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          Date of Hearing:   June 24, 2014

              ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND CONSUMER  
                                     PROTECTION
                               Susan A. Bonilla, Chair
                     SB 1243 (Lieu) - As Amended:  June 18, 2014

           SENATE VOTE  :   36-0
           
          SUBJECT  :   Professions and vocations.

           SUMMARY  :   Increases the transparency of information distributed  
          by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA); requires DCA, the  
          Attorney General (AG), and the Office of Administrative Hearings  
          (OAH) to submit specified reports to the Legislature annually;  
          enhances unlicensed advertising enforcement; and, establishes a  
          board member mentor program, among other things; extends until  
          January 1, 2017 the provisions establishing the Veterinary  
          Medical Board (VMB) and the term of the executive officer (EO);  
          extends the Certified Common Interest Development (CID) Manager  
          program and the Tax Preparer program until January 1, 2019.  
          Specifically,  this bill  :   

          1)Permits an agency within DCA that is required to provide  
            specified meeting notifications to provide notice by regular  
            mail, email, or both and specifies that the agency give the  
            requester the option; and requires DCA to comply with the  
            requester's chosen form or forms of notification, as  
            specified.

          2)Requires an agency that plans to Web cast a meeting to include  
            in the meeting notice, as specified, a statement of the  
            board's intent to Web cast the meeting, and permits the Web  
            casting of a meeting in the absence of the statement of  
            intent.

          3)Expands the current authority to request telephone  
            disconnection, for advertising of unlicensed activity in any  
            form of advertisement, not just in a telephone directory, as  
            currently permitted and provides this authority to all boards,  
            bureaus, committees, commissions or programs under DCA.

          4)Requires the department to provide an opportunity for an  
            employee of an agency comprising the DCA who performs  
            enforcement functions to attend an enforcement academy; as  








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            specified.

          5)Requires the DCA to develop the enforcement academy curricula  
            in consultation and cooperation with the AG and the OAH, as  
            specified, and further specifies that the curricula must  
            include, but is not limited to, complaint intake, determining  
            which cases should be referred for investigation, preparing a  
            case suitable for filing an accusation, and the Administrative  
            Procedures Act.

          6)Requires DCA to develop and implement a measure of training  
            outcomes that includes a pretest and posttest of an employee's  
            knowledge of the training subject matter, and any other  
            performance measures that the department deems appropriate. 

          7)Requires DCA to submit a report of the accounting of the pro  
            rata calculation of administrative expenses to the appropriate  
            policy committees of the Legislature on or before July 1, 2015  
            and on or before July 1, of each subsequent year.

          8)Requires DCA to conduct a study of its current system for  
            prorating administrative expenses, which must include  
            consideration of whether some of the administrative services  
            offered by DCA should be outsourced or charged on an as needed  
            basis, and whether the agencies should be permitted to elect  
            not to receive and be charged for certain administrative  
            services, to determine if that system is the most productive,  
            efficient, and cost effective manner for the department and  
            the agencies, and requires the study be included in the report  
            referenced in 7 above.

          9)Requires DCA to immediately submit a report from the  
            third-party consultant if it chooses to hire a third-party  
            consultant to assess its operations, as specified.

          10)Revises information contained in DCA's annual report to the  
            Governor and the Legislature to include the total number of  
            restraining orders or interim suspension orders, as specified  
            and the following information relative to the performance of  
            each constituent entity including:

             a)   Number of consumer calls received;

             b)   Number of consumer calls or letters designated as  
               discipline-related complaints;








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             c)   Number of complaint forms received;

             d)   Number of convictions of licensees reported to the  
               board;

             e)   Number of criminal filings reported to the constituent  
               entity;

             f)   Number of complaints and referral closed, referred out,  
               or resolved without discipline, respectively, prior to  
               accusation;

             g)   Number of accusations filed and final disposition of  
               accusations through the constituent entities and court  
               review, respectively;

             h)   Final discipline by category;

             i)   Number of citations issued with and without fines;

             j)   Number of cases in process more than six months after a  
               constituent entity receives information regarding the acts  
               relevant to a filed accusation;

             aa)  The average and median times in processing complaints  
               from when a constituent entity receives a complaint to each  
               state of discipline and court review;

             bb)  Final discipline by category;

             cc)  Number of public reprimands issued;

             dd)  Probation violation reports and probation revocations  
               filings and dispositions;

             ee)  Number of petitions for reinstatement and the  
               disposition of those petitions;

             ff)  Caseloads of investigators for both original cases and  
               probation cases;

             gg)  Number of reports, as specified, by type of peer review  
               body reporting and, where applicable, the type of health  
               care facility involved and the number and type of  








