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SB-1155 Professions and vocations: licenses: military service.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 114.6 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

114.6.
 (a) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, every board within the department shall grant a fee waiver for the application for and issuance of an initial license to an applicant who supplies satisfactory evidence to the board that the applicant has served as an active duty member of the California National Guard or the United States Armed Forces and was honorably discharged.
(2) For purposes of this section, “satisfactory evidence” means a completed “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty” (DD Form 214).
(b) Under this program, all of the following apply:
(1) A veteran shall be granted only one fee waiver, except as specified in paragraph (2). After a fee waiver has been issued by any board within the department pursuant to this section, the veteran is no longer eligible for a waiver.
(2) If a board charges a fee for the application for a license and another fee for the issuance of a license, the veteran shall be granted fee waivers for both the application for and issuance of a license.
(3) The fee waiver shall apply only to an application of and a license issued to an individual veteran and not to an application of or a license issued to an individual veteran on behalf of a business or other entity.
(4) A waiver shall not be issued for any of the following:
(A) Renewal of a license.
(B) The application for and issuance of an additional license, a certificate, a registration, or a permit associated with the initial license.
(C) The application for an examination.
(c) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2018.