Buisness Law Chapter 5

Term Definition
Administrative Law The body of law created by administrative agencies in order to carry out their duties and responsibilities.
Administrative Agency A federal or state government agency established to perform a specific function.
Enabling Legislation A statute enacted by Congress that authorizes the creation of an administrative agency and specifies the name, composition, and powers of the agency being created.
Legislative Rule An administrative agency rule that carries the same weight as a congressionally enacted statue.
Interpretive Rule An administrative agency rule that explains how the agency interprets and intends to apply the statues it enforces.
Delegation Doctrine A doctrine based on the U.S Constitution, which has been construed to allow Congress to delegate some of its power to administrative agencies to make and implement laws.
Bureaucracy The organization structure, consisting of government bureaus and agencies, through which the government implements and enforces the laws.
Administrative Process The procedure used by administrative agencies in the administration of law.
Rulemaking The actions of administrative agencies when formally adopting new regulations or amending old ones.
Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking A procedure in agency rulemaking that requires notice, opportunity for comment, and a published draft of the final rule.
Adjudication A proceeding in which an administrative law judge hears and decides issues that arise when an administrative agency charges a person or a firm with an agency violation.
Administrative Law Judge One who presides over an administrative agency hearing and has the power to administer oaths, take testimony, rule on questions of evidence, and make determinations of fact.
Initial Order An agency's decision in a matter other than a rulemaking, An administrative law judge's initial order becomes final unless it is appealed.
Final Order The final decision of an administrative agency on an issue.