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

Contractors State License Board’s Expert Recommends Limiting C-46 Licenses for Solar Battery Energy Storage Systems

By Thomas A.T. Ferrari At its July 27, 2021 teleconference meeting [Agenda Item C], Contractors State License Board (CSLB) heard a presentation from UC Berkeley’s Labor Center on the Battery Energy Storage Systems Study, which strongly recommended that CSLB preclude Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Approve Review of Solar Consumer Assistance Fund

By Benjamin L. Sheinman On May 19, 2021, Commissioner Guzman Aceves issued a proposed decision to establish a solar consumer assistance fund for Net Energy Metering customers.  This proposal was in response to a broader policy goal of “ensuring that Continue reading

Litigation Challenging CSLB’s July 27, 2021 Decision to Restrict C-46 Licenses

By Thomas A. T. Ferrari On September 17, 2021, in California Solar Energy Industries Association vs. Contractors State License Board, et al., Case No. CGC-21-594911 (Super. Ct., County of San Francisco), petitioner California Solar Energy Industries Association, filed a Verified 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