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SB-878 Department of Consumer Affairs Licensing: applications: wait times.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 01/22/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 878


Introduced by Senator Jones

January 22, 2020


An act to add Section 139.5 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 878, as introduced, Jones. Department of Consumer Affairs Licensing: applications: wait times.
Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of various professions and vocations by boards within the Department of Consumer Affairs.
This bill would require each board within the department that issues licenses to prominently display the current timeframe for processing initial and renewal license applications on its internet website, as provided.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 139.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

139.5.
 Each board, as defined in section 22, within the department that issues a license shall do both of the following:
(a) Prominently display the current timeframe for processing initial and renewal license applications on its internet website.
(b) With respect to the information displayed on the website, specify the average timeframe for each license category.