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AB64,766,922 227.135 (3) If the governor approves a statement of the scope of a proposed rule
23under sub. (2), the agency shall send an electronic copy of the statement to the
24legislative reference bureau, in a format approved by the legislative reference
25bureau, for publication in the register. On the same day that the agency sends the

1statement to the legislative reference bureau, the agency shall send a copy of the
2statement to the secretary of administration and to the chief clerks of each house of
3the legislature, who shall distribute the statement to the cochairpersons of the joint
4committee for review of administrative rules
. The agency shall include with any
5statement of scope sent to the legislative reference bureau the date of the governor's
6approval of the statement of scope. The legislative reference bureau shall assign a
7discrete identifying number to each statement of scope and shall include that
8number and the date of the governor's approval in the publication of the statement
9of scope in the register.
AB64,1718 10Section 1718. 227.136 of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,766,16 11227.136 Preliminary public hearing and comment period. (1) Within
1210 days after publication of a statement of the scope of a proposed rule under s.
13227.135 (3), either cochairperson of the joint committee for the review of
14administrative rules may submit a written directive to the agency that prepared the
15statement for the agency to hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period
16on the statement of scope as provided in this section.
AB64,767,3 17(2) If the agency is directed to hold a preliminary public hearing and comment
18period on a statement of scope as provided in sub. (1) or if the agency otherwise opts
19to do so on its own initiative, the agency shall take no further action with respect to
20any permanent rule based upon that statement of scope until otherwise permitted
21under sub. (6) and shall submit to the legislative reference bureau, in a format
22approved by the legislative reference bureau, a notice of a preliminary public hearing
23and comment period to allow for public comment and feedback on the statement of
24scope. The agency may also take any other action it considers necessary to provide
25notice of the preliminary public hearing and comment period to other interested

1persons. The notice shall be approved by the individual or body with policy-making
2powers over the subject matter of the proposed rule and shall include all of the
3following:
AB64,767,44 (a) A statement of the date, time, and place of the preliminary public hearing.
AB64,767,65 (b) The place where comments on the statement of scope should be submitted
6and the deadline for submitting those comments.
AB64,767,9 7(3) The agency shall hold the preliminary public hearing and comment period
8in accordance with the notice required under sub. (2), but may not hold the hearing
9sooner than the 3rd day after publication of the notice in the register.
AB64,767,11 10(4) The agency shall conduct a hearing under this section in accordance with
11s. 227.18.
AB64,767,15 12(5) The agency shall report all public comments and feedback on the statement
13of scope of the proposed rule that the agency receives at the preliminary public
14hearing and comment period to the individual or body with policy-making powers
15over the subject matter of the proposed rule.
AB64,767,17 16(6) The agency may resume work on a permanent rule upon the conclusion of
17a preliminary hearing and comment period held under this section.
AB64,767,20 18(7) Failure of any person to receive notice of a preliminary public hearing as
19provided in this section is not grounds for invalidating any resulting rule if notice of
20the hearing was published in the register in accordance with s. 35.93 (2) (b) 3. bm.
AB64,1719 21Section 1719. 227.137 (3) (intro.) and (a) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB64,768,922 227.137 (3) (intro.) An economic impact analysis of a proposed rule shall
23contain information on the economic effect of the proposed rule on specific
24businesses, business sectors, public utility ratepayers, local governmental units,
25regulated individuals and entities, and the state's economy as a whole. When The

1agency or vendor
preparing the analysis, the agency shall solicit information and
2advice from businesses, associations representing businesses, local governmental
3units, and individuals that may be affected by the proposed rule. The agency or
4vendor
shall prepare the economic impact analysis in coordination with local
5governmental units that may be affected by the proposed rule. The agency or vendor
6may also request information that is reasonably necessary for the preparation of an
7economic impact analysis from other businesses, associations, local governmental
8units, and individuals and from other agencies. The economic impact analysis shall
9include all of the following:
AB64,768,1610 (a) An analysis and quantification of the policy problem that the proposed rule
11is intending to address, including comparisons with the approaches used by the
12federal government and by Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota to address that
13policy problem and, if. If the approach chosen by the agency to address that policy
14problem is different from those approaches, an economic impact analysis prepared
15by an agency shall include
a statement as to why the agency chose a different
16approach.
