BILL NUMBER: SB 822	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 22, 2013

INTRODUCED BY   Committee on Business, Professions and Economic
Development (Senators Price (Chair), Block, Corbett, Emmerson,
Galgiani, Hernandez, Hill, Padilla, Wyland, and Yee)

                        MARCH 20, 2013

   An act to amend Sections  5096, 5096.2, 5096.12, 7065.3, 
7114, 7141, 7206, 7210,  and  7887  , and
17914,  of,  and  to add Section 7851 to, 
and to repeal Sections 102.1 and 102.2 of,  the Business and
Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations, and making
an appropriation therefor.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 822, as amended, Committee on Business, Professions and
Economic Development. Professions and vocations. 
   (1) Existing law requires that certain actions take place with
regard to the Cemetery Board and Funeral Directors and Embalmers
Board and the Structural Pest Control Board by January 1, 1996. 

   This bill would delete those provisions.  
   (2) Existing law, between July 1, 2013, and January 1, 2019,
authorizes an individual whose principal place of business is not in
this state and who has a valid and current license, certificate, or
permit to practice public accountancy from another state to engage in
the practice of public accountancy in this state under a practice
privilege without obtaining a certificate or license, if certain
conditions are met.  
   This bill would add the condition that the individual is required
to notify the Board of Accountancy of any pending criminal charges in
any jurisdiction, other than for a minor traffic violation. 

   Existing law, between July 1, 2013, and January 1, 2019,
authorizes a certified public accounting firm that is authorized to
practice in another state and that does not have an office in this
state to engage in the practice of public accountancy in this state
through the holder of a practice privilege, and the board is
authorized to revoke, suspend, issue a fine, as provided, or
otherwise restrict or discipline the firm for any act that would be
grounds for discipline against a holder of a practice privilege
through which the firm practices.  
   This bill would also authorize the board to issue a citation and
fine, as provided, under the general powers given to the board as a
part of the Department of Consumer Affairs.  
   (1) 
    (3)  Existing law, the Contractors' State License Law,
provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors in this
state. Under existing law, a contractor's license that has expired
may be renewed at any time within 5 years after its expiration by
filing an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the
registrar of contractors, and payment of the appropriate renewal fee.
If the license is renewed after the expiration date, existing law
requires the licensee to also pay a delinquency fee.  The regist
  rar of contractors is required to conduct a comprehensive
field investigation of no less than 3% of applications for an
additional classification on a contractor's license based upon
experience and without further examination to ensure that the
applicants met the experience requirements and to make public, at
quarterly meetings of the Contractors' State License Board, a listing
of all additional classification applications approved during the
previous 12 months, including, but not limited to, the name of the
applicant, license number, classification applied for, and existing
classifications. 
   This bill would provide an exception to the requirement to pay the
delinquency fee where an incomplete renewal application, that had
originally been submitted on or before the license expiration date,
was returned to the licensee by the registrar with an explanation of
the reasons for its rejection and a corrected and acceptable renewal
application is returned by the licensee within 30 days after the
license expiration date. The bill would also require that the license
reflect an expired status for any period between the expiration date
and the date of submission of a correct and acceptable renewal
application.  The bill would delete the requirement that the
registrar's investigation be a field investigation, and would delete
the requirement that the registrar make public, at quarterly meetings
of the Contractors' State License Board, the listing of all
additional classification applications approved during the previous
12 months.  
   (2) 
    (4)  Existing law, until January 1, 2014, provides that
there is in the Department of Consumer Affairs a State Board of Guide
Dogs for the Blind that has exclusive authority to issue licenses
for the instruction of blind persons in the use of guide dogs, for
the training of guide dogs for use by blind persons, to operate
schools for the training of guide dogs for the blind, and for the
instruction of blind persons in the use of guide dogs. Existing law
requires the board to hold regular meetings at least once a year at
which an examination of applicants for certificates of registration
is to be given.
   This bill would delete that requirement. 
