommendation of a concurrent resolution to invalidate that previously filed version may be adopted not later than the sixty-fifth day after the day on which the filing of the later version of the proposed rule was rejected. This deadline is subject to extension under section 106.02 of the Revised Code.

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.

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §610.30.