AB64,1720 17Section 1720. 227.137 (3) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 227.137 (3) (b)
18(intro.) and amended to read:
AB64,768,2319 227.137 (3) (b) (intro.) An analysis and detailed quantification of the economic
20impact of the proposed rule, including the implementation and compliance costs that
21are reasonably expected to be incurred by or passed along to the businesses, local
22governmental units, and individuals that may be affected by the proposed rule.,
23specifically including all of the following:
AB64,1721 24Section 1721. 227.137 (3) (b) 1. and 2. of the statutes are created to read:
AB64,769,7
1227.137 (3) (b) 1. An estimate of the total implementation and compliance costs
2that are reasonably expected to be incurred by or passed along to businesses, local
3governmental units, and individuals as a result of the proposed rule, expressed as
4a single dollar figure. With respect to an independent economic impact analysis
5prepared under sub. (4m) or s. 227.19 (5) (b) 3., the vendor preparing the analysis
6shall provide a detailed explanation of any variance from the agency's estimate
7under this subdivision.
AB64,769,128 2. A determination, for purposes of the requirement under s. 227.139, as to
9whether $10,000,000 or more in implementation and compliance costs are
10reasonably expected to be incurred by or passed along to businesses, local
11governmental units, and individuals over any 2-year period as a result of the
12proposed rule.
AB64,1722 13Section 1722. 227.137 (3c) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,769,1814 227.137 (3c) An agency may not begin soliciting information and advice under
15sub. (3) until the 10-day period under s. 227.136 (1) has concluded or, if the agency
16holds a preliminary hearing and comment period as provided in s. 227.136 (2), until
17the agency is permitted to resume work on the rule under s. 227.136 (6), whichever
18occurs later.
AB64,1723 19Section 1723. 227.137 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,770,1220 227.137 (3m) Prior to submitting an economic impact analysis prepared under
21sub. (2) to the legislative council staff under s. 227.15 (1), an agency shall submit the
22economic impact analysis to the department of administration. The department of
23administration shall review the economic impact analysis and determine whether
24the data used by the agency in preparing the analysis are appropriate for
25determining the economic impact of the proposed rule and whether the analysis

1accurately gauges the economic impact of the proposed rule. If the department of
2administration determines that the agency's analysis does not accurately gauge the
3economic impact of the proposed rule, it shall recommend any modifications to the
4economic impact analysis that it considers necessary and direct the agency to revise
5the analysis. An agency may not submit an economic impact analysis to the
6legislative council staff under s. 227.15 (1) without the approval of the department
7of administration. The department of administration may approve an economic
8impact analysis only upon determining that the economic impact analysis accurately
9gauges the economic impact of the proposed rule. The department of administration
10shall similarly review and approve any revised economic impact analysis prepared
11under sub. (4). The department of administration shall, upon approving an economic
12impact analysis, submit a statement indicating that approval to the agency.
AB64,1724 13Section 1724. 227.137 (4m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,770,1914 227.137 (4m) (a) After an agency submits an economic impact analysis for a
15proposed rule to the legislature under sub. (4), but before the agency submits the
16proposed rule for approval under s. 227.185 (1), the department of administration or
17either cochairperson of the joint committee for review of administrative rules may
18request an independent economic impact analysis to be prepared for the proposed
19rule.
