Sacramento – A measure by State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) to reduce the licensing burden on working Californians was signed into law last night by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Jones’ Senate Bill 878 will ease licensing burdens for California workers who are required to be licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).
“I appreciate the Governor recognizing that this measure is greatly needed to help Californians awaiting their professional license approval from the state,” stated Senator Brian Jones. “After working hard to get an education, pass their exams and submitting a mountain of paperwork, a license applicant should not have to sit in limbo wondering how many months it will be til they can start their career.”
Specifically, SB 878 will require all boards and bureaus within DCA to prominently display on their websites the current average timeframe for processing initial and renewal license applications.
“Having to publicly post their application approval timelines will let state licensing agencies, bureaus, and commissions know that their performance is being monitored by the Legislature, the media, and the public,” continued Jones. “This should help smooth out the application approval process and decreases wait times.”
SB 878 will go into effect July 1, 2021.
Senator Brian W. Jones is Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus and was elected to the California State Senate in 2018 representing the 38th Senate District which includes Alpine, Escondido, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Borrego Springs, and parts of the City of San Diego.