   (3) 
    (5)  Existing law, the Geologist and Geophysicist Act,
provides for the registration, regulation, and discipline of
professional geologists and geophysicists by the Board for
Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. A violation
of the act is a misdemeanor. Existing law creates the Geology and
Geophysics Account of the Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Fund, which is a continuously appropriated fund, into which fees
prescribed by the act are deposited.
   This bill would create a new category of registration, to be known
as a "retired registration," for a geologist or geophysicist who
meets specified qualifications and would prescribe fees necessary to
obtain a retired registration, as well as restrictions on holders of
the registration. The bill would also specify the title that the
holder of a retired registration is authorized to use. Because a
violation of these requirements would be a crime, the bill would
impose a state-mandated local program. Because the bill would
increase moneys deposited into a continuously appropriated fund, the
bill would make an appropriation. 
   (6) Existing law requires any person who regularly transacts
business in this state for profit under a fictitious business name to
do several things, including, but not limited to, filing a
fictitious business name statement not later than 40 days from the
time the registrant commences to transact business. Existing law
requires the statement to be signed by the husband or wife if the
registrants are husband and wife.  
   This bill would instead provide that the statement shall be signed
by either party to the marriage if the registrants are a married
couple.  
   (4) 
    (7)  The California Constitution requires the state to
reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs
mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for
making that reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: yes.


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

   SECTION 1.    Section 102.1 of the  
Business and Professions Code  is repealed.  
   102.1.  (a) If the Cemetery Board and the Funeral Directors and
Embalmers Board are not consolidated or otherwise restructured on
January 1, 1996, the Department of Consumer Affairs shall succeed to,
and is vested with, all the duties, powers, purpose,
responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the boards, including the
employment of one executive director for the purposes of performing
the department's obligations herewithin.
   (b) Notwithstanding Section 107, any law authorizing the
appointment of an executive officer by the Cemetery Board and the
Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board shall not be implemented and
shall have no force or effect while either board is inoperative or
repealed.
   (c) If legislation consolidating or otherwise restructuring the
Cemetery Board and the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board is not
enacted, the Controller is authorized to transfer the necessary
amount of funds from Item 1335-001-0258 of the 1995 Budget Act to the
department for expenditure by the department for purposes of this
section.
   (d) This section shall be operative only during the period that
legislation is not enacted to consolidate or otherwise restructure
the Cemetery Board and the Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board into
another board or entity. 
   SEC. 2.    Section 102.2 of the   Business
and Professions Code   is repealed.  
   102.2.  (a) If the Structural Pest Control Board does not comply
with the contingencies specified in paragraphs (a) to (d), inclusive,
of Provision 1 of Item 1530-001-0775 of the Budget Act of 1995 by
January 1, 1996, as determined by the Department of Consumer Affairs,
then the department may succeed to and is vested with all the
duties, powers, purpose, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the
board, including the employment of one executive director for the
purposes of performing the department obligations herein.
   (b) If the department elects to not exercise control over the
board pursuant to subdivision (a), the department shall monitor the
board on a monthly basis and the Controller shall, on a monthly
basis, transfer the necessary amount of funds, not to exceed
one-sixth of the amount of the appropriation for each fund identified
in subdivision (c), to the board for the purpose of this
subdivision. If at any time the department determines that the board
is not meeting satisfactory progress toward the obligations set forth
in subdivision (a), the department may invoke privileges of
succession as allowed by subdivision (a).
   Monitoring shall include a monthly report from the board, the
status of meeting the obligations set forth in subdivisions (a)
through (d), inclusive, of Provision 1 of Item 1530-001-0775 of the
Budget Act of 1995 in addition to other statutory obligations as
prescribed by law.
   (c) Notwithstanding Section 107, any provision of law authorizing
the appointment of an executive officer by the Structural Pest
Control Board shall not be implemented and shall have no force or
effect while the board is inoperative or repealed. This subdivision
shall be in effect only if the Department of Consumer Affairs invokes
privileges of succession pursuant to subdivision (a).
