AB 433, as amended, Gordon. Contractors: fire protection systems: fire safety: State Fire Marshal.
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, until January 1, 2017, 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.
Existing law requires the Office of the State Fire Marshal to be administered by the State Fire Marshal. Existing law authorizes the State Fire Marshal to adopt regulations in specified circumstances and requires the State Fire Marshal to aid in the enforcement of building standards adopted by the State Fire Marshal and published in the State Building Standards Code relating to fires or to fire prevention and protection.
This bill would authorize the State Fire Marshal to propose, adopt, and administer the regulations
begin delete and building standardsend delete that he or she deems necessary in order to ensure fire safety in buildings and structures and would begin delete specify that thoseend delete building standards begin delete are subject to certain requirementsend delete.
The bill would make conforming changes.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. 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:
Except as provided in Section 7026.13, the installation
4of a fire protection system, excluding an electrical alarm system,
5shall be performed only by either of the following:
6(a) A contractor holding a fire protection contractor
7classification, as defined in the regulations of the board.
8(b) An owner-builder of an owner-occupied, single-family
9dwelling, if not more than two single-family dwellings on the same
10parcel are constructed within one year, plans are submitted to, and
11approved by, the city, county, or city and county authority, and
12the city, county, or city and county authority inspects and approves
Section 7026.13 is added to the Business and
15Professions Code, to read:
(a) A residential fire protection system, excluding
17an electrical alarm system, for a one- or two-family dwelling may
18be installed by a contractor holding a fire protection contractor
19classification or a plumbing contractor classification, as defined
20in the regulations of the board. A “one- or two-family dwelling”
P3 1is a residential group R-3 occupancy, as defined in Section 310.1
2of Part 2 of Title 24 of the California Building Code.
8 This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017,
9and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
10is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.
Section 7057 of the Business and Professions Code is
12amended to read:
(a) Except as provided in this section, a general building
14contractor is a contractor whose principal contracting business is
15in connection with any structure built, being built, or to be built,
16for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels,
17or movable property of any kind, requiring in its construction the
18use of at least two unrelated building trades or crafts, or to do or
19superintend the whole or any part thereof.
20This does not include anyone who merely furnishes materials
21or supplies under Section 7045 without fabricating them into, or
22consuming them in the performance of, the work of the general
24(b) A general building contractor may take a prime contract or
25a subcontract for a framing or carpentry project. However, a general
26building contractor shall not take a prime contract for any project
27involving trades other than framing or carpentry unless the prime
28contract requires at least two unrelated building trades or crafts
29other than framing or carpentry, or unless the general building
30contractor holds the appropriate license classification or
31subcontracts with an appropriately licensed contractor to perform
32the work. A general building contractor shall not take a subcontract
33involving trades other than framing or carpentry, unless the
34subcontract requires at least two unrelated trades or crafts other
35than framing or carpentry, or unless the general building contractor
36holds the appropriate license classification. The general building
37contractor shall not count framing or carpentry in calculating the
38two unrelated trades necessary in order for the general building
39contractor to be able to take a prime contract or subcontract for a
40project involving other trades.
P4 1(c) A general building contractor shall not contract for any
2project that includes a fire protection system as provided for in
3Section 7026.12 or 7026.13, or the “C-57” Well Drilling
4classification as provided for in Section 13750.5 of the Water
5Code, unless the general building contractor holds the appropriate
6license classification, or subcontracts with the appropriately
Section 13110 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
Notwithstanding any other provision of this part,
11the State Fire Marshal may propose, adopt, and administer the
begin delete and building standardsend delete that he or she deems necessary
13in order to ensure fire safety in buildings and structures within this
14state including regulations related to construction, modification,
15installation, operation, and maintenance.
begin delete Buildingend delete standards shall be
18submitted to the State Building Standards Commission for approval
19pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18935) of Part
202.5 of Division 13.