Regulatory Actions

​The California Highway Patrol is authorized by the California Vehicle Code to adopt and enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the duties of the department. These rules and regulations are subject to the procedures contained in the California Government Code and as specified by the California Office of Administrative Law. Regulations adopted by the department are contained in Title 13, California Code of Regulations.

Questions regarding existing regulations adopted by the department may be addressed to the Office of Community Outreach and Media Relations or Commercial Vehicle Section.

Any interested person may submit written comments on proposed regulatory actions via any of the contact methods below.

Contact information​

Facsimile

​See Proposed Regulations Below.

​Electronic mail

​​See Proposed Regulations Below.

​U.S. Postal Service mail

​California Highway Patrol
Enforcement and Planning Division
P.O. Box 942898
Sacramento, CA 94298-0001

 

​All comments should be directed to the attention of the contact person or persons listed for each regulatory action, and should include the "CHP-R" number of the regulatory proposal. The Department regrets that verbal comments via telephone cannot be accepted.

Persons who furnish written comments on proposed regulatory actions may request that a copy of the final statement of reasons be provided to them when the proposed action is completed.

 

​Proposed Regulations:

Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action
Inhalation Hazards Safe Stops
CHP R 2020 06203

Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 2.5
Amend Section 1157.21

Dr. Tian Ting Shih or Sergeant Robert Daniels ,
Commercial Vehicle Section
Telephone: (916) 843 3400
Fax: (916) 322 3154

Hi-Lo Audible Warning Sound
CHP-R-20​20-06207

Title 13, California Code of Regulations 
Division 2, Chapter 4, Add Article 8.5 
Sections 1029.1, 1029.2, 1029.3, and 1029.4

Officer Kasonja Pochop or Sergeant Dave Kelly 
Commercial Vehicle Section
Telephone: (916) 843-3400
Fax: (916) 322-3154



Newly Adopted Regulations:​ ​

Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action
SMOKING ON SCHOOL BUS

(CHP-R-20​19-06102)
Title 13, California Code of Regulations 
Division 2, Chapter 6.5, Article 4 
Amend Section 1222

Jantze Bowie or Sergeant Scott Taylor 
Research and Planning Section
Telephone: (916) 843-3340

Federal Consistency
CHP-R-2018-01

Title 13, California Code of Regulations
Division 2, Chapter 6.5, Article 1
Amend Section 1200 and Article 6, Amend Section 1234 Effective Date: October 1, 2020

Officer Kasonja Pochop  or Sergeant David Kelly
Commercial Vehicle Section
Telephone: (916) 843-3400
Fax: (916) 322-3154

General Hazardous Materials Regulations 
CHP-R-2018-08 

Title 13, California Code of Regulations 
Division 2, Chapter 6, Article 3
Amend Sections 1160.2 and 1164

Effective Date: October 1, 2020


Officer Kasonja Pochop or Sergeant David Kelly
Telephone: (916) 843-3400
Fax: (916) 322-3154



 

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