AB 2164

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 25, 2022
  • Passed Senate Aug 22, 2022
  • Became Law Sep 30, 2022

Disability access: certified access specialist program: funding.

Abstract

(1) The federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Building Standards Code require that specified buildings, structures, and facilities be accessible to, and usable by, persons with disabilities. Existing law establishes a Disability Access and Education Revolving Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, within the Division of the State Architect for purposes of increasing disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and developing educational resources for businesses to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified. Existing law requires the State Architect to establish and publicize a program for voluntary certification by the state of any person who meets specified criteria as a certified access specialist (CASp) , as provided. Existing law, on and after January 1, 2018, and until December 31, 2023, inclusive, requires any applicant for an original or renewal of a local business license or equivalent instrument or permit to pay an additional fee of $4 for that license, instrument, or permit, or in any city, county, or city and county that does not issue a business license or an equivalent instrument or permit, existing law requires an applicant for a building permit to pay an additional fee of $4, to be collected by the city, county, or city and county that issued the license, instrument, or permit for specified purposes related to disability access, including the CASp program. Commencing January 1, 2024, that fee is reduced to $1. Existing law requires a portion of those fees to be deposited in the Disability Access and Education Revolving Fund. This bill would repeal the provision reducing the fee to $1 commencing January 1, 2024, thereby extending the operation of this fee at the amount of $4 indefinitely. By expanding the increased fee deposited into the Disability Access and Education Revolving Fund, this bill would make an appropriation. (2) Existing law requires that the city, county, or city and county retain a specified percentage of the fees collected under the above-described provision, to fund administrative costs and the remainder to be deposited in a special fund, established by the city, county, or city and county to be known as the "CASp Certification and Training Fund," and used for increased CASp training and certification within that local jurisdiction. On and after January 1, 2018, and until December 31, 2023, the specified percentage to be retained is 90%. Commencing January 1, 2024, the percentage is reduced to 70%. Existing law requires that the remaining percentage of the fees be transmitted on a quarterly basis to the Division of the State Architect for deposit in the Disability Access and Education Revolving Fund. This bill would repeal the provision reducing the percentage to be retained, thereby allocating 90% of the fees to be retained by the city, county, or city and county indefinitely. The bill would expand the purpose for which the moneys in the special fund may be used to include providing financial assistance to small business owners for accessibility-related inspection, renovation, and construction and would rename the fund to be known as the "Accessibility Compliance Fund." (3) Existing law requires a city, county, or city and county to submit a report to the Division of the State Architect on the total fees collected in the prior calendar year and distribution of the proceeds, as specified. This bill would require a city, county, or city and county to include additional information in that report regarding financial assistance provided to small businesses for construction of physical accessibility improvements. By imposing an additional requirement on a local government, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. 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 (4)

Votes


Actions


Sep 30, 2022

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 895, Statutes of 2022.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Aug 29, 2022

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3:30 p.m.

Aug 22, 2022

Assembly

In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 36. Noes 0. Page 4939.).

Aug 09, 2022

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 08, 2022

Senate

From committee: Be ordered to second reading pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.

Jun 29, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 10. Noes 0.) (June 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Jun 15, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (June 14). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

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

Jun 01, 2022

Senate

Referred to Coms. on G.O. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on G.O. and JUD.

May 26, 2022

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 25, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 69. Noes 0. Page 4951.)

May 23, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 19, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 14. Noes 1.) (May 19).

Apr 06, 2022

Assembly

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

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Mar 24, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 23, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Mar 22, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 8. Noes 1.) (March 22).

Feb 24, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Feb 16, 2022

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.

Feb 15, 2022

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2164 HTML
02/15/22 - Introduced PDF
03/23/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/19/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/24/22 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/22 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/04/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
04/07/22- Assembly Judiciary PDF
05/24/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/10/22- Senate Governmental Organization PDF
06/24/22- Senate Judiciary PDF
08/10/22- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF

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