A law’s been passed. What happens next? Regulatory Insight takes you to the next stage. Regulatory Insight provides researchers with workflow solutions to facilitate research tasks associated with administrative law. As a companion to Legislative Insight, Regulatory Insight offers U.S. federal administrative law histories for the period 1936-2014 organized by federal statute and Executive Order.
Regulatory Insight creates regulatory histories for individual federal statutes and Executive Orders by compiling pertinent Federal Register articles into a research-friendly workspace similar to the workspace provided in Legislative Insight. "Search within" functionality and the ability to limit by content type (e.g. notices, proposed rules, final rules) are available through the filters.
Regulatory histories associated with a public law are compilations of Federal Register (FR) notices, proposed rules, and rules representing the complete rulemaking process associated with specific Public Laws. These histories are compiled by human researchers.
The first thing that happens is that all FR articles that mention a law specifically by citation, short title, popular name, cited act or any other way that refers specifically to the law are brought together for review by the researcher who examines each article to determine whether or not it is directly associated with the law. An article that says something like “P.L. 111-XYZ was enacted since this rulemaking began, but was not considered in the making of this rule” would obviously not be included, but many things are taken into account as the decision to include/exclude is made.
In addition to consulting the text of the Federal Register articles, researchers check such sources as the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the Public Law text, and, at times, the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules.
Once the history is compiled, the editorial team reviews the compilation for accuracy.
As of January 9, 2017 the product contains:
When complete, this product will contain regulatory histories from 1936-2016. Prospective (2017 and future) public laws will be covered as they are enacted as an additional module.
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Coming Q1 2017
Histories Associated with Public Laws and Executive Orders will load completely in 2017 on this schedule: