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Notice of Board Meeting

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (or until the conclusion of business)
Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North
5000 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane, CA 94005 (MAP)

Meetings are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. All times when stated are approximate and subject to change without prior notice at the discretion of the Board unless listed as “time certain.” Items may be taken out of order to maintain a quorum, accommodate a speaker, or for convenience. Action may be taken on any item listed on this agenda, including information-only items. The meeting may be canceled without notice.

Members of the public can address the Board during the public comment session. Public comments will also be taken on agenda items at the time the item is heard and prior to the CSLB taking any action on said items. Total time allocated for public comment may be limited at the discretion of the Board Chair.

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum and Chair’s Introductory Remarks
  2. Staff Recognition – May Include Oral Presentations to CSLB Staff and Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Commemorating Achievements and Service
  3. Public Comment Session – Items not on the Agenda (Note: Individuals may appear before the CSLB to discuss items not on the agenda; however, the CSLB can neither discuss nor take official action on these items at the time of the same meeting (Government Code sections 11125, 11125.7(a)).
  4. Developments since the February 2015 United States Supreme Court Decision: North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  6. Pursuant to Section 11126(e) of the Government Code, the Board will move into closed session to receive advice from legal counsel in the following matters:
    1. Safeco Insurance Company of America v. Alfred H. Siegel, Trustee, Contractors State License Board, et al., Adv. No. 17-03042 (KRH) (adversary proceeding related to In re Circuit City Stores, Inc. et al., U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., Eastern Dist. Virginia (Richmond Division), Case No. 08-35653 (KRH)).
    2. Timothy James Dummer v. California Contractors State License Board; California Franchise Tax Board, et al., Sacramento Co. Sup. Ct, Case No. 34-2016-00200378.


  7. Legislation
    1. Review and Possible Approval of November 8, 2017, Legislative Committee Summary Report
    2. Review, Discussion, and Possible Approval of Study and Legislative Report (SB 465 – Hill, 2016) Regarding Judgments, Arbitration Awards, and Settlements (BPC section 7071.18)
    3. Update on 2017 Legislation
      1. AB 1070 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Solar Energy Systems: Contracts: Disclosures
      2. AB 1190 (Obernolte) Department of Consumer Affairs: BreEZe System
      3. AB 1278 (Low) Contractor Licensing: Final Judgments
      4. AB 1284 (Dababneh) California Financing Law: Property Assessed Clean Energy Program: Program Administrators
      5. AB 1357 (Chu) Home Inspectors: Roofing Contractors: Roof Inspections
      6. SB 242 (Skinner) Property Assessed Clean Energy Program: Program Administrator
      7. SB 486 (Monning) Contractors State License Law: Letter of Admonishment
      8. SB 800 (Business, Professions and Economic Development) Annual DCA Omnibus Bill (Clean-Up)
    4. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action on Potential 2018 Legislative Proposals
      1. Remove Statutory Authority for Registrar to Accept Cash Deposit in Lieu of Bond
      2. Multiple-Firm License Qualifier Requirements
      3. Clarify Authority to Hold Informal Citation Appeal Conferences
      4. Increase the Statute of Limitations to Prosecute a Contractor for Failure to Secure Required Workers’ Compensation Coverage
    5. Update and Discussion Regarding Status of Previously Approved Board Initiated Rulemaking to Amend Title 16, California Code of Regulations (16 CCR) Sections 853, 858.1, 858.2, 869, 869.9, and 872 (Renewal Application Form, Blanket Performance and Payment Bond Requirements, Application for Approval of Blanket Performance and Payment Bond, Criteria for Rehabilitation, Criteria to Aid in Determining Earliest Date a Denied Applicant May Reapply for Licensure, and Disclosure of General Liability Insurance)
    6. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Legislative Objectives
  8. Licensing
    1. Review and Possible Approval of November 3, 2017, Licensing Committee Summary Report
    2. Licensing Program Update
      1. Application Processing Statistics
      2. Workers’ Compensation Recertification Statistics
      3. Fingerprinting/Criminal Background Unit Statistics
      4. Experience Verification Statistics
      5. Licensing Information Center Statistics
      6. Judgment Unit Statistics
    3. Update and Discussion Regarding Licensing Reciprocity with Other States and the use of the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) Trade Exams and Trade Exam Waivers
    4. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action Regarding the Distribution of Funds from the Construction Management Education Account (CMEA)
    5. Review and Discussion Regarding Minimum Qualification Requirements for a “B” General Building Contractor License
    6. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action on Developing Publications to Address Common Licensing Questions and Industry Outreach Regarding Licensure
    7. Review and Discussion on Creating a “C” Classification Category for the Existing Limited Specialty C-61/D-49 (Tree Service) Contractor License
    8. Testing Program Update
      1. Examination Administration Unit Highlights
      2. Examination Development Unit Highlights
    9. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Licensing and Examination Objectives
  9. Enforcement
    1. Review and Possible Approval of November 3, 2017, Enforcement Committee Summary Report
    2. Enforcement Program Update
      1. Consumer Investigation Highlights
      2. Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) Highlights
      3. General Complaint Handling Statistics
      4. Case Management Statistics
      5. Statewide Investigative Fraud Team Statistics
    3. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action Regarding Workers’ Compensation Enforcement Strategies, Resources, and Accomplishments
    4. Update and Discussion Regarding CSLB’s Solar Task Force
      1. Consumer Complaints and Enforcement Objectives
    5. Update and Discussion Regarding Strategies to Address Owner-Builder Construction Permits and Unlicensed Activity Violations
    6. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Enforcement Objectives
  10. Public Affairs
    1. Public Affairs Program Update
      1. Online Highlights
      2. Video/Digital Services
      3. Social Media
      4. Media Relations Highlights
      5. Publications/Graphic Design Highlights
      6. Industry/Licensee Outreach Highlights
      7. Consumer/Community Outreach Highlights
      8. Employee Relations
    2. Update and Discussion Regarding CSLB Response to October 2017 California Wildfires
    3. Update and Discussion Regarding Applicant Outreach
    4. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Public Affairs Objectives
  11. Executive
    1. Review and Possible Approval of September 29, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes
    2. Personnel, Facilities, and Administration Program Update
    3. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Administration Objectives
    4. Information Technology Program Update
    5. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Information Technology Objectives
    6. Budget Update
    7. Registrar’s Report
      1. Tentative 2018 Board Meeting Schedule
      2. CSLB and the Nevada State Contractors Board Joint Board Meeting Tentatively Scheduled in Nevada and California June 2018
    8. Update from the Department of Consumer Affairs, Which May Include Updates on the Department’s Administrative Services, Human Resources, Enforcement, Information Technology, Communications and Outreach, as well as Legislative, Regulatory, and Policy Matters
  12. Adjournment

The Board intends to provide a live webcast of the meeting. The webcast can be located at Webcast availability cannot, however, be guaranteed due to limitations on resources or technical difficulties. The meeting will continue even if the webcast is unavailable. If you wish to participate or to have a guaranteed opportunity to observe, please plan to attend at the physical location. For verification of the meeting, call (916) 255-4000 or access the CSLB website at

The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Phyliz Jones at (916) 255-4000 or Phyliz or send a written request to Phyliz Jones, 9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827. Providing your request at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.


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