Title 42
State Affairs and Government

Chapter 35
Administrative Procedures

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-2.11

§ 42-35-2.11. Direct final rule.

If an agency proposes to promulgate a rule which is expected to be noncontroversial, it may use direct, final rulemaking authorized by this section and must comply with §§ 42-35-2.6 and 42-35-2.7. The proposed rule must be published in the state register and on the agency’s website with a statement by the agency that it does not expect the proposed rule to be controversial and that the proposed rule takes effect thirty (30) days after publication if no objection is received. If no objection is received, the rule becomes final. If an objection to the rule is received from any person not later than thirty (30) days after publication of the notice of the proposed rule, the proposed rule does not become final. The agency shall publish on its agency website and file notice of the objection with the secretary of state for publication in the state register and may proceed with rulemaking.

History of Section.
P.L. 2016, ch. 203, § 3; P.L. 2016, ch. 206, § 3.