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          SENATE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                             Senator Ricardo Lara, Chair
                            2015 - 2016  Regular  Session

          AB 1342 (Steinorth) - Disability access.
          
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          |Version: August 31, 2015        |Policy Vote: G.O. 12 - 0, JUD.  |
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          |Urgency: No                     |Mandate: Yes                    |
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          |Hearing Date: August 27, 2015   |Consultant: Mark McKenzie       |
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          *********** ANALYSIS ADDENDUM - SUSPENSE FILE ***********
             The following information is revised to reflect amendments 
                     adopted by the committee on August 27, 2015


          Bill  
          Summary:  AB 1342 would require the Commission on Disability  
          Access (CDA) to establish permanent legislative outreach  
          coordinator and educational outreach coordinator positions.  The  
          bill would also do the following: (1) require applicants for  
          certification and renewal of certification as a certified access  
          specialist (CASp) to provide the State Architect (DSA) with  
          information about the city or county in which the applicant  
          provides or intends to provide services, and require the DSA to  
          post information on each CASp's service area on its website; (2)  
          require CDA to post a link on its website to DSA's CASp website;  
           (3) require CDA to make educational materials and information  
          on disability access requirements available to state agencies  
          and local building departments; and (4) require a commercial  
          property owner, for every lease or rental agreement executed on  
          or after January 1, 2016, to provide the lessee or tenant with a  
          current disability access inspection certificate and inspection  







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          report, or a copy of the CASp inspection report, as specified,  
          and indicate on a rental agreement if a premises has not been  
          issued a current disability access inspection certificate.  


          Fiscal  
          Impact:  
           Ongoing costs of approximately $240,000 annually, beginning in  
            2016-17, to support the 2 PY of permanent CDA staff positions  
            established by the bill.  (General Fund)
           Minor and absorbable costs to the DSA to collect information  
            on service locations of CASps and posting it on its website.   
            (General Fund)


          Author  
          Amendments:  
           Delete the $120,000 General Fund appropriation to CDA for  
            establishing the outreach coordinator positions.
           Delete provisions that would permanently extend a $1 fee on  
            local business licenses that funds state and local activities  
            related to CASp services.
           Revise the date by which a commercial property owner must  
            include specified information regarding CASp inspections in  
            lease forms or rental agreements from July 1, 2016 to January  
            1, 2016.
           Specify that prospective lessees and tenants must agree to  
            keep information in a CASp report confidential, except as  
            specified.
           Make several technical and conforming changes.




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