BILL NUMBER: AB 2427	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Eng

                        FEBRUARY 21, 2008

   An act to amend Section 460 of the Business and Professions Code,
relating to professions and vocations.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2427, as introduced, Eng. Professions and vocations.
   Existing law makes it unlawful for a city or county to prohibit a
person, authorized by one of the agencies of the Department of
Consumer Affairs to engage in a particular business, from engaging in
that business, occupation, or profession or any portion thereof.
   This bill would also make it unlawful for a city or county to
prohibit that person or a group of those persons from engaging in any
act or series of acts that fall within the statutory or regulatory
definition of that business, occupation, or profession.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 460 of the Business and Professions Code is
amended to read:
   460.  No city or county shall prohibit a person  or group of
persons  , authorized by one of the agencies in the Department
of Consumer Affairs by a license, certificate, or other such means to
engage in a particular business, from engaging in that business,
occupation, or profession or any portion thereof  , or from
engaging in any act or series of acts that fall within the statutory
or regulatory definition of that business, occupation, or profession
 . Nothing in this section shall prohibit any city or county or
city and county from levying a business license tax solely for
revenue purposes nor any city or county from levying a license tax
solely for the purpose of covering the cost of regulation.