Legislative Research & Intent LLC is widely acknowledged as an in-depth source of expertise when it comes to researching the history of California administrative rules and regulations. We offer two major categories of research in this area – reconstructing prior law and rulemaking file research. We also provide highly regarded, complimentary research tools for beleaguered California researchers who wish to attempt the journey on their own. Read more...
Reconstructing Prior Law
Unlike California Statutes, the annotated codes for the California Code of Regulations are both unclear and complex, making interpreting them extremely difficult. LRI has developed a time-tested methodology for getting around these short-comings. Standard hourly fees plus $0.30/page for digital processing apply.
**The State Library in downtown Sacramento is the primary source of research materials. Unfortunately, timely access to many of their materials can be negatively impacted because of the temporary relocation of many of the law and government publications materials to an off-site location in order to accommodate earthquake safety building retrofit work. Projects will be completed as soon as possible.
Rulemaking File Research
Processing a Public Records Act (PRA) request takes 1-3 hours, depending on how much the agency drags its feet. For this service we charge $175/hr, plus additional digital processing costs. However, prior to submitting the PRA request, we generally recommend that you take advantage of our "Reconstructing Prior Law" service, where we identify which administrative register(s) first promulgated the terms at issue. This will ensure that we are requesting the correct documents on your behalf.
If the agency has preserved its files for public access, there are three options for obtaining the records:
Note: Orders placed by 10:00 am trigger that same day for inclusion in the project period. Weekends and State Holidays are not included in the project period.
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