INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Hill

                        FEBRUARY 17, 2010

   An act to amend an initiative act entitled "An act prescribing the
terms upon which licenses may be issued to practitioners of
chiropractic, creating the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and
declaring its powers and duties, prescribing penalties for violation
thereof, and repealing all acts and parts of acts inconsistent
therewith" approved by electors November 7, 1922, by amending Section
12 thereof, relating to chiropractors, and making an appropriation


   AB 1996, as introduced, Hill. Chiropractors: license renewal fee.
   Existing law, the Chiropractic Act, enacted by initiative,
provides for the licensure and regulation of chiropractors by the
State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Under the act, each person
practicing chiropractic, after a license has been issued, is annually
required to pay the board a renewal fee not exceeding $150, as
determined by the board. Existing law authorizes the Legislature to
fix these fees. Existing law directs the deposit of these funds into
the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners' Fund, a continuously
appropriated fund.
   This bill would require a licensee to pay at least a $200 renewal
fee and no more than $350, as determined by the board. By increasing
that amount in the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners' Fund, the
bill would make an appropriation.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


  SECTION 1.  Section 12 of the act cited in this title is amended to
   Sec. 12.  Licenses issued under the provisions of this section
expire at 12 midnight on the last day of the month of birth of
licentiates of the board.
   On or before July 1, 1991, the board shall establish regulations
for the administration of a birth month renewal program. Each person
practicing chiropractic within this state shall, on or before the
last day of their month of birth of each year, after a license is
issued to them as herein provided, pay to the Board of Chiropractic
Examiners a renewal fee of  at least two hundred dollars ($200)
and  not more than  one hundred fifty dollars ($150)
  three hundred fifty dollars ($350)  as determined
by the board. The secretary shall mail to all licensed chiropractors
in this state, on or before 60 days prior to the last day of the
month of their birth each year, a notice that the renewal fee will be
due on or before the last day of the month of their birth next
following. Nothing in this act shall be construed to require the
receipts to be recorded in like manner as original licenses. The
failure, neglect or refusal of any person holding a license or
certificate to practice under this act in the State of California to
pay the annual fee during the time their license remains in force
shall, after a period of 60 days from the last day of the month of
their birth automatically work a forfeiture of his or her license or
certificate, and it shall not be restored except upon the written
application therefor and the payment to the board of a fee of twice
the annual amount of the renewal fee in effect at the time the
restoration application is filed except that a licentiate who fails,
refuses or neglects to pay the annual tax within a period of 60 days
after the last day of the month of his or her birth of each year
shall not be required to submit to an examination for the reissuance
of the certificate.