By placing new requirements on a registered dispensing optician or optical company, this bill would expand an existing crime, and would, therefore, impose a state-mandated local program.(3) Under existing law, the Optometry Practice Act, the board consists of 11 members, 5 of whom are public members, 3 appointed by the Governor and one each appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly, and 6 of whom are nonpublic members appointed by the Governor.Existing law requires one of those nonpublic members to be a registered dispensing optician and requires the initial appointment of that member to replace the optometrist member whose term expired on June 1, 2015.(4) Existing law establishes a dispensing optician committee under the board, requires the committee to advise and make recommendations to the board regarding the regulation of dispensing opticians pursuant to the act, and tasks the committee with recommending registration standards and criteria for the registration of dispensing opticians and reviewing the disciplinary guidelines relating to registered dispensing opticians.Existing law requires the Controller to transfer This bill would instead authorize the Department of Finance to allocate and charge a fair share of the administrative costs to all funds directly, and would require the department to certify to the Controller the amount determined to be the fair share of the administrative costs due and payable from each fund.This bill would eliminate the requirement that the Controller forward the determination of administrative costs to each state agency, and would require the Controller, upon order of the department, to transfer the amount of administrative costs, or advance for administrative costs, from special and nongovernmental cost funds to the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund or the General Fund.
Existing law requires the Department of Finance to certify annually to the Controller the amount determined to be the fair share of administrative costs due and payable from each state agency, and requires the Controller to transmit to each state agency from which administrative costs have been determined or redetermined to be due, a statement in writing setting forth the amount of the administrative costs due from the state agency and stating that, unless a written request to determine the payment is filed by the state agency, the Controller will transfer the amount of the administrative costs, or advance for administrative costs, from the special fund or funds charged to the Central Service Cost Recovery Fund or the General Fund, as specified.
(8) The Financial Information System for California (FISCal) Act establishes the FISCal system, a single integrated financial management system for the state.
The act establishes the FISCal Service Center and the FISCal project office to exist concurrently during the phased implementation of the FISCal system and requires the FISCal Service Center, upon full implementation and final acceptance of the FISCal system, to perform all maintenance and operation of the FISCal system.
The bill would additionally authorize the Department of Finance to direct the Controller to advance a reasonable amount for administrative costs from a fund at any time during the year, as specified.(7) Existing law requires a state agency if, upon receipt of the statement by the Controller, the state agency does not have funds available for the payment of the administrative costs, to notify the Controller and provide a written request to defer payment of those administrative costs, as specified.
This bill would instead require the Controller to notify the Department of Finance if a fund has an insufficient balance for the payment of the administrative costs, for direction by the department on affecting the transfer and its timing, and would make conforming changes.