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SB 561 - An Act to Amend Sections 7067.6, 7152, 7153, 7153.2, 7153.3, 7154, 7155.5, and 7156 Of, and to Add Section 7156.6 To, the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Professions and Vocations.

Contractors: home improvement salespersons. 2015-2016 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law, the Contractors’ State License Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors, including home improvement contractors, by the Contractors’ State License Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law also provides for the registration and regulation of home improvement salespersons by the board. Existing law requires the board to appoint a registrar… More
Existing law, the Contractors’ State License Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors, including home improvement contractors, by the Contractors’ State License Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law also provides for the registration and regulation of home improvement salespersons by the board. Existing law requires the board to appoint a registrar of contractors who is the executive officer and secretary of the board and is responsible for carrying out specified administrative duties.

Under existing law, a home improvement salesperson is a person employed by a licensed home improvement contractor to solicit, sell, negotiate, or execute contracts for home improvements, for the sale, installation, or furnishing of home improvement goods or services, or of swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs.

This bill would provide that such a salesperson is a person who is registered and engaged in the business of soliciting, selling, negotiating, or executing contracts for home improvements, for the sale, installation or furnishing of home improvement goods or services, or of swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs on behalf of a licensed home improvement contractor. The bill would require a home improvement salesperson to register with the board in order to engage in the business of, or act in the capacity of, a home improvement salesperson.

Existing law makes it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of home improvement salesperson for one or more home improvement contractors without a registration for each of the home improvement contractors by whom he or she is employed. Existing law makes it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of salesperson of home improvement goods or services, as defined, without a registration.

This bill would instead make it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of home improvement salesperson for one or more home improvement contractors without having, at the time of the sales transaction, a current and valid registration. The bill would instead make it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of salesperson of home improvement goods or services without having, at the time of the sales transaction, a current and valid registration. By changing the definitions of these crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Under existing law, home improvement salesperson registrations expire subject to board determination, as described.

This bill would provide that these registrations expire 2 years from the last day of the month in which the registration was issued or 2 years from the date on which the renewed registration last expired.

Under existing law, a home improvement contractor who employs a person to sell home improvement contracts while that person is not registered by the registrar as a home improvement salesperson is subject to disciplinary action.

This bill would require a home improvement contractor to notify the registrar in writing about the employment of a registered home improvement salesperson. The bill would also require a home improvement contractor to notify the registrar when a registered home improvement salesperson ceases to be employed by the contractor. The bill would make a home improvement contractor who fails to report this information subject to disciplinary action by the registrar.

Existing law authorizes the board to make rules and regulations as are reasonably necessary to carry out the law and requires the rules and regulations to be adopted in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

This bill would authorize the board, by regulation, to implement a system to provide for the electronic transmission of contractor applications for licensure, home improvement salesperson applications for registration, and those aforementioned notices required to be made by a home improvement contractor, as specified.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 20, 2015.

voted YES: 38 voted NO: 0
2 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 7067.6, 7152, 7153, 7153.2, 7153.3, 7154, 7155.5, and 7156 Of, and to Add Section 7156.6 To, the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Professions and Vocations.

SB 561 — 2015-2016 Legislature

Summary
Existing law, the Contractors’ State License Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors, including home improvement contractors, by the Contractors’ State License Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law also provides for the registration and regulation of home improvement salespersons by the board. Existing law requires the board to appoint a registrar of contractors who is the executive officer and secretary of the board and is responsible for carrying out specified administrative duties.

Under existing law, a home improvement salesperson is a person employed by a licensed home improvement contractor to solicit, sell, negotiate, or execute contracts for home improvements, for the sale, installation, or furnishing of home improvement goods or services, or of swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs.

This bill would provide that such a salesperson is a person who is registered and engaged in the business of soliciting, selling, negotiating, or executing contracts for home improvements, for the sale, installation or furnishing of home improvement goods or services, or of swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs on behalf of a… More
Existing law, the Contractors’ State License Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors, including home improvement contractors, by the Contractors’ State License Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law also provides for the registration and regulation of home improvement salespersons by the board. Existing law requires the board to appoint a registrar of contractors who is the executive officer and secretary of the board and is responsible for carrying out specified administrative duties.

Under existing law, a home improvement salesperson is a person employed by a licensed home improvement contractor to solicit, sell, negotiate, or execute contracts for home improvements, for the sale, installation, or furnishing of home improvement goods or services, or of swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs.

