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CA Senate Bill Fee

1. What is the "CA Senate Bill Fee"?


1. What is the "CA Senate Bill Fee"?
On September 19th, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186 which adds a state fee of $1.00 on any application for a local business Certificate or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof. The purpose 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, as specified.

California Government Code Section 4469

Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:

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