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AB-507 Department of Consumer Affairs: BreEZe system: annual report.(2015-2016)

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Amended  IN  Senate  July 09, 2015
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 01, 2015
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 26, 2015

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 507


Introduced by Assembly Member Olsen
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Gray)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Chang and Dodd) Chang, Dodd, Obernolte, and Waldron)
(Coauthor: Senator Bates)

February 23, 2015


An act to add Section 210.5 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to the Department of Consumer Affairs, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 507, as amended, Olsen. Department of Consumer Affairs: BreEZe system: annual report.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Consumer Affairs to enter into a contract with a vendor for the licensing and enforcement of the BreEZe system, which is a specified integrated, enterprisewide enforcement case management and licensing system, no sooner than 30 days after written notification to certain committees of the Legislature. Existing law requires the amount of contract funds for the system to be consistent with costs approved by the office of the State Chief Information Officer, based on information provided by the department in a specified manner.
This bill would, on and after October 1, 2015, or before March 1, 2016, or thereafter when available, require the department to submit an annual report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance that includes, among other things, the department’s plans for implementing the BreEZe system at specified regulatory entities included in the department's’s 3rd phase of the BreEZe implementation project, when available, including, but not limited to, a timeline for the implementation. The bill would also require the department to post on its Internet Web site the name of each regulatory entity that is utilizing the BreEZe system once the regulatory entity begins using the BreEZe system.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 210.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, immediately following Section 210, to read:

210.5.
 (a) On and after October 1, 2015, or before March 1, 2016, or thereafter when available, the department shall submit an annual report to the Legislature and the Department of Finance that includes all of the following:
(1) The department’s plan for implementing the BreEZe system at the regulatory entities in the department’s third phase of the implementation project, including, but not limited to, a timeline for implementation.
(2) The total estimated costs of implementation of the BreEZe system at the regulatory entities in the department’s third phase of the implementation project and the results of any related cost-benefit analysis the department conducted for the third phase of the implementation project. conducts.
(3) A description of whether and to what extent the BreEZe system will achieve any operational efficiencies resulting from achieved as a result of BreEZe implementation by the boards and regulatory entities within the department’s jurisdiction. jurisdiction, if available.
(b) The report described in subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(c) The department shall post on its Internet Web site the name of each regulatory entity that is utilizing the BreEZe system once the regulatory entity begins using the BreEZe system.

(c)

(d) For purposes of this section, “the regulatory entities in the department’s third phase of the implementation project” includes all of the following:
(1) Acupuncture Board.
(2) Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
(3) Bureau of Automotive Repair.
(4) Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation.
(5) Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
(6) California Architects Board.
(7) California Board of Accountancy.
(8) California State Board of Pharmacy.
(9) Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
(10) Contractors’ State License Board.
(11) Court Reporters Board of California.
(12) Landscape Architects Technical Committee.
(13) Professional Fiduciaries Bureau.
(14) Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.
(15) State Athletic Commission.
(16) State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(17) State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
(18) Structural Pest Control Board.
(19) Telephone Medical Advice Services Bureau.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
Because of the circumstances surrounding the implementation of the BreEZe system, and in order to ensure that healing arts and other professionals are licensed in a timely and efficient manner, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.