Proposition 244, the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020, clearly mandated that the new privacy agency had to promulgate regulations in 15 areas by July 1, 2022.  It also provided that the agency could begin enforcing the Act on July 1, 2023.  The agency didn’t promulgate final regulations until 9 months after the deadline.  This decision holds that the trial court erred in holding that the remedy for this failure was to require a year’s pause between the agency’s promulgating a final regulation and its ability to enforce that regulation.  Though there would have been a year’s pause had the initiative’s time schedule been met, nothing in the ballot measure linked regulation promulgation date to enforcement date or expressly provided that the regulations would be enforceable only a year after promugation.  Instead, the measure expressly says the agency could begin enforcement on July 1, 2023.  And so it may regardless of when the regulations are finalized.