HJR2 – Idaho Agency Rules Oversight
Bi-Partisan Bill Signing Ceremony March 19, 2014
(Boise) – The Idaho State House of Representatives and the Idaho State Senate held a by-partisan signing ceremony of House Joint Resolution 2, the “Regulatory Freedom” bill, on March 19, 2014
!Currently the Idaho Legislature has the statutory authority to review, approve and reject the proposed rules of state agencies. HJR2 would elevate this statutory authority to a constitutional standing.
Agency rules have the full force and effect of law. The legislature takes the responsibility of reviewing rules very seriously because agency rules must directly reflect the legislative intent of Idaho law.