Governor Signs Job Creator Bill that Helps Create Regulatory Certainty
(September 12, 2012) A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that helps create regulatory certainty for businesses was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday.
SB 1099 (Wright; D-Inglewood) provides certainty for business by creating a predictable and easy-to-track implementation schedule for new regulations and provides language of new regulations online for easier access.
SB 1099 provides that all regulations must go into effect quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1, while still allowing for the adoption of emergency regulations when necessary.
The bill also requires the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to make available on its website a list of regulations awaiting implementation. State agencies must post on their website each regulation filed with the Secretary of State and provide OAL with electronic links to those regulations.
Each year, state agencies draft and implement numerous regulations that go into effect 30 days after being filed with the Office of the Secretary of State. Keeping track of these regulations throughout the year presents a difficult challenge for California businesses, especially small businesses that employ small staffs and have limited resources.
The current regulatory process often results in businesses being out of compliance and administrative penalties being levied.
SB 1099 addresses this issue by creating a single, reliable source for businesses to learn about any pending regulations.
For updates on the remaining job creator bills, visit www.calchamber.com/jobcreators.
Staff Contact: Marc Burgat