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SB-1483 Department of Consumer Affairs: Bureau of Household Goods and Services: electronic and appliance repair, home furnishings, and thermal insulation.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

27.
 (a) Each entity specified in subdivisions (c), (d), and (e) shall provide on the Internet information regarding the status of every license issued by that entity in accordance with the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code) and the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code). The public information to be provided on the Internet shall include information on suspensions and revocations of licenses issued by the entity and other related enforcement action, including accusations filed pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) taken by the entity relative to persons, businesses, or facilities subject to licensure or regulation by the entity. The information may not include personal information, including home telephone number, date of birth, or social security number. Each entity shall disclose a licensee’s address of record. However, each entity shall allow a licensee to provide a post office box number or other alternate address, instead of his or her home address, as the address of record. This section shall not preclude an entity from also requiring a licensee, who has provided a post office box number or other alternative mailing address as his or her address of record, to provide a physical business address or residence address only for the entity’s internal administrative use and not for disclosure as the licensee’s address of record or disclosure on the Internet.
(b) In providing information on the Internet, each entity specified in subdivisions (c) and (d) shall comply with the Department of Consumer Affairs’ guidelines for access to public records.
(c) Each of the following entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs shall comply with the requirements of this section:
(1) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists shall disclose information on its registrants and licensees.
(2) The Bureau of Automotive Repair shall disclose information on its licensees, including auto repair dealers, smog stations, lamp and brake stations, smog check technicians, and smog inspection certification stations.
(3) The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation  Household Goods and Services  shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants, including major appliance repair dealers, combination dealers (electronic and appliance), electronic repair dealers, service contract sellers, and service contract administrators.
(4) The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees, including cemetery brokers, cemetery salespersons, cemetery managers, crematory managers, cemetery authorities, crematories, cremated remains disposers, embalmers, funeral establishments, and funeral directors.
(5) The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees.
(6) The Contractors’ State License Board shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants in accordance with Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3. In addition to information related to licenses as specified in subdivision (a), the board shall also disclose information provided to the board by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to Section 98.9 of the Labor Code.
(7) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education shall disclose information on private postsecondary institutions under its jurisdiction, including disclosure of notices to comply issued pursuant to Section 94935 of the Education Code.
(8) The California Board of Accountancy shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(9) The California Architects Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including architects and landscape architects.
(10) The State Athletic Commission shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(11) The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shall disclose information on its licensees.
(12) The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(13) The Acupuncture Board shall disclose information on its licensees.
(14) The Board of Behavioral Sciences shall disclose information on its licensees, including licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed educational psychologists, and licensed professional clinical counselors.
(15) The Dental Board of California shall disclose information on its licensees.
(16) The State Board of Optometry shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(17) The Board of Psychology shall disclose information on its licensees, including psychologists, psychological assistants, and registered psychologists.
(18) The Veterinary Medical Board shall disclose information on its licensees, registrants, and permitholders.
(d) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall disclose information on its licensees.
(e) The Structural Pest Control Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including applicators, field representatives, and operators in the areas of fumigation, general pest and wood destroying pests and organisms, and wood roof cleaning and treatment.
(f) The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation shall disclose information on its licensees.
(g) “Internet” for the purposes of this section has the meaning set forth in paragraph (6) of subdivision (f) of Section 17538.

SEC. 1.1.

 Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

27.
 (a) Each entity specified in subdivisions (c), (d), and (e) shall provide on the Internet information regarding the status of every license issued by that entity in accordance with the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code) and the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code). The public information to be provided on the Internet shall include information on suspensions and revocations of licenses issued by the entity and other related enforcement action, including accusations filed pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) taken by the entity relative to persons, businesses, or facilities subject to licensure or regulation by the entity. The information may not include personal information, including home telephone number, date of birth, or social security number. Each entity shall disclose a licensee’s address of record. However, each entity shall allow a licensee to provide a post office box number or other alternate address, instead of his or her home address, as the address of record. This section shall not preclude an entity from also requiring a licensee, who has provided a post office box number or other alternative mailing address as his or her address of record, to provide a physical business address or residence address only for the entity’s internal administrative use and not for disclosure as the licensee’s address of record or disclosure on the Internet.
(b) In providing information on the Internet, each entity specified in subdivisions (c) and (d) shall comply with the Department of Consumer Affairs’ guidelines for access to public records.
(c) Each of the following entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs shall comply with the requirements of this section:
(1) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists shall disclose information on its registrants and licensees.
(2) The Bureau of Automotive Repair shall disclose information on its licensees, including auto repair dealers, smog stations, lamp and brake stations, smog check technicians, and smog inspection certification stations.
(3) The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation  Household Goods and Services  shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants, including major appliance repair dealers, combination dealers (electronic and appliance), electronic repair dealers, service contract sellers, and service contract administrators.
(4) The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees, including cemetery brokers, cemetery salespersons, cemetery managers, crematory managers, cemetery authorities, crematories, cremated remains disposers, embalmers, funeral establishments, and funeral directors.
(5) The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees.
(6) The Contractors’ State License Board shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants in accordance with Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3. In addition to information related to licenses as specified in subdivision (a), the board shall also disclose information provided to the board by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to Section 98.9 of the Labor Code.
(7) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education shall disclose information on private postsecondary institutions under its jurisdiction, including disclosure of notices to comply issued pursuant to Section 94935 of the Education Code.
(8) The California Board of Accountancy shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(9) The California Architects Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including architects and landscape architects.
(10) The State Athletic Commission shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(11) The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shall disclose information on its licensees.
(12) The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(13) The Acupuncture Board shall disclose information on its licensees.
(14) The Board of Behavioral Sciences shall disclose information on its licensees, including licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed educational psychologists, and licensed professional clinical counselors. licensees and registrants. 
(15) The Dental Board of California shall disclose information on its licensees.
(16) The State Board of Optometry shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(17) The Board of Psychology shall disclose information on its licensees, including psychologists, psychological assistants, and registered psychologists.
(18) The Veterinary Medical Board shall disclose information on its licensees, registrants, and permitholders.
(d) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall disclose information on its licensees.
(e) The Structural Pest Control Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including applicators, field representatives, and operators in the areas of fumigation, general pest and wood destroying pests and organisms, and wood roof cleaning and treatment.
(f) The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation shall disclose information on its licensees.
(g) “Internet” for the purposes of this section has the meaning set forth in paragraph (6) of subdivision (f) of Section 17538.

SEC. 1.2.

 Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

27.
 (a) Each entity specified in subdivisions (c), (d), and (e) shall provide on the Internet information regarding the status of every license issued by that entity in accordance with the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code) and the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code). The public information to be provided on the Internet shall include information on suspensions and revocations of licenses issued by the entity and other related enforcement action, including accusations filed pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) taken by the entity relative to persons, businesses, or facilities subject to licensure or regulation by the entity. The information may not include personal information, including home telephone number, date of birth, or social security number. Each entity shall disclose a licensee’s address of record. However, each entity shall allow a licensee to provide a post office box number or other alternate address, instead of his or her home address, as the address of record. This section shall not preclude an entity from also requiring a licensee, who has provided a post office box number or other alternative mailing address as his or her address of record, to provide a physical business address or residence address only for the entity’s internal administrative use and not for disclosure as the licensee’s address of record or disclosure on the Internet.
(b) In providing information on the Internet, each entity specified in subdivisions (c) and (d) shall comply with the Department of Consumer Affairs’ guidelines for access to public records.
(c) Each of the following entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs shall comply with the requirements of this section:
(1) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists shall disclose information on its registrants and licensees.
(2) The Bureau of Automotive Repair shall disclose information on its licensees, including auto repair dealers, smog stations, lamp and brake stations, smog check technicians, and smog inspection certification stations.
(3) The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation  Household Goods and Services  shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants, including major appliance repair dealers, combination dealers (electronic and appliance), electronic repair dealers, service contract sellers, and service contract administrators.
(4) The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees, including cemetery brokers, cemetery salespersons, cemetery managers, crematory managers, cemetery authorities, crematories, cremated remains disposers, embalmers, funeral establishments, and funeral directors.
(5) The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees.
(6) The Contractors’ State License Board shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants in accordance with Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3. In addition to information related to licenses as specified in subdivision (a), the board shall also disclose information provided to the board by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to Section 98.9 of the Labor Code.
(7) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education shall disclose information on private postsecondary institutions under its jurisdiction, including disclosure of notices to comply issued pursuant to Section 94935 of the Education Code.
(8) The California Board of Accountancy shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(9) The California Architects Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including architects and landscape architects.
(10) The State Athletic Commission shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(11) The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shall disclose information on its licensees.
(12) The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(13) The Acupuncture Board shall disclose information on its licensees.
(14) The Board of Behavioral Sciences shall disclose information on its licensees, including licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed educational psychologists, and licensed professional clinical counselors.
(15) The Dental Board of California shall disclose information on its licensees.
(16) The State Board of Optometry shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(17) The Board of Psychology shall disclose information on its licensees, including psychologists, psychological assistants, and registered psychologists.
(18) The Veterinary Medical Board shall disclose information on its licensees, registrants, and permitholders.
(d) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall disclose information on its licensees.
(e) The Structural Pest Control Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including applicators, field representatives, and operators in the areas of fumigation, general pest and wood destroying pests and organisms, and wood roof cleaning and treatment.
(f) The Bureau of Medical  Cannabis Regulation Control  shall disclose information on its licensees.
(g) “Internet” for the purposes of this section has the meaning set forth in paragraph (6) of subdivision (f) of Section 17538.

