Final Regulations for the California Brake Pad Law Submitted to the Secretary of State

The Office of Administrative Law approved and sent the final regulation language to the Secretary of State on September 30, 2016. The regulations became effective on January 1, 2017. Click here to view the final regulation language. The other supporting documents for these regulations can be found on the Brake Pad Document and Fact Sheets web page.


For questions regarding the California Brake Pad law, please contact either Melissa Salinas (, 916-322-7636) or Suzanne Davis (, 916-327-4206).

For questions regarding the Washington State Better Brakes law, please contact Ian Wesley (, 360-407-6747).