BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    



                                                                  AB 1431
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          Date of Hearing:   January 21, 2010

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                Kevin De Leon, Chair

                    AB 1431 (Hill) - As Amended:  January 4, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                              Business and  
          Professions  Vote:                            11 - 0 

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              

           SUMMARY  

          This bill changes the name of the Board of Professional  
          Engineers and Land Surveyors (BPELS) to the Board of  
          Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geologists and  
          Geophysicists, and increases the number of board members from 13  
          to 14.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Minor costs of less than $20,000 per year (Professional  
          Engineers and Land Surveyors Fund). 

           COMMENTS  

           Purpose  . This bill provides technical clean up to AB4X 20  
          (Strickland; Chapter 18, Statutes of 2009).  One provision of  
          AB4X 20 consolidated the Board for Geologists and Geophysicists  
          with the BPELS.  The bill transferred all of the roles and  
          responsibilities of the Board for Geologists and Geophysicists  
          to BPELS.  AB 4X 20 however, did not change the title BPELS to  
          reflect their new role and responsibilities, nor did it include  
          a licensed geologist or geophysicist on the Board now overseeing  
          geologist and geophysicists.  This legislation updates the name  
          and expands membership to include one licensed geologist or  
          geophysicist. 


           Analysis Prepared by  :    Julie Salley-Gray / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081