Petition for Promulgation of a Rule (100-RICR-10-00-3)


100-RICR-10-00-3 ACTIVE RULE

3.1 Purpose

The purpose of this regulation is to prescribe the form of a Petition for Promulgation of a Rule pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-6 and the procedure for its submission, consideration, and disposition.

3.2 Authority

This regulation is promulgated pursuant to the authority granted in R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-6.

3.3 Definitions

A. The following definitions shall apply to this regulation:

1. "Department" means the Rhode Island Department of State.

2. "Petition" means a request for the Promulgation of a Rule.

3. "Petitioner" means a person requesting the promulgation of a rule.

4. "Promulgate", with respect to a Rule, means the process of writing a new Rule, or amending or repealing an existing Rule.

5. "Rule" means the whole or a part of an agency statement of general applicability that implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy or the organization, procedure, or practice requirements of an agency and has the force of law. The term includes the amendment or repeal of an existing rule. The term is used interchangeably with the term "regulation." The term does not include the exceptions listed in R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-1(19)(i)-(vi).

3.4 Request for the Promulgation of a Rule

A. A request to Promulgate a Rule must be in writing and include the following information:

1. The name and address of the Petitioner;

2. A plain statement identifying the rule or proposed new Rule at issue;

3. A detailed statement of all facts relied upon by the Petitioner;

4. A plain statement requesting the Promulgation of a Rule, and further indicating whether Petitioner seeks a new Rule or the amendment or repeal of an existing Rule.

a. In the case of a request for the repeal of an existing Rule, the Petitioner shall identify the Rule by title and/or RICR citation.

b. In the case of a request for an amendment to an existing Rule, the Petitioner must identify with specificity any proposed additions, deletions, or other amendments. New proposed language must be clearly marked using underline formatting for proposed insertions, and strikethrough formatting for proposed deletions.

B. A request for the Promulgation of a Rule must be submitted to: Administrative Rules Editor, Division of State Archives, Library, and Public Information, Department of State, 82 Smith Street, Rm. 38, Providence, RI 02903.

3.5 Consideration and Disposition of Request for the Promulgation of a Rule

A. The Department shall promptly consider and respond to the request for the Promulgation of a Rule as provided in R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-6.

B. The Department may, at its discretion and within the thirty (30) day period prescribed by statute:

1. Hold a hearing for further consideration and discussion on the Petition; or

2. Request further information or documents from the Petitioner necessary for the full evaluation of his or her Petition.



Title 100 Department of State
Chapter 10 Administration
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 3 Petition for Promulgation of a Rule (100-RICR-10-00-3)
Type of Filing Adoption
Regulation Status Active
Effective 10/20/2017

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-6

Purpose and Reason :

This rule is being adopted to comply with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-6 which mandates that all agencies adopt a rule outlining for the public how an individual may request that a particular rule be adopted and enforced.

There are no electronic rulemaking documents for rules filed prior to August 14, 2018. For rulemaking documents for rules filed prior to this date, please contact the appropriate agency's Rules Coordinator.