Assembly Bill 921 (Jones)

Assembly Bill (AB) 921(Jones), signed into law October 8, 2015, requires the Governor to appoint a Private Investigator Disciplinary Review Committee and authorizes a Private Investigator Qualified Manager to provide written certification of an applicant’s experience for the purposes of licensure.

Private Investigator Disciplinary Review Committee

Effective July 1, 2017, the Private Investigator Act will provide for a Private Investigator Disciplinary Review Committee. Licensees and applicants will have the option to appeal the assessment of administrative fines to the Private Investigator Disciplinary Review Committee. The Disciplinary Review Committee will have the authority to affirm, rescind or modify decisions of the Bureau. Licensees and applicants will still maintain the option of appealing in accordance with the Administrative Hearing Act if the licensee or applicant does not agree with the decision(s) of the Disciplinary Review Committee.

Private Investigator Qualified Managers

Existing law requires the experience listed on an application for a Private Investigator (PI) license to be certified by the applicant’s employer. Effective January 1, 2016, AB 921 permits the experience listed on an application for licensure to be certified by a Qualified Manager who has directly overseen the work and experience of the applicant.