Rudy Salas, Jr.
- District 32
Under existing law, the Department of Consumer Affairs (department) , under the control of the Director of Consumer Affairs, is comprised of various boards that license and regulate various professions and vocations. Existing law requires an applicant seeking a license from a board within the department to meet specified requirements and to pay certain licensing fees. Existing law requires a board within the department to issue, after appropriate investigation, certain types of temporary licenses to an applicant if the applicant meets specified requirements, including that the applicant supplies evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant is married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States who is assigned to a duty station in this state under official active duty military orders and the applicant submits an application to the board that includes a signed affidavit attesting to the fact that the applicant meets all of the requirements for a temporary license and that the information submitted in the application is accurate, to the best of the applicant's knowledge. Under existing law, some of the funds within the jurisdiction of a board consist of revenue from fees that are continuously appropriated. Existing law authorizes a board to adopt regulations necessary to administer these provisions. This bill, on and after January 1, 2023, would expand the requirement to issue temporary licenses to practice a profession or vocation to include licenses issued by any board within the department, except as provided. The bill would require an applicant for a temporary license to provide to the board documentation that the applicant has passed a California law and ethics examination if otherwise required by the board for the profession or vocation for which the applicant seeks licensure. The bill would require a board to issue a temporary license within 30 days of receiving the required documentation if the results of a criminal background check do not show grounds for denial and would require a board to request the Department of Justice to conduct the criminal background check and to furnish the criminal background information in accordance with specified requirements. The bill would specifically direct revenues from fees for temporary licenses issued by the California Board of Accountancy to be credited to the Accountancy Fund, a continuously appropriated fund. The bill would require, if necessary to implement the bill's provisions, a board to submit to the department for approval draft regulations necessary to administer these provisions. The bill would exempt from these provisions a board that has a process in place by which an out-of-state licensed applicant in good standing who is married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States is able to receive expedited, temporary authorization to practice while meeting state-specific requirements for a period of at least one year or is able to receive an expedited license by endorsement with no additional requirements superseding those for a temporary license, as described above. The bill would make conforming changes. By expanding the scope of the crime of perjury, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill's expansion of the requirement to issue temporary licenses would result in revenues from fees for certain licenses being deposited into continuously appropriated funds. By establishing a new source of revenue for those continuously appropriated funds, the bill would make an appropriation. Existing law provides that these temporary licenses shall expire 12 months after issuance, upon issuance of an expedited license, or upon denial of the application for expedited licensure by the board, whichever occurs first. Existing law authorizes the immediate termination of a temporary license upon a finding that the temporary licenseholder failed to meet the requirements for temporary licensure or provided substantively inaccurate information that would affect the person's eligibility for temporary licensure. This bill, on and after July 1, 2023, would instead provide that these temporary licenses are nonrenewable and shall expire 12 months after issuance, upon issuance or denial of a standard license, upon issuance or denial of a license by endorsement, or upon issuance or denial of an expedited license, whichever occurs first. The bill, on and after July 1, 2023, would also require the board to revoke a temporary license if the board finds that the temporary licenseholder engaged in unprofessional conduct or any other act that is cause for discipline by the board. This bill would require the Department of Consumer Affairs to compile an annual report to the Legislature containing specified information relating to the professional licensure of veterans, servicemembers, and their spouses. The bill would also require the Department of Consumer Affairs and each board within the department to post specified information on their internet websites relating to licensure for military spouses, the availability of temporary licenses, and permanent licensure by endorsement or credential for out-of-state applicants. The bill would also require the Department of Real Estate to compile specified information on military, veteran, and spouse licensure into an annual report for the Legislature. Existing law, the Psychology Licensing Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of psychologists by the Board of Psychology. Existing law authorizes a psychologist certified or licensed in another state or Canadian province who has applied to the board for licensure to provide activities and services of a psychological nature without a valid license for a period not to exceed 180 days from the time of submitting their application or from the commencement of residency in the state, whichever occurs first, subject to specified conditions and requirements. This bill would also authorize a psychologist certified or licensed in another state or Canadian province who is married to, or in a domestic partnership or other legal union with, an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States and who has applied to the board for licensure to perform activities and services of a psychological nature without a valid license for a period not to exceed 12 months. 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. This bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 2946 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by SB 801 to be operative only if this bill and SB 801 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 693, Statutes of 2021.
Approved by the Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m.
Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 42. Noes 13.)
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0.).
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 37. Noes 0.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 9 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 26).
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 0.) (July 14).
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on M. & V.A. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (June 30). Re-referred to Com. on M. & V.A.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.)
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 20).
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (April 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on M. & V.A. Read second time and amended.
Read second time and amended.
From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on M. & V.A. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (March 23).
Referred to Coms. on B. & P. and M. & V.A.
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on B. & P. Read second time and amended.
Read first time.
From printer. May be heard in committee January 16.
Introduced. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|12/16/20 - Introduced|
|02/25/21 - Amended Assembly|
|03/24/21 - Amended Assembly|
|04/20/21 - Amended Assembly|
|06/21/21 - Amended Senate|
|07/15/21 - Amended Senate|
|08/26/21 - Amended Senate|
|09/02/21 - Amended Senate|
|09/10/21 - Enrolled|
|10/08/21 - Chaptered|
|03/22/21- Assembly Business and Professions|
|04/26/21- Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs|
|05/11/21- Assembly Appropriations|
|05/24/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
|06/29/21- Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development|
|07/12/21- Senate Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs|
|08/13/21- Senate Appropriations|
|08/26/21- Senate Appropriations|
|08/31/21- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|09/04/21- Sen. Floor Analyses|
|09/07/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS|
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