The provisions of this part, insofar as they are substantially the same as existing statutory provisions relating to the same subject matter, shall be construed as restatements and continuations, and not as new enactments. During any transition required by this part, and until July 1, 1982, the department may determine or effectuate any action or requirement in a manner which implements the legislative intent of this part and which protects appropriate interests of any parties subject to or protected by this part. Regulations implementing this part and promulgated prior to July 1, 1982, shall be deemed emergency regulations pursuant to Section 11346.1 of the Government Code.
(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, Sec. 3.)