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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON
          BUSINESS, PROFESSIONS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
                              Senator Jerry Hill, Chair
                                2015 - 2016  Regular 

          Bill No:            SB 469          Hearing Date:    April 27,  
          2015
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          |Author:   |Hill                                                  |
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          |Version:  |April 22, 2015                                        |
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          |Urgency:  |No                     |Fiscal:    |Yes              |
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          |Consultant|Sarah Mason                                           |
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                        Subject:  State Athletic Commission.


          SUMMARY:  Extends the operation of the California State Athletic  
          Commission until January 1, 2020.  Makes changes to the laws  
          governing the Commission's operations and the Commission's  
          oversight of professional and amateur boxing, professional and  
          amateur kickboxing, all forms and combinations of full contact  
          martial arts contests, including mixed martial arts and matches  
          or exhibitions conducted, held or given in California.  

          Existing federal law:  The Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act  
          (Federal Boxing Act) prohibits events from taking place in a  
          state without a regulatory commission unless the fight is  
          regulated by either another state's commission or on sovereign  
          tribal land.  
          (Title 15 U.S.C.  6303) 

          Existing state law:
          
          1)The Boxing Act, or State Athletic Commission Act (State Act),  
            provides for the licensing and regulation of boxers,  
            kickboxers, martial arts athletes and events held in  
            California by the California State Athletic Commission  
            (Commission) within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)  
            and makes the Commission inoperative and repealed on January  
            1, 2016.  (Business and Professions Code (BPC)  18600 et  
            seq.)








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          2)Until January 1, 2016, establishes the Commission, comprised  
            of seven members, five members appointed by the Governor and  
            subject to confirmation by the Senate Committee on Rules  
            confirmation, one member appointed by the Senate Committee on  
            Rules and one member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.  
             Specifies that efforts should be made to ensure at least four  
            members have experience in either medicine as a licensed  
            physician or surgeon specializing in neurology, neurosurgery,  
            head trauma or sports medicine, financial management, public  
            safety, and the sports regulated by the Commission.  Renders  
            the Commission subject to review by the appropriate policy  
            committees of the Legislature.  Authorizes the Commission to  
            appoint a person exempt from civil service as Executive  
            Officer (EO).  (BPC  18602 and 18613)

          3)Provides the Commission with sole direction, management,  
            control of, and jurisdiction over all professional and amateur  
            boxing, professional and amateur kickboxing, all forms and  
            combinations of forms of full contact martial arts contests,  
            including mixed martial arts, and matches or exhibitions  
            conducted, held, or given within this state.  Provides that no  
            event shall take place without the prior approval of the  
            Commission and that no person shall engage in the promotion  
            of, or participate in, a boxing or martial arts contest,  
            match, or exhibition without a license, and except in  
            accordance with the State Act.  (BPC  18640)

          4)Defines "club" and "promoter" as a corporation, partnership,  
            association, individual or other organization which conducts,  
            holds or gives a boxing or martial arts contest, match or  
            exhibition.  (BPC  18622)

          5)Defines "manager" as any person who does any of the following:

             a)   By contract, agreement, or other arrangement with any  
               person, undertakes or has undertaken to represent in any  
               way the interest of any professional boxer, or martial arts  
               fighter in procuring, or with respect to the arrangement or  
               conduct of, any professional contest in which the boxer or  
               fighter is to participate as a contestant.  Clarifies that  
               the term "manager" shall not be construed to mean any  
               attorney licensed to practice in this state whose  
               participation in these activities is restricted to  
               representing the legal interests of a professional boxer or  








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               fighter as a client. 

             b)   Directs or controls the professional boxing or martial  
               arts activities of any professional boxer or martial arts  
               fighter.

             c)   Receives or is entitled to receive more than 10 percent  
               of the gross purse of any professional boxer or martial  
               arts fighter for any services relating to such person's  
               participation in a professional contest.

             d)   Is an officer, director, shareholder, or member of any  
               corporation or organization which receives, or is entitled  
               to receive more than 10 percent of the gross purse of any  
               professional boxer or martial arts fighter for any services  
               relating to the person's participation in a professional  
               contest.  (BPC  18628)

