EXECUTIVE ORDER W-144-97
WHEREAS, the Legislature through measures such as AB 2061 (Polanco, 1991), AB 3511 (Jones, 1992), AB
969 (Jones, 1993), AB 1144(Goldsmith, 1993), SB 513 (Morgan, 1993), and SB 1082 (Calderon, 1993) has repeatedly
directed state agencies to consider the cost effectiveness of regulations, in an effort to minimize the regulatory
impact on business, local governments, the state's business climate, and the state's economic competitiveness;
WHEREAS, on February 8, 1996, I signed Executive Order W-131-96 which directed each state agency to forward all regulations identified as unnecessary or redundant to the Office of Administrative Law for appropriate action, and also directed the Governor's Office of Planning and Research to hold regional meetings throughout the state to receive public testimony on further reform; and
WHEREAS, more than 300 citizens, businesses, and organizations offered extensive and varied suggestions for regulatory improvements at the California regulatory Roundtables held throughout California in the Spring of 1996; and
WHEREAS, as a result of Executive Order W-131-96 and the California Regulatory Roundtables, 3900 redundant and outdated regulations have been -- or are in the process of -- being repealed, with an additional 1700 regulations identified to date for modification; and
WHEREAS, on June 3, 1996, the Governor's Office of Planning and Research presented its final recommendations and findings in the report entitled "Recommendations from the regulatory Review Roundtables."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, PETE WILSON, Governor of the State of California, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the State of California, do hereby issue this order to become effective immediately:
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 10th day of January 1997.