BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                  SB 822
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          Date of Hearing:   July 3, 2013

                                  Mike Gatto, Chair

            SB 822 (Committee on Business and Professions) - As Amended:   
                                   June 12, 2013 

          Policy Committee:                             Business and  
          Professions  Vote:                            12 - 0 

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          Yes    Reimbursable:              No


          This bill makes several non-controversial technical changes to  
          provisions within the Business and Professions Code (BPC)  
          related to the regulation of various professions, including  
          those overseen by the California Board of Accountancy (CBA), the  
          Contractors' State License Board (CSLB), the Board of Guide Dogs  
          for the Blind (BGDB), and the Board for Professional Engineers,  
          Land Surveyors and Geologists (BPELSG).  

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          1)This bill provides an exception to the current requirement  
            that a licensee renewing his or her contractor's license pay a  
            delinquency fee in the cases where an incomplete application  
            has been returned to the applicant by CSLB.  Under this bill,  
            an applicant will not have to pay the delinquency fee if he or  
            she returns the application within 30 days and the applicant's  
            current license has not expired.  CSLB estimates a potential  
            loss of revenue from delinquency fees in the range of $100,000  
            per year. 

          2)The remaining costs associated with this legislation are minor  
            and absorbable within the affected boards' budgets. 


           Purpose  . This bill is one of three committee bills authored by  
          the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development  
          Committee and is intended to consolidate several  
          non-controversial provisions related to the programs and  


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          professions under the Business and Professions Code.   
          Consolidating the provisions in one bill is designed to relieve  
          licensing boards and professions from the necessity and burden  
          of having separate measures for a number of non-controversial  
          revisions.  As a committee bill, the provisions are agreed upon  
          by all members of the committee and must be non-controversial in  
          nature and without opposition. 

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Julie Salley-Gray / APPR. / (916)