TRAINING FOR THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OFFICIAL. COURSE CURRICULUM. TRAINING FOR THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OFFICIAL. COURSE CURRICULUM. TRAINING FOR THE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES OFFICIAL. Module Two “LAWS AND REGULATIONS”. Second in a series of 14. Introduction. This module will:
Module Two“LAWS AND REGULATIONS”
Second in a series of 14
This module will:
Learn the difference between a law and a regulation
Learn how an idea becomes a proposed law
Learn how a proposed law makes its way through the Legislature and is forwarded to the Governor for signature or veto
Learn how regulations are proposed and adopted
Learn where weights and measures regulations come from
The California Constitution separates the powers of State government into three branches
Article 4 – Legislative
The legislative power of this State is vested in the California Legislature which consists of the Senate and Assembly, but the people reserve to themselves the powers of initiative and referendum…
Article 5 – Executive
The supreme executive power of this State is vested in the Governor. The Governor shall see that the law is faithfully executed….
Article 6 – Judicial
The judicial power of this State is vested in the Supreme Court, courts of appeal, superior courts, and municipal courts, all of which are courts of record…
What is a law?
you from doing something
“The principal weighmaster license fee is $75.00 per year.”
This type of law is enforceable on its face.
“The Department shall establish specifications for engine coolants and recycled engine coolants that promote the public safety in the operation of motor vehicles.”
This type of law cannot be enforced until a regulation is adopted.
“There shall be adequate space between parked cars in a public parking lot.”
This law could be enforced on a case-by-case basis, but the enforcement would present significant difficulties.
What is a Regulation?
State agency mustsubmit rulemakingrecord within 1 yearof notice publication
For additional information about the ‘Rulemaking Process’, visit OAL’s website at http://www.oal.ca.gov.
B&P Code Sections 12107, 12211, 12609, 13440, 13450, 13460 & 13710Provide the authority for the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture to adopt other organizations’ standards, publications, or handbooks
Western Weights and Measures Association (WWMA)
National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM)
The difference between a law and a regulation
How an idea becomes a proposed law
How a proposed law becomes an actual law
How regulations are proposed and adopted
Where weights and measures regulations come from
This training module has provided you witha better understanding of how weights and measures Laws and Regulations work andare enacted.
This Concludes Module 2“LAWS AND REGULATIONS”