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AB-1190 Department of Consumer Affairs: BreEZe system.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/02/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 02, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1190


Introduced by Assembly Member Obernolte

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 210.5 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to consumer affairs.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1190, as amended, Obernolte. Department of Consumer Affairs: BreEZe system: annual report. system.
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 Department of Technology, formerly known as the office of the State Chief Information Officer, based on information provided by the department in a specified manner.

This bill on and after July 1, 2018, would require the department to submit an annual report to the Legislature 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, including, but not limited to, a timeline for the implementation.

This bill would require the Department of Consumer Affairs to publish, a minimum of once quarterly, prescribed information relating to BreEZe on its Internet Web site, including the estimated start and completion date of the Department of Technology’s Project Approval Lifecycle (PAL) process for programs that were previously scheduled for the 3rd release of BreEZe, the status of programs that have started the process, and the results and recommendations made for each program that has completed the PAL process.
Vote: MAJORITY   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, to read:

210.5.
 (a) In connection with the department’s ongoing commitment to provide quarterly and monthly updates to the Legislature on the entities that were previously scheduled for the third release of BreEZe, the department shall publish on its Internet Web site the following:
(1) The estimated start and completion date of the Department of Technology’s Project Approval Lifecycle process for the programs that were previously scheduled for the third release of BreEZe.
(2) The status of the programs that have started the project approval process, including the programs’ current stage in the process.
(3) The results and recommendations made for each program that has completed the Department of Technology’s Project Approval Lifecycle process, including the results of the alternatives and cost-benefit analyses made during Stage 2 of the process.
(b) The department shall publish the information specified in subdivision (a) a minimum of once quarterly.

SECTION 1.Section 210.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, immediately following Section 210, to read:
210.5.

(a)On or before July 1 of each year, commencing July 1, 2018, the department shall submit an annual report to the Legislature 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 cost-benefit analysis the department conducted for the third phase of the implementation project.

(3)A description of whether and to what extent the BreEZe system will achieve any operational efficiencies resulting from implementation by the boards and regulatory entities within the department’s jurisdiction.

(b)The report described in subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

(c)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.