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EAIC Proposed Rules - 2017-18 Interim

*The complete text for any of the proposed rules listed below, including any hearing information, may be accessed by visiting http://mtrules.org and entering the MAR Notice Number in the "Search by Notice No." field in the bottom right-hand corner of the page.

Additional information regarding rulemaking and the Legislature's role in the administrative rulemaking prcess may be accessed here. Rule summaries presented to the Economic Affairs Committee are below.
       

Dept. of Agriculture, administratively attached entities

Notice Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
MAR Notice No.
Agency
Subject
Staff Memo/
Other Documents
8/18/2017 4-17-239 Agriculture Nursery program  
6/18/2017 4-17-240 Agriculture Proposes rules to set annual pesticie registration fees.

September 2017 review

Hearing 9/7/2017

2/17/2017 4-17-238 Board of Hail Insurance Proposes changes to application and full payout if percentage of loss is 90% (down from 95%).  
1/20/2017 4-17-237 Agriculture Proposes definitions and licensing for hemp producers. Proposes pilot program guidelines, fees, and penalty provisions. Hearing 2/15/2017
originally proposed 12/9/2016 4-16-236 Agriculture Revises rules related to pesticide applicator licensing, recycling, and exchangeable pesticides. The proposal also would repeal registration requirements and certain pesticide use in alfalfa seed crops. June 2017 review

Dept. of Commerce, administratively attached entities

Notice Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
MAR Notice No.
Agency
Subject
Staff Memo/
Other Documents
6/9/2017   Primary Workforce Proposes updated reference for Primary Sector Workforce grants.  
6/9/2017 8-99-154 Big Sky Trust Proposes updated reference and to allow local governments to make planning grants.  
5/12/2017 8-94-152 TSEP Proposes amending rules related to administration of planning grants for federal Community Development Block Grant programs related to public facilities and affordable housing. June 2017 Review
5/12/2017 8-94-153 CDBG Proposes adoption by reference to 2019 biennium guidelines for the Community Development Block Grants. June 2017 Review
4/28/2017 8-111-151 Board of Housing Revises financing programs, conditions, approved lenders, and approved servicers plus various other related terms.

June 2017 Review

Approved 6-9-2017

Dept of Labor and Industry, administratively attached entities

Notice Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
MAR Notice No.
Agency
Subject
Staff Memo/
Other Documents
    Board of Dentistry Hearing on rules related to active supervision comments

Nov. 3 hearing

Nov. 7 EAIC meeting

9/8/2017 24-222-27 Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Rules proposed to implement HB 347, establishing limited speech-language pathologist license for those completing supervised professional experience. Revises rules on definitions, fees, and unprofessional conduct. Hearing set for 10/4/2017
8/18/2017 24-29-323 Workers' Compensation Bureau Rule proposed to update utilization and treatment guidelines Hearing 10/2/17
Review email
8/18/2017 24-121-15 Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists Proposes to amend licensure by examination, school operating standards and curicula and program hours needed for licensing Hearing 9/8/17 Review email
8/4/2017 24-159-84 Board of Nursing A proposed repeal of two rules related to direct supervision and standards for LPNs and RNs in cosmetic procedures.

Hearing held 8/25/17
Review email

8/4/2017 24-174-69 Board of Pharmacy Proposed fee reduction for internships, including foreign internships

Hearing held 8/25/17
Review email

8/4/2017 24-189-37 Board of Psychologists Proposed new rules for behavior analysts, assistant behavior analysts, continuing education, uprofessional conduct and amendments to rules on definitions, fees, applications, CE, and temporary permits

Hearing held 8/25/17
Review email

Adopted with changes

7/21/2017 24-155-6 Board of Massage Therapy Proposed amendments to licensure by examination, out-of-state applicants and nonroutine applications Hearing held 8/16/17
Review email
7/21/2017 24-201-50 Board of Public Accountants Proposed amendments to definitions, licensing, renewals, CE, and complaints. New proposal for blended training. Repeals proposed for various professional conduct rules Hearing held 8/16/17
Review email
7/7/2017 24-189-36 Board of Psychologists Proposed amendments to application procedures, exemptions, standards, licensure of foreign-trained applicants, competency, privacy, practice, and CE options

