SB 1474

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Mar 16, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 24, 2020
  • Passed Assembly Aug 30, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 29, 2020

Business and professions.

Abstract

(1) Existing law, the Contractors' State License Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors by the Contractors' State License Board in the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law requires fees and penalties received pursuant to the law to be deposited in the Contractors' License Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, except that certain service fees for the deposit of money in lieu of paying a bond are required to be deposited in the Contractors' Deposit Fund. This bill would rename the Contractors' State license Law as the Contractors State License Law, would rename the Contractors' State License Board as the Contractors State License Board, and would rename the Contractors' License Fund as the Contractors License Fund. The bill would delete the provision establishing the Contractors' Deposit Fund, and would therefore require those service fees to be deposited in the Contractors License Fund. By authorizing a new source of revenue to be deposited into a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation. Existing law authorizes a licensee who is subject to a bonding provision under the law, in lieu of giving a bond, to deposit money or a cashier's check with the registrar of contractors. This bill would prohibit the deposit from being released if the board is notified of a civil action against the deposit and, if the amount of the deposit is insufficient to pay all claims, would require the deposit to be distributed to claimants in proportion to the amount of the claims. Existing law authorizes the registrar of contractors to grant the retroactive renewal of a license if, within 90 days from the due date, the licensee requests the retroactive renewal in a petition to the registrar, shows that the failure to renew was due to circumstances beyond their control, files an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the registrar, and pays the appropriate renewal and delinquency fees. This bill, instead, would require the registrar to grant the retroactive renewal of a license if, within 90 days of the expiration of the license, the otherwise eligible licensee submits a completed application for renewal and pays the renewal and delinquency fees. The bill would delete the requirement that the licensee demonstrate that the delay was due to circumstances beyond the licensee's control, and would deem an application for renewal submitted for purposes of these provisions if it is delivered to the board's headquarters or postmarked within 90 days of the expiration of the license. (2) Existing law establishes the Landscape Architects Technical Committee to assist the California Architects Board in examining candidates for a landscape architect's license. Existing law, on and after January 1, 2021, requires an applicant to furnish to the committee a full set of fingerprints for purposes of conducting criminal history record checks. This bill would revise the date on which this requirement becomes effective to January 1, 2022. (3) Existing law, the Chiropractic Act, enacted by an initiative measure, provides for the licensure and regulation of chiropractors in this state by the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Existing law requires that the powers and duties of the board, as provided, be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature as if that act were scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022. This bill would require that the powers and duties of the board, as provided, be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature as if that act were scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2023. (4) Existing law authorizes the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California and any board within the Department of Consumer Affairs to issue a citation that may contain an order of abatement or an order to pay an administrative fine, and provides that a failure to pay a fine within 30 days of the date of assessment may result in disciplinary action. This bill would also make a failure to comply with the order of abatement within 30 days of the date of the order subject to disciplinary action. (5) Existing law provides for the licensure and regulation of registered dental hygienists by the Dental Hygiene Board of California. Existing law authorizes a registered dental hygienist to perform a procedure or provide a service within the scope of their practice under the appropriate level of supervision, as specified. This bill would also require a registered dental hygienist to have completed the appropriate education and training required to perform the procedure or provide the service. Existing law requires a person to have satisfactorily completed a specified examination within the preceding 2 years as a condition of licensure as a registered dental hygienist. This bill would instead require completion of the dental hygiene examination within the preceding 3 years. Existing law requires a person, as a condition for licensure as a registered dental hygienist in alternative practice, to successfully complete a bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or institution of higher education, among other requirements. This bill would specify that the equivalent of a bachelor's degree is recognized as a minimum of 120 semester credit hours or 180 quarter credit hours in postsecondary education. (6) Existing law, the Medical Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons by the Medical Board of California, and requires an applicant for a physician's and surgeon's license who has completed 36 months of approved postgraduate training in another state or Canada and who is accepted into an approved postgraduate training in another state or Canada and who is accepted into an approved postgraduate training program in California to obtain their physician's and surgeon's license within 90 days after beginning the postgraduate training program. This bill would delete the requirement that the person be accepted into an approved postgraduate training in another state or Canada. Existing law authorizes the Medical Board of California, in its discretion, to waive certain examination and certification requirements for licensure for a graduate of a foreign medical school who holds a certificate of registration issued by the board to practice medicine as a full-time faculty member at a medical school. This bill would also authorize the board to accept clinical practice in an appointment as qualifying time to meet specified postgraduate training requirements for licensure for those registrants. Existing law authorizes the Medical Board of California, upon and review and recommendation, to determine that an applicant for a physician and surgeon's certificate has satisfied the medical education and examination requirements for an applicant who holds an unlimited and unrestricted license as a physician and surgeon in another state and has held the license continuously for a minimum of 4 years, subject to satisfaction of specified requirements. This bill would also require the applicant to meet specified postgraduate training requirements. (7) Existing law, the Architects Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of architects by the California Architects Board. Existing law requires the board to issue a retired license to an architect who meets specified requirements, and also provides for the restoration of a retired license to active status upon satisfaction of specified requirements applicable to licenses that are not renewed within 5 years of its expiration. This bill would also authorize the restoration of a retired license to active status upon satisfaction of specified requirements applicable to licenses that are renewed within 5 years of its expiration. (8) Existing law provides for the January 1, 2021, repeal of provisions creating the Podiatric Medical Board of California, the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians of the State of California, the Board of Psychology, the Physician Assistant Board, the California State Board of Pharmacy, the Veterinary Medical Board, the Board of Behavioral Sciences, and the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. This bill would extend the operation of those provisions to January 1, 2022, and make conforming changes relating to the appointment of an executive officer, as applicable. (9) Existing law provides for the January 1, 2022, repeal of provisions regulating naturopathic medicine and interior design and provisions creating the California Board of Occupational Therapy, the Physical Therapy Board of California, the Respiratory Care Board of California, and the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. This bill would extend the operation of those provisions to January 1, 2023, and make conforming changes relating to the appointment of an executive officer, as applicable. (10) Existing law, the Massage Therapy Act, until January 1, 2021, provides for the certification and regulation of massage therapists by the California Massage Therapy Council. This bill would extend the operation of the Massage Therapy Act to January 1, 2022, and make conforming changes relating to massage therapist certification requirements. (11) Existing law, the Private Investigator Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of private investigators by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. Existing law, until January 1, 2021, authorizes the bureau to issue a private investigator license to a limited liability company. A violation of the act is a crime. This bill would extend that date to January 1, 2024. By extending the operation of these provisions, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (12) Existing law, the Real Estate Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of real estate brokers by the Real Estate Commissioner, the chief officer of the Department of Real Estate within the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency. The Real Estate Law subjects the powers and duties of the department, under specified provisions of law, to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature, performed as if those provisions were scheduled to be repealed as of January 1, 2021. This bill would extend that date to January 1, 2022. (13) Existing law, the Real Estate Appraisers' Licensing and Certification Law, creates a Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers within the Department of Consumer Affairs to administer and enforce that law. The Real Estate Appraisers' Licensing and Certification Law subjects the powers and duties of the bureau to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature, performed as if that law were scheduled to be repealed as of January 1, 2021. This bill would extend that date to January 1, 2022. (14) Existing law regulates the formation and enforcement of contracts, including what constitutes an unlawful contract. Under existing law, a contract is unlawful if it is contrary to an express provision of law, contrary to the policy of express law, though not expressly prohibited, or otherwise contrary to good morals. Existing law regulates licensees who are subject to the jurisdiction of a state licensing entity, including the State Bar of California, the Department of Real Estate, the Department of Consumer Affairs, or any other state agency that issues a license, certificate, or registration authorizing a person to engage in a business or profession. This bill would prohibit a contract or proposed contract for the provision of a consumer service by a licensee regulated by a licensing board from including a provision limiting the consumer's ability to file a complaint with that board or to participate in the board's investigation into the licensee. The bill would specify that a waiver of these provisions is contrary to public policy and is void and unenforceable. The bill would provide that a violation of these provisions by a licensee constitutes unprofessional conduct subject to discipline by the licensee's regulatory board. (15) Existing law, the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, until January 1, 2021, provides, among other things, for student protections and regulatory oversight of private postsecondary institutions in the state, enforced by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education within the Department of Consumer Affairs. This bill would extend the operation of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 to January 1, 2022. (16) This bill would make other conforming, technical, and nonsubstantive changes. (17) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 205 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by AB 896 to be operative only if this bill and AB 896 are enacted and this bill is enacted last. (18) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 2113 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by AB 2273 to be operative only if this bill and AB 2273 are enacted and this bill is enacted last. (19) This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 7159 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by AB 2471 to be operative only if this bill and AB 2471 are enacted and this bill is enacted last. (20) 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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (3)

Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development

     
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Sep 29, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 312, Statutes of 2020.

Sep 10, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Aug 31, 2020

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Senate

Ordered to unfinished business.

Senate

From special consent calendar on motion of Senator Grove.

Aug 30, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 75. Noes 0. Page 5297.) Ordered to the Senate.

Aug 26, 2020

Assembly

Ordered to third reading.

Assembly

Read third time and amended.

Aug 25, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 24, 2020

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (August 20).

Aug 18, 2020

Assembly

August 18 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.

Aug 11, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 19. Noes 0.) (August 10). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Aug 10, 2020

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Jul 27, 2020

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Assembly

July 27 hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 29, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on B. & P.

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

Jun 24, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 3819.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Jun 23, 2020

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Jun 22, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 18, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 3772.) (June 18).

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 18.

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

June 9 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Jun 03, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 9.

Jun 02, 2020

Senate

Hearing rescheduled due to Capitol closure.

May 26, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 1.

May 18, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0. Page 3550.) (May 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 14, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing May 18.

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

May 11, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

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

Mar 17, 2020

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after April 16.

Mar 16, 2020

Senate

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

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
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03/16/20 - Introduced PDF
05/14/20 - Amended Senate PDF
06/18/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/27/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/10/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/24/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/26/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/04/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/29/20 - Chaptered PDF

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