2003-2004 Call for Rulemaking
Pamela J. Bernard, Vice President and General Counsel
This is the 2003-2004 call for rulemaking. If you or those in your units wish to make changes to University of Florida rules as found in the Florida Administrative Code, please submit to this office the proposed revisions with specific additions or deletions noted. The respective Vice President for the unit should approve the changes before they are sent to us. We will review the changes for legal authority and form, as well as consistency with other university rules, place the changes in rule format, draft notices, economic impact statements, justifications, and other supporting documents. We will obtain final approvals from the President, Provost, Vice Provost and Vice Presidents. The timetable is as follows:
|January 5||Deans, directors and department chairs must submit proposed rule changes to the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel|
|January 26||Send Notice of Rule Development Workshop to The Gainesville Sun|
|January 29||Publication in The Gainesville Sun of Notice of Rule Development Workshop|
|February 16||Rule Development Workshop (if requested)|
|March 1||Send Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to The Gainesville Sun|
|March 4||Publication in The Gainesville Sun of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; submission of proposed rules to Joint Administrative Procedures Committee|
|March 17||Publish Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in The Alligator|
|March 29||Public hearing (if requested)|
|April 10||Deadline for rules to be filed with the Department of State|
|May 1||Effective date (possible)|
The effective date is subject to change due to questions or concerns about a rule that may be raised by the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee. As this Committee may question any portion of a rule submitted for amendment, it is important that the entire rule be reviewed for consistency with current practice prior to its submission to this office.
If you submit any proposed changes after January 5th, it is unlikely they will make the 2003-2004 rulemaking cycle, but we will include them in the 2004-2005 cycle.
Please distribute this memorandum as appropriate to those in your units responsible for rulemaking.