General Law Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

SB-194

Title:

AN ACT CONCERNING DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LICENSE STREAMLINING.

Vote Date:

3/15/2018

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable Substitute

PH Date:

2/27/2018

File No.:

Disclaimer: The following Joint Favorable Report is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose.

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Sen. Kevin D. Witkos, 8th Dist.

REASONS FOR BILL:

To make certain technical changes to the Department of Consumer Protection Licensing statutes which would help streamline the credentialing process in certain instances.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

Michelle Seagull (Commissioner) Department of Consumer Protection:

Commissioner Seagull states that this bill would make a number of changes to current licensing statutes in an effort to update and reorganize the credentialing process for specific organizations. The bill would clarify that registration fees for charitable organizations are non-refundable, and would reduce the number of authorized officers to sign the initial and renewal applications from two to one. Additionally, Community Association Manager Registration's late fees would be reduced from fifty dollars to ten percent of the renewal fee. Section 4 would remove requirements for organizations that hold bingo permits in accordance with last year's legislation that removed DCP as the regulator of bingo games.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

None expressed.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

None expressed.

Reported by: Nick Rogers, Committee Clerk

Date: 3/22/18