Contractors State License Board meeting, Sacramento, CA. 9/16/13

Contractors State License Board meeting, Sacramento, CA. 9/16/13

I attended the CSLB Board meeting today and here are a few note worthy items.

1) The CSLB is working with the Highway Patrol to educate some officers on contractors license law. It’s currently a pilot program, but if you are pulled over and have a truck full of construction materials, the officer may ask you for proof of a license. Just something to be aware of.

2) The CSLB conducted some trial stings where they approached contractors, or persons who looked like contractors, at SoCal area building supply stores. They approached these persons to get their contact information. Then they made appointments to have these persons come over to a sting house to give a quote. Several were caught, cited, and/or arrested.

The bottom line here…. the CSLB is cracking down on unlicensed activity in many ways that haven’t been seen or used before. I commend them on their efforts.

3) It was stated in today’s meeting that if you submit self employed experience and are afraid that if you provide documents that may suggest you are working illegally without a license…. no worries. They have said on the record that they will not pursue you administratively for working above the $500 limit. Their goal is to get people licensed.

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I am a Navy vet and former laborer for a B-Gen Bldg contractor, I built mobile homes for many years, I worked at the Contractors State License Board for 5 yrs, and have been operating a contractors license service company since 2005.

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