SEC. 1.3.

 Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

27.
 (a) Each entity specified in subdivisions (c), (d), and (e) shall provide on the Internet information regarding the status of every license issued by that entity in accordance with the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code) and the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code). The public information to be provided on the Internet shall include information on suspensions and revocations of licenses issued by the entity and other related enforcement action, including accusations filed pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) taken by the entity relative to persons, businesses, or facilities subject to licensure or regulation by the entity. The information may not include personal information, including home telephone number, date of birth, or social security number. Each entity shall disclose a licensee’s address of record. However, each entity shall allow a licensee to provide a post office box number or other alternate address, instead of his or her home address, as the address of record. This section shall not preclude an entity from also requiring a licensee, who has provided a post office box number or other alternative mailing address as his or her address of record, to provide a physical business address or residence address only for the entity’s internal administrative use and not for disclosure as the licensee’s address of record or disclosure on the Internet.
(b) In providing information on the Internet, each entity specified in subdivisions (c) and (d) shall comply with the Department of Consumer Affairs’ guidelines for access to public records.
(c) Each of the following entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs shall comply with the requirements of this section:
(1) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists shall disclose information on its registrants and licensees.
(2) The Bureau of Automotive Repair shall disclose information on its licensees, including auto repair dealers, smog stations, lamp and brake stations, smog check technicians, and smog inspection certification stations.
(3) The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation  Household Goods and Services  shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants, including major appliance repair dealers, combination dealers (electronic and appliance), electronic repair dealers, service contract sellers, and service contract administrators.
(4) The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees, including cemetery brokers, cemetery salespersons, cemetery managers, crematory managers, cemetery authorities, crematories, cremated remains disposers, embalmers, funeral establishments, and funeral directors.
(5) The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau shall disclose information on its licensees.
(6) The Contractors’ State License Board shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants in accordance with Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3. In addition to information related to licenses as specified in subdivision (a), the board shall also disclose information provided to the board by the Labor Commissioner pursuant to Section 98.9 of the Labor Code.
(7) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education shall disclose information on private postsecondary institutions under its jurisdiction, including disclosure of notices to comply issued pursuant to Section 94935 of the Education Code.
(8) The California Board of Accountancy shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(9) The California Architects Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including architects and landscape architects.
(10) The State Athletic Commission shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(11) The State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology shall disclose information on its licensees.
(12) The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(13) The Acupuncture Board shall disclose information on its licensees.
(14) The Board of Behavioral Sciences shall disclose information on its licensees, including licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed educational psychologists, and licensed professional clinical counselors. licensees and registrants. 
(15) The Dental Board of California shall disclose information on its licensees.
(16) The State Board of Optometry shall disclose information on its licensees and registrants.
(17) The Board of Psychology shall disclose information on its licensees, including psychologists, psychological assistants, and registered psychologists.
(18) The Veterinary Medical Board shall disclose information on its licensees, registrants, and permitholders.
(d) The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners shall disclose information on its licensees.
(e) The Structural Pest Control Board shall disclose information on its licensees, including applicators, field representatives, and operators in the areas of fumigation, general pest and wood destroying pests and organisms, and wood roof cleaning and treatment.
(f) The Bureau of Medical  Cannabis Regulation Control  shall disclose information on its licensees.
(g) “Internet” for the purposes of this section has the meaning set forth in paragraph (6) of subdivision (f) of Section 17538.

