Contractors State License Board Sunset Review Oversight Hearing

By Erol Kilic On December 21, 2023, CSLB published its Sunset Review Report in preparation for its Sunset Review Oversight hearing before the Assembly Business and Professions Committee and the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. The Board’s enabling Continue reading

Joint Sting Operation in Monterey County Uncovers Alleged Unlicensed Contractors

By Erol Kilic On December 6, 2023, the Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) announced a joint operation with the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Insurance (CDI) that successfully identified nine unlicensed contractors in a Monterey Continue reading

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 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