          1)Requires a manager of a boxer or martial arts fighter to  
            maintain an accurate record, including documentation, showing  
            training expenses, the amount of money actually paid to the  
            contestant, the amount of money which the manager received  
            from the purse and the amount of money owed to the manager by  
            the contestant.  Requires records to be made available to both  
            the fighter under contract and the Commission upon request and  
            requires records to be kept in the manager's possession for a  
            period of five years from the transaction.  (BPC  18852)     

          2)Establishes Commission oversight for contracts between boxers  
            and managers and between boxers or managers and licensed  
            clubs, including that contracts must be executed on printed  
            forms approved by the Commission, authorizes the Commission to  
            recognize or enforce a contract not on its printed form if  
            entered into in another jurisdiction and provides that no  
            other contract or agreement may be recognized or enforced by  
            the Commission.  Requires the original contract entered into  
            between managers and boxers and promoters and boxers to be  
            placed on file with the Commission at the time it is approved.  
             Provides that all disputes between the parties to the  
            contract, including the validity of the contract, shall be  
            arbitrated pursuant to the provisions of the contract.  (Title  
            4 California Code of Regulations (CCR)  220 and 230)
           
          3)Establishes an Advisory Committee on Medical and Safety  








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            Standards (MAC) consisting of six licensed physicians  
            appointed by the Commission which meets for the purpose of  
            studying and recommending medical and safety standards for the  
            conduct of boxing, wrestling, and martial arts contests.   
            Requires a majority vote of the Commission to appoint a person  
            to the MAC.  Provides that each appointment to the MAC shall  
            be at the pleasure of the Commission for a term not to exceed  
            four years.  (BPC  18645)

          4)Provides the Commission with enforcement authority to revoke  
            or suspend licenses or a violation of the State Act.   
            Authorizes the Commission to suspend temporarily, any license  
            until final determination by the Commission when, in the EO's  
            opinion, the action is necessary to protect the public welfare  
            or is in the best interest of boxing or martial arts.   
            Provides that a suspension may be without advance hearing, but  
            the suspended licensee may apply to the Commission for a  
            hearing on the matter to determine if the suspension should be  
            modified or set aside.  Requires an application for a hearing  
            to be in writing and received by the Commission within 
          30 days after the date of suspension.  Requires the Commission,  
            upon receipt of such written request, to set the matter for  
            hearing within 30 days.  (BPC  18841 and 18842)

          5)Authorizes the Commission, EO or his or her duly authorized  
            representative to assess fines, not to exceed $2,500, for each  
            violation of any of the provisions of the State Act or any of  
            the rules and regulations of the Commission (contained within  
            Title 4 CCR 200-829).  States that the fine may be assessed  
            without advance hearing, but the licensee may apply to the  
            Commission for a hearing on the matter if such fine should be  
            modified or set aside in the manner outlined above.  
          (BPC  18843)
            
          6)Provides that if a licensee fails to pay any fine assessed  
            under this chapter within 
          30 days after receipt of notice by the EO, after time for appeal  
            has passed or after action on an appeal by the Commission, the  
            Commission may, without hearing, revoke or suspend the license  
            held by the licensee and authorize the Attorney General (AG)  
            to bring an action in superior court to collect the amount due  
            and attorney's fees.  Provides that the action shall be  
            speedily determined by the court and shall take precedence  
            over all matters pending therein except criminal cases,  








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            applications for injunction, or other matters to which special  
            precedence has been given by law.  (BPC  18844)

          7) Provides that the administration or use of any drugs,  
            alcohol, or stimulants, or injections in any part of the body,  
            either before or during a match, to or by any boxer is  
            prohibited.  (Title 4 CCR  303)

          



          This bill:

          1) Extends the operation of the Commission until January 1,  
             2020. 
              
          2) Codifies the Commission's authority to conduct drug testing  
             necessary to promote the health and safety of licensees by  
             providing that the administration or use of any drugs,  
             alcohol or stimulants or injections in any part of the body  
             or the use of any prohibited substance specified in the  
             Prohibited List of the World Anti-Doping Code, as promulgated  
             by the World Anti-Doping Agency, by a professional or amateur  
             boxer or martial arts fighter licensed by the Commission, is  
             prohibited.  

          3) Authorizes the Commission, in its discretion and through the  
             rulemaking process, to determine the necessity of exemptions  
             to the prohibition on prohibited substances for certain  
             licensees.

          4) Authorizes the Commission to conduct drug testing at any time  
             during the period of licensure for a professional or amateur  
             boxer or martial arts fighter licensed by the Commission. 

