AB 28339 (Villapudua) Proposes New Requirements for Department of Financial Protection and Innovation Regarding Responsible Small Dollar Loans Program

By Summer M. Bosse AB 2839 (Villapudua), as amended March 17, 2022, would amend section 22370 of the Financial Code as it relates to the California Financing Law’s Pilot Program for Increased Access to Responsible Small Dollar Loans. The Pilot Continue reading

Board of Accountancy Finalizes Rulemaking Package Regarding the Definition of Satisfactory Evidence of Educational Requirements

By Frannie Winters At its January 21, 2022, meeting [Agenda item XI.A.], the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) considered the public comments received regarding its proposed amendments to section 2.8, Title 16 of the CCR to streamline the Board’s process Continue reading

AB 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, Pulled Before Voting Occurred in the Assembly

By Yusra Serhan AB 1400 (Kalra), titled the “California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act,” as amended January 24, 2022, and as it applies to the DMHC, would have added Title 23 to the Government Code to establish a universal Continue reading

Medical Board of California Extended Two More Years after Undergoing Substantial Sunset Review and Major Reform Discussion

By Tala Hughes On October 7, 2021, Governor Newsom signed the Medical Board of California’s (MBC) sunset extension bill, SB 806 (Roth) (Chapter 649, Statutes of 2021), which extends the Board’s sunset date for just two years, to January 1, Continue reading

New Law Makes Illegal Dumping a Cause for Disciplinary Action by Contractors State License Board

By Thomas A. T. Ferrari AB 246 (Quirk), as introduced January 13, 2021, and revised April 8, 2021, repeals and adds section 7110 to the Business and Professions Code relating to contractors. This bill explicitly makes a licensed contractor’s unlawful Continue reading

Board of Accountancy Proposes Rulemaking Regarding the Sale, Transfer, or Discontinuance of a Licensee’s Practice

By Frannie Winters On July 30, 2021, the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) published notice of its intent to add sections 54.3 and 54.4, Title 16 of the CCR to protect client confidentiality in the sale, transfer, or discontinuance of Continue reading

California Board of Accountancy to Accept Remote-Proctored CPA Examination Scores

By Connor Greth At its January 14, 2021 meeting (Agenda Items II. A and B (recording)), the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) heard an update from representatives of the National Association of State Boards of Accounting (NASBA) and the American Continue reading

Senate Bill 607 Would Aim to Eliminate Clinical and Practical Examination for Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions

By Jonathan Greenbergs During the Dental Board of California’s December 4, 2020 meeting [Agenda Item 16(c)ii], the Board presented a legislative proposal that would delete the clinical or practical examination requirement for Registered Dental Assistants in Extended Functions (RDAEFs). As Continue reading

OAL Approves California Board of Accountancy’s Peer Review Reporting Regulations

By Connor Greth On December 3, 2020, approved CBA’s proposal to amend section 45, Title 16 of the CCR, to clarify that only accounting firms, as opposed to individual licensees, are required to report peer review information to the Board. Continue reading