The filing date calculator is designed to assist and inform rule filers when they have one of the following dates:
1) the date the rules are proposed;
2) the date of the public hearing; or
3) the desired effective date for the rules. The calculator takes into account weekends and state holidays as well as the December carry-over provision in the calculations.
Select the date you have set (e.g., public hearing date, effective date, proposal date) and the calculator will provide the remaining dates. For example, if you enter the proposed filing date, the calculator will provide the public hearing date range and earliest possible effective date.
Please note that when working from the effective dates the calculated results are the latest possible dates to file in order to achieve the stated effective date; further keep in mind that any delays in the rule review process will delay the earliest effective date of your rule. Therefore, it is a good idea to propose in advance of the last possible date in the event that there are sensitive issues surrounding the proposed rules.
December Carry Over: One reason the filing scenario results may be unexpected is because the desired effective date requires a proposed date falling within the December carry-over period of December 1, 2013 through January 6, 2014 (see R.C. 119.03(I)(2)(A)). Due to the December carry-over provisions, for a rule to take effect on the date you entered, it would be necessary to file prior to December 1, 2013.
JCARR jurisdiction for rules proposed between December 1, 2013 through January 6, 2014 does not begin until January 7, 2014.
For further assistance, please call the JCARR office at (614) 466-4086.