AB 433, as introduced, Gordon. Contractors: fire protection systems.
The Contractors’ State License Law provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors by the Contractors’ State License Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law provides that the installation of a fire protection system may be performed only by a contractor holding a fire protection contractor classification, or by an owner-builder of an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, as specified.
This bill would additionally authorize the installation of a residential fire protection system for a one- or 2-family dwelling by a contractor holding a fire protection contractor classification or a plumbing contractor classification, as defined in the regulations of the board. The bill would make a conforming change.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 7026.12 of the Business and Professions
2Code is amended to read:
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2installation of a fire protection system, excluding an electrical
3alarm system, shall be performed only by
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4contractor holding a fire protection contractor
5classification as defined in the regulations of the board
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6owner-builder of an owner-occupied, single-family
7dwelling, if not more than two single-family dwellings on the same
8parcel are constructed within one year, plans are submitted to and
9approved by the city, county, or city and county authority, and
10the city, county, or city and county authority inspects and approves
Section 7057 of the Business and Professions Code is
19amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in this section, a general building
21contractor is a contractor whose principal contracting business is
22in connection with any structure built, being built, or to be built,
23for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels,
24or movable property of any kind, requiring in its construction the
25use of at least two unrelated building trades or crafts, or to do or
26superintend the whole or any part thereof.
27This does not include anyone who merely furnishes materials
28or supplies under Section 7045 without fabricating them into, or
29consuming them in the performance of the work of the general
31(b) A general building contractor may take a prime contract or
32a subcontract for a framing or carpentry project. However, a general
33building contractor shall not take a prime contract for any project
34involving trades other than framing or carpentry unless the prime
35contract requires at least two unrelated building trades or crafts
36other than framing or carpentry, or unless the general building
37contractor holds the appropriate license classification or
38subcontracts with an appropriately licensed contractor to perform
39the work. A general building contractor shall not take a subcontract
40involving trades other than framing or carpentry, unless the
P3 1subcontract requires at least two unrelated trades or crafts other
2than framing or carpentry, or unless the general building contractor
3holds the appropriate license classification. The general building
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not count framing or carpentry in calculating
5the two unrelated trades necessary in order for the general building
6contractor to be able to take a prime contract or subcontract for a
7project involving other trades.
begin deleteNo end deletegeneral building contractor shall contract for any
9project that includes
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11“C-57” Well Drilling classification as provided for in Section
1213750.5 of the Water Code, unless the general building contractor
13holds the appropriate license classification, or subcontracts with
14the appropriately licensed contractor.