Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 5 MRSA §8053, sub-§1, ¶B, as amended by PL 2003, c. 207, §1, is further amended to read:
B. Any person who has filed within the past year a written or electronic request with the agency for notice of rulemaking; and
Sec. 2. 5 MRSA §8053, sub-§1, ¶C, as amended by PL 1995, c. 373, §4, is further amended to read:
C. Any trade, industry, professional, interest group or regional publication that the agency considers effective in reaching the persons affected . ; and
Sec. 3. 5 MRSA §8053, sub-§1, ¶E is enacted to read:
E. The primary sponsor of the legislation that was enacted and authorized the rulemaking, as long as the legislation was enacted within the previous 2 years.
Sec. 4. 5 MRSA §8053-A, sub-§§5 and 6 are enacted to read:
This amendment, which is the majority report of the committee, replaces the bill, which was a concept draft. The amendment requires a state agency to notify the primary sponsor of the legislation that authorized the rulemaking, as long as the rulemaking occurs within 2 years of the enactment of the legislation. The amendment also requires that by February 1st of each year the Secretary of State must provide the Executive Director of the Legislative Council with a list of all rules adopted by each agency in the previous calendar year. The Executive Director of the Legislative Council must forward the list to the joint standing committee or committees of the Legislature having jurisdiction over those rules. The list must include the statutory authority for the rule, the rule chapter number and title, the principal reason or purpose for the rule, a written statement explaining the factual and policy basis for the rule, whether the rule was major substantive or routine technical, whether the rule was adopted as an emergency and the fiscal impact of the rule. Each committee may require an agency to appear before it, and the committee is authorized to report out legislation in the same legislative session to adjust the rule-making authority of the agency if the committee considers it necessary.