CRC - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Proposal No. P 6 Ì809068FÎ809068 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: FAV . 04/03/2018 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Style and Drafting (Martinez) recommended the following: 1 CRC Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the proposal clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 21 is added to Article V of the State Constitution 6 to read: 7 ARTICLE V 8 JUDICIARY 9 SECTION 21. Judicial interpretation of statutes and rules. 10 In interpreting a state statute or rule, a state court or an 11 officer hearing an administrative action pursuant to general law 12 may not defer to an administrative agency’s interpretation of 13 such statute or rule, and must instead interpret such statute or 14 rule de novo. 15 16 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 17 And the title is amended as follows: 18 Delete everything before the proposal clause 19 and insert: 20 A proposal to create 21 Section 21 of Article V of the State Constitution to 22 require a state court or an administrative law judge 23 to interpret a state statute or rule de novo in 24 litigation between an administrative agency and a 25 private party and not merely defer to the 26 administrative agency's interpretation.