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               administrative or disciplinary actions taken by a  
               constituent entity with respect to those reports;

             hh)  Number of reports in relation to peer review, as  
               specified;

             ii)  The number of malpractice settlements in excess of  
               $30,000, as specified;

             jj)  Number of corner's reports received by the board; as  
               specified;

             aaa) Average length of time for a constituent entity to reach  
               each of the following milestones in the enforcement  
               process:

               i)     Average number of days from when a constituent  
                 entity receives a complaint until the board assigns an  
                 investigator to the complaint;

               ii)    Average number of days from a constituent entity  
                 opening an investigation conducted by the constituent  
                 entity staff or the Division of Investigation (DOI) to  
                 closing the investigation regardless of outcome;

               iii)   Average number of days from a constituent entity  
                 closing an investigation to imposing formal discipline;  
                 and,

               iv)    Average number of days for a constituent entity to  
                 conduct a supplemental investigation for a case that was  
                 referred by the constituent entity to the AG to file an  
                 accusation.

          11)Defines "action" to mean a proceeding brought by or on behalf  
            of, a constituent entity against a licensee for unprofessional  
            conduct that has not been finally adjudicated, and a  
            disciplinary action taken by a constituent entity against a  
            licensee.

          12)Requires the report to be submitted in compliance with the  
            Government Code, as specified.

          13)Requires the AG to submit a report to DCA, the Governor, and  
            the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature on or  








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            before January 1, 2016, and on or before January 1, of each  
            subsequent year that includes, at the minimum, the following:

             a)   The number of cases referred to the AG by each  
               constituent entity comprising of the DCA;

             b)   Number of cases referred by the AG back to each  
               constituent entity with no further action;

             c)   Number of cases referred by a constituent entity to the  
               AG after each constituent entity or the DOI completes a  
               supplemental investigation;

             d)   Number of accusations filed by each constituent entity;

             e)   Number of accusations a constituent entity withdraws;

             f)   Average number of days from the AG receiving a case to  
               filing an accusation on behalf of each constituent entity;

             g)   Average number of days to prepare an accusation for a  
               case that is referred to the AG after a supplemental  
               investigation is conducted by staff of a constituent entity  
               or the DOI for each constituent entity;

             h)   Average number of days from filing an accusation to  
               transmitting a stipulated settlement for each constituent  
               entity;

             i)   Average number of days from filing an accusation to  
               transmitting a default decision for each constituent  
               entity;

             j)   Average number of days from filing an accusation to  
               scheduling a hearing for each constituent entity; and,

             aa)  Average number of days from scheduling a hearing for  
               each constituent entity.

          14)Requires the OAH to submit a report to DCA, the Governor, and  
            the legislature on or before January 1, 2016, and on or before  
            January 1, of each subsequent year that includes, at a  
            minimum, all of the following:

             a)   Number of cases referred by each constituent entity to  








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               each office of the OAH for a hearing;

             b)   Average number of days from receiving a request to  
               setting a hearing date at each office of OAH;

             c)   Average number of days from setting a hearing to  
               conducting a hearing; and,

             d)   Average number of days after conducting a hearing to  
               transmitting the proposed decision by each office of OAH.

          15)Requires DCA to develop a board member mentor program through  
            which experienced board members will be trained to act as  
            mentors to newly appointed board members, as specified.

          16)Extends the sunset date of the VMB until January 1, 2017.

          17)Extends the authority of the VMB to appoint an executive  
            office until January 1, 2017.

          18)Extends the sunset date for the CID manager program until  
            January 1, 2019.

          19)Extends the sunset date for CTEC until January 1, 2019.

          20)Makes findings and declarations pertaining to employees and  
            enforcement functions.

          21)Makes other technical and clarifying changes.

