The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to clean up outdated regulations by repealing sections 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, 946, 947, 948, 949, 950, 951, 952, 953, 954, 955, 956, and 957 of title 11, division 1, chapter 11 of the California Code of Regulations concerning Police Body Armor.

Firearms are one of the most dangerous threats faced by law enforcement officers. Ballistic-resistant soft body armor has saved the lives of many police officers. Body armor is critical safety equipment that law enforcement and corrections officers need for personal protection. The repeal of the outdated regulations will remove the inconsistency between the Department’s regulation and the State’s current procurement practices.

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Notice Register Publication Date: October 21, 2022

Status of the Proposal
The rulemaking is complete. On February 6, 2023, the Office of Administrative Law approved the regulations and filed them with the Secretary of State. The regulations become effective on April 1, 2023.

Final Rulemaking Documents:

Public Notice and Related Documents: