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Board Meeting Minutes — April 13-14, 2011

Wednesday April 13, 2011

CALL TO ORDER

Board Chair Lisa Miller-Strunk called the meeting of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) to order at 1:30 p.m. on April 13, 2011, in the Ferrante meeting room of the Monterey Convention Center. A quorum was established.

Secretary Paul Schifino led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Board Members Present:
Lisa Miller-Strunk, Chair   Louise Kirkbride
Robert Lamb, Vice Chair   Ed Lang
Paul Schifino, Secretary   James Miller 
Dave Dias   Cynthia Mitchell
Joan Hancock   Mark A. Thurman
Pastor Herrera Jr.    
     
Board Members Excused:
Eddie Barnes   Bruce Rust
Robert Brown   Matthew Kelly
     
DCA/CSLB Staff Present:
Stephen Sands, Registrar   Rick Lopes, Public Affairs
Cindi Christenson, Chief Deputy Registrar   Tara Maggi, Executive
Jonathan Buttle, Executive   Karen Ollinger, Licensing
Amy Cox-O’Farrell, Information Technology   Larry Parrott, Administration
David Fogt, Enforcement   Laura Zuniga, Legislation
Heidi Lincer-Hill, Testing    


CHAIR’S REMARKS AND BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

Board Chair Lisa Miller-Strunk welcomed everyone to the Monterey meeting. CSLB Chair Miller-Strunk introduced new board member, Dave Dias, who gave a brief introduction of his background.

Ms. Miller-Strunk presented certificates of appreciation to CSLB Enforcement Representative David Leary, along with Monterey County Investigators Carol Reed, Martin Sanchez, and Chuck Hahn.

PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

There was public comment from Monterey building official John Kuehl, who commended CSLB employee David Leary for his hard work in the Monterey area.

John Upshaw, American Fire Sprinkler Fitters Association, expressed his concerns with SB 886.

Matt Cetani, with Nor-Cal fire protection and a C-16 Fire Protection contractor, presented his concerns with SB 886 in regard to liability for C-16 contractors.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 1, 2011 BOARD MEETING MINUTES
  • Motion to Approve February 1, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes
    • MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Robert Lamb and seconded by Board Member Joan Hancock to approve the February 1, 2011 Board Meeting Minutes. The motion carried unanimously 11-0.

Review and Approval in Concept Modifications to the Proposed Adoption of 16 CCR, Sections 858-858.9, Proposed Blanket Performance and Payment Bond regulations, for purposes of issuing a notice of modified text

Legislative Chief Laura Zuniga requested that the Board give preliminary approval of the proposed concept modifications to the adoption of 16 CCR, Sections 858-858.9, Proposed Blanket Performance and Payment Bond regulations, for purposes of issuing a notice of modified text.

MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Joan Hancock and seconded by Board Member Bob Lamb to give preliminary approval of proposed concept modifications to the adoption of 16 CCR, Sections 858-858.9, Proposed Blanket Performance and Payment Bond Regulations, for purposes of issuing a notice of modified text. The motion carried unanimously 11-0.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE REPORT

Chair Miller-Strunk requested that Legislative Chief Laura Zuniga present the Legislative Committee Report.

Review and Consideration of Legislation
Chief Zuniga provided the Legislative Committee Report.

  • AB 249 Unlicensed Contractors: Compensation Recovery.—“Watch.”
  • AB 275 Rainwater Capture Act of 2011.—“Watch.”
  • AB 397 Contractors: Workers’ Compensation Recertification.—“Support.”
  • AB 465 Gardening or Landscaping Maintenance Services.—“Oppose unless amended.”
  • AB 569 Business Master License Center.—“Watch.”
  • AB 878 Contractors: Workers’ Compensation Insurance.—“Support.”
  • AB 958 Statute of Limitations.—“Oppose.”
  • AB 1091 Contractors: Notification of disassociation of a qualifier.—“Support.”
  • SB 454 Energy Efficiency Standards.—“Watch.”
  • SB 541 Contractors: Sunset Extension.—“Support.”
  • SB 865 Contractors: Indemnification for industry experts.—“Support.”
  • SB 886 Sprinkler Fitters: Licensing.—“Watch.”

MOTION: A motion was made by Board Member Joan Hancock and seconded by Board Member Bob Lamb to support staff’s recommended positions. The motion carried unanimously 11-0.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

The Board engaged in a Strategic Planning Session, facilitated by consultant Steve Sphar.

ADJOURNMENT

Board Chair Lisa Miller-Strunk adjourned the Board meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

CALL TO ORDER

Board Chair Lisa Miller-Strunk called the meeting of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) to order at 8:30 a.m. on April 30, 2011, in the Ferrante meeting room of the Monterey Convention Center. A quorum was established.

STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION

The Board engaged in a Strategic Planning Session, facilitated by consultant Steve Sphar.

ADJOURNMENT

Board Chair Lisa Miller-Strunk adjourned the Board meeting at 1:00 p.m.

 

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