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2018 Summary of Legislation - Effective January 1, 2019*

AB 2750 OBERNOLTE (CHAPTER 131, STATUTES OF 2018)

1.  Certified copies of death records

This bill authorizes conservators of the estate or person the right to obtain certified death records from state and local registrars and county recorders.
(Amends Health and Safety Code section 103526)

AB 2138 CHIU (CHAPTER 995, STATUTES OF 2018 EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020) *

1. Licensing Boards: Denial of Application: Revocation or Suspension of Licensure: Criminal Conviction.

This bill restricts the discretion of programs within the Department in using prior criminal history as grounds for licensing determinations, and establishes new criteria relating to the denial, suspension, and revocation of licensure. *Beginning July 1, 2020, this bill will repeal the current authority to deny a license on the basis of acts involving dishonest, fraud, or deceit that did not result in a conviction. Other revisions include the adoption of a seven-year limitation on convictions eligible for licensure denial, subject to specified exemptions, and a ban on requiring applicants to self-disclose prior convictions unless the application is made for a listed license type. Finally, this bill requires Department programs, as specified, to track data relating to licensure denials, to publish that data on its website, and submit an annual report to the Legislature, among other provisions. (Amends Business and Professions Code section 7.5, 480, 481, 482, 488, 493, and 11345.2)

SB 1480 HILL (CHAPTER 571, STATUTES OF 2018)

1.  Professions and Vocations

As it relates to the Bureau, this bill makes nonsubstantive, technical changes. It removes outdated cross-references from the Cemetery and Funeral Act.
(Amends Health and Safety Code section 7000, 7103, 8731, 8778.5, 8785, 103775 and 103780)

 

*Unless otherwise noted