          5) Authorizes the Commission to collect blood and urine  
             specimens from a professional or amateur boxer or martial  
             arts fighter licensed by the Commission in order to detect  
             the presence of any prohibited substances.  Requires  
             collection of specimens to be done in the presence of  
             authorized Commission personnel.

          6) Authorizes the Commission to assess a fine equal to ____  








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             percent of the purse for a violation of the prohibited  
             substances provisions outlined above.   

          7) Clarifies that a majority of the appointed members of the MAC  
             constitute a quorum for the purposes of meeting.

          8) Codifies the Commission's existing authority to recognize and  
             enforce contracts between boxers and managers and between  
             boxers and licensed clubs and extends those provisions to  
             include martial arts fighters.  Clarifies that all disputes  
             between the parties to the contract, including the validity  
             of the contract, shall be arbitrated by the Commission  
             pursuant to the provisions of the contract.  Authorizes the  
             Commission to seek cost recovery related to arbitration  
             proceedings.

          
          FISCAL EFFECT:  Unknown.  This bill is keyed "fiscal" by  
          Legislative Counsel.  

          
          COMMENTS:
          
          1. Purpose.  This bill is sponsored by the  Author  .  This bill is  
             one of five "sunset bills" the Author is sponsoring this  
             session.  According to the Author, this bill is necessary to  
             extend the sunset date of the Commission in order to ensure  
             the protection, health, welfare and safety of the athletes  
             and fighters licensed by the Commission who participate in  
             sports and events the Commission oversees.  According to the  
             Author, Federal Law, the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act  
             (Boxing Act) prohibits events from taking place in a state  
             without a regulatory commission unless the fight is regulated  
             by either another state's commission or on sovereign tribal  
             land.  Regulated events result in higher levels of protection  
             for fighters than unauthorized or illegal events, in addition  
             to added revenue for the state and a boon to the local  
             economy where events take place.  


          2. Oversight Hearings and Sunset Review of Licensing Boards and  
             Programs.  In 2015, the Senate Business, Professions and  
             Economic Development Committee and the Assembly Business and  
             Professions Committee (Committees) conducted joint oversight  








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             hearings to review 12 regulatory entities: California  
             Accountancy Board; California Architects Board and Landscape  
             Architects Committee; California State Athletic Commission;  
             Board of Barbering and Cosmetology; Cemetery and Funeral  
             Bureau; Contractors State License Board; Dental Board of  
             California; Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors  
             and Geologists; Board of Registered Nursing; Bureau of  
             Security and Investigative Services and; Board of Vocational  
             Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.


             The Committees began their review of the aforementioned  
             licensing agencies in March and conducted two days of Sunset  
             Review Oversight Hearings.  This bill, and the accompanying  
             sunset bills, are intended to implement legislative changes  
             as recommended by staff of the Committees and which are  
             reflected in the Background Papers prepared by Committee  
             staff for each agency and program reviewed by the Committees  
             for this year.

          3. Background.  Concerned with athlete injuries and death, the  
             public established the Commission by initiative in 1924.  The  
             Commission is responsible for protecting the health and  
             safety of its licensees: boxers, kickboxers, and other  
             martial arts athletes.  The Commission, now comprised of  
             seven members, is also responsible for implementation and  
             enforcement of the Federal Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act  
             (Federal Boxing Act) and the California Boxing Act or State  
             Athletic Commission Act (State Act).  It provides direction,  
             management, and control for professional and amateur boxing,  
             professional and amateur kickboxing, and all forms and  
             combinations of full contact martial arts contests, including  
             mixed martial arts (MMA) and matches or exhibitions  
             conducted, held or given in California.  The Commission has  
             four main functions: licensing, enforcement, regulating  
             events and administering the Professional Boxers' Pension  
             Fund (Pension Fund). 

             Specifically, the Commission establishes requirements for  
             licensure, issues and renews licenses, approves and regulates  
             events, assigns ringside officials, investigates complaints  
             received, and enforces applicable laws by issuing fines and  
             suspending or revoking licenses.  In 2014, the Commission  
             supervised 128 events.  At the time of the Commission's  








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             Sunset Review Oversight Hearing earlier this year, the  
             Commission has so far supervised 38 events, including 18  
             boxing, 8 MMA, 
             1 kickboxing.

