From Senator Mike Morrell:

“Sen. Morrell’s SB 601 seems like a small thing, but it can be a big help,” said Steven Greenhut, western region director for the R Street Institute, sponsor of SB 601. “The average licensing fee in California is nearly $500 – not much in the context of a fire-ravaged house perhaps, but enough to impose hardship when people are trying to rebuild their lives in the middle of a disaster. Reducing or eliminating fees is not only an act of good faith by government officials, but it can help get people back to work as soon as possible. It also encourages people to play by the rules.”