The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review is a joint committee of the Ohio General Assembly.
The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review's (JCARR) primary function is to review proposed, new, amended, and rescinded rules from over 120 agencies to ensure they do not exceed their rule-making authority granted to them by the General Assembly. JCARR specifically looks for the following :
- (1) Do the rules exceed the agency's statutory authority;
- (2) Do the rules conflict with an existing rule of that agency or another state agency;
- (3) Do the rules conflict with legislative intent;
- (4) Has the rule-making agency prepared a complete and accurate rule summary and fiscal analysis of the proposed rule, amendment, or rescission (ORC 127.18);
- (5) Has the rule-making agency met the incorporation by reference standards for a text or other material as stated in ORC sections 121.72, 121.75, or 121.76; and,
- (6) If the rule has an adverse impact on business (ORC 107.52), that the rule-making agency has demonstrated through the business impact analysis (BIA), the Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI) recommendations and the agency's memorandum of response to the CSI recommendations, that the rule's regulatory intent justifies its adverse impact on business.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.