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What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board

What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board

What You Need to Know About Enforcement Actions by the Contractors State License Board By Garret Murai, April 13, 2015 I questioned whether to even write this post. Because, of course, YOU would never find yourself hightailing it out of town  with the California Contractor’s State License Board (“CSLB”) sniffing down your tail pipes. Then again, mistaken identities …

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CSLB Waiver Application

CSLB Waiver Application

Q. Under what law or regulation does the CSLB have the authority to state the last line of the third bullet point? A. None! Under what circumstances am I not required to take the examination? You are not required to take the examination if the qualifying individual meets one of the following requirements: You are …

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CSLB Application Processing

CSLB Application Processing

Has the CSLB Application Processing system completely run afoul? I apologize if I spend too much time discussing this topic, but it really fries my shorts when State agencies abuse their power. I received an email from an applicant who applied to add a classification to his existing license. You will see in the image below that …

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New Contractors License Law

New Contractors License Law

A new contractors license law goes into effect for 2014. With the new application experience verification process in full swing, many people who contact me are asking about using someone else to qualify their license. As I’ve stated in other posts, the law does allow this. But, with the new law listed below, you better …

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CSLB Application Scrutiny Continues

CSLB Application Scrutiny Continues

The CSLB application scrutiny continues to be a hot topic with many people I’ve heard from recently. This week alone, I’ve heard from five people whose applications are being hit hard by the licensing and enforcement units. These applicants have submitted 100’s of documents to prove their experience only to receive a withdrawal request letter …

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CSLB Application Seminar

CSLB Application Seminar

Yesterday, 12/4/13, I attended a CSLB application seminar where they discussed application procedures. Many license schools and services were invited to attend, or participate online, a seminar that covered application procedures for all classifications including the eight on the critical classifications list. Some of the information was basic, and since the room was mostly full …

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2014 California Construction Law Update

2014 California Construction Law Update

2014 California Construction Law Update by Garret Murai Approximately 2,000 bills were introduced in the California State Legislature during the 2013-2014 legislative session. Of these, 896 bills made it to Governor Browns desk and 800 were signed into law.Looking back, 2013 could be called the year of the labor unions. Strong Democratic majorities controlled both …

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How to Start a Construction Business

How to Start a Construction Business

How to Start a Small Construction or General Contracting Business by Caron_Beesley, Community  Updated: March 5, 2012 Below is an article I found about how to start a construction business. There are many great links to information on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) website. I can also provide you with guidance, information, and tools to …

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New CSLB Senate Bills

New CSLB Senate Bills

New CSLB Senate Bills that affect Unlicensed Contractors and Qualifiers. Regarding a statement I made in my earlier post, the CSLB is doing something about individuals who qualify more than one license at a time. I officially stand corrected. In my defense, I was suggesting they remove the 3 license qualifier rule. The Bill’s below …

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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 …

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