   (d) In the event that the Structural Pest Control Board does not
comply with Provision 1 of Item 1530-001-0775 of the Budget Act of
1995 by January 1, 1996, as determined by the department, the sum of
one million three hundred fifty-five thousand dollars ($1,355,000) is
thereupon appropriated from the Structural Pest Control Fund to the
department, and the sum of one hundred three thousand dollars
($103,000) is thereupon appropriated from the Structural Pest Control
Education and Enforcement Fund to the department, for purposes of
this section. 
   SEC. 3.    Section 5096 of the   Business
and Professions Code   , as added by Section 9 of Chapter
  411 of the Statutes of 2012, is amended to read: 
   5096.  (a) An individual whose principal place of business is not
in this state and who has a valid and current license, certificate,
or permit to practice public accountancy from another state may,
subject to the conditions and limitations in this article, engage in
the practice of public accountancy in this state under a practice
privilege without obtaining a certificate or license under this
chapter if the individual satisfies one of the following:
   (1) The individual has continually practiced public accountancy as
a certified public accountant under a valid license issued by any
state for at least four of the last 10 years.
   (2) The individual has a license, certificate, or permit from a
state  which   that  has been determined by
the board to have education, examination, and experience
qualifications for licensure substantially equivalent to this state's
qualifications under Section 5093.
   (3) The individual possesses education, examination, and
experience qualifications for licensure  which  
that  have been determined by the board to be substantially
equivalent to this state's qualifications under Section 5093.
   (b) The board may designate states as substantially equivalent
under paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) and may accept individual
qualification evaluations or appraisals conducted by designated
entities, as satisfying the requirements of paragraph (3) of
subdivision (a).
   (c) An individual who qualifies for the practice privilege under
this section may engage in the practice of public accountancy in this
state, and no notice, fee, or other requirement shall be imposed on
that individual by the board.
   (d) An individual who qualifies for the practice privilege under
this section may perform the following services only through a firm
of certified public accountants that has obtained a registration from
the board pursuant to Section 5096.12:
   (1) An audit or review of a financial statement for an entity
headquartered in California.
   (2) A compilation of a financial statement when that person
expects, or reasonably might expect, that a third party will use the
financial statement and the compilation report does not disclose a
lack of independence for an entity headquartered in California.
   (3) An examination of prospective financial information for an
entity headquartered in California.
   (e) An individual who holds a practice privilege under this
article:
   (1) Is subject to the personal and subject matter jurisdiction and
disciplinary authority of the board and the courts of this state.
   (2) Shall comply with the provisions of this chapter, board
regulations, and other laws, regulations, and professional standards
applicable to the practice of public accountancy by the licensees of
this state and to any other laws and regulations applicable to
individuals practicing under practice privileges in this state except
the individual is deemed, solely for the purpose of this article, to
have met the continuing education requirements and ethics
examination requirements of this state when the individual has met
the examination and continuing education requirements of the state in
which the individual holds the valid license, certificate, or permit
on which the substantial equivalency is based.
   (3) Shall not provide public accountancy services in this state
from any office located in this state, except as an employee of a
firm registered in this state. This paragraph does not apply to
public accountancy services provided to a client at the client's
place of business or residence.
   (4) Is deemed to have appointed the regulatory agency of the state
that issued the individual's certificate, license, or permit upon
which substantial equivalency is based as the individual's agent on
whom notices, subpoenas, or other process may be served in any action
or proceeding by the board against the individual.
   (5) Shall cooperate with any board investigation or inquiry and
shall timely respond to a board investigation, inquiry, request,
notice, demand, or subpoena for information or documents and timely
provide to the board the identified information and documents.
   (6) Shall cease exercising the practice privilege in this state if
the regulatory agency in the state in which the individual's
certificate, license, or permit was issued takes disciplinary action
resulting in the suspension or revocation, including stayed
suspension, stayed revocation, or probation of the individual's
certificate, license, or permit, or takes other disciplinary action
against the individual's certificate, license, or permit that arises
from any of the following:
   (A) Gross negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing
relating to the practice of public accountancy.
   (B) Fraud or misappropriation of funds.
   (C) Preparation, publication, or dissemination of false,
fraudulent, or materially incomplete or misleading financial
statements, reports, or information.
