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DEADLINE: New Form Available for Required SB 1186 Fee Reporting

Editors note: This story has been corrected since its intial posting Feb. 13.

February 14, 2014
Cities are required to transmit and report to the Legislature and Department of General Services Division of the State Architect (DSA) on fees collected under existing law SB 1186 (Chapter 383, Statues of 2012, Steinberg).
 
Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2012, SB 1186 requires cities and counties to collect an additional one dollar from any applicant for a local business license or equivalent instrument or permit. Cities retain 70 percent of monies generated from the fee levy and transmit 30 percent on a quarterly basis to the state.

The purpose of the fee is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws. Additionally, the fee assists local jurisdictions strengthen the Certified Access Specialists program (CASp) and provides the DSA with funds to maintain oversight of the CASp program, moderate the expense of the CASp certification and testing, and increase outreach efforts.

Under the provisions of SB 1186, cities are required to submit a copy of their annual report to the Legislature and the following committee chairs:
  • Assembly Judiciary Committee
  • Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee
  • Assembly Budget Committee
Reports must contain the total fees collected in the previous calendar year and of its distribution, including the moneys spent on administrative services, the moneys spent to increase CASp services, the moneys spent to fund programs to facilitate compliance, and the moneys transmitted to the Disability Access and Education Revolving Fund.
 
This year’s annual reports are due on March 1, 2014. To assist cities with the reporting requirements, the DSA has posted an annual report form online for cities to use.

Pursuant to the California Government Code section 4467(d), cities must provide reports to the following:

Department of General Services
Division of the State Architect
Attn: Fiscal Manager
1102 Q Street, Suite 1500
Sacramento, California 95811

The Honorable Noreen Evans
Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee
State Capitol, Room 2187
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Honorable Bob Wieckowski
Chair, Assembly Judiciary Committee
1020 N Street, Room 104
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Honorable Mark Leno
Chair, Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee
State Capitol, Room 5019
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Brady Van Engelen, consultant

The Honorable Nancy Skinner
Chair, Assembly Budget Committee
State Capitol, Room 6026
Sacramento, CA 95814
Attn: Christian Griffith, chief consultant


 
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