2015 Amendments to the APA: Agency Regulatory Plans, Indexing--and Another Veto!
During the 2015 regular session, the Florida Legislature considered a number of bills affecting the Florida Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Several passed, including one measure requiring agencies to transmit certain final orders to an electronic database maintained by Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), and a second bill requiring agencies to prepare and publish an annual regulatory plan. Another comprehensive measure passed both chambers, but was vetoed by Governor Scott based on concerns that it “alters the long-standing deference granted to agencies by shifting final action authority to an administrative law judge.” Other bills died, but may be back next year, including one that would further refine the required statement of estimated regulatory costs.
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