The Mississippi Administrative Procedures Law designates the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office as the official registrar for the rules of all state agencies and as the publisher of the Mississippi Administrative Bulletin. Currently, more than 120 state agencies file their agency procedures and rules with the Secretary of State’s Office. Each state agency proposes its own rules and regulations, seeks public comment on the proposed changes, and ultimately adopts the final rules or regulations. This process usually takes several months.
The public, which is often affected by these procedures, has an important role in this process. Citizens can voice their opinions regarding proposed regulations by providing comments to state agencies either in writing or during oral hearings. However, citizens cannot comment on new rules or changes to existing rules without knowing that changes have been proposed. By entering the agency name in the space below, you can access all proposed rule changes and new rules that have been filed by that agency for the year selected, including a brief summary of each filing. You may also retrieve the Notice of Filing as well as the full text of the proposed or final rules.
The Secretary of State’s Office does not participate in a state agency’s decision-making process when it proposes administrative rule changes. The final decision about whether to implement a new rule or changes to an existing rule is entirely up to the agency making the proposal. If you need more information about a particular agency proposal, or wish to make comments, please call or write the agency contact person listed in the Notice provided with the filing.
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