The Committee on Rulemaking met to consider an outline for a project examining policy and legal issues implicated by agency use of social media to support rulemaking. The outline, prepared by Professor Michael Herz (Cardozo School of Law), identified the scope of the project and the research methodology.
November 14, 2012 Committee Meeting
Background: Social media, including Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other similar technologies, present new opportunities for agencies to engage the public in rulemaking activities. Such social media tools are uniquely valuable because they facilitate two-way communication.