This bill would provide that such a salesperson is a person who is registered and engaged in the business of soliciting, selling, negotiating, or executing contracts for home improvements, for the sale, installation or furnishing of home improvement goods or services, or of swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs on behalf of a licensed home improvement contractor. The bill would require a home improvement salesperson to register with the board in order to engage in the business of, or act in the capacity of, a home improvement salesperson.

Existing law makes it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of home improvement salesperson for one or more home improvement contractors without a registration for each of the home improvement contractors by whom he or she is employed. Existing law makes it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of salesperson of home improvement goods or services, as defined, without a registration.

This bill would instead make it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of home improvement salesperson for one or more home improvement contractors without having, at the time of the sales transaction, a current and valid registration. The bill would instead make it a crime for any person to engage in the occupation of salesperson of home improvement goods or services without having, at the time of the sales transaction, a current and valid registration. By changing the definitions of these crimes, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Under existing law, home improvement salesperson registrations expire subject to board determination, as described.

This bill would provide that these registrations expire 2 years from the last day of the month in which the registration was issued or 2 years from the date on which the renewed registration last expired.

Under existing law, a home improvement contractor who employs a person to sell home improvement contracts while that person is not registered by the registrar as a home improvement salesperson is subject to disciplinary action.

This bill would require a home improvement contractor to notify the registrar in writing about the employment of a registered home improvement salesperson. The bill would also require a home improvement contractor to notify the registrar when a registered home improvement salesperson ceases to be employed by the contractor. The bill would make a home improvement contractor who fails to report this information subject to disciplinary action by the registrar.

Existing law authorizes the board to make rules and regulations as are reasonably necessary to carry out the law and requires the rules and regulations to be adopted in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act.

This bill would authorize the board, by regulation, to implement a system to provide for the electronic transmission of contractor applications for licensure, home improvement salesperson applications for registration, and those aforementioned notices required to be made by a home improvement contractor, as specified.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 7067.6, 7152, 7153, 7153.2, 7153.3, 7154, 7155.5, and 7156 Of, and to Add Section 7156.6 To, the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Professions and Vocations.
Author(s)
Bill Monning
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Contractors: home improvement salespersons
Major Actions
Introduced2/26/2015
Referred to Committee
Passed Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development4/27/2015
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations5/18/2015
Passed Senate5/22/2015
Passed Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection6/23/2015
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations7/08/2015
Passed Assembly7/16/2015
Passed Senate8/20/2015
Presented to the governor (enrolled)8/26/2015
Became law (chaptered).9/08/2015
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic DevelopmentDo pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]4/27/2015This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development
9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass5/18/2015This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateSpecial Consent #2 SB561 Monning5/22/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
38 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer ProtectionDo pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] with recommendation: To Consent Calendar6/23/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
14 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass. To Consent Calendar.7/08/2015This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
14 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblySB 561 Monning Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session7/16/2015This bill PASSED the Assembly
79 voted YES 0 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateSpecial Consent #6 SB561 Monning8/20/2015This bill PASSED the Senate
38 voted YES 0 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/26/2015
2/26/2015Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
2/27/2015From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 29.
3/12/2015Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.
3/18/2015Set for hearing April 13.
4/13/2015April 13 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
4/14/2015Set for hearing April 27.
4/20/2015From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.
select this voteVote4/27/2015Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]
4/28/2015From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0. Page 794.) (April 27). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
5/01/2015Set for hearing May 11.
5/04/2015May 11 set for first hearing canceled at the request of author.
5/08/2015Set for hearing May 18.
5/12/2015From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote5/18/2015Do pass
5/18/2015From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 1034.) (May 18).
5/19/2015Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
5/20/2015Ordered to special consent calendar.
5/22/2015Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 1074.) Ordered to the Assembly.
5/22/2015In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage5/22/2015Special Consent #2 SB561 Monning
6/11/2015Referred to Com. on B. & P.
6/17/2015From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.
select this voteVote6/23/2015Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] with recommendation: To Consent Calendar
6/23/2015From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (June 23). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
select this voteVote7/08/2015Do pass. To Consent Calendar.
7/08/2015From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (July 8).
7/09/2015Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.
7/16/2015Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 79. Noes 0. Page 2434.) Ordered to the Senate.
7/16/2015In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage7/16/2015SB 561 Monning Consent Calendar Second Day Regular Session
8/19/2015Ordered to special consent calendar.
8/20/2015Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/20/2015Special Consent #6 SB561 Monning
8/26/2015Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.
9/08/2015Approved by the Governor.
9/08/2015Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 281, Statutes of 2015.