             As a special fund entity, the Commission receives no General  
             Fund (GF) support, relying solely on fees set in statute and  
             collected from regulatory and license fees.  For each event  
             held in California that the Commission regulates, the  
             Commission collects a "gate fee" from the event promoter,  
             which is a 5% fee on gross ticket sales for that event, not  
             to exceed $100,000.  The Commission also collects a "TV fee"  
             from the event promoter if the event is broadcast on  
             television, which is a 5% fee on the revenue a promoter  
             collects from broadcasting rights, not to exceed $35,000.   
             The Commission receives over 70% of its revenue from these  
             fees.

             The Commission licenses a number of individuals related to  
             the participation in, oversight for, and management of events  
             in California.  The Commission does not require any formal  
             education requirements for licensure of fighters, promoters,  
             managers, seconds, matchmakers, referees, judges and  
             timekeepers.  However, licensees must possess a minimum level  
             of skill to enable them to safely compete against one another  
             and demonstrate their ability to perform.  Licensees who do  
             not fall into the combatant category such as referees,  
             judges, timekeepers and ringside physicians (who are approved  
             by the Commission) must have adequate knowledge of laws and  
             rules so as not to jeopardize the health and safety of  
             athletes.  Many of the Commission's licensees must also pass  
             competency exams provided by the Commission unless they are  
             licensed in other jurisdictions.  Fighters must also pass  
             medical examinations that determine whether his or her health  
             or safety may be compromised by licensure and participation  
             in an event.

             The Commission has direct disciplinary authority to issue  
             immediate suspensions and fines to ensure violations by  
             Commission licensees are handled and reported quickly.  The  
             Commission also has the ability to issue cease and desist  
             orders for unauthorized, illegal events in addition to the  
             suspensions and license revocations for violations of the  
             State Act and accompanying Commission regulations and rules.   








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             The Commission partners with the Office of the Attorney  
             General (AG) when license revocations, suspension or  
             application denials are appealed.  The Commission also  
             conducts arbitrations for its licensees when disputes arise  
             within either the boxer-manager or boxer-promoter agreements  
             and has sole authority over these arbitration proceedings.   
             The Commission's citation and fine option allows the  
             Commission to penalize licensees rather than pursue formal  
             discipline for less serious offenses, or offenses where  
             probation or license revocation is not appropriate  

          4. Review of the Commission: Issues Identified and Recommended  
             Changes.   The following are some of the major issues  
             pertaining to the Commission along with background  
             information concerning the particular issue.  Recommendations  
             were made by Committee staff regarding the particular issue  
             areas which needed to be addressed. 
          
              a)   Issue:  Medical Advisory Committee Quorum 

                Background:  The State Act creates an Advisory Committee on  
               Medical and Safety Standards (MAC) consisting of six  
               licensed physicians who are appointed by the Commission.   
               The Commission has been advised that in order for the MAC  
               to receive a quorum, a majority of appointed members must  
               be present, which means that four of the six members must  
               attend meetings.  According to the Commission, the MAC does  
               not always even have six member appointees who would be  
               eligible to attend these important meetings where guidance  
               on key safety issues is discussed and recommendations are  
               agreed upon to submit to the Commission as a whole.  A  
               quorum is required for governing bodies to meet and conduct  
               official business or take official action such as voting on  
               agenda items.  It is unclear whether this important  
               advisory committee can only meet if a quorum is achieved or  
               if the committee, the meetings for which are noticed  
               publicly, can meet with, for example, only a majority of  
               the appointed members present.  
                
               Recommendation and Proposed Statutory Change:  Committee  
               staff recommended necessary changes to the State Act to  
               clarify how, when, according to what requirements for  
               public meetings and under what circumstances the MAC can  
               meet.








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          This bill clarifies that a majority of the appointed members of  
          the MAC constitute a quorum for the purposes of meeting.  
           
             b)   Issue:  Technical Changes May Improve the Effectiveness  
               of the State Act and Commission Operations, Use of  
               Performance Enhancing Substances and Drug Testing Costs.

                Background:  The Commission currently has one of the most  
               thorough drug testing programs in the regulated combat  
               sports landscape, but maintaining this important effort has  
               high costs associated with it.  The Commission's cite and  
               fine ability allows for punishment to licensees for  
               violations of the law that while significant, may not be  
               serious enough to warrant license suspension.  Fines are  
               used as a penalty and are usually accompanied by a  
               suspension or order to correct conduct.  They are commonly  
               issued against fighters for using prohibited substances and  
               conduct that brings discredit to combative sports or the  
               Commission.  The Commission's current fines may not be  
               deterring certain activity and may not be strong enough to  
               make any kind of impact to professional fighters receiving  
                                                        high salaries.  The Commission has also struggled to  
               establish consistency in its citation and fine program,  
               sometimes assigning small fines to certain fighters for  
               some violations and large fines to others for similar  
               violations.   

