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2013 House Bill 4242: Raise burden of proof to justify new government regulations

Public Act 200 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Ken Goike (R) on February 12, 2013 To require government agencies to demonstrate that a rule they want to impose is “necessary and suitable to achieve its purpose in proportion to the burdens it places on individuals”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on February 12, 2013
Reported in the House on May 7, 2013 With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the House on May 9, 2013 To establish that if passed the bill will go into effect 90 days after it is enacted.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 9, 2013
Passed 108 to 0 in the House on May 14, 2013 (same description)
To require government agencies to demonstrate that a rule they want to impose is “necessary and suitable to achieve its purpose in proportion to the burdens it places on individuals”.
Received in the Senate on May 15, 2013
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on May 15, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 12, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 26 to 11 in the Senate on December 3, 2013 (same description)
To require government agencies to demonstrate that a rule they want to impose is “necessary and suitable to achieve its purpose in proportion to the burdens it places on individuals”.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2013

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