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An Act to Amend Sections 7067.6, 7152, 7153, 7153.2, 7153.3, 7154, 7155.5, and 7156 Of, and to Add Section 7156.6 To, the Business and Professions Code, Relating to Professions and Vocations.: Special Consent #6 SB561 Monning

4 organizations support this bill

California Fence Contractors' Association
(2015, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved August 21, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
California Solar Energy Industries Association
(2015, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved August 21, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
contractors state license board
(2015, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved August 21, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
flasher barricade association
(2015, August 13). Senate Floor Analysis. Retrieved August 21, 2015, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Vote
Benjamin AllenDCA-26$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-38$1,000$0
Patricia C. BatesRCA-36$0$0
Jim BeallDCA-15$0$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-8$7,000$0
Marty BlockDCA-39$1,000$0
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$5,500$0
Jean FullerRCA-16$16,400$0
Ted GainesRCA-1$4,500$0
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$15,550$0
Steven M. GlazerDCA-7$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-35$1,500$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$4,000$0
Ed HernandezDCA-22$0$0
Robert M. HertzbergDCA-18$0$0
Jerry HillDCA-13$6,400$0
Ben HuesoDCA-40$0$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$3,500$0
Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$0$0
Ricardo LaraDCA-33$4,900$0
Mark LenoDCA-11$3,750$0
Connie M. LeyvaDCA-20$0$0
Carol LiuDCA-25$500$0
Mike McGuireDCA-2$0$0
Tony MendozaDCA-32$1,500$0
Holly J. MitchellDCA-30$0$0
Bill MonningDCA-17$0$0
John M. W. MoorlachRCA-37$0$0
Mike MorrellRCA-23$0$0
Janet NguyenRCA-34$0$0
Jim NielsenRCA-4$0$0
Richard PanDCA-6$0$0
Fran PavleyDCA-27$14,000$0
Richard D. RothDCA-31$4,050$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-21$0$0
Jeff StoneRCA-28$0$0
Andy VidakRCA-14$0$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-10$4,000$0
Lois WolkDCA-3$3,000$0
Kevin de LeonDCA-24$8,800$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Support
$ From Interest Groups
That Oppose
Vote
Benjamin AllenDCA-26$0$0
Joel AndersonRCA-38$1,000$0
Patricia C. BatesRCA-36$0$0
Jim BeallDCA-15$0$0
Tom BerryhillRCA-8$7,000$0
Marty BlockDCA-39$1,000$0
Anthony CannellaRCA-12$5,500$0
Jean FullerRCA-16$16,400$0
Ted GainesRCA-1$4,500$0
Cathleen GalgianiDCA-5$15,550$0
Steven M. GlazerDCA-7$0$0
Isadore HallDCA-35$1,500$0
Loni HancockDCA-9$4,000$0
Ed HernandezDCA-22$0$0
Robert M. HertzbergDCA-18$0$0
Jerry HillDCA-13$6,400$0
Ben HuesoDCA-40$0$0
Bob HuffRCA-29$3,500$0
Hannah-Beth JacksonDCA-19$0$0
Ricardo LaraDCA-33$4,900$0
Mark LenoDCA-11$3,750$0
Connie M. LeyvaDCA-20$0$0
Carol LiuDCA-25$500$0
Mike McGuireDCA-2$0$0
Tony MendozaDCA-32$1,500$0
Holly J. MitchellDCA-30$0$0
Bill MonningDCA-17$0$0
John M. W. MoorlachRCA-37$0$0
Mike MorrellRCA-23$0$0
Janet NguyenRCA-34$0$0
Jim NielsenRCA-4$0$0
Richard PanDCA-6$0$0
Fran PavleyDCA-27$14,000$0
Richard D. RothDCA-31$4,050$0
Sharon RunnerRCA-21$0$0
Jeff StoneRCA-28$0$0
Andy VidakRCA-14$0$0
Bob WieckowskiDCA-10$4,000$0
Lois WolkDCA-3$3,000$0
Kevin de LeonDCA-24$8,800$0

Interest Groups that support this bill

$ Donated
Alternate energy production & services$97,450
Other construction-related products$7,900
Special trade contractors$5,500
Construction & public works$0

Interest Groups that oppose this bill

$ Donated
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