BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                  SB 294
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          Date of Hearing:   August 4, 2010 

                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                SB 294 (Negrete-McLeod) - As Amended:  August 2, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                             Business &  
          Professions  Vote: 11-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              


          This bill extends and modifies the sunset dates on more than a  
          dozen professional boards and committees under the jurisdiction  
          of the Department of Consumer Affairs.  Of these boards, nine  
          are related to the health professions and others include the  
          California Architects Board, the Contractors State Licensing  
          Board, and the State Athletic Commission. 

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          No direct fiscal impact to extend the operation of fee-supported  
          (professional fees) boards and commissions under the  
          jurisdiction of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). 


           Rationale  . This bill extends the sunset on about half of several  
          dozen DCA boards and commissions responsible for regulating  
          businesses and licensees affecting the health, safety, and  
          welfare of California consumers.  

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