               The Commission has explored seeking increased authority to  
               collect fines so that it can more effectively discipline  
               its licensees, specifically by basing the amount of a fine  
               on a percentage of the fighter's purse.  Some athletes  
               receive over six figures to participate in bouts, and  
               paying a $2500 fine for use of an illegal substance does  
               not make a dent in their earnings, thus potentially  
               perpetuating use of the banned drugs without any noticeable  
               penalty.  The Commission reports that having this option  
               will provide a greater level of deterrence for highly paid  
               athletes.  Other states like Nevada take between 3 and 40  
               percent of a fighter's purse for the event where the  
               violation occurs.   

               Recommendation and Proposed Statutory Change:  Committee  
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               Commission in statute to adjust its fine collection  
               abilities so that it may collect a percentage of a  
               fighter's purse for certain substance abuse violations and  
               asked the Commission to advise the Committees of any  
               statutory changes necessary to continue to keep California  
               standards for banned substances on par with international  
               agencies like WADA.  Committee staff also recommended  
               making technical changes to the State Act to clarify that  
               athlete licensees are subject to drug testing throughout  
               the period of their licensure, rather than only connected  
               to an event (drug testing directly prior to or at an event)  
               and recommended clarifying that blood and urine samples are  
               both acceptable for drug testing.

               This bill codifies the Commission's authority to conduct  
               drug testing necessary to promote the health and safety of  
               licensees by providing that the administration or use of  
               any drugs, alcohol or stimulants or injections in any part  
               of the body or the use of any prohibited substance  
               specified in the Prohibited List of the World Anti-Doping  
               Code, as promulgated by the World Anti-Doping Agency, by a  
               professional or amateur boxer or martial arts fighter  
               licensed by the Commission, is prohibited.  The bill also  
               authorizes the Commission, in its discretion and through  
               the rulemaking process, to determine the necessity of  
               exemptions to the prohibition on prohibited substances for  
               certain licensees.  This bill authorizes the Commission to  
               conduct drug testing at any time during the period of  
               licensure for a professional or amateur boxer or martial  
               arts fighter licensed by the Commission and authorizes the  
               Commission to collect blood and urine specimens from a  
               professional or amateur boxer or martial arts fighter  
               licensed by the Commission in order to detect the presence  
               of any prohibited substances.  The bill requires collection  
               of specimens to be done in the presence of authorized  
               Commission personnel.  The bill also authorizes the  
               Commission to assess a fine equal to a certain percentage  
               of the total purse for a violation of the prohibited  
               substances provisions outlined above.  (The Author notes  
               that he intends to work with the Commission and  
               Administration to determine the proper percentage of the  
               total purse the Commission should assess for detection of  
               prohibited substances.) 
                








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              c)   Issue:  Arbitration Cost Recovery

                Background:  The Commission is responsible for arbitration  
               between licensees and managers or promoters when contract  
               disputes arise.  The Commission absorbs costs related to  
               arbitration for contract disputes that it oversees that may  
               impede its ability to maintain a healthy fund balance.  The  
               Commission utilizes the services of the AG to conduct  
               arbitration proceedings and is then billed for these  
               services at a rate that is not feasible for the Commission  
               to pay on an ongoing basis.  The Commission has exceeded  
               its AG expenditure authority yet has a statutory  
               requirement to assist fighters through this process.  The  
               question was raised as to whether parties involved should  
               absorb certain costs, ensuring that any payment for  
               arbitration does not serve as a deterrent to licensees  
               seeing arbitration.    

               Recommendation and Proposed Statutory Change:  Committee  
               staff recommended that the Commission be authorized to seek  
               cost recovery for arbitration and requested that the  
               Commission provide additional information about the  
               instances under which it might collect reimbursement costs  
               for arbitration and what the options may be for determining  
               the costs paid by licensees (for example, a percentage of  
               the disputed fees).  

