as amended, Gordon. Contractors: fire protection
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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.
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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:
begin delete(a)end delete begin delete end deleteExcept as provided in begin delete subdivision (b)end delete, the installation of a fire protection system, excluding an
5electrical alarm system, shall be performed only by either of the
8 A contractor holding a fire protection contractor
9classification, as defined in the regulations of the board.
11 An owner-builder of an owner-occupied, single-family
12dwelling, if not more than two single-family dwellings on the same
13parcel are constructed within one year, plans are submitted to, and
14approved by, the city, county, or city and county authority, and
15the city, county, or city and county authority inspects and approves
17(b) A residential fire protection system for a one- or two-family
18dwelling may be installed by a contractor holding a fire protection
19contractor classification or a plumbing contractor classification,
20as defined in the regulations of the board. A “one- or two-family
21dwelling” is a residential group R-3 occupancy, as defined in
22Section 310.1 of Part 2 of Title 24 of the California Building Code.
Section 7057 of the Business and Professions Code is
10amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in this section, a general building
12contractor is a contractor whose principal contracting business is
13in connection with any structure built, being built, or to be built,
14for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels,
15or movable property of any kind, requiring in its construction the
16use of at least two unrelated building trades or crafts, or to do or
17superintend the whole or any part thereof.
18This does not include anyone who merely furnishes materials
19or supplies under Section 7045 without fabricating them into, or
20consuming them in the performance of, the work of the general
22(b) A general building contractor may take a prime contract or
23a subcontract for a framing or carpentry project. However, a general
24building contractor shall not take a prime contract for any project
25involving trades other than framing or carpentry unless the prime
26contract requires at least two unrelated building trades or crafts
27other than framing or carpentry, or unless the general building
28contractor holds the appropriate license classification or
29subcontracts with an appropriately licensed contractor to perform
30the work. A general building contractor shall not take a subcontract
31involving trades other than framing or carpentry, unless the
32subcontract requires at least two unrelated trades or crafts other
33than framing or carpentry, or unless the general building contractor
34holds the appropriate license classification. The general building
35contractor shall not count framing or carpentry in calculating the
36two unrelated trades necessary in order for the general building
37contractor to be able to take a prime contract or subcontract for a
38project involving other trades.
39(c) A general building contractor shall not contract for any
40project that includes a fire protection system as provided for in
P4 1Section 7026.12, or the “C-57” Well Drilling
2classification as provided for in Section 13750.5 of the Water
3Code, unless the general building contractor holds the appropriate
4license classification, or subcontracts with the appropriately