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2014 ACR Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.

Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) will be holding its annual winter meeting in conjunction with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), February 12-15, 2014 at the JW Marriott Hotel.  More information about the conference is available on the ACR website at http://www.administrativerules.org/2014-winter-meeting/.

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2013 ACR Summer Conference in Anchorage, AK

Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) will hold its 35th annual summer conference in Anchorage, Alaska, July 18 through July 21, 2013.  Information about conference, including an agenda, is available on the ACR web site at http://www.administrativerules.org/?p=305.

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ACR Summer 2012 Conference Agenda

Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) will hold its annual summer conference in conjunction with the National Association of Secretaries of State’s summer conference in San Juan, PR, July 14 through July 17, 2012.  A tentative agenda for the conference is available online.

Members of ACR will be able to participate in a web broadcast of the conference.  Information about registration has been distributed to ACR members through the ACR ListServ.

 

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ACR Winter Meeting Agenda Available

Administrative Codes and Registers will hold a virtual winter meeting Wednesday, February 22 through Friday, February 24.  Sessions will begin at 11 AM EST each day.  The agenda for the meeting is available online at http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/acr/2012ACRWinterMeetingAgenda.pdf.  Instructions for participating in the meeting have been distributed through the ACR ListServ.

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Administrative Conference of the United States Recommendations

See Michael White’s post re: publication of ACUS’ recommendations at http://www.federalregister.gov/blog/2012/01/2273

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Virtual ACR Winter Meeting

Today, ACR President John Martinez announced through an e-mail that ACR will be conducting its 2012 Winter meeting as a virtual meeting.  He said:

Due to low attendance numbers projected for the ACR Winter Meeting, it has been decided that we will not meet in DC but will hold a three-day conference online, similar to what we did last year.  We are looking at holding the meeting during January and are still finalizing the exact dates.

Additional information will be posted on https://rulemaking.wordpress.com/ as it becomes available.

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2011 ACR Summer Conference Agenda

The ACR Summer Conference will be held at the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, WV from July 10 through July 13, 2011.  A copy of the tentative agenda is available.

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Register for the NASS 2011 Summer Conference in Daniels, WV

Registration is now open for the NASS 2011 Summer Conference from July 10-13, 2011 in Daniels, West Virginia at the Resort at Glade Springs.  Click here for conference information and to register online!  To make room reservations call 877-540-3650 (Mon.- Sat.) and mention NASS.  The NASS room rate is $159 per night.  Deadline for the NASS early conference rate for registration and hotel reservations is Thursday, June 2, 2011.

Visit the registration website for summer conference details, including agenda, hotel information, family/spouse activities, exhibitor info and more! Check the website often for agenda updates.

When making transportation plans, we encourage you to either drive or fly to Yeager Airport (CRW) in Charleston, WV.  Yeager is serviced by most major airlines and has a non-stop service from Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Detroit, Washington DC, New York and several other cities.  We will be offering limited shuttle service from Yeager Airport to Glade Springs and are negotiating a discounted car rental rate.

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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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2010 ACR Summer Conference Agenda Available

Information about the Administrative Codes and Registers 2010 summer conference is available on the ACR web site.  The tentative agenda includes presentations on emergency preparedness, an update on the MSAPA drafting effort, authentication of e-records,  and social media’s role in government.

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ACR Winter Meeting

The officers of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section have posted a tentative agenda for the Winter 2010 meeting.  The meeting is scheduled for January 29 through February 1, 2010, in Washington, D.C.  The agenda includes a discussion of DC rulemaking publications, a visit to the Government Printing Office, Virginia’s APA Study, and other sessions.  More information is available on the ACR web site at http://www.administrativerules.org/.

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NASS/ACR 2009 Summer Conference

The Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) section will hold its annual summer conference in conjunction with the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) summer conference in Minneapolis, MN, July 16-19, 2009.  Meetings will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  This shorter schedule was approved by the NASS Executive Board to reduce travel-related expenses for attendees.

Registration for the conference is available online at http://www.nass.org/ (or directly at http://nass.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=93&Itemid=299).  The early registration deadline is June 15, 2009.

