127.18 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Summary and fiscal analysis of each proposed rule.

(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Rule-making agency" has the same meaning as in division (I) of section 119.01 of the Revised Code.

(2) "Rule" includes the adoption, amendment, or rescission of a rule.

(3) "Proposed rule" means the original version of a proposed rule, and each revised version of the same proposed rule, that is filed with the joint committee on agency rule review under division (D) of section 111.15 or division (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code.

(B) A rule-making agency shall prepare, in the form prescribed by the joint committee on agency rule review under division (E) of this section, a complete and accurate rule summary and fiscal analysis of each proposed rule that it files under division (D) of section 111.15 or division (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code. The rule summary and fiscal analysis shall include all of the following information:

(1) The name, address, and telephone number of the rule-making agency, and the name and telephone number of an individual or office within the agency designated by that agency to be responsible for coordinating and making available information in the possession of the agency regarding the proposed rule;

(2) The Ohio Administrative Code rule number of the proposed rule;

(3) A brief summary of, and the legal basis for, the proposed rule, including citations identifying the statute that prescribes the procedure in accordance with which the rule-making agency is required to adopt the proposed rule, the statute that authorizes the agency to adopt the proposed rule, and the statute that the agency intends to amplify or implement by adopting the proposed rule;

(4) An estimate, in dollars, of the amount by which the proposed rule would increase or decrease revenues or expenditures during the current biennium;

(5) A citation identifying the appropriation that authorizes each expenditure that would be necessitated by the proposed rule;

(6) A summary of the estimated cost of compliance with the rule to all directly affected persons;

(7) The reasons why the rule is being proposed;

(8) If the rule has a fiscal effect on school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations, an estimate in dollars of the cost of compliance with the rule, or, if dollar amounts cannot be determined, a written explanation of why it was not possible to ascertain dollar amounts;

(9) If the rule has a fiscal effect on school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations and is the result of a federal requirement, a clear explanation that the proposed state rule does not exceed the scope and intent of the requirement, or, if the state rule does exceed the minimum necessary federal requirement, a justification of the excess cost, and an estimate of the costs, including those costs for local governments, exceeding the federal requirement;

(10) If the rule has a fiscal effect on school districts, counties, townships, or municipal corporations, a comprehensive cost estimate that includes the procedure and method of calculating the costs of compliance and identifies major cost categories including personnel costs, new equipment or other capital costs, operating costs, and indirect central service costs related to the rule. The fiscal analysis shall also include a written explanation of the agency's and the affected local government's ability to pay for the new requirements and a statement of any impact the rule will have on economic development.

(11) If the rule incorporates a text or other material by reference, and the agency claims the incorporation by reference is exempt from compliance with sections 121.71 to 121.74 of the Revised Code because the text or other material is generally available to persons who reasonably can be expected to be affected by the rule, an explanation of how the text or other material is generally available to those persons;

(12) If the rule incorporates a text or other material by reference, and it was infeasible for the agency to file the text or other material electronically, an explanation of why filing the text or other material electronically was infeasible;

(13) If the rule is being rescinded and incorporates a text or other material by reference, and it was infeasible for the agency to file the text or other material, an explanation of why filing the text or other material was infeasible;

(14) Any other information the joint committee on agency rule review considers necessary to make the proposed rule or the fiscal effect of the proposed rule fully understandable.

(C) The rule-making agency shall file the rule summary and fiscal analysis in electronic form along with the proposed rule that it files under divisions (D) and (E) of section 111.15 or divisions (B) and (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code. The joint committee on agency rule review shall not accept any proposed rule for filing unless a copy of the rule summary and fiscal analysis of the proposed rule, completely and accurately prepared, is filed along with the proposed rule.

(D) The joint committee on agency rule review shall review the fiscal effect of each proposed rule that is filed under division (D) of section 111.15 or division (H) of section 119.03 of the Revised Code.

(E) The joint committee on agency rule review shall prescribe the form in which each rule-making agency shall prepare its rule summary and fiscal analysis of a proposed rule.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 18, SB 67, §1, eff. 9/4/2013.

Effective Date: 09-17-2002

This section is set out twice. See also § 127.18 , as amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 3, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.