California Underground Regulations
- 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?
Office of Administrative Law
300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1250
Sacramento, CA 95814-4339
Phone (916) 323-6225
Fax: (916) 323-6826
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.