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California Underground Regulations

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  • yc90914
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 13 6:27 PM
      Has anyone tries this process to prevent the demand for a SSN, to prevent the garnishment of wages and the confiscation of bank funds, even the demand for private sector Drivers License complainace?

      Contact OAL:

      Office of Administrative Law
      300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250
      Sacramento, CA 95814-4339

      Phone (916) 323-6225
      CALNET 473-6225
      Fax: (916) 323-6826
      e-mail: staff@...


      Underground Regulations

      What are they, and what do they mean to you?

      State agencies, with few exceptions, are required to adopt regulations following the procedures established in the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). A regulation is defined in Government Code section 11342.600:

      "Regulation means every rule, regulation, order, or standard of general application or the amendment, supplement, or revision of any rule, regulation, order, or standard adopted by any state agency to implement, interpret, or make specific the law enforced or administered by it, or to govern its procedure."

      If a state agency issues, enforces, or attempts to enforce a rule without following the APA, the rule is called an "underground regulation." State agencies are prohibited from enforcing underground regulations.

      If you believe a state agency has taken an action based upon an alleged underground regulation, you can challenge the alleged underground regulation by filing a petition with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). If your petition is accepted, OAL will issue a determination. This program is informally known as the "Chapter Two Unit", or "CTU", because OAL's regulations regarding underground regulations are found in Title 1, Chapter 2 of the California Code of Regulations.

      The following links provide more information on underground regulations and how to submit a petition to OAL alleging an underground regulation.

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