Appliance, Computer And Electronic Registrations Fees increasing by 25% by 2019-AB1175

Posted on April 9, 2015 by PSOC support No Comments

Bill Text: CA AB1175 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Introduced

 


BILL NUMBER: AB 1175 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Ridley-Thomas FEBRUARY 27, 2015 

California Assembly Bill 1175


Bill Title: Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2015-03-23 – Referred to Com. on B. & P. [AB1175 Detail]

Download: California-2015-AB1175-Introduced.html


   AB 1175, as introduced, Ridley-Thomas. Bureau of Electronic and
Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation.
   Existing law, the Electronic Appliance Repair Dealer Registration
Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of electronic
appliance and repair dealers by the Bureau of Electronic and
Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation and makes
a failure to comply with its provisions a crime. Existing law
establishes the bureau under the supervision and control of the
Director of Consumer Affairs. Existing law requires the director to
administer and enforce those provisions relating to the licensure and
regulation of electronic and appliance repair service dealers and
persons engaged in various businesses associated with home
furnishings.
   Existing law establishes the maximum amount for the initial
registration fee for each place of business in the state of an
electronic repair industry service dealer, an appliance repair
industry service dealer, a service contractor, a person who is
engaged in business as both an electronic repair industry service
dealer and appliance repair industry service dealer, a service
contractor who is engaged in business as either an electronic repair
industry service dealer or an appliance industry service dealer, and
a service contractor who engages in both the electronic repair
industry and the appliance repair industry as a service dealer.
Existing law requires a service dealer or service contractor who does
not operate a place of business in the state, but engages in at
least some of these activities in the state to pay these fees as if
he or she had a place of business in the state.
   This bill would increase the maximum amounts of the initial
registration fees for each of the above described persons, as
specified.
    Existing law also establishes, among other things, the maximum
amount for the annual registration renewal fee for each place of
business for an electronic repair industry service dealer, an
appliance repair industry dealer, a service contractor, and a service
dealer who is engaged in business as both an electronic repair
industry service dealer and an appliance repair industry service
dealer.
   This bill would increase the maximum amount for each of these
annual registration renewal fees, as specified.

   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 9873 of the Business and Professions Code, as
amended by Section 19 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is
amended to read:
   9873.  The fees prescribed by this chapter shall be set by the
director by regulation, according to the following schedule:
   (a) (1) The initial registration fee for an electronic repair
industry service dealer or for an appliance repair industry service
dealer is not more than  one hundred sixty-five 
 two hundred five  dollars  ($165)  
($205)  for each place of business in this state. The initial
registration fee for a service contractor is not more than 
seventy-five   ninety-five  dollars  ($75)
  ($95)  for each place of business in this state.
   (2) The initial registration fee for a person who engages in
business as both an electronic repair industry service dealer and an
appliance repair industry service dealer is not more than 
three hundred twenty-five   four hundred five 
dollars  ($325)   ($405)  for each place of
business in this state. The initial registration fee for a person
who is a service contractor and engages in business as either an
electronic repair industry service dealer or an appliance repair
industry service dealer is not more than  two hundred forty
  three hundred  dollars  ($240) 
 ($300)  for each place of business in this state.
   (3) The initial registration fee for a person who engages in both
the electronic repair industry and the appliance repair industry as a
service dealer and is a service contractor is not more than 
four     five  hundred dollars 
($400)   ($500)  for each place of business in this
state.
   (4) A service dealer or service contractor who does not operate a
place of business in this state, but engages in the electronic repair
industry, the appliance repair industry, or sells, issues, or
administers service contracts in this state shall pay the
registration fee specified herein as if he or she had a place of
business in this state.
   (b) (1) The annual registration renewal fee for an electronic
repair industry service dealer or for an appliance repair industry
service dealer is not more than  one hundred sixty-five
  two hundred  dollars  ($165) 
 ($200)  for each place of business in this state, if
renewed prior to its expiration date. The annual registration renewal
fee for a service contractor is seventy-five  
ninety-five  dollars  ($75)   ($95) 
for each place of business in this state, if renewed prior to its
expiration date.
   (2) The annual renewal fee for a service dealer who engages in the
business as both an electronic repair industry service dealer and an
appliance repair industry service dealer is not more than 
three   four  hundred dollars  ($300)
  ($400)  for each place of business in this state.

   (3) The annual renewal fee for a service dealer who engages in the
electronic repair industry and the appliance repair industry and is
a service contractor is not more than  three  
four  hundred seventy-five dollars  ($375) 
 ($475)  for each place of business in this state.
   (4) A service dealer or service contractor who does not operate a
place of business in this state, but who engages in the electronic
repair industry, the appliance repair industry, or sells or issues
service contracts in this state shall pay the registration fee
specified herein as if he or she had a place of business in this
state.
   (c) The delinquency fee is an amount equal to 50 percent of the
renewal fee for a license in effect on the date of renewal of the
license, except as otherwise provided in Section 163.5.
   (d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
statute, which is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends
that date.
  SEC. 2.  Section 9873 of the Business and Professions Code, as
amended by Section 20 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is
amended to read:
   9873.  The fees prescribed by this chapter shall be set by the
director by regulation, according to the following schedule:
   (a) The initial registration fee for an electronic repair industry
service dealer or for an appliance repair industry service dealer is
not more than  one hundred sixty-five   two
hundred five  dollars  ($165)   ($205)
 for each place of business in this state. The initial
registration fee for a person who engages in business as both an
electronic repair industry service dealer and an appliance repair
industry service dealer is not more than  three hundred
twenty-five   four hundred five  dollars 
($325)   ($405)  .
   (b) The annual registration renewal fee for an electronic repair
industry service dealer or for an appliance repair industry service
dealer is not more than  one hundred sixty-five 
 two hundred  dollars  ($165)   ($200)
 for each place of business in this state, if renewed prior to
its expiration date. The annual renewal fee for a service dealer who
engages in the business as both an electronic repair industry service
dealer and an appliance repair industry service dealer is not more
than  three   four  hundred dollars
 ($300)   ($400)  .
   (c) The delinquency fee is an amount equal to 50 percent of the
renewal fee for a license in effect on the date of renewal of the
license, except as otherwise provided in Section 163.5.
   (d) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2019.

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