AB64,771,220 (b) 1. If the department of administration requests an independent economic
21impact analysis under par. (a), the department shall notify the agency proposing the
22proposed rule and shall contract with a vendor that is not an agency to prepare the
23independent economic impact analysis. If a cochairperson of the joint committee for
24review of administrative rules requests an independent economic impact analysis
25under par. (a), the cochairperson shall notify the agency proposing the proposed rule

1and shall direct the department of administration to contract with a vendor that is
2not an agency to prepare the independent economic impact analysis.
AB64,771,113 2. Upon completion of an independent economic impact analysis requested by
4the department of administration, the vendor preparing the analysis may submit a
5request to the department of administration for reimbursement of its actual and
6necessary costs of completing the analysis, and the department of administration
7shall assess the agency that is proposing the proposed rule for those costs. The
8department of administration shall credit all moneys received under this subdivision
9to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (1) (kt) and shall reimburse a person
10who submits a request for reimbursement under this subdivision from the
11appropriation account under s. 20.505 (1) (kt).
AB64,771,1612 3. Upon completion of an independent economic impact analysis requested by
13a cochairperson of the joint committee for review of adminstrative rules, the vendor
14preparing the analysis may submit a request to the committee for reimbursement of
15its actual and necessary costs of completing the analysis. Costs of completing the
16independent economic impact analysis shall be paid as follows:
AB64,771,2417 a. If the estimate in the independent economic impact analysis of total
18implementation and compliance costs under sub. (3) (b) 1. varies from the agency's
19estimate by 15 percent or more or varies from the agency's determination that there
20will be no implementation or compliance costs, the committee shall assess the agency
21that is proposing the proposed rule for those costs. The committee shall credit all
22moneys received under this subd. 3. a. to the appropriation account under s. 20.765
23(1) (kt) and shall reimburse the vendor from the appropriation account under s.
2420.765 (1) (kt).
AB64,772,6
1b. If the estimate in the independent economic impact analysis of total
2implementation and compliance costs under sub. (3) (b) 1. does not vary from the
3agency's estimate by 15 percent or more or is in accord with the agency's
4determination that there will be no implementation and compliance costs, the
5committee shall reimburse the vendor in equal parts from the appropriation
6accounts under s. 20.765 (1) (a) and (b).
AB64,772,87 (c) A vendor preparing an independent economic impact analysis under par. (b)
8shall do all of the following:
AB64,772,99 1. Include in the analysis the information that is required under sub. (3).
AB64,772,1510 2. Upon completion of the analysis, submit the analysis to the agency, to the
11department of administration, to the governor, and to the chief clerks of each house
12of the legislature, who shall distribute the analysis to the presiding officers of their
13respective houses, to the chairpersons of the appropriate standing committees of
14their respective houses, as designated by those presiding officers, and to the
15cochairpersons of the joint committee for review of administrative rules.
AB64,772,1716 3. Complete the independent economic impact analysis within 60 days after
17contracting to prepare the analysis.
AB64,772,2018 (d) When an independent economic impact analysis is requested under par. (a),
19the agency may not submit the proposed rule for approval under s. 227.185 (1) until
20the agency receives the completed independent economic impact analysis.
AB64,1725 21Section 1725 . 227.137 (6) and (7) of the statutes are repealed.
AB64,1726 22Section 1726. 227.139 of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,773,7 23227.139 Passage of bill required for certain rules. (1) If an economic
24impact analysis prepared under s. 227.137 (2), a revised economic impact analysis
25prepared under s. 227.137 (4), or an independent economic impact analysis prepared

1under s. 227.137 (4m) or 227.19 (5) (b) 3. indicates that $10,000,000 or more in
2implementation and compliance costs are reasonably expected to be incurred by or
3passed along to businesses, local governmental units, and individuals over any
42-year period as a result of the proposed rule, the agency proposing the rule shall
5stop work on the proposed rule and may not continue promulgating the proposed rule
6notwithstanding any provision authorizing or requiring the agency to promulgate
7the proposed rule, except as authorized under sub. (2).
