(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, to the extent that the regents adopt or amend a rule or regulation pertaining to the governance and maintenance of the buildings and grounds of the University of California pursuant to this section, addressing the conduct of persons who are not students, officers, or employees of the University of California when that conduct is a threat to persons or property or constitutes interference with functions or activities of the university, the violation of that rule or regulation is a misdemeanor.
(b) (1) A proposed rule or regulation subject to this section shall be reviewed by the regents’ office of general counsel for necessity, authority, clarity, consistency, reference, and nonduplication. The office of general counsel may recommend to the regents any action it deems appropriate concerning the proposed rule or regulation.
(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), “necessity,” “authority,” “clarity,” “consistency,” “reference,” and “nonduplication” have the same meaning as those words are defined by Section 11349 of the Government Code.
(c) Notice of the proposed rule or regulation described in this section shall be available to the public in electronic format and shall be published at least 45 days prior to a public hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in each county in which the regents maintain a campus. The notice shall include the right of the public to comment orally or in writing on the proposed rule or regulation either prior to or during the public hearing.
(d) The public shall be provided the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule or regulation at that public hearing.
(e) The regents shall maintain a rulemaking file containing the public notice, public comments, and minutes of the public hearing, including the action taken.
(f) The rulemaking file maintained pursuant to subdivision (e) shall contain a summary of each objection or recommendation made with an explanation of how the proposed rule or regulation was changed to accommodate each objection or recommendation, or the reason or reasons for making no change.
(g) The proposed rule or regulation shall be accompanied by an estimate of the effect of the proposed rule or regulation with regard to the costs or savings to the regents, other state or local agency, or any combination.
(h) The regents shall transmit the rule or regulation, as adopted, to the Secretary of State for filing, and, upon publication in the California Code of Regulations, a violation of the rule or regulation is a misdemeanor.
(i) This section may not be utilized to impinge upon the lawful exercise of constitutionally protected rights of freedom of speech or assembly, or the constitutionally protected right of personal privacy.
(Added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 376, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2003.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018