Petition for Promulgation of Rules


870-RICR-10-00-4 ACTIVE RULE

4.1 Purpose

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

4.2 Authority

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

4.3 Definitions

A. The following definitions shall apply to this regulation:

1. "Corporation" means Rhode Island Commerce Corporation.

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).

4.4 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: Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Attn: Rules Coordinator, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02908, via mail, overnight carrier or in hand delivery to a representative of the Corporation at the foregoing address, with a copy sent via email to [email protected].

C. The date of the submission of a Petition for purposes of computation of time under this Part, shall be the date it is received by the Corporation via mail, overnight carrier or in hand delivery.

D. Petitions that do not conform to the procedures in this section may be denied.

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

A. The Corporation shall promptly consider and respond to the request for the Promulgation of a Rule as provided in R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-6. Not later than thirty (30) days after the receipt of the Petition by the Corporation, the Corporation shall either initiate rulemaking; or deny the Petition and state its reason for the denial.

B. The Corporation 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 870 Commerce Corporation
Chapter 10 General
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 4 Petition for Promulgation of Rules
Type of Filing Direct Final Adoption
Regulation Status Active
Effective 12/21/2018

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-6

Purpose and Reason :

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