   (7) Shall cease exercising the practice privilege in this state if
convicted in any jurisdiction of any crime involving dishonesty,
including, but not limited to, embezzlement, theft, misappropriation
of funds or property, or obtaining money, property, or other valuable
consideration by fraudulent means or false pretenses.
   (8) Shall cease exercising the practice privilege if the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission or the Public Company
Accounting Oversight Board bars the individual from practicing before
them.
   (9) Shall cease exercising the practice privilege if any
governmental body or agency suspends the right of the individual to
practice before the body or agency. 
   (10) Shall notify the board of any pending criminal charges, other
than for a minor traffic violation, in any jurisdiction. 
   (f) An individual who is required to cease practice pursuant to
paragraphs (6) to (9), inclusive, of subdivision (e) shall notify the
board within 15 calendar days, on a form prescribed by the board,
and shall not practice public accountancy in this state pursuant to
this section until he or she has received from the board written
permission to do so.
   (g) An individual who fails to cease practice as required by
subdivision (e) or  that   who  fails to
provide the notice required by subdivision (f) shall be subject to
the personal and subject matter jurisdiction and disciplinary
authority of the board as if the practice privilege were a license
and the individual were a licensee. An individual in violation of
subdivision (e) or (f) shall, for a minimum of one year from the date
the board learns there has been a violation of subdivision (e) or
(f), not practice in this state and shall not have the possibility of
reinstatement during that period. If the board determines that the
failure to cease practice or provide the notice was intentional, that
individual's practice privilege shall be revoked and there shall be
no possibility of reinstatement for a minimum of two years.
   (h) The board shall require an individual who provides notice to
the board pursuant to subdivision (f) to cease the practice of public
accountancy in this state until the board provides the individual
with written permission to resume the practice of public accountancy
in this state.
   (i) (1) An individual to whom, within the last seven years
immediately preceding the date on which he or she wishes to practice
in this state, any of the following criteria apply, shall notify the
board, on a form prescribed by the board, and shall not practice
public accountancy in this state pursuant to this section until the
board provides the individual with written permission to do so:
   (A) He or she has been the subject of any final disciplinary
action by the licensing or disciplinary authority of any other
jurisdiction with respect to any professional license or has any
charges of professional misconduct pending against him or her in any
other jurisdiction.
   (B) He or she has had his or her license in another jurisdiction
reinstated after a suspension or revocation of the license.
   (C) He or she has been denied issuance or renewal of a
professional license or certificate in any other jurisdiction for any
reason other than an inadvertent administrative error.
   (D) He or she has been convicted of a crime or is subject to
pending criminal charges in any jurisdiction other than a minor
traffic violation.
   (E) He or she has otherwise acquired a disqualifying condition as
described in subdivision (a) of Section 5096.2.
   (2) An individual who fails to cease practice as required by
subdivision (e) or who fails to provide the notice required by
paragraph (1) shall be subject to the personal and subject matter
jurisdiction and disciplinary authority of the board as if the
practice privilege were a license and the individual were a licensee.
An individual in violation of subdivision (e) or paragraph (1)
shall, for a minimum of one year from the date the board knows there
has been a violation of subdivision (e) or paragraph (1), not
practice in this state and shall not have the possibility of
reinstatement during that period. If the board determines that the
failure to cease practice or provide the notice was intentional, that
individual shall be prohibited from practicing in this state in the
same manner as if a licensee has his or her practice privilege
revoked and there shall be no possibility of reinstatement for a
minimum of two years. 
   (j) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2013. 

   (k) 
    (j)  This section shall remain in effect only until
January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later
enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or
extends that date.
   SEC. 4.    Section 5096.2 of the   Business
and Professions Code   , as added by Section 15 of 
 Chapter 411 of the Statutes of 2012, is amended to read: 
   5096.2.  (a) (1) Practice privileges may be revoked for any of the
following reasons:
   (A) If an individual no longer qualifies under, or complies with,
the provisions of this article, including, but not limited to,
Section 5096, or implementing regulations.
