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AB-2184 Business licenses.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/12/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2184


Introduced by Assembly Member Chiu
(Principal coauthor: Senator Lara)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Bonta and Kalra)

February 12, 2018


An act to add Sections 16000.1 and 16100.1 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to business licenses.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2184, as introduced, Chiu. Business licenses.
Existing law authorizes the legislative body of an incorporated city and the county board of supervisors to license businesses carried on within their respective jurisdictions and to set license fees as specified.
This bill would require a city, including a charter city, county, and city and county that licenses businesses carried on within their respective jurisdictions to accept a California driver’s license or identification number, individual taxpayer identification number, or municipal identification number in lieu of a social security number if the city, county, or city and county otherwise requires a social security number for the issuance of a business license. The bill would prohibit this number from being disclosed, except as specified. By increasing the duties of local officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares that it is in the best interests of the state to provide persons who are not lawfully present in the United States with the benefit of eligibility to obtain a local business license and, by enacting this act, affirmatively provides this benefit pursuant to Section 1621 of Title 8 of the United States Code.

SEC. 2.

 Section 16000.1 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

16000.1.
 (a) A city, including a charter city, and city and county that licenses businesses carried on within their respective jurisdictions shall accept a California driver’s license or identification number, an individual taxpayer identification number, or a municipal identification number in lieu of a social security number if the city or city and county otherwise requires a social security number for the issuance of a business license.
(b) A number collected pursuant to subdivision (a) shall not be available to the public for inspection, is confidential, and shall not be disclosed except as required to administer the licensure program or comply with a state law or state or federal court order.
(c) This section shall not prohibit the sharing of aggregate data as long as it is disclosed in a manner that could not be used to determine the identity of the persons to whom the data pertains, whether alone, or in combination with other data.

SEC. 3.

 Section 16100.1 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

16100.1.
 (a) A county that licenses businesses carried on within their respective jurisdictions shall accept a California driver’s license or identification number, an individual taxpayer identification number, or a municipal identification number in lieu of a social security number if the county otherwise requires a social security number for the issuance of a business license.
(b) A number collected pursuant to subdivision (a) shall not be available to the public for inspection, is confidential, and shall not be disclosed except as required to administer the licensure program or comply with a state law or state or federal court order.
(c) This section shall not prohibit the sharing of aggregate data as long as it is disclosed in a manner that could not be used to determine the identity of the persons to whom the data pertains, whether alone, or in combination with other data.

SEC. 4.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.