Major Regulations

Senate Bill 617 (Chapter 496, Statutes of 2011) established additional regulatory impact assessment standards for major regulations. State agencies must conduct a Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment (SRIA) when it estimates that a proposed regulation has an economic impact exceeding $50 million. The Department of Finance has adopted regulations for state agencies to follow when conducting a SRIA for major regulations. Finance is required to review the completed SRIA submitted by agencies and provide comment(s) to the agency on the extent to which the assessment adheres to the regulations adopted by Finance. Any questions regarding these regulations or completing a SRIA should be directed to the Economic Research Unit.

On October 29, 2013, Finance’s regulations on major regulations and Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessments were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State. These became effective on November 1, 2013. Some minor modifications were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State on November 21, 2013. The effective date of these regulations is December 1, 2013. Rulemaking documents are available on the SB 617 Rulemaking Documents webpage—see the link below.

On December 26, 2013, Finance released two budget letters relating to the preparation of SRIAs for proposed major regulations, and the preparation of STD. 399 for proposed regulations.

BL13-29 Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessments

  • Attachment I – California Major Regulations Calendar (DF-130 Form)
  • Attachment II – Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment Summary (DF-131 Form)

BL13-30 Economic and Fiscal Impact Assessments and Regulatory Review

BL23-21 Regulations Process Update

Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment Information

Finance has purchased RIMS II multipliers from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for state agency use in regulatory impact analysis.  If your agency is interested in access to the RIMS II multipliers for California, please contact the Economic Research Unit.

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