           EXISTING LAW  

          1)Specifies that the entities under DCA are established for the  
            purpose of ensuring that those private businesses and  
            professions deemed to engage in activities which have  
            potential impact upon the public health, safety, and welfare  
            are adequately regulated in order to protect the people of  
            California.  (Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section  
            101.6)

          2)Permits, upon investigation, an agency, as specified, which  
            has probable cause to believe that a person is advertising in  
            a telephone directory with respect to the offering or  
            performance of services, without being properly licensed or  
            registered with agency to offer or perform those services, the  








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            agency may issue a citation, as specified, that requires the  
            violator to do both the following:

             a)   Cease the unlawful advertising; and,

             b)   Notify the telephone company furnishing services to the  
               violator to disconnect the telephone service furnished to  
               any telephone number contained in the unlawful advertising.  
                (BPC 149)

          3)Authorizes a charge for the estimated administrative expenses  
            of the department, as specified, to be levied om advance on a  
            pro rata share basis against any of the funds of any boards,  
            bureaus, commissions, divisions, and agencies, at the  
            discretion of the director and with the approval of the  
            Department of Finance (BPC 201)

          4)Requires the director of DCA to submit an annually, to the  
            Governor and Legislature, a report of programmatic and  
            statistical information regarding the activities of DCA and  
            its constituent entities, as specified.  (BPC 312)

          5)Requires every newly appointed board member, within one year  
            of assuming office, to complete a training and orientation  
            program offered by DCA regarding, among other things, his or  
            her functions, responsibilities, and obligations as a member  
            of the board.  (BPC 453)

          6)Establishes the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) which provides  
            for the licensure and regulation of veterinarians and  
            registered veterinarian technicians.  (BPC 4800 et seq.)

          7)Authorizes the VMB to appoint a person, as specified, to be  
            the executive director of the VMB who will exercise the powers  
            and perform the duties delegated by the VMB, and repeals this  
            authority on January 1, 2016.  (BPC 4804.5)

          8)Specifies that protection of the public shall be the highest  
            priority for the VMB, as specified.  (BPC 4800.1)

          9)Defines a "common interest development" to mean:

             a)   A community apartment project;

             b)   A condominium project;








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             c)   A planned development; and,

             d)   A stock cooperative. (Civil Code (CC) Section 4100)

          10)Defines a "common interest development (CID) manager" to mean  
            "an individual who provides or contracts to provide management  
            or financial services, or represents himself or herself to act  
            in the capacity of providing management or financial services  
            to an association, as specified.  (BPC 11501)

          11)Requires a person seeking designation as a CID manager to  
            meet one of the following requirements:

             a)   Prior to July 1, 2003, passed a knowledge, skills and  
               aptitude examination, as specified, or has been granted a  
               certification or designation by a professional association  
               for common interest development managers, as specified;  
               and,

             b)   On or after July 1, 2003, completed an educational  
               curriculum that is no less than a combined 30 hours in  
               coursework, as specified, and passed an examination or  
               examinations that test competence in CID management, as  
               specified.  (BPC 11502)

             c)   Establishes the requirements for a voluntary CID manager  
               certification program to be administered by a professional  
               association for CID managers, as specified and repeals  
               those provisions January 1, 2015.  (BPC 11500, 11506)

          12)Defines a "tax preparer" to include:

             a)   A person who, for fee or compensation, assists with or  
               prepares  tax returns for another person or who assumes  
               final responsibility for completed work  on a return which  
               preliminary work has been done by another person, or who  
               holds himself or herself out as offering those services.  

             b)   A corporation, partnership, association or other entity  
               that has associated with it persons not exempted, as  
               specified, which persons have as part of their  
               responsibilities the preparation of data and ultimate  
               signatory authority on tax returns or that holds itself out  
               as offering those services or having that authority. (BPC  








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               22251 (A)(B))

          13)Specifies that a tax preparer does not include an employee  
            who, as part of the regular clerical duties of his or her  
            employment, prepares his or her employer's income, sales or  
            payroll tax returns.  (BPC 22251(B))

          14)Establishes the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) as a  
            single, nonprofit organization, made up of not more than one  
            representative from each California nonprofit corporation in  
            good standing that chooses to participate in the council and  
            represents tax preparers, enrolled agents, attorneys or  
            certified public accountant, as specified and repeals those  
            provisions on January 1, 2015.  (BPC 22251)

          15)Requires an applicant for registration as a certified tax  
            preparer to submit a written application and provide CTEC with  
            satisfactory evidence that he or she has met the following  
            requirements:

             a)   The applicant has successfully completed the educational  
               requirements, as specified;

             b)   Paid all required fees, as specified; and,

             c)   The applicant has met all other requirements for  
               registration, as specified.  (BPC 2251.3)

           FISCAL EFFECT  :   Unknown

           COMMENTS  :   

