Senate BillNo. 560


Introduced by Senator Monning

February 26, 2015


An act to amend Section 7011.4 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to contractors.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 560, as introduced, Monning. Contractors.

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. The act establishes an enforcement division within the board that is required to enforce prohibitions against all forms of unlicensed activity, as specified.

This bill would authorize the enforcement division to additionally ensure payment of workers’ compensation insurance, as specified.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 7011.4 of the Business and Professions
2Code
is amended to read:

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7011.4.  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 7011, there is in the
4Contractors’ State License Board, a separate enforcement division
5that shall rigorously enforce this chapter prohibiting all forms of
6unlicensedbegin delete activity.end deletebegin insert activity and ensuring payment of workers’
7compensation insurance, pursuant to Section 3700.5 of the Labor
8Code.end insert

9(b) Persons employed as enforcement representatives of the
10Contractors’ State License Board and designated by the Director
P2    1of Consumer Affairs shall have the authority to issue a written
2notice to appear in court pursuant to Chapter 5c (commencing with
3Section 853.5) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code. An employee
4so designated is not a peace officer and is not entitled to safety
5member retirement benefits as a result of that designation. He or
6she does not have the power of arrest.

7(c) When participating in the activities of the Joint Enforcement
8Strike Force on the Underground Economy pursuant to Section
9329 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, the enforcement
10division shall have free access to all places of labor.



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