BILL NUMBER: AB 2165	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Patterson

                        FEBRUARY 20, 2014

   An act to add Section 101.8 to the Business and Professions Code,
relating to licensing.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2165, as introduced, Patterson. Professions and vocations:
licenses.
   Under existing law, boards within the Department of Consumer
Affairs license and regulate persons practicing various healing arts,
professions, vocations, and businesses. Existing law requires these
boards to establish eligibility and application requirements,
including examinations, to license, certificate, or register each
applicant who successfully satisfies applicable requirements.
   This bill would require each board to complete within 45 days the
application review process with respect to each person who has filed
with the board an application for issuance of a license, and to
issue, within that 45 days, a license to an applicant who
successfully satisfied all licensure requirements. The bill also
requires each board to offer each examination the board provides for
the applicant's passage of which is required for licensure, a minimum
of 6 times per year.
   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 101.8 is added to the Business and Professions
Code, to read:
   101.8.  (a) Notwithstanding any other law, every board, as defined
in Section 22, within 45 days following the filing date of an
application with the board for issuance of a license, as defined in
Section 23.7, to engage in the business or profession regulated by
that board, the board shall do both of the following:
   (1) Complete the application review process.
   (2) If the applicant has satisfied all of the requirements for
licensure under the applicable licensing act, issue the applicant the
applicable license.
   (b) Every board that offers an examination that an applicant is
required to complete successfully for licensure, shall offer that
examination a minimum of six times per year.