SEC. 2.

 Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code, as added by Section 4 of Chapter 828 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

101.
 The department is comprised of the following:
(a) The Dental Board of California.
(b) The Medical Board of California.
(c) The State Board of Optometry.
(d) The California State Board of Pharmacy.
(e) The Veterinary Medical Board.
(f) The California Board of Accountancy.
(g) The California Architects Board.
(h) The Bureau  State Board  of Barbering and Cosmetology.
(i) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
(j) The Contractors’ State License Board.
(k) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
(l) The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation. Household Goods and Services. 
(m) The Board of Registered Nursing.
(n) The Board of Behavioral Sciences.
(o) The State Athletic Commission.
(p) The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
(q) The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
(r) (q)  The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
(s) (r)  The Court Reporters Board of California.
(t) (s)  The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
(u) (t)  The Landscape Architects Technical Committee.
(v) (u)  The Division of Investigation.
(w) (v)  The Bureau of Automotive Repair.
(x) (w)  The Respiratory Care Board of California.
(y) (x)  The Acupuncture Board.
(z) (y)  The Board of Psychology.
(aa) (z)  The California Board of Podiatric Medicine.
(ab) (aa)  The Physical Therapy Board of California.
(ac) (ab)  The Arbitration Review Program.
(ad) (ac)  The Physician Assistant Committee.
(ae) (ad)  The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.
(af) (ae)  The California Board of Occupational Therapy.
(ag) (af)  The Osteopathic Medical Board of California.
(ah) (ag)  The Naturopathic Medicine Committee.
(ai) (ah)  The Dental Hygiene Committee of California.
(aj) (ai)  The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau.
(ak) (aj)  The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(al) (ak)  The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers.
(am) (al)  The Structural Pest Control Board.
(an) (am)  The Bureau of Medical  Cannabis Regulation. Control. 
(ao) (an)  Any other boards, offices, or officers subject to its jurisdiction by law.
(ap) (ao)  This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.

SEC. 2.1.

 Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code, as added by Section 4 of Chapter 828 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

101.
 The department is comprised of the following:
(a) The Dental Board of California.
(b) The Medical Board of California.
(c) The State Board of Optometry.
(d) The California State Board of Pharmacy.
(e) The Veterinary Medical Board.
(f) The California Board of Accountancy.
(g) The California Architects Board.
(h) The Bureau  State Board  of Barbering and Cosmetology.
(i) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
(j) The Contractors’ State License Board.
(k) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
(l) The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation. Household Goods and Services. 
(m) The Board of Registered Nursing.
(n) The Board of Behavioral Sciences.
(o) The State Athletic Commission.
(p) The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
(q) The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
(r) (q)  The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
(s) (r)  The Court Reporters Board of California.
(t) (s)  The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
(u) (t)  The Landscape Architects Technical Committee.
(v) (u)  The Division of Investigation.
(w) (v)  The Bureau of Automotive Repair.
(x) (w)  The Respiratory Care Board of California.
(y) (x)  The Acupuncture Board.
(z) (y)  The Board of Psychology.
(aa) (z)  The California Board of Podiatric Medicine.
(ab) (aa)  The Physical Therapy Board of California.
(ac) (ab)  The Arbitration Review Program.
(ad) (ac)  The Physician Assistant Committee.
(ae) (ad)  The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.
(af) (ae)  The California Board of Occupational Therapy.
(ag) (af)  The Osteopathic Medical Board of California.
(ah) (ag)  The Naturopathic Medicine Committee.
(ai) (ah)  The Dental Hygiene Committee Board  of California.
(aj) (ai)  The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau.
(ak) (aj)  The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(al) (ak)  The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers.
(am) (al)  The Structural Pest Control Board.
(an) (am)  The Bureau of Medical  Cannabis Regulation. Control. 
(ao) (an)  Any other boards, offices, or officers subject to its jurisdiction by law.
(ap) (ao)  This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.

