(a)  Petitions for rulemaking, following committee review pursuant to Rule .0502 of this Section, shall be presented to the Commission for its consideration and determination at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission within 120 days following the date of submission.  The Petition for Rulemaking and the committee's recommended action shall be presented by the Chair of the committee or other designated member of the committee during the business session of the Commission.  Unless the Chair of the Commission rules otherwise, discussion on the petition shall be limited to the members of the Commission, counsel to the Commission, and the Director.

(b)  Within 120 days following the date of submission of the petition, the Commission shall:

(1)           initiate rulemaking proceedings in accordance with G.S. 150B-20 and notify the person(s) who submitted the petition of the decision in writing; or

(2)           deny the petition in writing, stating the reason(s) for the denial, and send the written denial by certified mail with return receipt to the person(s) who submitted the petition.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-293.1; 150B-20;

Eff. March 17, 2015.