BILL NUMBER: AB 1702	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Maienschein

                        FEBRUARY 13, 2014

   An act to add Section 480.5 to the Business and Professions Code,
relating to professions and vocations.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1702, as introduced, Maienschein. Professions and vocations:
incarceration.
   Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various
professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer
Affairs, among other entities. Existing law establishes various
eligibility criteria needed to qualify for a license and authorizes a
board to deny a license on the grounds that the applicant has been
convicted of a crime substantially related to the qualifications,
functions, or duties of the business or profession for which
application is made.
   This bill would provide that an individual who has satisfied any
of the requirements needed to obtain a license while incarcerated,
who applies for that license upon release from incarceration, and who
is otherwise eligible for the license shall not be subject to a
delay in processing the application or a denial of the license solely
based on the prior incarceration, except when the incarceration was
for a crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions,
or duties of the business or profession.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 480.5 is added to the Business and Professions
Code, to read:
   480.5.  (a) An individual who has satisfied any of the
requirements needed to obtain a license regulated under this code
while incarcerated, who applies for that license upon release from
incarceration, and who is otherwise eligible for the license shall
not be subject to a delay in processing his or her application or a
denial of the license solely based on the prior incarceration, except
as provided in Section 480.
   (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to a
petition for reinstatement of a license.
   (c) This section shall not apply to the licensure of individuals
under the initiative act referred to in Chapter 2 (commencing with
Section 1000) of Division 2.