ACR Program Chair, Debbie Ritzko (NY), has put together a great agenda.  The tentative agenda includes:

  • West Publishing Site Visit
  • User Friendly E-Government – Spencer Gerrol and Jeff Horvath, Phd., Human Factors International
  • Website Usability-Designing Simple & Effective: Getting There Step-by-step – Spencer Gerrol and Jeff Horvath, Phd., Human Factors International
  • Colborn Award and Demonstration
  • Rules and Regulation / Laws comparison  – Elizabeth Palen, Virginia Legislature
  • Roundtable: Impact of Fiscal and/or organizational change – Dan Proctor, Texas Register and Kevin Fetherston, BNA
  • Model State Administrative Procedure Act Update, John Martinez, Director, Administrative Law Division, New Mexico Commission of Public Records – State Records Center and archives
  • Authentication of On-line State Legal Materials Michelle Timmons, Minnesota Revisor of Statutes
  • Creating on-line forms, evolution of on-line forms – Scott Cancelosi
  • Minnesota Rule Making

See http://www.administrativerules.org/ for agenda updates.

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Administrative Codes and Registers’ Summer Conference

Administrative Codes and Registers will be meeting with the National Association of Secretaries of State at its annual conference in Grand Rapids, MI, July 25 through July 28, 2008.  This conference marks ACR’s 30th anniversary.  ACR was formed in 1978 in St. Louis, MO.  The ACR conference agenda is available at http://www.nass.org/acr/acr.html.

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“Best Practices in Regulatory Development” Conference, 8/21-22/2007

Dr. Stuart Shulman has posted the following to the e-Rulemaking ListServ:

Best Practices in Regulatory Development
http://www.epa.gov/opei/regconf/index.html

A Conference for Federal Regulatory Professionals August 21 & 22, 2007 Washington, D.C.

The Best Practices in Regulatory Development conference will provide a forum for federal regulatory experts to share best practices that could improve the future of regulatory development. The event will facilitate small group discussions, generate ideas, and inspire innovation.

Registration is free and open to federal officials who are involved in regulatory development in any capacity. It is open to all agency employees. The registration deadline is August 10, 2007, unless the meeting space capacity is met earlier.

Register now for Best Practices in Regulatory Development

Location

The conference will be held at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) conference facility at 1735 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. (view map). AIA is close to two Metro stations: Farragut West on the orange and blue lines and Farragut North on the red line. The facility is convenient to many nearby hotels and eateries. Wi-fi is available throughout the conference space.

For More Information
Tracey Westfield
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation Phone Number: (202) 564-5586

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Administrative Codes and Registers Summer Conference, July 15-18, 2007

Administrative Codes and Registers’ summer conference is scheduled for July 15-18, 2007, in Portland, Oregon. An agenda for the conference has been posted on the ACR web site.

Currently topics to be covered include the ever popular “Who’s Who and What’s New” when everyone has the opportunity to talk about key issues going on in their home states, an update on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws’ April drafting session on the Model State Administrative Procedures Act, what’s going on with guidance documents, transformation lessons relating to erulemaking and epublishing, official vs. unofficial online rules and statutes, document authentication, Oregon’s rulemaking process, versioning of rules, and customer service in the digital age. Also, motivational speaker Trever Cartright will present an engaging session on “In the Box” thinking. The 2007 Colborn award will be presented by Chairman Scott Cancelosi and the Bylaws Committee will present a revision to the ACR bylaws as discussed at the winter conference. (Thanks to Jane Chaffin for the summary.)

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Virginia Administrative Law Conference

Professor John Gedid will be giving the keynote address that will open Virginia’s annual Administrative Law Conference scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2005, at the Downtown Richmond Omni. Professor Gedid has been asked to talk about the work of the NCCUSL drafting committee presently working on changes to the Model Administrative Procedures Act. You may recall that Professor Gedid was part of a regulatory rules review panel presentation at the 2002 Providence, RI, summer conference, and later talked to ACR about the model APA drafting committee at the 2004 New Orleans summer conference.

