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          AB 1659 (Huber)
          As Amended  July 15, 2010
          Majority vote
          |ASSEMBLY:  |73-3 |(June 3, 2010)  |SENATE: |34-0 |(August 23,    |
          |           |     |                |        |     |2010)          |
           Original Committee Reference:    B.,P. & C.P.   

           SUMMARY  :  Recasts provisions of existing law governing the  
          periodic review (known as "Sunset Review") of boards, bureaus  
          and commissions under the Department of Consumer Affairs.  

           The Senate amendments  clarify that the Senate Committee on  
          Rules, instead of the President pro Tempore of the Senate, shall  
          appoint members to the Joint Sunset Review Committee established  
          by this bill.

           EXISTING LAW  :

          1)Establishes the Joint Committee on Boards, Commissions and  
            Consumer Protection to hold public hearings at specified times  
            and to evaluate whether a board or regulatory program has  
            demonstrated a need for its continued existence.

          2)States legislative intent that all existing and proposed state  
            boards are subject to review every four years to evaluate and  
            determine whether each has demonstrated a public need for its  
            continued existence, as specified.

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill is substantially similar to  
          the version approved by the Senate.
          FISCAL EFFECT  :  According to the Senate Appropriations  

                            Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions         2010-11      2011-12       2012-13     Fund
           New Joint Sunset ReviewU to $150  Up to $300  Up to $300General*


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          * Senate and Assembly Contingent Funds

          Analysis Prepared by  :    Rebecca May / B.,P. & C.P. / (916)  

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