AB64,773,11 8(2) (a) Any member of the legislature may introduce a bill authorizing an
9agency to promulgate a rule that the agency is prohibited from promulgating under
10sub. (1). The agency may resume the rule-making process as provided in this
11subchapter upon enactment of a bill introduced under this paragraph.
AB64,773,2412 (b) If an agency is prohibited from promulgating a rule under sub. (1), the
13agency may modify the proposed rule, if the modification is germane to the subject
14matter of the proposed rule, to address the implementation and compliance costs of
15the proposed rule. If the agency modifies a proposed rule under this paragraph, the
16agency shall prepare a revised economic impact analysis under s. 227.137 (4).
17Following the modification, the agency may continue with the rule-making process
18as provided in this subchapter if the revised economic impact analysis prepared by
19the agency indicates, and any independent economic impact analysis prepared under
20s. 227.137 (4m) or 227.19 (5) (b) 3. subsequent to the agency's modification also
21indicates, that $10,000,000 or more in implementation and compliance costs are not
22reasonably expected to be incurred by or passed along to businesses, local
23governmental units, and individuals over any 2-year period as a result of the
24proposed rule.
AB64,773,25 25(3) This section does not apply to rules promulgated under s. 227.24.
AB64,1727
1Section 1727. 227.14 (2) (a) 3m. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,774,62 227.14 (2) (a) 3m. A summary of any public comments and feedback on the
3statement of scope of the proposed rule that the agency received at any preliminary
4public hearing and comment period held under s. 227.136 and a description of how
5and to what extent the agency took those comments and that feedback into account
6in drafting the proposed rule.
AB64,1728 7Section 1728. 227.14 (4m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,775,28 227.14 (4m) Notice of submittal to legislative council staff. On the same
9day that an agency submits a proposed rule to the legislative council staff under s.
10227.15, the agency shall prepare a written notice of the agency's submittal to the
11legislative council staff. The notice shall include a statement of the date on which
12the proposed rule has been submitted to the legislative council staff for review, of the
13subject matter of the proposed rule, and of whether a public hearing on the proposed
14rule is required under s. 227.16, and shall identify the organizational unit within the
15agency that is primarily responsible for the promulgation of the rule. The notice
16shall also include a statement containing the identifying number of the statement
17of scope for the proposed rule assigned under s. 227.135 (3), the date of publication
18and issue number of the register in which the statement of scope is published, and
19the date of approval by the department of administration of the statement of scope
20by the individual or body with policy-making powers over the subject matter of the
21proposed rule under s. 227.135 (2)
agency's initial economic impact analysis under
22s. 227.137 (3m)
. The notice shall be approved by the individual or body with
23policy-making powers over the subject matter of the proposed rule. The agency shall
24send an electronic copy of the notice to the legislative reference bureau, in a format
25approved by the legislative reference bureau, for publication in the register. On the

1same day that the agency sends the notice to the legislative reference bureau, the
2agency shall send a copy of the notice to the secretary of administration.
AB64,1729 3Section 1729. 227.15 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,775,164 227.15 (1) Submittal to legislative council staff. Prior to a public hearing
5on a proposed rule required under s. 227.16 or, if no such public hearing is required,
6prior to notice under s. 227.19, an agency shall submit the proposed rule to the
7legislative council staff for review. The proposed rule shall be in the form required
8under s. 227.14 (1), and shall include the material required under s. 227.14 (2), (3),
9and (4), the economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (2), and any revised
10economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (4). An agency may not hold a
11public hearing on a proposed rule or give notice under s. 227.19 until after it has
12received a written report of the legislative council staff review of the proposed rule
13or until after the initial review period of 20 working days under sub. (2) (intro.),
14whichever comes first. An agency may give notice of a public hearing prior to receipt
15of the legislative council staff report. This subsection does not apply to rules
16promulgated under s. 227.24.
