Existing law, the Contractors State License Law, establishes the Contractors State License Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs and sets forth its powers and duties relating to the licensure and regulation of contractors. Existing law generally requires, as a condition precedent to the issuance, reinstatement, reactivation, renewal, or continued maintenance of a license, an applicant for a contractor's license or a licensee to have on file at all times a current and valid Certificate of Workers' Compensation Insurance or Certification of Self-Insurance, except as specified. Existing law makes a violation of these provisions a misdemeanor.
This bill would require an active licensee who has on file a current and valid Certificate of Workers' Compensation Insurance or Certification of Self-Insurance, or is required to provide those certificates, to certify on the license renewal form the workers' compensation classification codes endorsed on the licensee's policy, as specified, and would prohibit renewal without that certification. The bill would provide that the board is not required to verify or investigate the accuracy of the licensee's classification codes and would prohibit the board from being held liable for any misreported classification codes. The bill would require the board, when it updates the public license detail on its internet website for an active renewal, to include the classification codes certified by the licensee. The bill would make its provisions operative on July 1, 2024. Because the bill would expand the scope of a crime under the Contractors State License Law and expand the crime of perjury, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
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.

Statutes affected:
03/02/23 - Amended Assembly: 7125.5 BPC
03/23/23 - Amended Assembly: 7125.5 BPC
04/12/23 - Amended Assembly: 7125.5 BPC