California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2878

Introduced by Committee on Judiciary (Assembly Members Mark Stone (Chair), Alejo, Chau, Chiu, Cristina Garcia, and Holden)

February 25, 2016

An act to amend Section 6140 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to attorneys.


AB 2878, as introduced, Committee on Judiciary. Attorneys: annual membership fees.

The State Bar Act provides for the licensure and regulation of attorneys by the State Bar of California, a public corporation governed by a board of trustees. Existing law, until January 1, 2017, requires the board to charge an annual membership fee for active members of up to $315 for 2016.

This bill would, until January 1, 2018, require the board to charge an annual membership fee in the same amount for 2017.

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

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

P1    1


Section 6140 of the Business and Professions
is amended to read:



(a) The board shall fix the annual membership fee for
4active members forbegin delete 2016end deletebegin insert 2017end insert at a sum not exceeding three
5hundred fifteen dollars ($315).

P2    1(b) The annual membership fee for active members is payable
2on or before the first day of February of each year. If the board
3finds it appropriate and feasible, it may provide by rule for payment
4of fees on an installment basis with interest, by credit card, or other
5means, and may charge members choosing any alternative method
6of payment an additional fee to defray costs incurred by that

8(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,begin delete 2017,end delete
9begin insert 2018,end insert and, as of that date, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute,
10that is enacted before January 1,begin delete 2017,end deletebegin insert 2018,end insert deletes or extends
11that date.