Florida strips state agencies of rulemaking authority…

Florida strips state agencies of rulemaking authority

Bill: CS/HB7055 (text)

Sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Don Gaetz, and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, CS/HB 7055 mandates that unelected agency heads appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the Governor are subject to his direction and supervision because he is constitutionally accountable to the People of Florida. The bill prevents agency bureaucrats from writing and implementing rules that are contrary to the direction of the Governor and Legislature. As with similar state preemption laws, HB7055 strips agencies of rulemaking authority and repeals existing rules deemed to be in violation of the constitutional authority of the executive and legislative branches.

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