Contractors State Licensing Board Proposes New Rule Concerning Battery Energy Storage Systems

By Emily Powers On April 28, 2023, the Contractors State Licensing Board of California (CSLB) proposed a new regulation to address Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). According to the Board’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, BESS are separate electrical systems that Continue reading

Contractors State License Board Aims to Crack Down on Unlicensed Contractors

By Lauren Holappa At its August 31, 2022, Quarterly Board Meeting, the California State License Board (CSLB) discussed how to address issues involving unlicensed contractors or the “underground economy.” According to CSLB, 18-20 percent of all consumer complaints received by Continue reading

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

Contractors State License Board Considers Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Solar BESS Installer Requirements

By Thomas A. T. Ferrari At the November 29, 2021 Contractors State License Board (CSLB) meeting, the Board considered whether to approve proposed regulatory text to amend sections 810, 831, 832.10, and 832.46, Title 16 of the California Code of 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

Contractors State License Board Enforcement Committee Moves Forward With Consumer Protection Strategies for Solar Consumers at the Recommendation of the California Public Utilities Commission

By Sabrina Barr At its February 4, 2021 meeting, the Enforcement Committee of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) heard a presentation from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) seeking CSLB’s comments on two proposals for enhancing protections for solar 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