The California State Legislature empowers California agencies, departments, boards, and commissions with the authority to promulgate regulations that enact the state's laws. The California Code of Regulations (CCR) is the body of law that contains these regulations.
In 1977, the state Legislature created the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to review regulations proposed by all state agencies, departments, and boards. The OAL reviews the regulations submitted, transmits them to the Secretary of State once approved, and then works directly with Barclays to publish the California Code of Regulations.
The CCR carries the same force of law as legislation signed by the Governor or court decisions. Every business and governmental agency in California is impacted by these regulations and is responsible for following them. Non-compliance can result in fines, license revocation, or even closure.