BILL NUMBER: AB 1431	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  MARCH 9, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 4, 2010
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 14, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Hill

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2009

   An act to amend Sections 6710  and 6711   ,
6711, and 7801  of the Business and Professions Code, relating
to geologists and geophysicists.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1431, as amended, Hill. Geologists and geophysicists.
   Existing law establishes in the Department of Consumer Affairs a
Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, consisting of 13
members. Existing law requires that membership to include 5
engineers, one land surveyor, and 7 public members. Existing law
requires the Governor to appoint 5 of the public members and all of
the professional members. The Senate Rules Committee and the Speaker
of the Assembly are required to each appoint a public member.
   Existing law requires the Board for Professional Engineers and
Land Surveyors to administer the Geologists and Geophysicists Act.
   This bill would rename the board as the Board for Professional
Engineers, Land Surveyors,  and  Geologists  and
Geophysicists  . The bill would change the membership of the
board to 14 to include a professional member licensed under the
Geologists and Geophysicists Act.  The bill would make conforming
changes to related provisions. 
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 6710 of the Business and Professions Code is
amended to read:
   6710.  (a)  There is in the Department of Consumer Affairs a Board
for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors,  Geologists, and
Geophysicists   and Geologists,  which consists of
14 members.
   (b)  Any reference in any law or regulation to the Board of
Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors  , or
the Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors,  is
deemed to refer to the Board for Professional Engineers, Land
Surveyors,  Geologists, and Geophysicists   and
Geologists  .
   (c)  This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2011, and,
as of January 1, 2012, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
that becomes effective on or before January 1, 2012, deletes or
extends the dates on which it becomes inoperative and is repealed.
The repeal of this section renders the board subject to the review
required by Division 1.2 (commencing with Section 473).
  SEC. 2.  Section 6711 of the Business and Professions Code is
amended to read:
   6711.  Each member of the board shall be a citizen of the United
States. Five members shall be registered under this chapter. One
member shall be licensed under the Land Surveyors' Act, Chapter 15
(commencing with Section 8700), one member shall be licensed under
the Geologists and Geophysicists Act, Chapter 12.5 (commencing with
Section 7800), and seven shall be public members who are not
registered under this act, licensed under the Geologists and
Geophysicists Act, or licensed under the Land Surveyors' Act. Each
member, except the public members, shall have at least 12 years
active experience and shall be of good standing in his  or her
 profession. Each member shall be at least 30 years of age, and
shall have been a resident of this state for at least five years
immediately preceding his or her appointment.
   SEC. 3.    Section 7801 of the   Business
and Professions Code   is amended to read: 
   7801.  (a) "Board," as used in this chapter, means the Board for
Professional Engineers  and   ,  Land
Surveyors  , and Geologists  established under Section 6710.
Any reference in any law or regulation to the Board for Geologists
and Geophysicists or the State Board of Registration for Geologists
and Geophysicists shall be deemed to refer to the Board for
Professional Engineers  and   ,  Land
Surveyors  ,   and Geologists  .
   (b) The board shall succeed to  ,  and is vested with
 ,  all the duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and
jurisdiction previously vested in the Board for Geologists and
Geophysicists.
   (c) The board shall receive two personnel years that were
previously allocated to the Board for Geologists and Geophysicists
for the performance of the board's responsibilities under this
chapter.