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          AB 2500 (Hagman)
          As Amended  May 20, 2010
          Majority vote 

           BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS        11-0                   
          APPROPRIATIONS      16-0                            
          |Ayes:|Hayashi, Emmerson,        |Ayes:|Fuentes, Conway, Hill,    |
          |     |Conway, Eng, Hernandez,   |     |Bradford, Charles         |
          |     |Hill, Ma, Nava, Niello,   |     |Calderon, Coto, Davis,    |
          |     |Ruskin, Smyth             |     |Hall, Harkey, Miller,     |
          |     |                          |     |Nielsen, Norby, Skinner,  |
          |     |                          |     |Solorio, Torlakson,       |
          |     |                          |     |Torrico                   |
          |     |                          |     |                          |
           SUMMARY  :   Waives the penalty fee for late renewal of  
          professional state licenses subject to regulation by a board,  
          bureau, or entity under the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)  
          for members of the California National Guard or the United  
          States (U.S.) Armed Forces, who are on active duty at the time  
          of the lapse of the license.  Specifically,  this bill  requires:   

          1)Boards, bureaus and entities under DCA to waive penalty fees  
            for late licensure renewal for members of the California  
            National Guard or U.S. Armed Forces who were on active duty at  
            the time of the lapse of the license.

          2)The member to submit a copy of his or her official military  
            orders upon request the waiver of the penalty fee.

           EXISTING LAW  establishes various boards and bureaus for  
          professional licensure under DCA.

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  According to the Assembly Appropriations  
          Committee analysis, any loss of revenue due to forgone late fees  
          would be minor.

           COMMENTS  :  According to the author's office, "As it currently  
          stands, if a member of the military is sent outside of the state  


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          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.

          "AB 2500 would fix the problem by granting an exemption for  
          those cases.  The individual would have to show proof that  
          he/she was outside of the state on active duty in order to  
          receive this exemption.

          "I believe we should not punish the courageous men and women of  
          the armed forces who put their lives at risk everyday on our  
          behalf.  It is unfair to make them pay a fine when they're away  
          defending our freedoms."

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

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