Arizona Secretary of State - Michele Reagan

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November 30, 2011

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1021.02, the Office of the Secretary of State provides the following agenda for rulemaking activity for 2012.

§ 41-1021.02. State agencies; annual regulatory agenda

A. On or before December 1 of each year, each agency, except for a self-supporting regulatory board as defined in section 41-1092, shall prepare and make available to the public the regulatory agenda that the agency expects to follow during the next calendar year.

B. The regulatory agenda shall include all of the following:

1. A notice of docket openings.

2. A notice of any proposed rule making, including potential sources of federal funding for each proposed rule making.

3. A review of existing rules.

4. A notice of final rulemaking.

C. The regulatory agenda shall also provide for the following information:

1. Any rule making terminated during the current calendar year.

2. Any privatization option and nontraditional regulatory approach being considered by the agency.

D. This section does not prohibit an agency from undertaking any rule making action even if that action has not been included in the agency’s annual regulatory agenda.

Historical Note: Added by Laws 2002, Ch. 334, § 3, effective August 22, 2002.


1. Docket Openings for 2012:
A Docket Opening was opened in 2011 by the Business Services Division to review Notary fees.

2. Proposed Rulemaking for 2012:
A Proposed Rulemaking package was published on October 28, 2011, in the Administrative Register (17 A.A.R. 2098).

3. Review of Existing Rules:
A review of existing rules may be necessitated by 2012 legislative changes to the Administrative Procedures Act or to office duties established in Arizona Revised Statutes.

4. Final Rulemaking and Termination of Rulemaking:
The Office anticipates the filing of Final rules pertaining to Notary fees.

Please review the Administrative Register Table of Contents or the Rulemaking Filing Log for possible additions or changes to this agenda.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011