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Section 51.7 of the Board's regulations has been updated.

Reasons for Updating Section 51.7 of the Boards Regulations

AB 1062 (stats. 2013, ch. 427, § 91, eff. Jan. 1, 2014), the clean-up legislation to the Governor's Reorganization Plan Number One of 2011 (GRP 1), made statutory changes that were in addition to the changes of GRP 1. In particular, AB 1062 amended the time frame required for the Board to act on petitions for rehearing. (Gov. Code, § 19586.) Prior to AB 1062, the Board was required within "60 days after service of notice of filing of a petition for rehearing" to grant or deny the petition in whole or in part. (Ibid.) If the Board did not act within this 60-day period, the petition was deemed denied. (Ibid.) AB 1062 extended the 60-day period to 90 days. In accord with this statutory change, the amendment to section 51.7 changes the time period for the Board to act on a petition for rehearing from 60 days to 90 days. The amendment also includes a technical change that replaces "Section" with "Sections." The amendment is effective on December 3, 2014.

Specific Language

§ 51.7. Petitioning for Rehearing.

Either the appellant or the respondent may file a petition for a rehearing of an appeal decision under the provisions of sections 19586 and 19587 of the Government Code.

Action on petitions for rehearing shall be taken within 60 90 days of the service specified in section 19586 of the Government Code.

Note: Authority cited: Section 18701, Government Code. Reference: Sections 19586 and 19587, Government Code.