SEC. 2.2.

 Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code, as added by Section 4 of Chapter 828 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

101.
 The department is comprised of the following:
(a) The Dental Board of California.
(b) The Medical Board of California.
(c) The State Board of Optometry.
(d) The California State Board of Pharmacy.
(e) The Veterinary Medical Board.
(f) The California Board of Accountancy.
(g) The California Architects Board.
(h) The Bureau  State Board  of Barbering and Cosmetology.
(i) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
(j) The Contractors’ State License Board.
(k) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
(l) The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation. Household Goods and Services. 
(m) The Board of Registered Nursing.
(n) The Board of Behavioral Sciences.
(o) The State Athletic Commission.
(p) The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
(q) The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
(r) (q)  The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
(s) (r)  The Court Reporters Board of California.
(t) (s)  The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
(u) (t)  The Landscape Architects Technical Committee.
(v) (u)  The Division of Investigation.
(w) (v)  The Bureau of Automotive Repair.
(x) (w)  The Respiratory Care Board of California.
(y) (x)  The Acupuncture Board.
(z) (y)  The Board of Psychology.
(aa) (z)  The California Board of Podiatric Medicine.
(ab) (aa)  The Physical Therapy Board of California.
(ac) (ab)  The Arbitration Review Program.
(ad) (ac)  The Physician Assistant Committee. Board. 
(ae) (ad)  The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.
(af) (ae)  The California Board of Occupational Therapy.
(ag) (af)  The Osteopathic Medical Board of California.
(ah) (ag)  The Naturopathic Medicine Committee.
(ai) (ah)  The Dental Hygiene Committee of California.
(aj) (ai)  The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau.
(ak) (aj)  The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(al) (ak)  The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers.
(am) (al)  The Structural Pest Control Board.
(an) (am)  The Bureau of Medical  Cannabis Regulation. Control. 
(an) The Athletic Training Board.
(ao) Any other boards, offices, or officers subject to its jurisdiction by law.
(ap) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.

SEC. 2.3.

 Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code, as added by Section 4 of Chapter 828 of the Statutes of 2017, is amended to read:

101.
 The department is comprised of the following:
(a) The Dental Board of California.
(b) The Medical Board of California.
(c) The State Board of Optometry.
(d) The California State Board of Pharmacy.
(e) The Veterinary Medical Board.
(f) The California Board of Accountancy.
(g) The California Architects Board.
(h) The Bureau  State Board  of Barbering and Cosmetology.
(i) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.
(j) The Contractors’ State License Board.
(k) The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
(l) The Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation. Household Goods and Services. 
(m) The Board of Registered Nursing.
(n) The Board of Behavioral Sciences.
(o) The State Athletic Commission.
(p) The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
(q) The State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
(r) (q)  The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
(s) (r)  The Court Reporters Board of California.
(t) (s)  The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
(u) (t)  The Landscape Architects Technical Committee.
(v) (u)  The Division of Investigation.
(w) (v)  The Bureau of Automotive Repair.
(x) (w)  The Respiratory Care Board of California.
(y) (x)  The Acupuncture Board.
(z) (y)  The Board of Psychology.
(aa) (z)  The California Board of Podiatric Medicine.
(ab) (aa)  The Physical Therapy Board of California.
(ac) (ab)  The Arbitration Review Program.
(ad) (ac)  The Physician Assistant Committee. Board. 
(ae) (ad)  The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board.
(af) (ae)  The California Board of Occupational Therapy.
(ag) (af)  The Osteopathic Medical Board of California.
(ah) (ag)  The Naturopathic Medicine Committee.
(ai) (ah)  The Dental Hygiene Committee Board  of California.
(aj) (ai)  The Professional Fiduciaries Bureau.
(ak) (aj)  The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
(al) (ak)  The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers.
(am) (al)  The Structural Pest Control Board.
(an) (am)  The Bureau of Medical  Cannabis Regulation. Control. 
(an) The Athletic Training Board.
(ao) Any other boards, offices, or officers subject to its jurisdiction by law.
(ap) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2018.

