Composed of seven members, the Council is chaired by the Assistant Director of Legal Services (General Counsel) for the Department of Administration. 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.
The Council is governed by Title 41, Chapter 6, Article 5 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, which can be found at http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=41.
The Council's rules, last amended on October 5, 2013, can be found at http://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_01/1-06.pdf.
The Secretary of State, not the Council, is responsible for the publication of the Arizona Administrative Code and the Arizona Administrative Register, the authoritative sources for Arizona administrative rules. Please visit http://www.azsos.gov/rules for more information.