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          Date of Hearing:   May 19, 2010

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                   AB 2500 (Hagman) - As Amended:  April 26, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                              Business and  
          Professions  Vote:                            11 - 0 

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              

           SUMMARY  

          This bill waives the penalty or late fee associated with any  
          state license for a member of the California National Guard or  
          United States Armed Forces who was on active duty, outside of  
          the state during the time the license lapsed. 

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Any loss of revenue due to forgone late fees would be minor. 

           COMMENTS  

           1)Purpose  . This bill grants an exemption from late fees for  
            active military personnel who are serving outside of the state  
            when any state license they may hold lapses.  The bill does  
            require that when renewing a license those individuals would  
            need to show proof that they were outside of the state on  
            active duty at the time their license lapsed. According to the  
            author, " As it currently stands, if a member of the military  
            is sent outside of the state for the purposes of being  
            deployed for active duty, and in the meantime one of his/her  
            state licenses expire, that member of the military will be  
            forced to pay a late renewal fee once he/she comes back into  
            the state."

           2)Related Legislation  . AB 1952 (Berg; Chapter 435, Statutes of  
            2008) exempts honorably discharged veterans who are California  
            residents from paying city, county and state license fees.

            AB 839 (Emmerson; Chapter 194, Statutes of 2007) adds National  
            Guard members to the list of military services who would be  








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            exempt from having to renew their real estate license while  
            serving on active duty.


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