One of the provisions that affects cities the most is the requirement to collect an additional $1 from every business license or equivalent instrument. While cities get to keep 70 percent of every dollar, they are required to transmit 30 percent of every dollar on a quarterly basis to the Division of State Architect (DSA).
The purpose of the fee collection is to assist local jurisdictions in strengthening the Certified Access Specialists program (CASp) as well as provide DSA with funds to maintain oversight of the CASp program, moderate the expense of the CASp certification and testing, and increase outreach efforts.
As a reminder to all cities, funds for the quarter ending March 31 are due to DSA by April 15. Make checks payable to the Division of the State Architect and submit with the Disability Access and Education Fee Report
, from (DSA-786).
Send payment and forms to:
Division of the State Architect
Attn: SB 1186
1102 Q Street, Suite 1500
Sacramento, California 95811
Review the division’s bulletin
regarding SB 1186’s requirements.