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ACR Founder Passes

Robert J. Colborn, former administrator of the Maryland Division of State Documents, the founder of Administrative Codes and Registers, a generous and kind spirit, and a dear friend passed away on January 23, 2014.  Bob’s obituary is available at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/capitalgazette/obituary.aspx?n=robert-colborn&pid=169365211. ACR has prepared a memorial page at http://www.administrativerules.org/colborn/.

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2012-2014 ACR Officers

Members of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), elected officers in July at the NASS/ACR summer conference held in San Juan, PR.  The new officers are: Scott Cancelosi (AZ), president; Kerry Radcliff (WA), vice president; and Emily Caudill (KY), secretary/treasurer.  The officers will serve a two-year term which expires in July 2014.

More information about ACR’s new officers can be found at http://www.nass.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=335%3Anews-release-acc-new-officers-2012&catid=964%3Auncategorized-news-releases&Itemid=428 .

 

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Passing of Former ACR Executive Secretary Carolan Underwood

Carolan Underwood passed away on August 28, 2012.  Carolan served the ACR Executive Secretary (the office now known as ‘president’) from 1987 through 1990.  Carolan worked for the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office as the Director of Administrative Rules for many years.  The old-time ACR members will remember Carolan for her warm acceptance of everyone who joined the ACR ranks.  Carolan spent countless hours working on our behalf to organize conferences, and present sessions.

An obituary for Carolan is available online at http://rollfuneralhome.com/obituaries/carolan-exon-underwood .

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2011 ACR Winter Meeting Will Be Held On-line

The Administrative Codes and Registers Section will hold an on-line meeting in February instead of traveling to Washington, D.C. for the 2011 Winter Meeting. Because of the extreme economic circumstances facing most of the states, only a small number of ACR members could attend the planned face-to-face meeting. To remedy the small attendance numbers, ACR has arranged to use a “virtual classroom” for the on-line meeting, which will be held on February 10 and 11, 2011.

The registration form for the meeting is now available on the ACR website.

More information about the meeting and the “virtual classroom” will be available on the 2011 Winter Meeting page during January.

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ACR Officers Selected

Members of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State, selected new officers at the ACR summer conference in Providence, Rhode Island.  John Martinez (NM) was elected president, Scott Cancelosi (AZ) was elected vice-president, and Kerry Radcliff (WA) was elected Secretary/Treasurer.

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New Website Address & New Design

The Website Committee has completed ACR’s new website and it is now up and running at its brand new location at http://www.administrativerules.org/

The NASS website now links to us at our new location.

A great big Thank You to Candy Herring, and her co-worker Sean Mueller, Scott Cancelosi, Jeff Hague and Debbie Rizko who have all spent a lot of time and effort on the construction and fine tuning of our new website, and it has turned out beautifully.

Please send Candy (candy.herring@sos.state.co.us), Jeff (Jeffrey.Hague@state.de.us), Scott (scancelosi@azsos.gov), or Debbie (debbie.ritzko@dos.state.ny.us) updates or corrections to be posted.

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ACR Elects New Officers

Members of Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR), a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State, elected new officers at a business meeting held July 27, 2008. Julie Yamaka (OR) will serve as president; John Martinez (NM) will serve as vice president; and Scott Cancelosi (AZ) will serve as secretary/treasurer/historian. ACR elects its officers to two-year terms.

Scott Cancelosi (AZ), Julie Yamaka (OR), and John Martinez (NM)

ACR Officers: Scott Cancelosi (AZ), Julie Yamaka (OR), and John Martinez (NM)

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New Mexican Becomes Officer in National Administrative Rules Organization

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Santa Fe, New Mexico — July 10, 2006 – The director of the Administrative Law Division of the New Mexico Commission of Public Records – State Records Center and Archives has been elected to be the next secretary-treasurer of the national Administrative Codes and Registers organization. John H. Martinez commenced a two-year term that will run through July 2008 as an officer of the organization of state and federal administrative regulatory professionals. The election was held on Monday, July 10 at the National Association of Secretaries of State conference held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Since 2001, Mr. Martinez has been involved in the development and production of the New Mexico Register, the official publication for all notices of rulemaking and filings of adopted, proposed and emergency rules in New Mexico, and in the development and production of New Mexico’s online administrative code of rules.

Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) is a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State. ACR was organized 28 years ago, in St. Louis, Missouri. Its objectives include fostering the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques; developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers; and increasing public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process.

Martinez has been active in ACR since 2001. He served as a regional representative to the ACR executive committee from 2004-2006 and in 2004, he served as program chairperson for the organization’s summer conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Martinez succeeds Julie Yamaka, manager of the Publications Unit of the Oregon State Archives. Martinez will work with Jane D. Chaffin (VA), president, to direct the national organization’s activities during the next two years, including its annual survey of state rulemaking and its annual conference. More information about ACR is available on the Internet at http://www.nass.org/acr/acr.html.

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Oregonian Becomes Officer in National Administrative Rules Organization

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Santa Fe, New Mexico — July 10, 2006 – The manager of the Publications Unit of the Oregon State Archives has been elected to be the next Vice President of the national Administrative Codes and Registers organization. Julie Yamaka commenced a two-year term that will run through July 2008 as an officer of the organization of state and federal administrative regulatory professionals. The election was held on Monday, July 10 at the National Association of Secretaries of State conference held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ms. Yamaka has served as manager of the Publications Unit of the Archives Division of the Oregon Secretary of State for nine years. The Publications Unit is charged with filing and publishing the Oregon Administrative Rules and compiling and publishing the Oregon Blue Book. She has worked for the Secretary of State since 1990, serving in several different capacities.

Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) is a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State. ACR was organized 28 years ago, in St. Louis, Missouri. Its objectives include fostering the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques; developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers; and increasing public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process.

Yamaka has been active in ACR since 1998. She served as a regional representative to the ACR executive committee from 2000-2004, secretary-treasurer from 2004-2006, and in 2002, she served as program chairperson for the organization’s summer conference in Providence, Rhode Island.
Yamaka succeeds Jane Chaffin, Registrar of Regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Yamaka will work with Chaffin, president, to direct the national organization’s activities during the next two years, including its annual survey of state rulemaking and its annual conference. More information about ACR is available on the Internet at http://www.nass.org/acr/acr.html.

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Virginian to Lead National Administrative Rules Organization

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Santa Fe, New Mexico — July 10, 2006 – The Registrar of Regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia has been elected president of the national Administrative Codes and Registers organization. Jane D. Chaffin commenced a two-year term that will run through July 2008 as leader of the organization of state and federal administrative regulatory professionals. The election was held on Monday, July 10 at the National Association of Secretaries of State conference held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Since 1987, Ms. Chaffin has been involved in the development and production of the Virginia Register of Regulations, a bi-weekly publication that provides notice of proposed, final and emergency regulatory changes of Virginia’s state agencies, and with the codification of the Commonwealth’s regulations in the Virginia Administrative Code.

Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) is a section of the National Association of Secretaries of State. ACR was organized 28 years ago, in St. Louis, Missouri. Its objectives include fostering the development of better rule writing skills and rule review techniques; developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers; and increasing public access to and involvement in the rulemaking process.

Chaffin has been active in ACR since 1988. She served as a regional representative to the ACR executive committee from 1998-2002, secretary-treasurer from 2002-2004, and vice president from 2004-2006.

Chaffin succeeds Dennis Stevenson, Administrative Rules Coordinator for the State of Idaho. Chaffin will direct the national organization’s activities during the next two years, including its annual survey of state rulemaking and its annual conference. More information about ACR is available on the Internet at http://www.nass.org/acr/acr.html.

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