The Arizona State Legislature bears the responsibility for creating and/or accepting changes to statutes. Statutes begin as bills submitted to the Legislature which may undergo changes during the process of becoming law. Once the Legislature completes their process the resultant bill is sent to the Governor’s Office for signature. Provided that the Governor does not have a problem with the bill that would cause the veto process to be enacted, the bill is signed and becomes law 90 days after signature unless the bill includes an emergency clause in which case it becomes law immediately. The Arizona Administrative Code (rules) are proposed by the licensing agency holding the responsibility under their statutes to develop rules. The rule making process is somewhat complicated but the important thing to remember is that this process involves public comment. Therefore, the consumer and/or athletic trainer can be involved in the development and process of rule making. If you are interested in more details on the rule making process you can find the information at the Secretary of State’s website (www.azsos.gov) under the Business Services/Publications area.