BILL NUMBER: AB 2427	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 1, 2008

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 amended, 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   falls 
within the statutory or regulatory definition of that business,
occupation, or profession  , but would prohibit construing this
provision to prohibit the enforcement of a local ordinance effective
prior to January 1, 2009, as   specified  .
   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   falls
 within the statutory or regulatory definition of that business,
occupation, or profession.  Nothing   However,
nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the
enforcement of a local ordinance effective prior to January 1, 2009,
related to any act or series of acts that falls within the statutory
or regulatory definition of that business, occupation, or profession.
In addition, 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.