           1)Purpose of the bill  .  This bill is one of nine sunset  
            extension measures of legislative authority for multiple  
            programs and enacts a wide variety of non-controversial  
            reforms to address issues raised during the 2014 sunset review  
            process. The changes contained in this bill include:  
            increasing the public transparency of information distributed  
            by DCA; requiring DCA, the AG and the OAH to continue to  
            submit specified reports to the Legislature; enhances illegal  
            advertising enforcement; extending the sunset date for the VMB  
            and its EO to 2017; and extending the sunset date of the CID  
            manager program and CTEC until 2019.  This bill is author  
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           2)Author's statement  .  According to the author, this bill is one  
            of six "sunset review bills" authored by the Chair of the  
            Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development (BPED)  
            Committee.  Absent legislation to extend the sunset dates of  
            the certified Common Interest Development (CID) manager  
            program and Tax Preparer program, they will both be repealed  
            on January 1, 2015 [and] absent legislation to extend the  
            sunset date of the Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) and its  
            executive officer; they will both be repealed on January 1,  
            2016.  
             
             "[In addition], [t]his bill will require the boards to email  
            public meeting notices, when requested.  This bill will also  
            require the boards to include information regarding their  
            intent to webcast public meetings in the public meeting  
            notice, when applicable... This bill will enhance the boards'  
            and bureaus' authority to take action on unlicensed activity.  
            The bill will require DCA to provide specified enforcement  
            training with the intent of improving the quality of  
            investigation and complaint handling. This bill will establish  
            and enhance mandatory reporting requirements to assist policy  
            makers in determining how best to solve the long standing  
            problem of delayed disciplinary action."  

            "This bill will establish a study and new reporting  
            requirements regarding DCA's "pro-rata" methodology, which  
            will enhance public awareness and understanding of how  
            budgeting process works and potentially improve that process.  
            This bill will enhance board member training to include a  
            mentor program that will give newly appointed board members  
            additional resources to help them understand their role as  
            board members and to meet the responsibilities associated with  
            sitting on a consumer protection board."
             
          3)Oversight Hearings and Sunset Review of Licensing Boards of  
            DCA  .  In March and April of 2014, the Assembly Business,  
            Professions and Consumer Protection (BPCP) Committee and the  
            Senate Business Professions, and Economic Development (BPED)  
            Committee conducted a joint-oversight hearing to review 9  
            regulatory entities.  The Committees began its review of these  
            entities in March and conducted three days of hearings.  This  
            bill, like the accompanying sunset bills, is intended to  
            implement legislative changes as recommended in the background  
            reports authored by the Senate BPED Committee and this  
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            this year.

           4)Sunset review process  .  The sunset review process provides a  
            formal opportunity and mechanism for the DCA, the Legislature,  
            the boards and bureaus, interested parties and stakeholders to  
            discuss the performance of the boards, bureaus and committees  
            and make recommendations for improvement. This is performed on  
            a standard four-year cycle and was mandated by SB 2036  
            (McCorquodale) (Chapter 908, Statutes of 1994).  The  
            legislation pertaining to this bill is based on specific  
            issues raised and addressed in the reports released by the  
            BPED Committee and this Committee.  

           5)Department of Consumer Affairs  .  The mission of DCA is to  
            "protect and serve the interests of California consumers." By  
            statute, consumer protection is the primary purpose for all of  
            the regulatory programs located within DCA, which consists of  
            26 boards, nine bureaus, two committees, one program, and one  
            commission. Collectively, these entities regulate more than  
            100 types of businesses and 200 different industries and  
            professions. For example, doctors, auto mechanics, private  
            security companies, and beauty salons are all regulated by  
            DCA.  

          As regulators, these entities perform two basic program  
            functions: licensing and enforcement.  Licensing entails  
            ensuring only those who meet minimum standards are issued a  
            license to practice, and enforcement entails investigation of  
            alleged violations.  During the March 2014, sunset review  
            hearing, and in the Senate BPED background paper on DCA,  
            several issues were raised relating to the administration and  
            operations of DCA.  This bill addresses some of the issues  
            raised during the sunset review process including greater  
            transparency for consumers and the Legislature, specific  
            enforcement reporting requirements, and expanding the  
                                                                                telephone disconnect program for unlicensed advertising. 

