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Welcome to the Governor's Regulatory Review Council

This site is a service to provide the public with information about the Governor's Regulatory Review Council (Council), assistance available from Council staff, and the rulemaking process. The Council was created by Executive Order in May 1981.


Composed of seven members, the Council is chaired by the General Counsel for the Department of Administration. For most agencies, the Council is the final step in the rulemaking process. The Council reviews most rules to ensure that they are necessary and to avoid duplication and adverse impact on the public. The Council assesses whether a rule is clear, concise, understandable, legal, consistent with legislative intent, within the agency's statutory authority, and whether the benefits of a rule outweigh the cost. If a rule does not meet these criteria, the Council returns it to the agency for further consideration.


Public Meetings Notice:

Pursuant to A.R.S. §38-431.02, the Council is providing this notice regarding the physical and electronic locations where all public notices regarding public meetings are posted. The Council posts all public notices, including agendas and minutes for all meetings of the Council, electronically on under the "Meetings" tab. Also, the Council physically posts all public notices on the bulletin board outside the entrance of the Arizona Department of Administration building located at 100 North 15th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Please contact Dolores Habre at (602) 542-2058 if you require any additional information.

In-House Rulemaking & Five Year Reviews Available for Comment

GRRC posts the arrival of new rulemakings, which are available for public comment at least 30 days prior to a vote by the Council, and posts the arrival of five-year-review reports.

Legal Staff

The Legal Staff

The Legal Staff reviews all rule packages and five-year-review reports submitted to the Council. The submissions are analyzed to determine whether they conform with statutory criteria.

Website Privacy and Access Policy Statement

Thank you for visiting the State of Arizona Governor's Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) and reviewing our Privacy Policy Statement. All individual agency web sites of the State of Arizona are required to contain a Privacy and Access Policy Statement to inform you about the information that could be collected online as a result of visiting or requesting a service, how that information will be used, and what steps are being taken to ensure the security of customer data.


Online Customer Service and Alternatives

Attention Agencies, Boards, and Commissions:

Please be advised that GRRC’s new rules are effective October 5, 2013.  As such, certain requirements for filing rules and reports have changed.  One such change is that Agencies, Boards, and Commissions are now required to file final approved rules with the Secretary of State themselves after the Council has approved the rules. GRRC staff will no longer file approved rules with the Secretary of State.

Persons with a disability

May request a reasonable accommodation to obtain information from the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council (GRRC) in an alternative format by making a request to staff, at (602) 542-2058.

GRRC Rules & Statutes

The Arizona Administrative Procedure Act (APA), contained in A.R.S. § 41-1051 et seq, governs GRRC processes. A copy of the APA can be found at Secretary of State Arizona Administrative Procedure Act, as of October 2013.


The new GRRC rules, effective October 5, 2013, can be found at GRRC Rules at Secretary of State.


Regulatory Agenda for 2016

Rules of the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council are at 1 A.A.C. 6. Here is a link to the Current Rules
The Council does not intend to initiate any rulemaking for 2016. Pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1021.02, the Council may undertake a rulemaking even if the rulemaking is not included on the annual regulatory agenda.

5 Year Review

These rules will be reviewed by the Council soon. To comment on any of these rule reviews or any existing rule, please contact Council and include in the subject the Agency, Title, Chapter, and Article of the rules to be reviewed.

Seminar Information

In the coming months, GRRC will be presenting the following seminars.  These are half-day seminars and the length varies depending on class size, questions, etc.  The seminars are held in the ADOA building at 100 N. 15th Avenue, in the Conference Room listed below.
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