State Affairs and Government
§ 42-35-3.1 Form for filing Failure
to properly file.
(a) All administrative rules and regulations are to be filed in duplicate (one
copy to be returned to the adopting agency, after proper stamping of date
filed), pursuant to a form prepared by the secretary of state; all agencies
must adhere to the form when submitting rules and regulations to the secretary
of state pursuant to § 42-35-4.
(b) The secretary of state is authorized to determine a
standardized format for documents to be filed. Should an agency fail to use the
adopted format, the secretary of state shall reject the rule and/or regulation.
The secretary of state shall reject the improper rule and/or regulation by
returning the improperly drafted rule and/or regulation to the director of the
agency which submitted the improper form within ten (10) days of receipt of the
(c) The secretary of state may authorize the filing of rules
and regulations by or through electronic data or machine readable equipment in
such form and manner as may be determined by the secretary of state.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 175, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 61, § 1.)