California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 773

Introduced by Assembly Member Baker

February 25, 2015

An act to amend Section 2982 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to business and professions.


AB 773, as introduced, Baker. Psychology licensing.

The Psychology Licensing Law establishes the Board of Psychology to license and regulate the practice of psychology. The law expires the term of a license based on the licensee’s birth date.

This bill would instead expire the term of a license at the end of a 2-year period from the date the license was issued.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 2982 of the Business and Professions
is amended to read:



All licenses expire and become invalid at 12 midnight
4on the last day of February, 1980, and thereafter shall expire at 12
5midnight of thebegin delete legal birth date of the licensee during the second
6year of a two-year term, if not renewed.end delete
begin insert last date of the two-year
7period from the date the license was issued.end insert

begin delete

8The board shall establish by regulation procedures for the
9administration of the birth date renewal program, including but
10not limited to, the establishment of a pro rata formula for the
P2    1payments of fees by licentiates affected by the implementation of
2that program and the establishment of a system of staggered license
3application dates such that a relatively equal number of licenses
4expire annually.

end delete

5To renew an unexpired license, the licensee shall, on or before
6the date on which it would otherwise expire, apply for renewal on
7a form provided by the board, accompanied by the prescribed
8renewal fee.