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California Contractors License Law & Reference 2020 Edition

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The California Contractors License Law & Reference Book is a must-have resource for anyone interested in becoming licensed as a contractor in California. Created in conjunction with the California Contractors License Board, this newest edition includes the information you need to become a California Licensed Contractor, maintain and change your existing license, access information about Licensees, and handle complaints and citations. You'll also find high-quality information about home improvement, business management, construction standards, and safety regulations, and the full text of the State License Board Rules and Regulations. A comprehensive table of contents, a table of sections affected by new legislation, a convenient index, and quick-find tabs printed at the edges of pages allow you to find what you need quickly and easily in this full-featured softcover volume, from licensure information to joint control addendums.

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About this Book
Summary of Major Changes to Contractor Law
Sections Affected by 2017 Legislation
CSLB History & Background
CSLB Mission
CSLB Offices

Section I. The California Contractor License

Chapter 1
Becoming a California Licensed Contractor
General Requirements
Experience Requirements
License Classifications
Applying for a License
Licensing Examinations
License Issuance
Financial Requirements

Chapter 2
Your Existing License: Maintaining and Changing It
Judgments and Outstanding Liabilities
Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage
Liability Insurance Coverage for Limited Liability Companies
Adding a Classification to an Existing License
Changes in Personnel
Changes in Business Name or Address
Changes in Business Type
Frequently Asked Questions About New License Requirements
Inactivating and Reactivating a License
Renewing Your License
Cancellation of a License

Chapter 3
Access to Licensee Information
Available Documents, Complaint Records, Fees
Information Regarding Individual License Records
Information Regarding Large Quantities of License Information
Information Regarding Pending Application Records
Information Regarding Legal Action Against Contractors
Documents Available from CSLB

Chapter 4
Enforcement Procedures: Complaints and Citations
Complaints Against Licensed Contractors
Addressing Complaints Against Unlicensed Contractors

Section II. Home Improvement

Chapter 5
Home Improvement
Home Improvement Contractor
Home Improvement Contracts
Home Warranties
Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) Registration
Registrar-Approved Joint Control Agreements
Mechanics Lien Warning
Joint Control Addendum
Mechanics Lien Warning

Section III. Business Management

Chapter 6
Managing a Business
The Contractor Manager
Principles of Management
Establishing Your Business
Financial Responsibility and Control
Financial Management
Operations Management
Legal Considerations and Remedies
California Mechanics Liens and Stop Notices
Glossary of Terms Associated with Mechanics Liens
Expert Advisors
Bidding on Government Contracts

Section IV. Construction Standards and Safety Regulations

Chapter 7
Safety and Health in Construction
Responsible Agencies
Construction Safety Legal Requirements
Multiple Employer Work Sites
Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)
Employee Complaint Rights and Protections
Injury and Illness Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Investigations of Unsafe Conditions
Hazardous Substances
Carcinogen Control
Confined Spaces
Excavations and Trenches
How to Obtain Additional Information

Chapter 8
Regional Notification Centers: Underground
Service Alert

Chapter 9
Preservation of Native American Remains
Reporting Requirement
Additional Information

Chapter 10
Construction of Wells
License Required for Water Wells
Reporting Requirements
California Department of Water Resources Regional Offices
Well Standards

Section V. The Department of Consumer Affairs

Chapter 11
Laws Governing the Department of Consumer Affairs
General Provisions
The Department
The Director of Consumer Affairs
Funds of the Department
Consumer Affairs
Public Members
Dispute Resolution Programs
Joint Committee on Boards, Commissions, and Consumer Protection
Review of Boards under the Department of Consumer Affairs
Denial, Suspension and Revocation of Licenses
General Provisions
Denial of Licenses
Suspension and Revocation of Licenses
Public Reprovals
Examination Security

Section VI. The Contractors State License Board; License Law, Rules and Regulations, and Related Laws

Chapter 12
Contractors’ State License Law
Application of Chapter
Disciplinary Proceedings
Workers’ Compensation Insurance Reports
The Construction Management Education Sponsorship Act of 1991
Renewal of Licenses
Home Improvement Business
Asbestos Consultants
Home Inspectors
Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Home Inspections

Chapter 13
Contractors State License Board Rules and Regulations
List of Current Board Rules and Regulations
CA Code of Regulations: Title 16. Division 8
Application for License
Renewal of License
Special Provisions
Disciplinary Guidelines
History Notes for Current Board Rules and Regulations
History Notes for Repealed Board Rules and Regulations
Appendix Extracts from Laws Related to CSLB
California Constitution
Business and Professions Code
Civil Code
Code of Civil Procedure
Family Code
Government Code
Health and Safety Code
Insurance Code
Labor Code
Penal Code
Public Contract Code
Public Resources Code
Public Utilities Code
Revenue and Taxation Code
Unemployment Insurance Code
Vehicle Code
Water Code
Additional Resources

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