               This bill codifies the Commission's existing authority to  
               recognize and enforce contracts between boxers and managers  
               and between boxers and licensed clubs and extends those  
               provisions to include martial arts fighters. The bill also  
               clarifies that all disputes between the parties to the  
               contract, including the validity of the contract, shall be  
               arbitrated by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of  
               the contract and authorizes the Commission to seek cost  
               recovery related to arbitration proceedings.
           
             d)   Issue:  Continuation of the Commission

                Background:  California's professional and amateur boxers,  
               kickboxers and mixed martial arts athletes are better  
               served with appropriate oversight by a Commission, and the  
               state benefits from holding these events in California.  If  
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               communities throughout the state will not happen, taking  
               with them the economic windfall to local businesses.  Most  
               significantly, fighting will still take place, in an  
               underground, unregulated environment that is not conducive  
               to protecting athletes and promoting career opportunities  
               and abilities of many young people.

               The most important work of the Commission happens on the  
               ground level, managing and overseeing events and promoting  
               the well-being of the competitors participating in combat  
               sporting events in California.  While the Commission has  
               struggled with basic operational and administrative  
               functions over the years, the current membership and  
               management have shown a commitment to improve the  
               Commission's overall efficiency and effectiveness and are  
               working cooperatively with the Legislature and the  
               Committees to bring about necessary changes.  
                
               Recommendation and Proposed Statutory Change:  Committee  
               staff recommended the Commission's operations and the State  
               Act be extended for four years and be reviewed at that time  
               by the respective Committees of the Senate and Assembly.   
               Committee staff recommended that boxers, kickboxers and  
               mixed martial arts athletes continue to be regulated by the  
               current Commission members in order to protect the  
               interests of athletes and the public and be reviewed once  
               again in four years.

               This bill extends the operations of the Commission until  
               January 1, 2020.  
           
             e)   Issue:  Technical Cleanup.   This bill includes cleanup  
               provisions to clarify the State Act as recommended by the  
               Commission and Committee staff.  
             
          1. Related Legislation.   SB 465  (Hill) extends the operation of  
             the Contractors' State License Board until 2020 and makes  
             various changes to the Contractors' State License Law.   
             (  Status:   The bill will also be considered by this Committee  
             at today's hearing.) 

              SB 466  (Hill) sunsets the Board of Registered Nursing.   
             (  Status:   The bill will also be considered by this Committee  
             at today's hearing.) 








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              SB 467  (Hill) extends the operation of the California Board  
             of Accountancy until 2020 and makes various changes in  
             regards to the DCA.  (  Status:   The bill will also be  
             considered by this Committee at today's hearing.) 

              SB 468  (Hill) extends the operation of the Bureau of Security  
             and Investigative Services and the Alarm Company Act,  
             Locksmith Act, Private Investigator Act, Private Security  
             Services Act, Proprietary Security Services Act, and  
             Collateral Recovery Act until January 1, 2020.  It also  
             subjects the Bureau to review by the appropriate committees  
             of the Legislature and makes various changes to provisions in  
             the aforementioned Acts to improve the oversight, enforcement  
             and regulation by the Bureau of licensees under each Act.   
             (  Status:   The bill will also be considered by this Committee  
             at today's hearing.)    

              AB 177  (Bonilla) extends the operation of the Board for  
             Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists and  
             California Architects Board and Landscape Architects  
             Committee until January 1, 2020.  (  Status:   The bill is  
             pending in the Assembly Committee on Business and  
             Professions.)     

              AB 178  (Bonilla) extends the operation of the Board of  
             Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians until January  
             1, 2020.  (  Status:   The bill is pending in the Assembly  
             Committee on Business and Professions.)     

              AB 179  (Assembly Committee on Business and Professions)  
             extends the operation of the Dental Board of California until  
             January 1, 2020.  (  Status:   The bill is pending in the  
             Assembly Committee on Business and Professions.)     

              AB 180  (Assembly Committee on Business and Professions)  
             extends the operation of the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau  
             until January 1, 2020.  (  Status:   The bill is pending in the  
             Assembly Committee on Business and Professions.)     

              AB 181  (Assembly Committee on Business and Professions)  
             extends the operation of the Board of Barbering and  
             Cosmetology until January 1, 2020.  (  Status:   The bill is  
             pending in the Assembly Committee on Business and  








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             Professions.)     

          
          SUPPORT AND OPPOSITION:
          
           Support:     None on file as of April 21, 2015.

           Opposition: None on file as of April 21, 2015.



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