The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to clean up outdated regulations by repealing sections 941, 942, 943, 944, 945, 946, 947, 948, 949, 950, 951, 952, 953, 954, 955, 956, and 957 of title 11, division 1, chapter 11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 The repeal of the outdated regulations will remove the inconsistency between the Department’s regulation and the State’s current procurement practices.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: 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 December 6, 2022. 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
    Government Law Section
    Attn: Marlon Martinez
    300 South Spring Street, 9th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90013

  • E-mail: regulations@doj.ca.gov

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