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Emergency Rules

"Emergency rules" are only available for use in situations affecting the public health, safety or welfare, and or are used if directed by the legislature; if some impending or reasonably anticipated loss of Federal funds arises due to failure to implement some Federal law or regulation; if it is required by the constitution or court order; or if the rule is used to delay the effective date of another rule which is already in effect. They must be reviewed and approved by the State Attorney General and, if approved, become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State’s Office.

Emergency rules are only effective for 180 days following filing with the Secretary of State, and must be followed by a timely promulgation of “permanent” (i.e. “Rulemaking Hearing Rules”) if they are to remain effective.

Currently no Emergency rules are in effect.

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