Amended in Senate April 6, 2015

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.


SB 560, as amended, 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 additionallybegin delete ensureend deletebegin insert enforce the obligation to secure theend insert payment ofbegin insert valid and currentend insert 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 7011.4 of the Business and Professions
is amended to read:



(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
6unlicensed activity andbegin delete ensuringend deletebegin insert shall enforce the obligation to
7secure theend insert
payment ofbegin insert valid and currentend insert workers’ compensation
P2    1begin delete insurance, pursuant toend deletebegin insert insurance in accordance withend insert Section 3700.5
2of the Labor Code.

3(b) Persons employed as enforcement representatives of the
4Contractors’ State License Board and designated by the Director
5of Consumer Affairs shall have the authority to issue a written
6notice to appear in court pursuant to Chapterbegin delete 5cend deletebegin insert 5Cend insert (commencing
7with Section 853.5) of Title 3 of Part 2 of the Penal Code. An
8employee so designated is not a peace officer and is not entitled
9to safety member retirement benefits as a result of that designation.
10He or she does not have the power of arrest.

11(c) When participating in the activities of the Joint Enforcement
12Strike Force on the Underground Economy pursuant to Section
13329 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, the enforcement
14division shall have free access to all places of labor.