   (B) If an individual commits any act that if committed by an
applicant for licensure would be grounds for denial of a license
under Section 480.
   (C) If an individual commits any act that if committed by a
licensee would be grounds for discipline under Section 5100.
   (D) If an individual commits any act outside of this state that
would be a violation if committed within this state.
   (E) If an individual acquires at any time, while exercising the
practice privilege, any disqualifying condition under paragraph (2).
   (2) Disqualifying conditions include:
   (A) Conviction of any crime other than a minor traffic violation.
   (B) Revocation, suspension, denial, surrender, or other discipline
or sanctions involving any license, permit, registration,
certificate, or other authority to practice any profession in this or
any other state or foreign country or to practice before any state,
federal, or local court or agency, or the Public Company Accounting
Oversight Board.
   (C) Any judgment or arbitration award against the individual
involving the professional conduct of the individual in the amount of
thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) or greater.
   (D) Any other conditions as specified by the board in regulation.
   (3) The board may adopt regulations exempting specified minor
occurrences of the conditions listed in subparagraph (B) of paragraph
(2) from being disqualifying conditions under this subdivision.
   (b) The board may revoke practice privileges using either of the
following procedures:
   (1) Notifying the individual in writing of all of the following:
   (A) That the practice privilege is revoked.
   (B) The reasons for revocation.
   (C) The earliest date on which the individual may qualify for a
practice privilege.
   (D) That the individual has a right to appeal the notice and
request a hearing under the provisions of the Administrative
Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1
of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) if a written notice
of appeal and request for hearing is made within 60 days.
   (E) That, if the individual does not submit a notice of appeal and
request for hearing within 60 days, the board's action set forth in
the notice shall become final.
   (2) Filing a statement of issues under the Administrative
Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1
of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
   (c) An individual whose practice privilege has been revoked may
only subsequently exercise the practice privilege upon application to
the board for reinstatement of the practice privilege not less than
one year after the effective date of the notice or decision revoking
the practice privilege, unless a longer time period is specified in
the notice or decision revoking the practice privilege.
   (d) Holders of practice privileges are subject to suspension, 
citations,  fines, or other disciplinary actions for any
conduct that would be grounds for discipline against a licensee of
the board or for any conduct in violation of this article or
regulations adopted thereunder.
   (e) The board may recover its costs pursuant to Section 5107 as
part of any disciplinary proceeding against the holder of a practice
privilege.
   (f) The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter
3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
2 of the Government Code), including, but not limited to, the
commencement of a disciplinary proceeding by the filing of an
accusation by the board, shall apply under this article.
   (g) If the board revokes or otherwise limits an individual's
practice privilege, the board shall promptly notify the regulatory
agency of the state or states in which the individual is licensed,
and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public
Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the National Association of
State Boards of Accountancy. 
   (h) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2013. 

   (i) 
    (h)  This section shall remain in effect only until
January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later
enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or
extends that date.
   SEC. 5.    Section 5096.12 of the   Business
and Professions Code   , as added by Section 35 of 
 Chapter 411 of the Statutes of 2012, is amended to read: 
   5096.12.  (a) A certified public accounting firm that is
authorized to practice in another state and that does not have an
office in this state may engage in the practice of public accountancy
in this state through the holder of a practice privilege provided
that:
   (1) The practice of public accountancy by the firm is limited to
authorized practice by the holder of the practice privilege.
   (2) A firm that engages in practice under this section is deemed
to consent to the personal, subject matter, and disciplinary
jurisdiction of the board with respect to any practice under this
section.
   (b) The board may revoke, suspend, issue a fine pursuant to
Article 6.5 (commencing with Section 5116),  issue a citation and
fine pursuant to Section 125.9,  or otherwise restrict or
discipline the firm for any act that would be grounds for discipline
against a holder of a practice privilege through which the firm
practices.
   (c) A firm that provides the services described in subdivision (d)
of Section 5096 shall obtain a registration from the board. 

   (d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2013. 

   (e) 
    (d)  This section shall remain in effect only until
January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later
enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or
extends that date.
