Periodic Rule Review

The General Assembly instituted a five-(5)-year rolling review of existing rules that began in 2015, as set forth in section 536.175, RSMo.  Each year a specified group of state agencies will undergo a process to review existing rules.  Agencies will begin their review of rules on the following schedule



Titles Begin Review by Complete Review by Reports on file
Title   1 – Office of Administration

Title   2 – Department of Agriculture

Title   3 – Department of Conservation

Title   4 – Department of Economic Development

Title   5 – Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Title   6 – Department of Higher Education

July 1, 2020 June 30, 2021 2016 Reports

2021 Reports

Title   7 – Department of Transportation

Title   8 – Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Title   9 – Department of Mental Health

Title 10 – Department of Natural Resources

July 1, 2016 June 30, 2017 2017 Reports
Title 11 – Department of Public Safety

Title 12 – Department of Revenue

Title 13 – Department of Social Services

Title 14 – Department of Corrections

July 1, 2017 June 30, 2018 2018 Reports
Title 15 – Elected Officials

Title 16 – Retirement Systems

Title 17 – Boards of Police Commissioners

Title 18 – Public Defender Commission

Title 19 – Department of Health and Senior Services

July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019 2019 Reports
Title 20 – Department of Commerce and Insurance

Title 22 – Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan

July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020 2020 Reports


The Public Comment Process:  Each year the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules will publish a notification in the July 1st edition of the Missouri Register, regarding what titles are under review, a notice that comments may be submitted to the agency concerning rules under review within 60 days of publication, requirements for comments, and agency contact information.  Agencies are required to provide the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules with contact information for agency designees assigned to receive comments.  Criteria for submitting comments is as follows:


  • Comments must be received within sixty (60) days of July 1st
  • Comments must identify the commenter.
  • Comments must identify the specific rule commented upon.
  • Comments must be directly associated with a specified rule.
  • Comments must be submitted to the following agency designee:


The Report:  The agency will prepare a report containing the results of the review which will include: whether the rule continues to be necessary; whether the rule is obsolete; whether the rule overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other rules; whether a less restrictive or more narrowly tailored rule is appropriate; whether the rule needs amendment or rescission; whether incorporated by reference materials are proper; and whether rules affecting small business are still relevant.  The report will also contain an appendix with the nature of the comments the department has received on the rules and the agency responses to the comments.


Template for Rule Review Report

Current Reports on file with Joint Committee on Administrative Rules


Report Deadline: The report must be filed with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules by the following June 30th.  Any rule not included in the report may become null and void.  However, there is an extensive process, including multiple opportunities to correct the deficiency, in place before nullification of the rule.  Such opportunities include the ability of the agency to request an extension from the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, as well as notification to the agency and opportunity to correct the delinquency.