Dayton speaks out against bill backed by Senjem
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton made it clear today he is not a fan of one of Sen. Dave Senjem's bills .
Senjem's bill would require a state agency to determine whether a new rule would cost more than $10,000. An Administrative Law Judge would then review whether the agency's cost estimate appears accurate.If so, then these laws would have to get the OK of the Minnesota Legislature — except for a few exceptions.
Dayton sent a letter blasting the House version of the bill — HF 203. Senjem is the chief author of a companion bill in the Senate. In the letter, Dayton said he shares the concerns of former GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty that this change would shift responsibility for rulemaking from the executive to legislative branch and lead to major delays.
He then quotes Pawlenty, who vetoed a similar proposal in 2003.
"The changes proposed in this legislation would also add considerable delay and cost to Minnesota's rulemaking process, by requiring legislative approval of all major rulemaking. Major rulemaking in Minnesota already takes 18 to 24 months to complete, if everything goes smoothly. Requiring legislative approval as an additional stop at the end of the process would make implementation of state laws and policies very cumbersome."
I've got a call in to Senjem to get his reaction to this. I'll post it when I talk to him. Click here to Download Dayton letter