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AB-1706 State government: Administrative Procedure Act: tandardized regulatory impact analyses.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1706


Introduced by Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer

February 13, 2014


An act to amend Section 11349.1.5 of the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1706, as introduced, Jones-Sawyer. State government: Administrative Procedure Act: tandardized regulatory impact analyses.
Existing law governs the procedures for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations by state agencies and for the review of those regulatory actions by the Office of Administrative Law. Existing law requires each state agency to prepare a standardized regulatory impact analysis, as specified, with respect to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a major regulation, as defined, that is proposed on or after November 1, 2013. Existing law requires the standardized regulatory impact analysis to address, among other things, the creation or elimination of jobs within the state.
Existing law requires the Department of Finance and the office, from time to time, to review the standardized regulatory impact analyses for adherence to regulations adopted by the department. Existing law requires, on or before November 1, 2015, the office to submit to the Senate and Assembly Committees on Governmental Organization a report describing the extent to which submitted standardized regulatory impact analyses for proposed major regulations adhere to the regulations adopted by the department.
This bill would also require the report to include information on the cumulative economic impact of the regulations on businesses within the state.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 11349.1.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11349.1.5.
 (a) The Department of Finance and the office shall, from time to time, review the standardized regulatory impact analyses required by subdivision (c) of Section 11346.3 and submitted to the office pursuant to Section 11347.3, for adherence to the regulations adopted by the department pursuant to Section 11346.36.
(b) On or before November 1, 2015, the office shall submit to the Senate and Assembly Committees on Governmental Organization a report describing the extent to which submitted standardized regulatory impact analyses for proposed major regulations adhere to the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 11346.36. The report shall include a discussion of agency adherence to the regulations as well as a comparison between various state agencies on the question of adherence. The report shall also include information on the cumulative economic impact of the regulations on businesses within the state. The report may also include any recommendations from the office for actions the Legislature might consider for improving state agency performance.
(c) In addition to the report required by subdivision (b), the office may notify the Legislature of noncompliance by a state agency with the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 11346.36, in any manner or form determined by the office.