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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 2190 (Salas) - Acupuncture Board:  executive officer:   
          education
          
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          |Version: June 22, 2016          |Policy Vote: B., P. & E.D. 9 -  |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: No                     |
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          |Hearing Date: August 11, 2016   |Consultant: Brendan McCarthy    |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 11, 2016






          Bill  
          Summary:  AB 2190 would extend the operation of the California  
          Acupuncture Board to January 1, 2019. The bill would establish  
          processes for the Board to assess the educational equivalency of  
          license applicants who received their education outside the  
          United States.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           Ongoing costs of $3.8 million per year for the continued  
            operation of the Acupuncture Board (Acupuncture Fund). All  







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            costs to operate the Board are paid for by license fee  
            revenues.

           Minor costs to establish requirements for assessing the  
            educational equivalency of applicants who received their  
            training outside the United States (Acupuncture Fund).  
            According to the Board, the requirements in the bill are  
            consistent with the procedures the Board currently uses to  
            assess applicants with foreign education. There are about 30  
            such applicants per year.




          Author  
          Amendments:  Make several clarifying and technical changes.


          Committee  
          Amendments:  Clarify that funds in the Acupuncture Fund are  
          subject to appropriation by the Legislature.


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