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Regulatory Reform

By January 10, 2013 No Comments

(updated on January 24, 2014)

The state of California has a myriad of rules and regulations and with them come compliance issues (both for the cost of business and general welfare of the state).  Frequently rules and regulations are developed without sufficient public input and a true understanding of the impacts.  Even more, regulatory certainty and clarity is necessary to ensure businesses not only understand the rules but can also abide by them without adding undue cost through penalties, lawsuits, etc.

Key Points to Remember:

  • On October 6, 2011, Governor Brown signed into law SB 617, which set forth a statutory requirement for standardized regulatory impact analyses of “major” regulations (i.e., those exceeding $50 million) that will be adopted, amended or repealed on or after November 1, 2013.  The regulations guiding this process went into effect on December 1, 2013.
  • The passage of SB 617 was certainly a step in the right direction, but it simply does not go far enough.  Shortly after the adoption of SB 617, the Little Hoover Commission released a report titled Better Regulation: Improving California’s Rulemaking Process, which encourages the State’s regulatory reform efforts to go even further.

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