Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 144-6-.01 - Adoption of Rules
(1) Right of Petition Established. Any interested person may petition the Council requesting the promulgation of a rule or the amendment or repeal of a rule already in force, as contemplated in the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act. (O.C.G.A. § 50-13-1.)
(2) Form of Petition. Each such petition should be filed with the Council in writing and state:
(a) The name and address of the petitioner;
(b) The full text of the rule requested to be amended or repealed, or the full text of the rule desired to be promulgated;
(c) A paragraphed statement of the reasons such rule should be amended, repealed or promulgated, including a statement of all pertinent and existing facts as to the petitioner's interest in the matter;
(d) Citations of legal authorities, if any, which authorize, support or require the action requested by the petitioner. The petition must be verified under oath, by or in proper behalf of the petitioner.
(3) Proceeding on Petition. Upon receipt of the petition, the Chairperson or Director of the Council shall give the petition due consideration and present it to the Council for determination. Within sixty days after receipt of a petition, the Council shall inform the petitioner by mail of the decision reached, and may either decline to take the action requested, stating its reasons for so declining, or initiate rulemaking in accordance with the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act (O.C.G.A. § 50-13-1).
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