Agency reporting regulation updates approved

Reporting requirements to the Legislature from state agencies were updated by a bill passed April 11.

LB751, introduced by the Legislative Performance Audit Committee, requires that only reports of regulations mandated by law—rather than all regulations—be reported to the Legislative Performance Audit Committee. Agencies are required to report to the committee as to why regulations have not been timely promulgated.

The bill also removes a requirement that the Executive Board or the appropriate standing legislative committee receive annual reports regarding mandatory regulations that have not been promulgated within the time frame required by law. Instead, the bill requires agencies to include that information in the reports that they already provide to the Legislative Performance Audit Office.

The Executive Board or a standing committee also may request the information.

LB751 passed on a 48-0 vote.

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