AB64,1730 17Section 1730. 227.15 (1m) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,775,2018 227.15 (1m) (bm) The economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (2)
19and, any revised economic impact analysis required under s. 227.137 (4), and any
20independent economic impact analysis prepared under s. 227.137 (4m)
.
AB64,1731 21Section 1731. 227.16 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,775,2522 227.16 (1) Except as provided under sub. (2) In addition to any preliminary
23public hearing and comment period held under s. 227.136
, all rule making by an
24agency shall be preceded by notice and public hearing as provided in ss. 227.17 and
25227.18, except as provided in sub. (2).
AB64,1732
1Section 1732. 227.16 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 227.136 (8) and
2amended to read:
AB64,776,93 227.136 (8) For the purpose of soliciting public comment, an agency may hold
4a hearing on the general subject matter of possible or anticipated rules before
5preparing a statement of scope for a proposed rule in draft form. A hearing held
6under this subsection does not satisfy the requirement of sub. (1) with respect to the
7promulgation of a specific proposed rule
relieve the agency from its obligation to
8comply with a directive under sub. (1) or the requirement to hold a hearing under s.
9227.16
.
AB64,1733 10Section 1733. 227.17 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,776,1211 227.17 (1) (intro.) If a hearing is required under s. 227.16, the agency shall do
12all of the following
:
AB64,1734 13Section 1734. 227.17 (3) (eg) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,776,1514 227.17 (3) (eg) Any independent economic impact analysis prepared under s.
15227.137 (4m).
AB64,1735 16Section 1735. 227.17 (3) (em) of the statutes is repealed.
AB64,1736 17Section 1736. 227.185 of the statutes is renumbered 227.185 (1) and amended
18to read:
AB64,777,219 227.185 (1) After a proposed rule is in final draft form, the agency shall submit
20the proposed rule to the governor for approval. The governor, in his or her discretion,
21may approve or reject the proposed rule. If the governor approves a proposed rule,
22the governor shall provide the agency with a written notice of that approval. No
23proposed rule may be submitted to the legislature for review under s. 227.19 (2)
24unless the governor has approved the proposed rule in writing. The agency shall

1notify the joint committee for review of administrative rules whenever it submits a
2proposed rule for approval under this subsection.
AB64,1737 3Section 1737. 227.185 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,777,184 227.185 (2) (a) If an agency makes a germane modification to a proposed rule
5under s. 227.19 (4) (b) 3., 3m., or 4., the agency shall submit the modification to the
6governor for approval. The governor, in his or her discretion, may approve or reject
7the modification, but if the governor does not notify the agency within 10 working
8days after the date of the agency's submittal that the governor does not approve the
9modification or that the governor requires additional time to review the
10modification, the modification shall be considered approved and may be made as
11proposed by the agency. If the governor approves a modification prior to the
12expiration of the 10-day period or after notifying the agency that he or she will
13require additional time to review the modification, he or she shall provide the agency
14with a written notice of that approval. If the governor does not approve the
15modification, he or she shall provide the agency with a written notice of that
16nonapproval and the agency may not promulgate the proposed rule, except that the
17agency may resubmit the proposed rule to the legislature as provided in s. 227.19
18without the modification.
AB64,777,2019 (b) This subsection does not apply to a proposed rule to which s. 227.19 (5) (dm)
20applies.
AB64,1738 21Section 1738. 227.19 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,778,1322 227.19 (2) Notification of legislature. An agency shall submit a notice to the
23chief clerk of each house of the legislature when a proposed rule is in final draft form.
