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AB-2264 Professions and vocations: fees.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/13/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2264


Introduced by Assembly Member Brough

February 13, 2018


An act to amend Sections 163 and 163.5 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2264, as introduced, Brough. Professions and vocations: fees.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law requires the Department of Consumer Affairs and each board in the department to charge a $2 fee for the certification of a record, document, or paper in its custody or for the certification of a document evidencing the content of that record, document, or paper, except as otherwise provided by law.
This bill would instead authorize the department and boards to charge a fee of not more than $2 for these certifications, except as otherwise provided by law.
Existing law requires that the delinquency, penalty, or late fee for any licensee within the department be 50% of the renewal fee for that license that is in effect on the date of the renewal of the license, but not less than $25 nor more than $150, except as otherwise provided by law.
This bill would delete the requirement that the fee not be less than $25 and would make other nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 163 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

163.
 Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the department and each board in the department shall may charge a fee of not more than two dollars ($2) for the certification of a copy of any record, document, or paper in its custody or for the certification of any document evidencing the content of any such that record, document or paper.

SEC. 2.

 Section 163.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

163.5.
 (a) Except as otherwise provided by law, the delinquency, penalty, or late fee for any licensee within the Department of Consumer Affairs shall be 50 percent of the renewal fee for such that license in effect on the date of the renewal of the license, but not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150).

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(b) A delinquency, penalty, or late fee shall not be assessed until 30 days have elapsed from the date that the licensing agency mailed a notice of renewal to the licensee at the licensee’s last known address of record. The notice shall specify the date for timely renewal, and that failure to renew in a timely fashion shall result in the assessment of a delinquency, penalty, or late fee.

In the event a

(c) If a reinstatement or like fee is charged for the reinstatement of a license, the reinstatement fee shall be 150 percent of the renewal fee for such that license in effect on the date of the reinstatement of the license, but not more than twenty-five dollars ($25) in excess of the renewal fee, except that in the event that such a this fee is fixed by statute at less than 150 percent of the renewal fee and less than the renewal fee plus twenty-five dollars ($25), the fee so fixed shall be charged.