The E-FAC: One Year Later

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This article discusses the Florida Administrative Register (FAR) and the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) one year after changes were made by the Florida Legislature.

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Wondracek, Jennifer January 2015.


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This article discusses the Florida Administrative Register (FAR) and the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) one year after changes were made by the Florida Legislature.

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10 p.


Abstract: In the middle of October 2012, a former student came to my office and asked me what the "FAR" was. I immediately thought of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations, but this was a Florida publication. After some research, I found that the Florida Legislature had changed the name of the Florida Administrative Weekly to the Florida Administrative Register (FAR) as of October 1, 2012. The legislature also made further changes to the publication content and frequency. The biggest change of all, however, was switching the official format of the Florida Administrative Code (FAC) from print to electronic. This article opens with a brief history of the evolution of the FAC and FAR from print to electronic. Next, the issues that arise when legal materials, especially official legal publications, migrate from print to electronic formats are examined. State projects to digitize official legal materials and the Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (UELMA) are discussed, as well as the consequences, both positive and negative, of moving the FAC and FAR online. Solutions to the negative consequences are also addressed.


  • Florida Bar Journal, 2015, Tallahassee: Florida State Bar Association, pp. 19-27


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  • Publication Title: Florida Bar Journal
  • Volume: 89
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 19
  • Page End: 27
  • Pages: 9
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes


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Wondracek, Jennifer. The E-FAC: One Year Later, article, January 2015; [Tallahassee, Florida]. ( accessed March 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT Dallas College of Law.