"ADVOCACY INSPIRED BY KNOWLEDGE"
The Advocacy Blog is a biweekly download of CALDA Legislative Strategies and insights into advocating for legislation that will extend the Sunset Date of Business Professional Code, BPC 6400 which regulates LDAs. We will focus on solutions and action plans that stakeholders can implement at the grassroots level to achieve our goal of extending the Sunset Date and preserving the LDA profession.
MEET THE AUTHOR!
We are pleased to announce that Assemblymember Phillip "Phil" Chen will be authoring our legislation to extend the sunset date of BPC 6400 for an additional six years, to January 1, 2030.
Phillip Chen is a member of the California State Assembly. He represents the 59th State Assembly District, which encompasses portions of Orange and San Bernardino counties. In the California State Assembly, Assemblymember Chen serves as the Vice Chair of the Banking and Finance Committee, and as a member of the Business and Professions, Insurance, Labor and Employment, and Utilities and Energy committees. Read more...
WHY CALDA CHOSE ASSEMBLYMEMBER CHEN:
Phil Chen believes in the mission of CALDA. He is a successful small business owner and member of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. In 2019, he introduced AB 1213, sponsored by CALDA, to extend the sunset date to January the 1, 2024. Phil’s knowledge of the legislative history of CALDA, dating back to 2002, makes him the ideal author. CALDA has a excellent working relationship with Phil’s staff who are dedicated to the successful passage of our bill.
SO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
CALDA BILL TO BE INDRODUCED FEBRUARY 13-17, 2023
This week, the bill will be assigned a number such as AB xxxx. To accelerate passage of the bill, CALDA’s strategy is to promote a "clean bill." In other words, enhancements to the existing Code which CALDA supports (such as a central LDA database, live scan requirement, and additional MCLE credits) will be deferred to another day. Our survival as a profession hinges on the extension of the current sunset provision, and that will be our primary focus with this legislation.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA LEGISLATION
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Assembly Bill submission deadline is February 17, 2023.
next time... WHAT IS A "CLEAN BILL" AND WHY IT MATTERS
Respectfully submitted by Chester Ruiz, Co-Chair CALDA Legislative Committee.