SB 980

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2009-2010 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 08, 2010
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • 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 to comply 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 Business 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 (7)



Nov 30, 2010


From committee without further action.

May 27, 2010


Held in committee and under submission.

May 21, 2010


(Suspense - for vote only.)


Set for hearing May 27.

May 10, 2010


Placed on APPR suspense file.

May 04, 2010


Set for hearing May 10.

May 03, 2010


Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Apr 22, 2010


Set for hearing May 3.

Apr 20, 2010


From committee: Do pass, but first be re-referred to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0. Page 3293.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 0. Page 3293.) Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Apr 01, 2010


Set for hearing April 19.

Mar 25, 2010


Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Mar 23, 2010


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time. Amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on RLS.

Feb 18, 2010


To Com. on RLS.

Feb 09, 2010


From print. May be acted upon on or after March 11.

Feb 08, 2010


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/08/10 - Introduced PDF
03/23/10 - Amended Senate PDF

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