[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 29, Volume 4, Parts 900 to 1899] [Revised as of July 1, 1999] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 29CFR1626.9] [Page 327] TITLE 29--LABOR PART 1626--PROCEDURES--AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT--Table of Contents Sec. 1626.9 Referral to and from State agencies; referral States. (a) The Commission may refer all charges to any appropriate State agency and will encourage State agencies to refer charges to the Commission in order to assure that the prerequisites for private law suits, as set out in section 14(b) of the Act, are met. Charges so referred shall be deemed to have been filed with the Commission in accordance with the specifications contained in Sec. 1626.7(b). The Commission may process any charge at any time, notwithstanding provisions for referral to and from appropriate State agencies. (b) States to which all ADEA charges may be referred: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Utah, Virgin Islands, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. (c) States to which only specified classes of charges are referred: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Washington.