            Because entities under DCA do not always notify interested  
            parties via e-mail when a public meeting notice has been  
            issued or notify the public when they intend to webcast a  
            public meeting, this bill will require those entities to email  
            public meeting notices, when requested and will also require  
            information be included regarding their intent to Web cast  
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            In addition, concerns were highlighted about DCA entities not  
            disciplining licensees in a timely manner. This bill seeks to  
            enhance the authority to take action on unlicensed activity  
            and further requires DCA to provide specified enforcement  
            training with the intent of improving the quality of  
            investigation and complaint handling.  In an effort to provide  
            greater accountability, this bill also establishes and  
            enhances the mandatory reporting requirements to help address  
            issues associated with delayed disciplinary action.  
                         
            Concerns regarding DCA's pro rata policy was raised during the  
            sunset review hearing and in the Senate BPED background paper.  
             In order to address this issue, this bill will establish a  
            study and new reporting requirements regarding DCA's pro rata  
            calculation and administrative expenses which will be shared  
            with the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature  
            beginning July 1, 2015 and every subsequent year.  

            DCA is authorized to hire outside consultants to conduct  
            studies on its internal operations, but it is not mandated  
            that those reports be made available to the Legislature. In  
            order to enhance transparency, this bill will require DCA to  
            submit those third-party reports to the Legislature.  

            The issue of unlicensed advertising has been raised by many of  
            the entities under DCA, and was also raised in the Senate BPED  
            background paper.  This bill attempts to address this issue by  
            providing all DCA entities with the authority to request the  
            disconnection of telephone services when the telephone service  
            is associated with the advertising of unlicensed activity in  
            any form of advertisement, not just in a telephone directory  
            as currently permitted.

            While it was not specifically raised in the Senate BPED  
            background report, this bill will enhance board member  
            training to include a mentor program that will give newly  
            appointed board members additional resources to help them  
            understand their role as board members and to meet the  
            responsibilities associated with sitting on a consumer  
            protection board. 

           6)Veterinary Medical Board  .  The VMB licenses and regulates  
            veterinarians, RVTs, schools/programs and veterinary  
            premises/hospitals through the enforcement of the California  
            Veterinary Medicine Practice Act.  The VMB develops and  








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            enforces the standards for examinations, licensing, and  
            hospital and school inspections.  The VMB licenses over 10,000  
            Veterinarians and 5,000 RVTs.  The VMB also requires  
            registration of all premises where veterinary medicine,  
            veterinary dentistry, veterinary surgery, and the various  
            branches thereof, is being practiced, which totals   
            approximately 3,100 veterinary premises.  The veterinary  
            medical profession provides health care to a variety of  
            animals including livestock, poultry, and pets from birds,  
            fish, rabbits, hamsters, and snakes to dogs, cats, goats,  
            pigs, horses, and llamas.  

          The VMB was last reviewed by the BPED and BPCP committees on  
            March 19, 2013.  During the previous sunset review, there were  
            many concerns raised by the BPED in its background paper which  
            were not being addressed expeditiously.  In order to ensure  
            that the VMB would address the important issues recognized by  
            both Committees such as outstanding RVT issues and facility  
            inspections, SB 304 (Price) (Chapter 515, Statutes of 2013)  
            imposed only a two-year sunset extension of the VMB.  However,  
            due to the time it may take to address these issues through  
            regulations, or other means, extending the sunset date by  
            one-year will allow the VMB sufficient time to address the  
            concerns raised during its last sunset review.  This bill  
            simply extends the CMB sunset date and it authority to appoint  
            an EO by one year to January 1, 2017.  

           7)Common Interest Development Managers  .  Under current law, CID  
            managers may qualify for the title of "Certified Common  
            Interest Development Manager."  To attain this certification,  
            an individual must complete at least thirty hours of specified  
            course work in topics including California CID law and pass an  
            examination.  While a "manager" designation is not mandatory,  
            it is mandatory for a manager to disclose to the CID whether  
            or not they are certified and whether or not the manager has  
            other relevant licenses, such as a real estate license.  There  
            are a number of organizations which offer credentials to CID  
            managers, but there are two main organizations which actively  
            certify CID managers.  There were no specific issues raised or  
            recommendations made regarding the CID manager program during  
            the sunset review process.  Because of this, this bill simply  
            extends the sunset date of the CID manager program until  
            January 1, 2019. 

