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SB-410 Occupational safety and health: regulations.(2021-2022)



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Amended  IN  Assembly  June 30, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  March 03, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 410


Introduced by Senator Leyva

February 12, 2021


An act to amend Section 142.4 of the Labor Code, relating to occupational safety and health.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 410, as amended, Leyva. Occupational safety and health: regulations.
Existing law establishes the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board within the Department of Industrial Relations. Existing law authorizes the standards board to adopt, amend, or repeal occupational safety and health standards and orders, as defined, and requires the adoption of standards at least as effective as the federal standards for all issues for which federal standards have been promulgated under provisions of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Existing law generally requires the adoption, amendment, or repeal of standards and orders by the standards board to comply with the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), but exempts from provisions of the APA relating to public participation and review of proposed regulations a standard or amendment to any standard adopted by the standards board that is substantially the same as a federal standard, including existing APA requirements, for a proposed nonmajor regulation, to prepare a prescribed economic impact assessment and, for a proposed major regulation, to prepare a standardized regulatory impact analysis in a manner prescribed by the Department of Finance.
This bill would exempt any occupational safety and health standard and order from the standardized regulatory impact analysis requirement. The bill would also require an economic impact assessment to be prepared for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any occupational safety and health standard and order, including for any such standard and order that is a major regulation proposed after January 1, 2022.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 142.4 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

142.4.
 (a) (1) Occupational safety and health standards and orders shall be adopted, amended, or repealed as provided in Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, except as modified by this chapter.
(2) (A) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), an occupational safety and health standard and order shall be exempt from subdivision (c) of Section 11346.3 of the Government Code.
(B) Nothing in this chapter shall exempt an occupational safety and health standard and order from the requirement to prepare Notwithstanding any other law, an economic impact assessment pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 11346.3 of the Government Code, Code shall be prepared for the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any occupational safety and health standard and order under this section, regardless of whether the occupational safety and health standard and order is a major regulation or is not a major regulation. regulation, including for any occupational safety and health standard and order that is a major regulation proposed after January 1, 2022.
(b) If an emergency regulation is based upon an emergency temporary standard published in the Federal Register by the Secretary of Labor pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-596; 29 U.S.C. Sec. 655(c)(1)), the 120-day period specified in Section 11346.1 of the Government Code shall be deemed not to expire until 120 days after a permanent standard is promulgated by the Secretary of Labor pursuant to Section 6(c)(3) of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 655(c)(3)).