Welcome to the Office of Administrative Law
The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) ensures that agency regulations are clear, necessary, legally valid, and available to the public. OAL is responsible for reviewing administrative regulations proposed by over 200 state agencies for compliance with the standards set forth in California’s Administrative Procedure Act (APA), for transmitting these regulations to the Secretary of State and for publishing regulations in the California Code of Regulations.
- THE 2018 CALIFORNIA REGULATORY NOTICE REGISTER SCHEDULE is now available. Please visit our Notice Register page.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING THE 2018 RULEMAKING CALENDAR are now available. Click here for more information.
ON OCTOBER 12, 2017, OAL issued a Decision of Disapproval of Regulatory Action regarding the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's proposed regulations to implement the lethal injection process.
- ONLINE TRAINING REGISTRATION: Registration for OAL's 3-day APA rulemaking training course and half-day underground regulation training is now available online. Register here.