SEC. 3.

 Section 9801 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9801.
 The following terms as used in this chapter have the meaning expressed in this section:
(a) “Person” includes a firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, or corporation.
(b) “Department” means the Department of Consumer Affairs.
(c) “Director” means the Director of Consumer Affairs.
(d) “Bureau” means the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation. Household Goods and Services. 
(e) “Chief” means the Chief of the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation. Household Goods and Services. 
(f) “Service dealer” means a person who, for compensation, engages in, or holds himself or herself out to the public as offering services in the business of:
(1) Repairing, servicing, or maintaining an electronic set normally used or sold for personal, family, household, or home office use.
(2) Installing, repairing, servicing, or maintaining equipment or a burglar alarm system for use in private motor vehicles.
(3) Installing, repairing, servicing, or maintaining television or radio receiver antennas, rotators, and accessories or direct satellite signal receiving equipment located on or adjacent to a residence and not involving a function that is subject to and regulated under the provisions of Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000).
(4) Repairing, servicing, or maintaining major appliances.
(g) “Equipment” for the purposes of this chapter means an electronic set, appliance, antenna, rotator, and accessories.
(h) “Electronic set” includes, but is not limited to, any television, radio, audio or video recorder or playback equipment, video camera, video game, video monitor, computer system, photocopier, or facsimile machine normally used or sold for personal, family, household, or home office use.
(i) “Appliance” or “major home appliance” includes, but is not limited to, any refrigerator, freezer, range, microwave oven, washer, dryer, dishwasher, trash compactor, or room air-conditioner normally used or sold for personal, family, household, or home office use, or for use in private motor vehicles.
(j) “Antenna” includes, but is not limited to, a resonant device designed especially for the purpose of capturing electromagnetic energy transmitted by direct satellite or commercial radio or television broadcasting facilities. An antenna and its associated accessories are not deemed to be a part of a set and shall be considered, under this section, to be located outside or in the attic of a residence.
(k) “Rotator,” when used in connection with an antenna installation or repair, includes, but is not limited to, an electromechanical device operated from a remote location to rotate an antenna on a horizontal plane. A rotator and its associated accessories are not deemed to be a part of a set and shall be considered under this section, with the exception of the directional control unit, to be located outside or in the attic of a residence.
(l) “Accessories,” when used in connection with an antenna or rotator installation or repair, includes, but is not limited to, masts, towers, clamps, guy wires, eye hooks, standoff insulators, roof saddles, vent pipe mounts, chimney mount kits, signal amplifiers/boosters, multiset couplers, transmission lines, control cables, directional control units, and other devices as may be used from time to time to effect installation or repair.
(m) “Computer system” includes, but is not limited to, a central processing unit that performs data manipulation functions, and any associated peripheral devices, including, but not limited to, keyboards, display terminals, printers, or disk drives.
(n) “Video game” includes, but is not limited to, any electronic amusement device that utilizes a computer, microprocessor, or similar electronic circuitry and its own cathode ray tube or a television set or a monitor.
(o) “Direct satellite signal receiving equipment” includes, but is not limited to, receivers, down converters, amplifiers, and audio or video processors related to the reception of audio, video, or data signals broadcasted or rebroadcasted by communication satellites located in space.
(p) “Electronic repair industry” means those activities defined in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subdivision (f).
(q) “Appliance repair industry” means those activities defined in paragraph (4) of subdivision (f).

SEC. 4.

