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2011 House Bill 4326: Ban state regulations more stringent than federal standards
Introduced by Rep. Jeff Farrington (R) on February 23, 2011 To prohibit a state department or agency from promulgating rules more stringent than required by applicable federal standards. The bill also requires systematic review of existing rules, establishes that agency bulletins, interpretative statements, etc. do not have the force of law, and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on February 23, 2011
Reported in the House on May 25, 2011 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 15, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 15, 2011
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on June 15, 2011 To not extend the proposed restriction to administrative rules and regulations that apply to the Great Lakes.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 15, 2011
Passed 60 to 48 in the House on June 16, 2011 (same description)
To prohibit a state department or agency from promulgating rules more stringent than required by applicable federal standards. The bill also requires systematic review of existing rules, establishes that agency bulletins, interpretative statements, etc. do not have the force of law, and more.
Received in the Senate on June 21, 2011
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on June 21, 2011
Reported in the Senate on November 3, 2011 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 9, 2011 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that does not have the systematic review of existing rules or restrictions on agency "bulletins," etc., which are now in House Bill 4340 and others.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 9, 2011
Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on November 10, 2011 (same description)
To prohibit a state department or agency from promulgating rules more stringent than required by applicable federal standards.
Received in the House on November 10, 2011 To prohibit a state department or agency from promulgating rules more stringent than required by applicable federal standards.
Passed 59 to 48 in the House on December 1, 2011

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