Contractors State License Board Proposes Amendments to SB 216 after Years of Ineffectively Enforcing Workers’ Compensation Insurance Requirement

By Thomas A.T. Ferrari At its January 26, 2022 meeting, the Contractors State License Board’s (CSLB) Legislative Committee, heard an update on SB 216 (Dodd), a Board-sponsored bill pertaining to workers’ compensation.  Staff reported that the bill has become a Continue reading

New Law Makes Illegal Dumping a Cause for Disciplinary Action by Contractors State License Board

By Thomas A. T. Ferrari AB 246 (Quirk), as introduced January 13, 2021, and revised April 8, 2021, repeals and adds section 7110 to the Business and Professions Code relating to contractors. This bill explicitly makes a licensed contractor’s unlawful Continue reading

Increases to Civil Penalty Amounts Against Contractors on the Horizon as AB 569 Moves Through the Legislature

By Sabrina Barr AB 569 (Grayson), as introduced on February 11, 2021, is a bill sponsored by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) that would amend sections 7099.2 and 7099.9 of the Business and Professions Code relating to the Board’s Continue reading

New Law Allows Expedited Review of Contractor License Applications for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

By Sabrina Barr On January 1, 2021, AB 2113 (Low) (Chapter 186, Statutes of 2020) took effect.  The bill adds section 135.4 to the Business and Professions Code to require any board within the Department of Consumer Affairs, including the Continue reading

Contractors State License Board Legislative Committee Considers Board Sponsorship of Legislation to Authorize the Board to Discipline Licensed Contractors for Illegal Dumping

By Sabrina Barr At the Contractors State License Board’s (CSLB) Legislative Committee meeting on November 4, 2020 (Agenda Item E), the Committee reviewed and discussed whether to accept Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s request that the Board sponsor his proposed legislation that Continue reading

The Contractors State License Board Loses Its Apostrophe, Sees New Reforms with the Enactment of SB 1474

By Sabrina Barr SB 1474 (Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development), as amended August 26, 2020, is an omnibus bill that amends a number of sections of the Business and Professions Code, including 39 sections pertaining to the Contractors Continue reading

Contractors State License Board Moves to Mandate Workers’ Compensation Insurance for Its Licensees

By Sabrina Barr At its September 9, 2020 meeting, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) unanimously approved a legislative proposal [item E-3], recommended by CSLB staff and the Board’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Committee, that would amend sections 7125 and 7125.4 Continue reading