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

          AB 2194 (Salas) - California Massage Therapy Council:  business  
          of massage
          
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          |Version: August 1, 2016         |Policy Vote: B., P. & E.D. 8 -  |
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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 2194 would extend the operation of the California  
          Massage Therapy Council to January 1, 2021.


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           There is no fiscal impact to the state from the extension of  
            the operation of the California Massage Therapy Council. The  
            Council is a state-authorized non-profit organization and is  
            not part of state government. The state does not provide any  
            funding to the Council, which is funded by fees assessed on  







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            applicants for certification.

           Ongoing costs of about $300,000 per year for the Department of  
            Justice to process background checks for applicants applying  
            for certification by the Council (Fingerprint Fees Account).  
            The number of new applicants for certification over the last  
            several years has varied considerably. On average, the Council  
            has received about 10,000 applications per year. Currently,  
            the Department of Justice assesses a $32 fee to cover its  
            costs to process a background check. (Applicants are also  
            required to pay a fee to the FBI and to the entity that  
            collects the applicant's fingerprint.) 


          Author  
          Amendments:  Extend the operation of the California Massage  
          Council for an additional year to 2021 and make a change to the  
          limitations on local government regulation of massage therapy.


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