   SEC. 6.    Section 7065.3 of the  Business
and Professions Code   is amended to read: 
   7065.3.  Notwithstanding Section 7065, upon a conclusive showing
by a licensee that he or she possesses experience satisfactory to the
registrar in the classification applied for, an additional
classification may be added, without further examination, under all
of the following conditions:
   (a) For five of the seven years immediately preceding the
application, the qualifying individual of the licensee has been
listed as a member of the personnel of any licensee whose license was
active and in good standing, and who during the period listed on a
license was actively engaged in the licensee's construction
activities.
   (b) The qualifying individual for the applicant has had within the
last 10 years immediately preceding the filing of the application,
not less than four years experience as a journeyman, foreman,
supervising employee  ,  or contractor in the classification
within which the licensee intends to engage in the additional
classification as a contractor.
   (c) The application is, as determined by the registrar, for a
classification  which   that  is closely
related to the classification or classifications in which the
licensee is licensed, or the qualifying individual is associated with
a licensed general engineering contractor or licensed general
building contractor and is applying for a classification 
which   that  is a significant component of the
licensed contractor's construction business as determined by the
registrar. This section shall not apply to an applicant who is
licensed solely within the limited-specialty classifications.
   Pursuant to Section 7065, the registrar shall conduct a
comprehensive  field  investigation of no less than
3 percent of applications filed under this section to ensure that the
applicants met the experience requirements of this section 
and shall make public, at quarterly meetings of the Contractors'
State License Board, a listing of all applications approved under
this section during the previous 12 months, including, but not
limited to, the name of the applicant, license number, classification
applied for, and existing classifications  .
   SECTION 1.   SEC. 7.   Section 7114 of
the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
   7114.  (a) Aiding or abetting an unlicensed person to evade the
provisions of this chapter or combining or conspiring with an
unlicensed person, or allowing one's license to be used by an
unlicensed person, or acting as agent or partner or associate, or
otherwise, of an unlicensed person with the intent to evade the
provisions of this chapter constitutes a cause for disciplinary
action.
   (b) A licensee who is found by the registrar to have violated
subdivision (a) shall, in accordance with the provisions of this
article, be subject to the registrar's authority to order payment of
a specified sum to an injured party, including, but not limited to,
payment for any injury resulting from the acts of the unlicensed
person.
   SEC. 2.   SEC. 8.   Section 7141 of the
Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
   7141.  (a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a license
that has expired may be renewed at any time within five years after
its expiration by filing an application for renewal on a form
prescribed by the registrar and payment of the appropriate renewal
fee. Renewal under this section shall be effective on the date an
acceptable renewal application is filed with the board. The licensee
shall be considered unlicensed and there will be a break in the
licensing time between the expiration date and the date the renewal
becomes effective. Except as provided in subdivision (b), if the
license is renewed after the expiration date, the licensee shall also
pay the delinquency fee prescribed by this chapter.
   (b) An incomplete renewal application that had originally been
submitted on or before the license expiration date shall be returned
to the licensee by the registrar with an explanation of the reasons
for its rejection. If a corrected and acceptable renewal application
is not returned within 30 days after the license expiration date, the
delinquency fee shall apply. The 30 day grace period shall apply
only to the delinquency fee. The license shall reflect an expired
status for any period between the expiration date and the date of
submission of a correct and acceptable renewal application.
   (c) If so renewed, the license shall continue in effect through
the date provided in Section 7140 that next occurs after the
effective date of the renewal, when it shall expire if it is not
again renewed.
   (d) If a license is not renewed within five years, the licensee
shall make an application for a license pursuant to Section 7066.
   SEC. 3.   SEC. 9.   Section 7206 of the
Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
   7206.  Special meetings shall be held upon request of a majority
of the members of the board or upon the call of the president.
   SEC. 4.   SEC. 10.   Section 7210 of the
Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
   7210.  It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for
sale, give, hire or furnish under any other arrangement, any guide
dog or to engage in the business or occupation of training 
such  a  guide  dog unless he or she holds a valid
and unimpaired license issued pursuant to this chapter.
