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AB-376 Regulations: notice.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 376


Introduced by Assembly Member Donnelly

February 14, 2013


An act to add Section 11344.5 to the Government Code, relating to regulations.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 376, as introduced, Donnelly. Regulations: notice.
The Administrative Procedure Act requires the Office of Administrative Law to provide for the official compilation, printing, and publication of adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations, which is known as the California Code of Regulations, provide for a weekly update of the California Code of Regulations, and provide for the publication of the California Regulatory Notice Register, which includes, but is not limited to, a summary of all proposed regulations filed with the Secretary of State in the previous week.
This bill would require a state agency enforcing a regulation promulgated on or after January 1, 2014, to notify a business that is required to comply with that regulation of the existence of the regulation 30 days before its effective date, and to cooperate with the Secretary of State to access business records to obtain the business contact information necessary to provide that notice.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11344.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

11344.5.
 (a) An agency enforcing a regulation promulgated on or after January 1, 2014, shall notify a business that is required to comply with that regulation of the existence of the regulation 30 days before the effective date of the regulation.
(b) If possible, an agency shall provide the notice required pursuant to subdivision (a) by electronic mail, and if not possible, then by written letter through the United States mail.
(c) An agency required to provide notice pursuant to this section shall cooperate with the Secretary of State to access business records to obtain the business contact information necessary to provide the notice.