ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT OF 1969 (EXCERPT)
Act 306 of 1969
24.240 Reducing disproportionate economic impact of rule on small business; applicability of section and MCL 24.245(3).
(1) When an agency proposes to adopt a rule that will apply to a small business and the rule will have a disproportionate impact on small businesses because of the size of those businesses, the agency shall consider exempting small businesses and, if not exempted, the agency proposing to adopt the rule shall reduce the economic impact of the rule on small businesses by doing all of the following when it is lawful and feasible in meeting the objectives of the act authorizing the promulgation of the rule:
(a) Identify and estimate the number of small businesses affected by the proposed rule and its probable effect on small businesses.
(b) Establish differing compliance or reporting requirements or timetables for small businesses under the rule after projecting the required reporting, record-keeping, and other administrative costs.
(c) Consolidate, simplify, or eliminate the compliance and reporting requirements for small businesses under the rule and identify the skills necessary to comply with the reporting requirements.
(d) Establish performance standards to replace design or operational standards required in the proposed rule.
(2) The factors described in subsection (1)(a) to (d) shall be specifically addressed in the small business impact statement.
(3) In reducing the disproportionate economic impact on small business of a rule as provided in subsection (1), an agency shall use the following classifications of small business:
(a) 0-9 full-time employees.
(b) 10-49 full-time employees.
(c) 50-249 full-time employees.
(4) For purposes of subsection (3), an agency may include a small business with a greater number of full-time employees in a classification that applies to a business with fewer full-time employees.
(5) This section and section 45(3) do not apply to a rule that is required by federal law and that an agency promulgates without imposing standards more stringent than those required by the federal law.
History: Add. 1984, Act 273, Eff. Mar. 29, 1985
Am. 1999, Act 262, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000
Am. 2011, Act 243, Imd. Eff. Dec. 8, 2011
Popular Name: Act 306
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