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AB-1612 State government: regulations.(2013-2014)

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Enrolled  August 13, 2014
Passed  IN  Senate  August 11, 2014
Passed  IN  Assembly  May 29, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 23, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 02, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 03, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1612


Introduced by Assembly Member Donnelly
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Grove, Harkey, Jones, and Nestande)

February 06, 2014


An act to amend Section 11344 of the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1612, Donnelly. State government: regulations.
The Administrative Procedure Act generally sets forth the requirements for the adoption, publication, review, and implementation of regulations by state agencies. The act requires the Office of Administrative Law to provide on its Internet Web site, free of charge, the full text of the California Code of Regulations, and a list of, and a link to the full text of, each regulation filed with the Secretary of State that is pending effectiveness, as specified.
This bill would prohibit the Office of Administrative Law from charging a fee to enable access for individuals with disabilities, as specified, and would require that accessibility options advertised to end users of the Internet Web site under the “accessibility” link be made available to the public free of charge.
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 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11344.
 The office shall do all of the following:
(a) (1) Provide for the official compilation, printing, and publication of adoption, amendment, or repeal of regulations, which shall be known as the California Code of Regulations. On and after July 1, 1998, the office shall make available on the Internet, free of charge, the full text of the California Code of Regulations, and may contract with another state agency or a private entity in order to provide this service.
(2) For purposes of this subdivision, the office shall not charge any fee to enable the access that is required by subdivision (d) of Section 11135 for individuals with disabilities. Any accessibility options advertised to end users of the Internet Web site under the “accessibility” link, including any frameless, text-based interface provided pursuant to Section 1194.22(k) of Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations, shall be made available to the public free of charge.
(b) Make available on its Internet Web site a list of, and a link to the full text of, each regulation filed with the Secretary of State that is pending effectiveness pursuant to Section 11343.4.
(c) Provide for the compilation, printing, and publication of weekly updates of the California Code of Regulations. This publication shall be known as the California Code of Regulations Supplement and shall contain amendments to the code.
(d) Provide for the publication dates and manner and form in which regulations shall be printed and distributed and ensure that regulations are available in printed form at the earliest practicable date after filing with the Secretary of State.
(e) Ensure that each regulation is printed together with a reference to the statutory authority pursuant to which it was enacted and the specific statute or other provision of law which the regulation is implementing, interpreting, or making specific.