BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                  AB 1996
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          Date of Hearing:   April 28, 2010

                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                    AB 1996 (Hill) - As Amended:  April 14, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                              Business &  
          Professions  Vote:                            11-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              


          This bill modifies the fee level for licensure renewal for  
          chiropractors to authorize the California Board of Chiropractic  
          Examiners to increase the fee from $150 to up to $250.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Annual increased fee-supported special fund revenues of $1.3  
          million to support enforcement and administration workload for  
          the Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board). 


          This bill gives the Board the authority to increase the annual  
          license renewal fee from $150 to up to $250. The current fee was  
          established in 1991 and has not been increased since that time. 

          This bill provides adequate support to the Board for enforcement  
          and administrative work. The current fee level has resulted in a  
          $1 million shortfall in the current year. This bill increases  
          Board funding to better match workload. The Board's annual  
          budget is funded exclusively through licensing and other  
          regulatory fees to support oversight of California's 13,300  
          licensed chiropractors. 

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Mary Ader / APPR. / (916) 319-2081