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Government Information Connection: Public Policy Resources

This guide offers information about locating legislative resource, administrative code, and public policy analysis.

The Rulemkaing Process

Rulemaking takes place after a law is enacted. Generally speaking, legislatures set broad policy mandates by passing statutes, then agencies create more detailed regulations through rulemaking. Regulations or rules define the process by which a law is carried out. Rules are

Rulemaking goes through multiple steps, including a public comment period, before it is adopted for implementation. The infographic below shows the federal rulemaking process. Note state rulemaking follows a similar process. 

Rulemaking Resources

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