Nonprofit Colleges

Notice of Adoption of Regulations


The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to adopt section 940 of title 11, division 1, chapter 10 of the California Code of Regulations concerning the Attorney General’s verification of an institution of higher education’s nonprofit status.

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Notice Register Publication Date: March 17, 2023

Status of the Proposal

This rulemaking is undergoing a 45-day public comment period. Any interested person or their authorized representative may submit written comments regarding the proposed regulatory action. The written comment period closes at 5:00 pm on May 2, 2023. All timely comments that specifically pertain to the proposed regulations will be reviewed and responded to by Department staff. Comments may be submitted by mail or email to:

  • Mail written comments:

    Department of Justice
    Office of the Attorney General
    Charitable Trusts Section
    Attn: Scott Chan, Deputy Attorney General
    455 Golden Gate Ave., Suite 11000
    San Francisco, CA 94102

  • E-mail:

The information below relates to recent rulemaking activity, including links to the regulations text and associated documents. Any person who has submitted a comment regarding a proposed action has the right to request a copy of the Final Statement of Reasons. The Final Statement will also be posted to this webpage upon completion of this rulemaking.

Public Notice and Related Documents