§16-301-3 Adoption, amendment, or repeal of rules.

§16-301-3 Adoption, amendment, or repeal of rules.

(a) The rules adopted, amended, or repealed by the director shall be made in accordance with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

(b) Any interested person may petition the director for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule of the office. The petition shall be submitted in duplicate and delivered to the office of consumer protection.

(c) The petition need not be in any special form but it must contain:

(1) A statement of the nature of each petitioner’s interest;

(2) A draft of the substance of the proposed rule or amendment and a designation of any existing rule affected by the petition;

(3) An explicit statement of the reasons in support of the proposed rule, amendment, or repeal;

(4) Any other information relevant to the petition;

(5) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; and

(6) The signature of each petitioner.

(d) Any petition which does not conform to the requirements of subsection (c) may be rejected by the director.

(e) Upon receipt of the petition, the director shall cause it to be dated to determine the date of submission.

(f) Within thirty days after the receipt of the petition, the director shall either deny the petition in writing, stating the reasons for the denial, or initiate proceedings in accordance with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of the rule.

(g) Copies of rules adopted by the director, shall be made available free of charge upon request by state, county, or federal officials. As to all other persons, the price for a copy of each administrative rule shall be in accordance with section 92-21, Hawaii Revised Statutes. [Eff 6/19/81] (Auth: HRS §§91-2, 91-5, 91-6, 487-5) (Imp: HRS §§91-2, 91-3, 91-5, 91-6, 487-5)