AB 2659

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2009-2010 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 19, 2010
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Business licensing: Business Master License Center.


Under existing law, businesses are required to obtain various licenses from regulatory agencies. Existing law also requires state agencies to take specified actions, including, but not limited to, designating a small business liaison, to assist small businesses achieve compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. This bill would create the Business Master License Center, which would have prescribed duties, including, but not limited to, developing and administering a computerized one-stop master license system capable of storing, retrieving, and exchanging license information, as well as issuing and renewing master licenses, as specified. The bill would permit the Governor to appoint a 3rd-party facilitator from the business community, to provide oversight over the creation of the center and the development of its master license system. This bill would charge license applicants, in addition to any other fees or deposits required to obtain a particular license, a master license administrative fee in specified amounts, to be deposited into the Master License Fund, which this bill would create. This bill would require that the moneys in the fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, be used only to administer the Business Master License Center.

Bill Sponsors (6)



Nov 30, 2010


From committee without further action.

May 28, 2010


In committee: Set, second hearing. Held under submission.

May 05, 2010


In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR. suspense file. APPR

Apr 21, 2010


From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (April 20).

Mar 18, 2010


Referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Feb 22, 2010


Read first time.

Feb 21, 2010


From printer. May be heard in committee March 23.

Feb 19, 2010


Introduced. To print.

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