Hearing held 8/1/17
Review email

Adopted

7/7/2017 24-114-36 Board of Architects and Landscape Architects Proposed amendments to board organization, definitions, fees, seal, military training, examinations, licensing of applicants registered in another state, CE, landscape architects' training for licensure. Repeal proposed for business solicitation by nonresident architects and rules related to architects in training, renewals, and license replacement Hearing held 8/1/17
Review email
6/23/2017 24-182-35 Board of Private Security Proposed amendments to organization, procedures, definitions, fees, bonding requirements, uniform and firearm regulations, applications, examinations, temporary practice permits, PI trainees, certified firearm instructor, company and branch office licensing. New rules for training for PIs, private security guards, and alarm installer and response runners. One repeal proposed for experience requirement. Hearing held 8/1/17
Review email
5/26/2017 24-222-26 Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Proposes new rule on nonroutine applications, updates to military training rule, out-of-state licensure, qualifications for active temporary license, practice permits, renewals, and continuing ed. June 2017 Review
4/14/2017 24-171-37 Board of Outfitters Proposes revising outfitter records, safety and first aid provisions, watercraft identification, and outfitter qualifications, operations plans, and renewals. June 2017 Review
4/14/2017 24-29-322 Workers' Compensation Proposes changes to facilitty service rules and rates, including professional fee schedules. June 2017 Review
4/14/2017 24-117-32 Professional Boxing Program Proposes amending renewal dates and requirements, public particiation and procedural rules, definitions, fees, prohibitions, approvals, and related activities, equipment, and conduct. Repeal proposed for contracts and penalties, medical advisory, tickets, elimination-type events, inspectors, and announcers. Intended to align with SB401 (2015). June 2017 Review
3/24/2017 24-210-43 Board of Realty Regulation Proposes changes to unprofessional conduct and continuing education terms plus a rule on nonroutine applications and the trust account course requirement. June 2017 Review
3/10/2017 24-174-68 Board of Pharmacy Revises rules to comply with SB7 in 2015 and SB56 in 2017 related to prescription drug registry. June 2017 Review
2/17/2017 24-168-42 Board of Optometry Proposes changing fees from $125 to $75 and expanding audits of continuing education. June 2017 Review
2/3/2017 24-26-46 Board of Personnel Appeals Proposes changes to request for mediation in collective bargaining agreements.  

Dept. of Livestock, administratively attached entities

Notice Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
MAR Notice No.
Agency
Subject
Staff Memo/
Other Documents
  32-17-285 Animal Health Relates to importation of cattle from Mexico, identification of certain alternative livestock, and mandatory surveillance of certain alternative livestock for chronic wasting disease.

Hearing 8/16/2017.

July Review

  32-17-284 Vet Diagnostic Laboratory Proposes revising fees to ensure fees are commensurate with costs. Approximately 10% increase proposed in fees. July Review
6/9/2017 32-17-282 Board of Milk Control & Dept. The Board of Milk Control and the Department of Livestock propose to repeal existing rules and replace to clarify which entity does what. Rules address assessments, producer pricing, sales agreements, quotas, the producer committee, reports, records, and penalties. July Review
5/12/2017 32-17-283 Brands Proposes to consolidate language on identification marks in various rules. Proposes to repeal rules related to age tally marks, numerical marks, and placement of digits. June 2017 Review
3/10/2017 32-17-279 Animal Health Proposes changes in fees and brucellosis testing. Definitions revised on management plan.  
1/17/2017 32-23-301 Board of Milk Control Proposes revised assessments on licensees.  

State Auditor's Office

Notice Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
MAR Notice No.
Agency
Subject
Staff Memo/
Other Documents
8/18/2017 6-325 Insurance Proposes to implement NCCI guidelines  
  6-231 Insurance Proposes to repeal outdated administrative rules. Rules refer to unfair discrimiation, accreditation fees, small employer reinsurance, the Insure Montana program, managed care community networks.  
  6-230 Insurance Proposes rules to implement SB 44 (2017) relating to air ambulances and hold harmless provisions. Hearing 8/14/2017

Montana State Fund (no rulemaking after SB123 (2015)

Notice Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
MAR Notice No.
Agency
Subject
Staff Memo/
Other Documents
         

Division of Banking and Financial Institutions (DofA)

Notice Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
MAR Notice No.
Agency
Subject
Staff Memo/
Other Documents
6/9/2017 2-59-560 Banking Proposes merger rule to meet FDIC requirements.  
  2-59-559 Mortgages Proposes a definition of "alter" for mortgage licensees. Clarifies enforcement terms.  
5-26-2017 2-59-558 Banking Proposes adopting financial statement and escrow activities report form. June 2017 Review
5/12/2017 2-59-554 Banking Proposes amending surety bond, table funding, application of financial standards, and mortgage servicer reporting forms. Proposes repealing standardized forms and procedures related to the National Mortgage Listing Service. June 2017 Review
3/10/2017 2-60-555 Board of Banking Proposed adoption of form for noticing bank branch closure and updates to certificate of authorization for a state-chartered bank and discovery and hearing rules. Also subjects approval by banking board to commissioner's approval and FDIC insurance.  

Liquor Control Division

Notice Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
MAR Notice No.
Agency
Subject
Staff Memo/
Other Documents
         

Governor's Office of Economic Development

Notice Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
MAR Notice No.
Agency
Subject
Staff Memo/
Other Documents
         

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