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            that registers tax preparers, the second largest segment of  
            tax preparation professionals serving California, following  
            certified public accountants. Anyone who, for a fee, assists  
            with or prepares a state or federal income tax return,  
            excluding certified public accountants, attorneys, enrolled  
            agents, enrolled actuaries, and certain financial institutions  
            or their employees, must be registered with CTEC. CTEC is also  
            charged with approving providers of tax education and  
            maintaining and distributing to the public a list of those  
            approved providers.  

            The BPED raised four issues during the sunset review including  
            requiring additional education and a standardized test,  
            involving the Franchise Tax Board to assist with enforcement  
            actions, and CTEC's expensive media campaign.  The BPED and  
            BPCP Committees have requested that CTEC report back to the  
            Committees by July 1, 2015 to inform the Committees about the  
            effectiveness of its media campaign.  The other issues will  
            continue to be addressed by CTEC.  This bill simply extends  
            the sunset date of CTEC until January 1, 2019.  

           9)Technical amendments .  
             
                On page, 7, line 35, after "the" strike "  board  " and insert  
          "constituent entity"

               On page 8, strike line 12.

               On page 8, line 28, after "a" strike "  board  " and insert  
          "constituent entity"

               On page 8, line 32, after "the" strike "  board  " and insert  
          "constituent entity"

           10)Related legislation  .  SB 1242 (Lieu) of 2014, amends the  
            Automotive Repair Act and updates the sunset provisions for  
            the Bureau of Automotive Repair.  This bill is pending in the  
            Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection  
            Committee.

          SB 1244 (Lieu) of 2014 extends until January 1, 2019 the term of  
            the Structural Pest Control Board which provides for the  
            licensing and regulation of individuals and business involved  
            in the structural pest control industry in California.  The  
            bill also extends the term of the board's executive officer  








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            and subjects the board to review by the appropriate policy  
            committees of the Legislature.  This bill is pending in the  
            Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

          SB 1245 (Lieu) of 2014 extends until January 1, 2019 the term of  
            the Dental Hygiene Committee of California which provides for  
            the licensing and regulation of dental hygienists.  The bill  
            also extends the term of the committee's executive officer and  
            subjects the committee to review by the appropriate policy  
            committees of the Legislature.  This bill is pending in the  
            Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection  
            Committee.

          SB 1246 (Lieu, 2014) extends until January 1, 2019, the term of  
            the Acupuncture Board which provides for the licensing and  
            regulation of doctors of acupuncture under the Acupuncture  
            Licensure Act and subjects the board to review by the  
            appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.  This bill  
            is pending in the Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer  
            Protection Committee.

          SB 1247 (Lieu) of 2014 extends until January 1, 2019 the term of  
            the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009,  
            which provides for the regulation of private postsecondary  
            educational institutions by the Bureau for Private  
            Postsecondary Education (Bureau) in the Department of Consumer  
            Affairs.  The bill also extends the term of the Student  
            Tuition Recovery Fund under the administration of the bureau,  
            and subjects the bureau to review by the appropriate policy  
            committees of the Legislature.  This bill is pending in the  
            Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection  
            Committee. 
             
             AB 1147 (Bonilla, Gomez & Holden) of 2013 revises and recasts  
            the massage therapy act and extends the operation of the  
            California Massage Therapy Council until December 1, 2017.   
            This bill is pending in Senate Business, Professions and  
            Economic Development Committee.

            AB 2741 (Bonilla) of 2013 extends the sunset date on the  
            Professional Fiduciaries Bureau (PFB) from January 1, 2015 to  
            January 1, 2019. This bill is pending in Senate Business,  
            Professions and Economic Development Committee.

            AB 2740 (Bonilla) of 2013 requires the Bureau of Electronic  








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            and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation  
            (BEARHFTI) to be subject to review by the Legislature before  
            January 1, 2019, and requests that BEARHFTI report on  
            specified concerns to the Legislature by March 1, 2015.  This  
            bill is pending in Senate Business, Professions and Economic  
            Development Committee.

           11)Previous legislation  .  SB 304 (Price), Chapter, 515 Statutes  
            of 2013, revises the Medical Practice Act (MPA) to transfer  
            inspectors and medical consultants from the Medical Board of  
            California (MBC) to the Division of Investigation (DOI) within  
            the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), extends the sunset  
            date of MBC by four years, and amends the Veterinary Practice  
            Act to extend its sunset date by two years.


           REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION  :

           Support 
           
          None on file. 
           
            Opposition 
           
          None on file. 

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Elissa Silva / B.,P. & C.P. / (916)  
          319-3301