   SEC. 5.   SEC. 11.   Section 7851 is
added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:
   7851.  (a) The board shall issue, upon application and payment of
the fee established by Section 7887, a retired registration to a
geologist or geophysicist who has been registered by the board for a
minimum of five years within California and a minimum of 20 years
within the United States or its territories, and who holds a
registration that is not suspended, revoked, or otherwise
disciplined, or subject to pending discipline under this chapter.
   (b) The holder of a retired registration issued pursuant to this
section shall not engage in any activity for which an active
geologist's or geophysicist's registration is required. A geologist
or geophysicist holding a retired registration may use the titles
                                         "retired professional
geologist" or "professional geologist, retired," or "retired
professional geophysicist" or "professional geophysicist, retired."
   (c) The holder of a retired registration shall not be required to
renew that registration.
   (d) In order for the holder of a retired registration, issued
pursuant to this section, to restore his or her registration to
active status  ,  he or she shall pass the
examination required for initial registration with the board.
   SEC. 6.   SEC. 12.   Section 7887 of the
Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
   7887.  The amount of the fees prescribed by this chapter shall be
fixed by the board in accordance with the following schedule:
   (a) The fee for filing each application for registration as a
geologist or a geophysicist or certification as a specialty geologist
or a specialty geophysicist and for administration of the
examination shall be fixed at not more than two hundred  and
 fifty dollars ($250).
   (b) The registration fee for a geologist or for a geophysicist and
the fee for the certification in a specialty shall be fixed at an
amount equal to the renewal fee in effect on the last regular renewal
date before the date on which the certificate is issued, except
that, with respect to certificates that will expire less than one
year after issuance, the fee shall be fixed at an amount equal to 50
percent of the renewal fee in effect on the last regular renewal date
before the date on which the certificate is issued. The board may,
by appropriate regulation, provide for the waiver or refund of the
initial certificate fee where the certificate is issued less than 45
days before the date on which it will expire.
   (c) The duplicate certificate fee shall be fixed at not more than
six dollars ($6).
   (d) The temporary registration fee for a geologist or for a
geophysicist shall be fixed at not more than eighty dollars ($80).
   (e) The renewal fee for a geologist or for a geophysicist shall be
fixed at not more than four hundred dollars ($400).
   (f) The renewal fee for a specialty geologist or for a specialty
geophysicist shall be fixed at not more than one hundred dollars
($100).
   (g) Notwithstanding Section 163.5, the delinquency fee for a
certificate is an amount equal to 50 percent of the renewal fee in
effect on the last regular renewal date.
   (h) Each applicant for registration as a geologist shall pay an
examination fee fixed at an amount equal to the actual cost to the
board to administer the examination described in subdivision (d) of
Section 7841.
   (i) Each applicant for registration as a geophysicist or
certification as an engineering geologist or certification as a
hydrogeologist shall pay an examination fee fixed by the board at an
amount equal to the actual cost to the board for the development and
maintenance of the written examination, and shall not exceed one
hundred dollars ($100).
   (j) The fee for a retired registration shall be fixed at not more
than 50 percent of the fee for filing an application for registration
as a geologist or a geophysicist in effect on the date of
application for a retired registration.
   SEC. 13.    Section 17914 of the   Business
and Professions Code   is amended to read: 
   17914.  The statement shall be signed as follows:
   (a) If the registrant is an individual, by the individual.
   (b) If the registrants are  husband and wife, by the
husband or wife   a married couple, by either party to
the marriage  .
   (c) If the registrant is a general partnership, limited
partnership, limited liability partnership, copartnership, joint
venture, or unincorporated association other than a partnership, by a
general partner.
   (d) If the registrant is a limited liability company, by a manager
or officer.
   (e) If the registrant is a trust, by a trustee.
   (f) If the registrant is a corporation, by an officer.
   (g) If the registrant is a state or local registered domestic
partnership, by one of the domestic partners.
   SEC. 7.   SEC. 14.   No reimbursement is
required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the
California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred
by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this
act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or
infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within
the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the
definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII
B of the California Constitution.