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Issues for Rulemakers

The ACR conferences are great. Lots of information and lots of issues to discuss. So far, two issues stand out for me. The first is referred to as versioning–specifically, providing historical versions of administrative codes. Colorado demonstrated their new rulemaking system which includes the capability to present a rule as it is in effect today, or any other day.

Second, continuity planning is critically important. With the retirements that states will see from the ranks of ACR in the coming five to ten years, the states (we) need to have plans in place to train replacements. Most of the states have very small shops that make continuity planning essential.

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Renting Movies More Important than Regulation?

Jim Willis, the Director of eGovernment for the Office of Secretary of State Matthew Brown (RI) and Technical Chair for the Government Open Code Collaborative, spoke at the ACR conference today. He gave a great presentation on the possibilities of RSS in the publication of government information. The following quote comes from Jim via the GOCC weblog.

It is simply unacceptable at this point in history that a citizen can use web services to track the movies he is renting, the weather around his house, and the books he’s recently purchased but cannot as easily monitor data regarding the quality of his drinking water, legislation or regulations that will directly impact his work or personal life, what contracts are currently available to bid on for his state, or what crimes have recently occurred on his street.

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NASS/ACR Summer Conference, July 22 – 25, 2005

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) / Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) annual summer conference will be held July 22 through July 25, 2005, at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul, MN. As it becomes available, information about the conference will be posted on the NASS conference page. Information about the ACR program will be posted on the ACR home page.

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ABA Admin. Law Section’s Mid-Winter Meeting Program Available

The Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section of the American Bar Association has announced its program for the Bar’s mid-winter meeting. This year, the ABA‘s mid-winter meeting is being held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Section has scheduled sessions for February 10 through 13, 2005. A PDF version of the program is available for download at http://www.abanet.org/adminlaw/ . The cost for the meeting varies depending on the number of sessions you plan to attend. Cost information is included in the program. ACR‘s own Kent Bishop has been involved with organizing the program.

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ACR Winter Meeting Scheduled

The National Association of Secretaries of State(NASS) Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) winter meeting has been scheduled. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. ACR will hold its sessions Friday, February 4, Saturday, February 5, and Sunday, February 6. (NASS and NASED will continue their meetings on Monday, February 7.)

NASS has information about the conference available on its web site. An agenda for the ACR sessions will be available soon.

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Editing and Proofreading Conference

NCSL is hosting its first legislative editing and proofreading conference on October 8-9 in Madison, WI. Although this conference is designed for staff who primarily edit or proofread legislation, I sent June to attend. In Virginia, the type of editing we do to and the things we look for in regulations are quite similar to those things that our legislative editors look for when editing and proofreading bill drafts. States differ dramatically in the types of editing that can be performed on regulations–some states are practically given a free hand while others aren’t even allowed to fix a typo. I thought it would be beneficial to check out the conference and will report back later.

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Compact Rulemaking at Admin. Law Section Midyear Meeting

The American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice has scheduled its midyear meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 9-15, 2005. At the meeting, one of the items to be discussed will be rulemaking and interstate compacts. As the time for the conference approaches, more details will be available at http://www.abanet.org/adminlaw/home.html.

Update: According to Kent Bishop, our Interstate Compact Rules Guru, the sessions will most likely be scheduled on February 10-12. More details will follow.

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Dates for the 2005 NASS/ACR Winter Meeting

FYI: The dates for the 2005 Winter Meeting are February 4 through 7, 2005. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency.

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More Pictures

More pictures have been added to the 2004 Summer Conference web site (thanks Ken). The minutes of both business meetings are available from the ACR web page and the conference site.

John

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Summer Conference Web Site

The web site for the 2004 Summer Conference is now online. You can access it through the ACR web page at www.nass.or/acr/acr.html or directly at www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/acr. The web site contains copies of the presentations, pictures, and other material related to the conference. If you would like to share your conference pictures, send them to me and I will post them online.

John

Update: The ACR address is www.nass.org/acr/acr.html.

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