Bill Text: CA AB60 | 2015-2016 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Immigration services: attorneys.

Status: (Introduced) 2014-12-11 - From printer. May be heard in committee January 10. [AB60 Detail]

Download: California-2015-AB60-Introduced.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 60	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Gonzalez

                        DECEMBER 10, 2014

   An act to amend Section 6240 of the Business and Professions Code,
relating to immigration services.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 60, as introduced, Gonzalez. Immigration services: attorneys.
   Existing law, the State Bar Act, provides for the licensure and
regulation of attorneys by the State Bar of California, a public
corporation. Existing law prohibits an attorney from demanding or
accepting the advance payment of any funds from a person before the
enactment of an immigration reform act, as defined, and requires any
funds received during a specified time to be refunded to the client
promptly, but no later than 30 days after the receipt of any funds,
as provided. Existing law requires the State Bar to provide specified
information relating to immigration reform act services on its
Internet Web site.
   This bill would revise the definition of an immigration reform act
to include Executive Order No. ____, issued by the President on
____, 2014, relating to immigration.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 6240 of the Business and Professions Code is
amended to read:
   6240.  For purposes of this article, the following definitions
apply:
   (a) "Immigration reform act"  means any pending or future
act of Congress that is enacted after the effective date of this
section but before January 1, 2017, including, but not limited to,
the federal act known as the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity,
and Immigration Modernization Act" (S. 744, 2013), that authorizes an
undocumented immigrant who either entered the United States without
inspection or who did not depart after the expiration of a
nonimmigrant visa, to attain a lawful status under federal law. The
State Bar shall announce and post on its Internet Web site when an
immigration reform act has been enacted.   means either
of the following:  
   (1) Any pending or future act of Congress that is enacted after
October 5, 2013, but before January 1, 2017, including, but not
limited to, the federal act known as the "Border Security, Economic
Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act" (S. 744, 2013), that
authorizes an undocumented immigrant who either entered the United
States without inspection or who did not depart after the expiration
of a nonimmigrant visa, to attain a lawful status under federal law.
The State Bar shall announce and post on its Internet Web site when
an immigration reform act has been enacted.  
   (2) Executive Order No. ____, issued by the President on ____,
2014, relating to immigration. 
   (b) "Immigration reform act services" means services offered in
connection with an immigration reform act that are necessary in the
preparation of an application and other related initial processes in
order for an undocumented immigrant, who either entered the United
States without inspection or who did not depart after the expiration
of a nonimmigrant visa, to attain a lawful status under an
immigration reform act.   
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