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

          SB 1039 (Hill) - Professions and vocations
          
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          |Version: April 21, 2016         |Policy Vote: B., P. & E.D. 6 -  |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: Yes                    |
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          |Hearing Date: May 27, 2016      |Consultant: Brendan McCarthy    |
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          Bill  
          Summary:  SB 1039 would increase licensing fees assessed by the  
          Board of Registered Nursing, the Pharmacy Board, the State  
          Contractors Licensing Board, and the Court Reporters Board. The  
          bill would eliminate the Telephone Medical Advice Services  
          Bureau.


          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                      adopted by the committee on May 27, 2016




          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           One-time costs of $260,000 and ongoing costs of $250,000 per  
            year for the Board of Registered Nursing to audit providers of  
            continuing education (Board of Registered Nursing Fund).

           Increased licensing fee revenues of about $23 million per year  







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            to the Board of Registered Nursing (Board of Registered  
            Nursing Fund).

           Increased licensing fee revenues of about $7 million per year  
            to the Board of Pharmacy (Pharmacy Board Contingent Fund).

           Increased licensing fee revenues of about $13 million per year  
            to the Contractor's State Licensing Board (Contractors  
            Licensing Fund).

           Increased licensing fee revenues of about $950,000 per year to  
            the Court Reporters Board (Court Reporters Fund).

           Reduced expenditures (and license fee revenues) of about  
            $200,000 per year from the elimination of the Telephone  
            Medical Advice Services Bureau (Telephone Medical Advice  
            Services Fund).

           Unknown additional fee revenues due to increases in various  
            licensing fees assessed by the Contractors State Licensing  
            Board (Contractors License Fund).


          Author  
          Amendments:  Make a number of technical corrections to reflect  
          the move of the Board of Podiatric Medicine out of the Medical  
          Board and relating to veterinary licenses. Increase specified  
          license fees charged by the State Contractors License Board.


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