BILL NUMBER: SB 307 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Price FEBRUARY 15, 2013 An act to amend Sections 4800 and 4804.5 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 307, as introduced, Price. Healing arts: Veterinary Medical Board. Existing law, the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act, provides for the licensure and registration of veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians and the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine by the Veterinary Medical Board. Under existing law, the board consists of 7 members, 3 of whom are public members and 4 of whom are licensed veterinarians. Existing law repeals the provisions establishing the board, and authorizing the board to appoint an executive officer as of January 1, 2014. Under existing law, the board is subject to evaluation by the Joint Sunset Review Committee prior to its repeal. This bill would provide that those provisions are instead repealed as of January 1, 2018. This bill would instead require that the board be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. 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 4800 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read: 4800. (a) There is in the Department of Consumer Affairs a Veterinary Medical Board in which the administration of this chapter is vested. The board consists of the following members: (1) Four licensed veterinarians. (2) One registered veterinary technician. (3) Three public members. (b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2014,2018, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2014,2018, deletes or extends that date. (c) TheNotwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section renders the board subject to the review provided for by Division 1.2 (commencing with Section 473).review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. SEC. 2. Section 4804.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read: 4804.5. The board may appoint a person exempt from civil service who shall be designated as an executive officer and who shall exercise the powers and perform the duties delegated by the board and vested in him or her by this chapter. This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2014,2018, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2014,2018, deletes or extends that date.