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

          SB 1195 (Hill) - Professions and vocations:  board actions:   
          competitive impact
          
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          |Version: April 6, 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 1195 would grant authority to the Director of the  
          Department of Consumer Affairs to review decisions and other  
          actions by boards within the Department to determine if the  
          action restrains trade. The bill would require the Office of  
          Administrative Law to perform additional reviews of regulations  
          proposed by boards within the Department. The bill would extend  
          the statutory sunset of the Veterinary Medical Board.


          *********** 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 $600,000 and ongoing costs of $570,000 per  
            year for the Department of Consumer Affairs to establish an  







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            Anti-Trust Unit to review board actions for their impacts on  
            trade (various special funds). The costs would be paid from  
            Department of Consumer Affairs boards and bureaus, which are  
            supported by license fees.

           Ongoing costs of about $4.8 million per year for the continued  
            operation of the Veterinary Medical Board (Veterinary Medical  
            Board Contingent Fund). All costs to operate the Board are  
            funded with licensing fees.

           Minor costs are anticipated by the Veterinary Medical Board  
            for the changes in the bill to its statutory requirements and  
            procedures.

           Ongoing costs of about $160,000 per year for the Board of  
            Pharmacy to coordinate inspection and enforcement activities  
            with respect to the regulation of drug compounding on  
            veterinary premises (Pharmacy Board Contingent Fund).


          Author  
          Amendments:  Make several changes to the authority of the  
          Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs to review board  
          and bureau actions, make changes relating to veterinarians  
          working for universities, make changes relating to  
          pharmaceutical compounding by veterinarians, and delete the  
          additional duties for the Office of Administrative Law.


          Committee  
          Amendments:  Make the Veterinary Medical Contingent Fund subject  
          to Legislative appropriation.


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