The rapid growth in the number of regulations contained in the California Administrative Code, the existence of numerous rules and regulations outside of the code, and the public concern regarding unnecessary and burdensome regulations suggest the need to establish a formal mechanism for reviewing administrative regulations.
At the request of the Committee on Governmental Organization, the Assembly Office of Research conducted a study of the subject of review of administrative regulations between November 1978 and April 1979. The study involved a literature search of the subject and a survey of the 34 states that have a formalized process for legislative review of administrative regulations.
Hernandez, Manuel P. and Assembly Office of Research, "Review of Administrative Regulations: The Experience of Other States, the Federal Government, and Options for California" (1979). California Assembly. Paper 539.