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2010 Model State Administrative Procedure Act Available

The National Conference of Commissioner on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) has posted the final version of the 2010 Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA) on the web at http://www.law.upenn.edu/bll/archives/ulc/msapa/2010_final.htm.  NCCUSL adopted the revised MSAPA, subject to style changes, at its 2010 summer meeting.  The final version was posted on October 18, 2010.

Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) gratefully acknowledges the efforts of the NCCUSL MSAPA drafting committee.  Under the leadership of Francis J. Pavetti, the committee welcomed members of ACR as observers.  The committee permitted ACR observers to actively participate in the discussions and graciously accepted feedback.  ACR is especially grateful to John Gedid and Greg Ogden who made special efforts to keep ACR informed by attending ACR conferences and directly soliciting feedback from ACR members.

4/19/2011 Update:  Back in February, NCCUSL changed its web site.  The MSAPA is now found at http://www.uniformlaws.org/Act.aspx?title=State%20Administrative%20Procedure%20Act,%20Revised%20Model.

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NCCUSL Approves New Model State Administrative Procedure Act

At its annual meeting held July 9 through 16, 2010, in Chicago, Illinois, the National Conference Commissioners On Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) approved and recommended a new Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA).  The text of the 2010 MSAPA replaces the 1981 MSAPA.

The new text has not yet been posted on the NCCUSL web site.  The approved MSAPA is subject to revision by the Style Committee.  The Style Committee meets in September.

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2010 MSAPA Annual Meeting Draft Available

The 2010 annual meeting draft of the Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA) has been posted on the MSAPA Drafting Committee’s web page (http://www.nccusl.org/Update/CommitteeSearchResults.aspx?committee=234). The posting includes an issues statement that covers Articles 4 (Adjudication in a contested case), 5 (Judicial review), and 6 (Office of administrative hearings) as well as the draft.

The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) holds its annual meeting on July 9 through 16, 2010, in Chicago, IL.  The agenda shows that the MSAPA will be discussed on Saturday, July 10, from 1:30 to 5 PM.

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MSAPA Update

The Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA) drafting committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) met October 16-18, 2009, in Chicago.  The committee was able to cover its agenda. which focused on Articles 4 (Adjudications), 5 (Judicial Review), and 6 (Administrative Law Judge Central Panel).  Information relied upon for the October 2009 meeting, including a redlined draft, is available on the NCCUSL MSAPA Committee web site.

The committee is scheduled to hold a conference call in January 2010.  The agenda will include a review of comments made during the 2009 summer conference reading.

The committee is also scheduled to meet in February 2010.

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Extension Granted to MSAPA Drafting Committee

Uniform Law Commission (ULC) leadership has granted the Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA) drafting committee an extension.  The MSAPA was to have been completed and up for final approval at this summer’s ULC conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 9 – 16, 2009.

In an e-mail announcing the decision, John Sebert, ULC Executive Director, said:

This July [2009] the Committee will read the rulemaking provisions – Articles 2, 3, 7 and the relevant definitions in Article 1 – and after them as many of the judicial review provisions of Articles 4, 4A, 5 and 6 (and the related definitions in Article 1) as time permits. Consideration in July 2010 will be focused almost exclusively on the judicial review provisions. MSAPA will have its final consideration, and a vote by the states, in July 2010.

A copy of the current draft and related information is available online at http://www.nccusl.org/Update/CommitteeSearchResults.aspx?committee=234.

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MSAPA Drafting Committee Meets March 27-29, 2009

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has scheduled the final Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA) drafting committee meeting for March 27-29, 2009, in Chicago, IL.  The Committee is scheduled to discuss rulemaking and rules review issues at the meeting.  John Martinez, New Mexico Administrative Law Division Director, will represent Administrative Codes and Registers at the meeting.

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ULC’s MSAPA Revision Drafting Committee to Meet November 14-16, 2008

The Uniform Law Commission’s drafting committee to revise the Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA) will meet November 14 through 16, 2008, in Denver, CO.  Information that the committee will consider is posted online at http://www.nccusl.org/Update/CommitteeSearchResults.aspx?committee=234.  The draft MSAPA is scheduled for its final reading at the Summer ULC meeting scheduled for July 9 through 16, 2009, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Model State Administrative Procedure Act Revision Process — Invitation to Participate

The following notice is provided by Commissioner Francis J. Pavetti, Chair of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Model State Administrative Procedure Act Drafting Committee.

The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) is revising its Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA). NCCUSL invites organizations and individuals interested in state administrative agency processes to participate in this effort.

NCCUSL is a 117 year old national organization of lawyers, judges and law professors who are appointed to represent their states in drafting and seeking enactment of uniform laws to facilitate commerce and certainty in the law among the states. For more information about NCCUSL, visit http://www.nccusl.org/.

The goal of the MSAPA drafting committee is to make the administrative process more efficient, accessible and fair. The most recent draft of MSAPA is available at http://www.nccusl.org/Update/CommitteeSearchResults.aspx?committee=234. The drafting process will not be completed until the spring of 2009. The MSAPA drafting committee invites interested parties to attend committee meetings as an observer and make comments and suggestions at the meetings or by submitting them in writing. To become an observer, please contact Ms. Leang Sou at NCCUSL at (312) 915-0488 or at leang.sou@nccusl.org . Submit written comments about the MSAPA to Commissioner Francis J. Pavetti, 18 The Strand, Goshen Point, Waterford, CT 06385.

UPDATE: The NCCUSL office moved the first week of January. The new phone number is (312) 450-6606.

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Updated MSAPA Draft Available

The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) has posted the latest draft of the Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA), and related information, on its web site — http://www.nccusl.org/Update/CommitteeSearchResults.aspx?committee=234. The draft is available in several electronic formats, including PDF, Word, ASCII, and HTML. It is also available with redlining to show the most recent changes, or as a clean copy. The MSAPA drafting committee meets November 9 through 11 in Denver, CO.

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NCCUSL’s MSAPA Drafting Committee Fall Meeting

The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) has scheduled the next Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA) drafting committee meeting for November 9 through 11, 2007, in Denver, CO.

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