Emergency Rules

In certain instances agencies may file emergency rules which may become effective no less than 10 days after filing and have a finite duration (180 calendar days or 30 legislative days, whichever is longer). The Committee’s review of these emergency rules is slightly different. The Committee must still review the emergency rules for compliance with statutes. However, the Committee does not have the power to disapprove the emergency rules. Rather, the Committee may provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary of State concerning the emergency rules. The Secretary of State is ultimately responsible to determine whether the emergency rules comply with the provisions of Chapter 536, RSMo.