24The notice shall be submitted in triplicate and shall be accompanied by a report in
25the form specified under sub. (3). A notice received under this subsection after the

1last day of the legislature's final general-business floorperiod in the biennial session
2as established in the joint resolution required under s. 13.02 (3) shall be considered
3received on the first day of the next regular session of the legislature, unless the
4presiding officers of both houses direct referral of the notice and report under this
5subsection before that day. The presiding officer of each house of the legislature
6shall, within 10 working days following the day on which the notice and report are
7received, direct the appropriate chief clerk to refer the notice and report to one
8standing committee. The agency shall submit to the legislative reference bureau for
9publication in the register, in an electronic format approved by the legislative
10reference bureau, a statement that a proposed rule has been submitted to the chief
11clerk of each house of the legislature. The agency shall also include in the statement
12the date of approval of the proposed rule by the governor under s. 227.185 (1). Each
13chief clerk shall enter a similar statement in the journal of his or her house.
AB64,1739 14Section 1739. 227.19 (3) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,778,2515 227.19 (3) Form of report. (intro.) The report required under sub. (2) shall be
16in writing and shall include the proposed rule in the form specified in s. 227.14 (1);
17the material specified in s. 227.14 (2), (3), and (4); including any statement,
18suggested changes, or other material submitted to the agency by the small business
19regulatory review board; a copy of any economic impact analysis prepared by the
20agency under s. 227.137 (2); a copy of any revised economic impact analysis prepared
21by the agency under s. 227.137 (4); a copy of any report prepared by the department
22of administration under s. 227.137 (6);
independent economic impact analysis
23prepared under s. 227.137 (4m);
a copy of any energy impact report received from the
24public service commission under s. 227.117 (2); and a copy of any recommendations
25of the legislative council staff. The report shall also include all of the following:
AB64,1740
1Section 1740. 227.19 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,779,32 227.19 (3) (c) A list of the persons who appeared or registered for or against the
3proposed rule at a public hearing held under s. 227.136 or 227.16.
AB64,1741 4Section 1741. 227.19 (4) (b) 1. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,779,115 227.19 (4) (b) 1. (intro.) Except as otherwise provided under subds. 1m. and 5.
6in this paragraph, the committee review period for each committee extends for 30
7days after referral of the proposed rule to the committee under sub. (2). If the
8chairperson or the cochairpersons of a committee take either of the following actions
9within the 30-day period, the committee review period for that committee is
10continued for 30 days from the date on which the first 30-day review period would
11have expired:
AB64,1742 12Section 1742. 227.19 (5) (b) 1. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,779,2513 227.19 (5) (b) 1. (intro.) Except as otherwise provided in subd. 1m. this
14paragraph
, the review period for the joint committee for review of administrative
15rules extends for 30 days after the last referral of a proposed rule and any objection
16to that committee, and during that review period that committee may take any action
17on the proposed rule in whole or in part permitted under this subsection. The joint
18committee for review of administrative rules shall meet and take action in executive
19session during that period with respect to any proposed rule or any part of a proposed
20rule to which a committee has objected and may meet and take action in executive
21session during that period with respect to any proposed rule or any part of a proposed
22rule to which no committee has objected, except that if the cochairpersons take either
23of the following actions within the 30-day period, the joint committee review period
24is continued for 30 days from the date on which the first 30-day review period would
25have expired:
AB64,1743
1Section 1743. 227.19 (5) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,780,182 227.19 (5) (b) 3. The joint committee for review of administrative rules, by a
3majority vote of a quorum of the committee, may request the preparation of an
4independent economic impact analysis for a proposed rule, regardless of whether an
5independent economic impact analysis was prepared under s. 227.137 (4m). If the
6joint committee for review of administrative rules requests an independent economic
7impact analysis under this subdivision, the committee shall notify the agency
8proposing the proposed rule and shall direct the department of administration to
9contract with a vendor that is not an agency to prepare the independent economic
10impact analysis. The vendor preparing the independent economic impact analysis
11shall comply with s. 227.137 (4m) (c) 1. to 3. Upon completion of an independent
12economic impact analysis requested under this subdivision, the vendor preparing
13the analysis may submit a request to the committee for reimbursement of its actual
14and necessary costs of completing the analysis. Costs of completing the independent
15economic impact analysis shall be paid as provided in s. 227.137 (4m) (b) 3. a. and
16b. If the committee requests an independent economic impact analysis under this
17subdivision, the review period for the committee is extended to the 10th working day
18following receipt by the committee of the completed analysis.
