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History of the Office of Regulatory Reinvention
The ORR was created by Governor Rick Snyder through Executive Order 2011-5. The ORR has been empowered with all administrative rule-making authority previously held by the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules, which itself was the successor to the Office of Regulatory Reform. The Office of Regulatory Reform was created through EO 1995-6, later codified in 1999 PA 262, as an agency charged with the duty to "review proposed rules, coordinate the processing of rules by state agencies and work with agencies to streamline the rulemaking process and to improve public access." EO 2000-1 transferred the Office of Regulatory Reform to the Executive Office by a Type I transfer defined in MCL 16.103. EO 2002-11 then transferred the Office of Regulatory Reform to the Department of Management and Budget, effective September 1, 2002. EO 2005-1 completed the process of creating a "Central Panel" or central agency to handle administrative hearings and the rule promulgation process, when it created the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules.
Proud of our past and energized about our future, everyone at the ORR looks forward to serving you by reinventing Michigan's regulatory environment and providing easy access to your government's administrative process.