 Section 9810 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9810.
 (a) (1) There is in the Department of Consumer Affairs a Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation,  Household Goods and Services,  under the supervision and control of the director. The director shall administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 19000) and Chapter 3.1 (commencing with Section 19225) of Division 8.
(2) There is a Division of Household Movers within the bureau for purposes of administering Chapter 3.1 (commencing with Section 19225) of Division 8. The Division of Household Movers shall be overseen by the chief of the bureau.
(b) The Governor shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the Senate, a chief of the bureau at a salary to be fixed and determined by the director with the approval of the Director of Finance. The chief shall serve under the direction and supervision of the director and at the pleasure of the Governor.
(c) Every power granted to or duty imposed upon the director under this chapter and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 19000) and Chapter 3.1 (commencing with Section 19225) of Division 8 may be exercised or performed in the name of the director by a deputy or assistant director or by the chief, subject to conditions and limitations that the director may prescribe.
(d) Whenever the laws of this state refer to the Bureau of Electronic Repair Dealer Registration or the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, the reference shall be construed to be to the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation. Household Goods and Services. 
(e) Notwithstanding any other law, the powers and duties of the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation,  Household Goods and Services,  as set forth in this chapter and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 19000) and Chapter 3.1 (commencing with Section 19225) of Division 8, shall be subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. The review shall be performed as if this chapter and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 19000) and Chapter 3.1 (commencing with Section 19225) of Division 8 were scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2019. 2023. 

SEC. 5.

 Section 9810.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9810.1.
 Protection of the public shall be the highest priority for the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation  Household Goods and Services  in exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions under this chapter. Whenever the protection of the public is inconsistent with other interests sought to be promoted, the protection of the public shall be paramount.

SEC. 6.

 Section 9812.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9812.5.
 The director shall gather evidence of violations of this chapter and of any regulation established hereunder by any service contractor, whether registered or not, and by any employee, partner, officer, or member of any service contractor. The director shall, on his or her own initiative, conduct spot check investigations of service contractors throughout the state on a continuous basis. This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. 
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 7.

 Section 9830.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9830.5.
 (a) Each service contractor shall pay the fee required by this chapter for each place of business operated by him or her in this state and shall register with the bureau upon forms prescribed by the director. The forms shall contain sufficient information to identify the service contractor, including name, address, retail seller’s permit number, if a permit is required under the Sales and Use Tax Law (Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code), a copy of the certificate of qualification as filed with the Secretary of State if the service contractor is a foreign corporation, and other identifying data to be prescribed by the bureau. If the business is to be carried on under a fictitious name, that fictitious name shall be stated. If the service contractor is a partnership, identifying data shall be stated for each partner. If the service contractor is a private company that does not file an annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, data shall be included for each of the officers and directors of the company as well as for the individual in charge of each place of the service contractor’s business in the State of California, subject to any regulations the director may adopt. If the service contractor is a publicly held corporation or a private company that files an annual report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it shall be sufficient for purposes of providing data for each of the officers and directors of the corporation or company to file with the director the most recent annual report on Form 10-K that is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
(b) A service contractor who does not operate a place of business in this state but who sells, issues, or administers service contracts in this state, shall hold a valid registration issued by the bureau and shall pay the registration fee required by this chapter as if he or she had a place of business in this state.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 8.

 Section 9832.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9832.5.
 (a) Registrations issued under this chapter shall expire no more than 12 months after the issue date. The expiration date of registrations shall be set by the director in a manner to best distribute renewal procedures throughout the year.
(b) To renew an unexpired registration, the service contractor shall, on or before the expiration date of the registration, apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the director, and pay the renewal fee prescribed by this chapter.
(c) To renew an expired registration, the service contractor shall apply for renewal on a form prescribed by the director, pay the renewal fee in effect on the last regular renewal date, and pay all accrued and unpaid delinquency and renewal fees.
(d) Renewal is effective on the date that the application is filed, the renewal fee is paid, and all delinquency fees are paid.
(e) For purposes of implementing the distribution of the renewal of registrations throughout the year, the director may extend, by not more than six months, the date fixed by law for renewal of a registration, except that, in that event, any renewal fee that may be involved shall be prorated in such a manner that no person shall be required to pay a greater or lesser fee than would have been required had the change in renewal dates not occurred.
(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, which is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 9.

