Regulatory Actions

Proposed Regulations


Consumer Assistance Program Incentive Increases

California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 33, Chapter 1
Amend Sections 3394.3, 3394.4, and 3394.6

Public Comment Period: January 26-March 12, 2024

Updated Smog Check Inspection Equipment and Station Requirements

California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 33, Chapter 1
Amend Section 3340.17

Public Comment Period: January 19-March 5, 2024

Vehicle Safety Systems Inspection Program

California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 33, Chapter 1
Amend Sections 3303, 3303.2, 3305, 3306, 3307, 3308, 3309, 3310, 3315, 3316, 3320, 3321
Adopt Sections 3311.1, 3311.2, 3311.3, 3312.1, 3312.1.1, 3312.2, 3313.1, 3313.2, 3314.1, 3314.1.1, 3314.2

Public Comment Period: November 10-December 26, 2023

Approved Regulations


Automotive Repair Dealer Registration Renewal Requirements

California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Division 33, Chapter 1
Amend Section 3351.2

Public Comment Period: July 28-September 12, 2023
Date Filed with the Secretary of State: December 4, 2023
Effective Date: April 1, 2024

Citation and Remedial Training Programs for Automotive Repair Dealers

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3394.25, 3394.26, 3394.27, 3394.40, 3394.41, 3394.42, 3394.43, 3394.44, 3394.45, 3394.46, 3394.50, 3394.51, 3394.52, 3394.53, 3394.54, 3394.55, 3395.7, 3395.8, 3395.9, and 3395.10

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: May 31, 2023
Effective Date: July 1, 2023

Automotive Repair Dealer Registration Application Requirements

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3303, 3351, and 3395.6

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: May 1, 2023
Effective Date: July 1, 2023

Smog Check Equipment Security and Fraud Prevention

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3340.15, 3340.41, 3340.45, 3394.26

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: August 15, 2022
Effective Date: October 1, 2022

STAR Program Updates

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3340.1, 3340.16, 3340.16.5, 3340.41, 3392.1, 3392.2, 3392.2.1, 3392.3, 3392.3.1, 3392.4, 3392.5, 3392.5.1, 3392.6, 3392.6.1

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: May 5, 2022
Effective Date: July 1, 2022

Disciplinary Guidelines Amendments

Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 3395.4

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: February 24, 2022
Effective Date: April 1, 2022

Consumer Assistance Program Updates - Certificate of Compliance

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3394.3, 3394.4, 3394.6

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: January 20, 2022
Effective Date: January 20, 2022

Consumer Assistance Program Updates - Re-Adoption of Emergency Regulations

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3394.3, 3394.4, 3394.6

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: June 4, 2021
Effective Date: June 30, 2021

Rehabilitation and Substantial Relationship Criteria

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3395, 3395.2

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: February 18, 2021
Effective Date: February 18, 2021

Mobile Automotive Repair and Automatic Transmissions - Section 100

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3351.7.3, 3361.1

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: February 8, 2021
Effective Date: February 8, 2021

Consumer Assistance Program Updates - Emergency Regulations

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3394.3, 3394.4, 3394.6

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: August 31, 2020
Effective Date: August 31, 2020

Correction of Cross References, Punctuation, Redundancy, and Adding Conformity with Statute - Section 100

Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 3303, 3352, 3353, 3356

Date Filed with the Secretary of State: June 4, 2019
Effective Date: June 4, 2019