Proposed & Draft Board Rules
Rule Adoption and Approval Process Section 11-98-4.1
(8) To adopt rules in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to implement this chapter; to establish the statewide 911 charge; and, in response to technological changes, apply, collect, and remit the statewide 911 charge, without duplication, to the active service connections of other originating service providers that are technically capable of accessing a 911 system, subject to the provisions applicable to voice communications service providers under this chapter. Any proposed rule extending the application of the 911 charge beyond those voice communication services defined in paragraphs a. to c., inclusive, of subdivision (18) of Section 11-98-1, upon approval by the 911 Board shall be submitted to the Permanent Oversight Committee which, by an affirmative vote of six of its members, may disapprove the action. If not disapproved by the Permanent Oversight Committee within 15 days of submission, the proposed rule shall be deemed adopted by the 911 Board on the fifteenth day after submission and shall be certified to the Legislative Reference Service in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act. This authority does not include the regulation of any 911 service, such as the establishment of technical standards.
Alabama Administrative Procedures - Section 41-22-2
Note - This is not a complete copy of Title 41 Chapter 22 - visit the Alabama Legislature's website, Select Title 41, then scroll down and select Chapter 22 to see all sections of Chapter 22.
Legislative intent and purpose; effect on substantive rights; applicability; authority to prescribe rules and regulations required in connection with this chapter.
(a) This chapter is intended to provide a minimum procedural code for the operation of all state agencies when they take action affecting the rights and duties of the public. Nothing in this chapter is meant to discourage agencies from adopting procedures conferring additional rights upon the public; and, save for express provisions of this act to the contrary, nothing in this chapter is meant to abrogate in whole or in part any statute prescribing procedural duties for an agency which are in addition to those provided herein.
(b) The purposes of the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act are:
(1) To provide legislative oversight of powers and duties delegated to administrative agencies;
(2) To increase public accountability of administrative agencies;
(3) To simplify government by assuring a uniform minimum procedure to which all agencies will be held in the conduct of their most important functions;
(4) To increase public access to governmental info(6) To increase the fairness of agencies in their conduct of contested case proceedings; and
(7) To simplify the process of judicial review of agency action as well as increase its ease and availability.
In accomplishing its objectives, the intention of this chapter is to strike a fair balance between these purposes and the need for efficient, economical and effective government administration.
(c) This chapter is not meant to alter the substantive rights of any person or agency. Its impact is limited to procedural rights with the expectation that better substantive results will be achieved in the everyday conduct of state government by improving the process by which those results are attained.
(d) Every state agency having express statutory authority to promulgate rules and regulations shall be governed by the provisions of this chapter and any additional provisions required by statute, and shall also have the authority to amend or repeal rules and regulations, and to prescribe methods and procedures required in connection therewith. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as granting to any agency the authority to adopt or promulgate rules and regulations.
(5) To increase public participation in the formulation of administrative rules;
shall be construed as granting to any agency the authority to adopt or promulgate rules and regulations.
(e) All agencies whose rules or administrative decisions are subject to approval by the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Department of Insurance of the State of Alabama are exempted from the provisions of this chapter.