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Notice of Public Board Meeting

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (or upon adjournment)
Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport
250 Gateway Blvd., South San Francisco, CA 94080

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.

The board intends to provide a live webcast of the meeting on its website, 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 visit



  1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum, and Chair’s Introduction
  2. Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation
    1. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones for Long-Standing Partnership and Commitment to Consumer Protection
    2. KGO-TV’s “7 On Your Side” for Dedication to Consumer and Investigative Reporting
  3. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda and Future Agenda Item Requests (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. Executive
    1. Review and Possible Approval of September 20, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes
    2. Registrar’s Report
      1. Update on CSLB’s 2018 Sunset Review Report Before the California State Legislature
      2. Review of Energy Storage System Study Timeline
      3. Update on CSLB’s 2019-21 Strategic Plan
      4. Update on CSLB’s Disaster Response
      5. Tentative 2019 Board and Committee Meeting Schedule
    3. Administration Update Regarding Personnel and Facilities
    4. Budget Update
    5. Information Technology Update
      1. Staff Presentation on Data Information Storage and Security
  5. Legislation
    1. Review, Discussion, and Consideration of Requirements for CSLB Implementation of AB 2138 (Chapter 995, Statutes of 2018, Chiu; Denial of Applications Based Upon Criminal Convictions)
    2. Review and Discussion of a Legislative Proposal by the California Pool & Spa Association to Establish a Voluntary Certification Program for Swimming Pool (C-53) Contractors
    3. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action on Potential 2019 Legislative Proposals
      1. Enforcing Contractor Compliance with Tree-Worker Safety Regulations
      2. Presentation by Cal/OSHA Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Staff in Support of Legislative Proposal Regarding Tree Worker Safety Enforcement
    4. Discussion and Consideration of Approval of Staff Recommendations for Legislative Proposals to Make Minor, Technical, or Non-Substantive Changes to the Contractors State License Law (Omnibus, Clean-Up Bill Request)
  6. Licensing
    1. Licensing Program Update
      1. Application Processing Statistics
      2. Renewal Processing Statistics
      3. Workers’ Compensation Recertification Statistics
      4. Fingerprinting/Criminal Background Unit Statistics
      5. Experience Verification Statistics
      6. Licensing Information Center Statistics
      7. Judgment Unit Statistics
      8. Update on Development of a Possible New Remodeling and Home Improvement License Classification
    2. Testing Program Update
      1. Examination Administration Unit Update
      2. Examination Development Unit Update
    3. Update on Development of a C-License Classification for Tree Service Contractors
  7. Enforcement
    1. Enforcement Program Update
      1. Staff Vacancy Update
      2. Consumer Investigation Highlights
      3. Building Permit Compliance Update
      4. General Complaint-Handling Statistics
      5. Staff Training Update
    2. Update on Solar Task Force Objectives and Activities
    3. Review and Discussion of Partnership with California Building Officials to Develop Strategies to Address Underground Economy in Construction
    4. Review and Discussion Regarding CSLB Implementation of SB 1465 (Hill, Chapter 514, Statutes of 2018) Settlement Reporting Requirements
  8. Public Affairs
    1. Public Affairs Program Update
      1. Online Highlights
      2. Video/Digital Services
      3. Media Relations Highlights
      4. Industry and Licensee Highlights
      5. Publication/Graphic Design Highlights
      6. Community Outreach Highlights
      7. Employee Relations, Development and Intranet (CSLBin)


  9. Closed Session: 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 matter: Atkinson Contractors LP, et al. v. Registrar of Contractors of the California Contractors State License Board, et al., San Francisco Co. Sup. Ct, Case No. CPF-18-516374.

  11. Adjournment

The mission of the California Contractors State License Board is to protect consumers by regulating the construction industry through policies that promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the public in matters relating to construction.

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


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