The Rulemaking Process
As shown in the timeline below, Rules are initially printed in the Missouri Register which is published twice a month. Once a rule has been published, a 30 day comment period begins during which any member of the public may provide comments to the agency promulgating the rule. The agency may also conduct a public hearing on the proposed rulemaking the date of which will be shown in the Missouri Register. Thereafter, the agency must compile the comments received on the rule as well as any changes to be made to the text of the rule as a result of the comments received in an Order of Rulemaking. The Order of Rulemaking is then filed with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and may not be filed with the Secretary of State until 30 days have elapsed.
Orders of Rulemaking currently under review by the Committee may be viewed on the link provided below. This report is updated each business day. The left column lists the date of filing as well as the rule number. The center column lists the title of the rule and the date provided underneath the title of the rule is the date by which the Committee must take action to disapprove the rule, if any such action is to be taken. To receive a copy of any Order of Rulemaking filed with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules or for further questions please contact Committee Staff.
Once the Order of Rulemaking has been on file with the Committee for 30 days, it is filed with the Secretary of State who then publishes the Order of Rulemaking in the Missouri Register. The rule is then printed in the Code of State Regulations, which is published monthly. The rule goes into effect 30 days after publication in the Code of State Regulations.