AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT.
Recodifies subdivisions (1b) and (7) of GS 150B-2 as subdivisions (1a) and (5a) of GS 150B-2, respectively. Further amends GS 150B-2, which sets out and defines terms as they are used in GS Chapter 150B (Administrative Procedure Act), by making the following changes. Adds and defines the term guidance document, bulletin, or memorandum as a document developed by a State agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations; excludes agency minutes or documents pertaining only to the internal management of the agency and specifies that this definition does not expand the identification or release of any document otherwise protected by law. Makes additional organizational, clarifying, and technical changes.
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