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AB-1005 Department of Consumer Affairs.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1005


Introduced by Assembly Member Calderon

February 16, 2017


An act to add Section 139.2 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to professions and vocations.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1005, as introduced, Calderon. Department of Consumer Affairs.
Under existing law, there is the Office of Professional Examination Services within the Department of Consumer Affairs. 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 the office to conduct an occupational analysis of every professions and vocations license subject to examination in this state to determine the licenses with a need for the examination to be offered in languages other than English. The bill would also require the office to report this analysis with recommendations to the Legislature by January 1, 2019.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 139.2 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

139.2.
 (a) The Office of Professional Examination Services shall conduct an occupational analysis of every license subject to examination in this state to determine the licenses with a need for the examination to be offered in languages other than English.
(b) (1) Pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code, the office shall report this analysis with recommendations to the Legislature by January 1, 2019.
(2) This subdivision shall become inoperative on January 1, 2022, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.