McClune noted that participants in the February meeting were looking for changes in the regulations that would better match penalties with the severity of the violations.
The proposed regulations being withdrawn were posted on the B.A.R. website www.smogcheck.ca.gov as items 96.1 through 96.4 and had to do with bringing existing regulations in line with current B.A.R. disciplinary practices. The B.A.R.’s last revision of its Guidelines for Disciplinary Penalties and Terms of Probation was in May 1997 and actual practices have changed.
McClune noted that with this action, “The B.A.R. will have to re-file and re-notice any new guidelines and hold additional hearings on any new proposed guidelines.”