AB64,1744 19Section 1744. 227.24 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,780,2420 227.24 (1) (a) An agency may, except as provided in s. 227.136 (1), promulgate
21a rule as an emergency rule without complying with the notice, hearing , and
22publication requirements under this chapter if preservation of the public peace,
23health, safety, or welfare necessitates putting the rule into effect prior to the time it
24would take effect if the agency complied with the procedures.
AB64,1745 25Section 1745. 227.24 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,781,4
1227.24 (1) (c) A rule promulgated under par. (a) takes effect upon publication
2in the official state newspaper
on the date the rule is published in the register under
3s. 35.93 (2) (b) 4.
or on any later date specified in the rule and, except as provided
4under sub. (2), remains in effect only for 150 days.
AB64,1746 5Section 1746. 227.24 (1) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,781,156 227.24 (1) (d) A rule promulgated under par. (b) takes effect upon publication
7in the official state newspaper
on the date the rule is published in the register under
8s. 35.93 (2) (b) 4.
or on any later date specified in the rule and remains in effect for
9one year or until it is suspended or the proposed rule corresponding to it is objected
10to by the joint committee for review of administrative rules, whichever is sooner. If
11a rule under par. (b) is suspended or a proposed rule under s. 186.235 (21), 215.02 (18)
12or 220.04 (8) is objected to by the joint committee for review of administrative rules,
13any person may complete any transaction entered into or committed to in reliance
14on that rule and shall have 45 days to discontinue other activity undertaken in
15reliance on that rule.
AB64,1747 16Section 1747. 227.24 (1) (e) 1d. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB64,782,417 227.24 (1) (e) 1d. Prepare a statement of the scope of the proposed emergency
18rule as provided in s. 227.135 (1), obtain approval of the statement as provided in s.
19227.135 (2), and send the statement to the legislative reference bureau for
20publication in the register as provided in s. 227.135 (3), and hold a preliminary public
21hearing and comment period if directed under s. 227.136 (1)
. If the agency changes
22the scope of a proposed emergency rule as described in s. 227.135 (4), the agency shall
23prepare and obtain approval of a revised statement of the scope of the proposed
24emergency rule as provided in s. 227.135 (4). No state employee or official may
25perform any activity in connection with the drafting of a proposed emergency rule

1except for an activity necessary to prepare the statement of the scope of the proposed
2emergency rule until the governor and the individual or body with policy-making
3powers over the subject matter of the proposed emergency rule approve
approves the
4statement.
AB64,1748 5Section 1748. 227.24 (2) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 227.24 (2) (a) (intro.)
6and amended to read:
AB64,782,107 227.24 (2) (a) (intro.) At the request of an agency, the joint committee for review
8of administrative rules may, at any time prior to the expiration date of a rule
9promulgated under sub. (1) (a), extend the effective period of the emergency rule or
10part of the emergency rule for as follows:
AB64,782,14 111. For a period specified by the committee not to exceed 60 days. Any number
12of extensions may be granted under this paragraph subdivision, but the total period
13for all extensions under this subdivision may not exceed 120 days. The committee
14may grant an extension under this subdivision at any time.
AB64,1749 15Section 1749. 227.24 (2) (a) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
AB64,782,2116 227.24 (2) (a) 2. For a period specified by the committee that does not extend
17beyond March 31 of the following year. An extension under this subdivision may be
18in addition to, and may overlap with, an extension granted under subd. 1. The
19committee may grant an extension under this subdivision only within 30 days before
20the last day of the legislature's final general-business floorperiod in the biennial
21session as established in the joint resolution required under s. 13.02 (3).
AB64,1750 22Section 1750. 227.24 (2) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
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