Administrative Law Division

Administrative Law

Rule-Making Deadlines

Rule Making Deadlines

Rule-making deadlines for the 2025 Legislative session are:

  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024 to put a rule out for public comment; and
  • Friday, August 30, 2024 to file an Agency Approved rule.

Legislative-Exempt, Interpretive and Procedural rules are not affected by deadlines and can be filed at any time during the year.

Deadlines for filing Legislative rules are found in W. Va. Code §29A-3-12(a). It establishes the deadline date for filing an Agency Approved rule with the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee for consideration during the next Legislative session as the last Friday in July. Beginning in 2020, and every four years after, it is the last Friday in August. For rules filed with the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability, the deadline date is established by W. Va. Code §29A-3A-13.

Executive Records


Documents representing official acts of the Governor are entered into the Executive Journal. Executive Orders, Proclamations, and Appointments of State Officials are some of the records maintained.

In addition, the Executive Records section has also taken on the role of repository of certain other legal documents as a result of specific legislation.

To view documents available online, use the Executive Journal Search.

State Register Portal

Executive Records

As traditional workspace and functionality needs have changed drastically over the last couple of years, the Secretary of State’s office has been working on addressing these needs and providing useful solutions. We are proud to introduce an innovation designed to help State agencies that are required to publish non-rule documents in the State Register. For efficient delivery of documents, the Register Portal has been created.

Instructions for using the State Register Portal

Simply upload the document, add any publication notes, and submit. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email and a link to an e-stamped copy of your document. The document will be made available to the public. All confidential information must be redacted before uploading.

To get started, create a Universal Access Account and submit an Authorization Form. If you already have a UAA, simply submit the Authorization Form. You will be notified when permissions have been added. Please note, the Register Portal is not intended for the submission of rule filings, FOIA information or meeting notices.

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