 Section 9842 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9842.
 All work done by a service dealer shall be recorded on an invoice in such detail as is required by regulations issued by the director and shall describe all service work done and all parts supplied. If any used parts are supplied, the invoice shall clearly state that fact. One copy shall be given to the customer and one copy shall be retained by the service dealer for a period of at least three years. If a copy of the invoice is provided to the customer in an electronic format, an electronic copy of the invoice shall be retained by the service dealer for the same retention period. 

SEC. 10.

 Section 9844 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9844.
 An initial written estimate for the cost of repair shall be given to the customer before performing any repairs. The written estimate shall include all costs for parts and labor, and the service dealer may not charge for work done or parts supplied in excess of the estimate without the previous consent of the customer. The service dealer may charge a reasonable fee for services provided in determining the nature of the malfunction in preparation of a written estimate for repair. The service dealer shall advise the customer in writing of the amount of the fee prior to a repair made in the residence, before removal of the consumer goods from the customer’s residence, or upon acceptance of the goods at the repair facility or registered location. This section shall not prohibit the use of a written estimate in an electronic format. 

SEC. 11.

 Section 9847.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9847.5.
 (a) Each service contractor shall maintain those records as are required by the regulations adopted to carry out the provisions of this chapter for a period of at least three years. These records shall be open for reasonable inspection by the director or other law enforcement officials.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 12.

 Section 9849 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 7 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9849.
 (a) The expiration of a valid registration shall not deprive the director of jurisdiction to proceed with any investigation or hearing on a cease and desist order against a service dealer or service contractor or to render a decision to suspend, revoke, or place on probation a registration.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 13.

 Section 9849 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 8 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9849.
 (a) The expiration of a valid registration shall not deprive the director of jurisdiction to proceed with any investigation or hearing on a cease and desist order against a service dealer or to render a decision to suspend, revoke, or place on probation a registration.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2019. 2023. 

SEC. 14.

 Section 9851 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 9 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9851.
 (a) The superior court in and for the county wherein any person carries on, or attempts to carry on, business as a service dealer or service contractor in violation of the provisions of this chapter, or any regulation thereunder, shall, on application of the director, issue an injunction or other appropriate order restraining that conduct.
(b) The proceedings under this section shall be governed by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 525) of Title 7 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure, except that the director shall not be required to allege facts necessary to show or tending to show lack of an adequate remedy at law or irreparable injury.
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 15.

 Section 9851 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 10 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9851.
 (a) The superior court in and for the county wherein any person carries on, or attempts to carry on, business as a service dealer in violation of the provisions of this chapter, or any regulation thereunder, shall, on application of the director, issue an injunction or other appropriate order restraining that conduct.
(b) The proceedings under this section shall be governed by Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 525) of Title 7 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure, except that the director shall not be required to allege facts necessary to show or tending to show lack of an adequate remedy at law or irreparable injury.
(c) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2019. 2023. 

SEC. 16.

 Section 9853 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 11 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9853.
 (a) A plea or verdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere made to a charge substantially related to the qualifications, functions, and duties of a service dealer or service contractor is deemed to be a conviction within the meaning of this article. The director may suspend, revoke, or place on probation a registration, or may deny registration, when the time for appeal has elapsed, or the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal or when an order granting probation is made suspending the imposition of sentence, irrespective of a subsequent order under Section 1203.4 of the Penal Code, allowing that person to withdraw his or her plea of guilty and to enter a plea of not guilty, or setting aside the verdict of guilty, or dismissing the accusation, information, or indictment.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 17.

 Section 9853 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 12 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9853.
 (a) A plea or verdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of nolo contendere made to a charge substantially related to the qualifications, functions, and duties of a service dealer is deemed to be a conviction within the meaning of this article. The director may suspend, revoke, or place on probation a registration, or may deny registration, when the time for appeal has elapsed, or the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal or when an order granting probation is made suspending the imposition of sentence, irrespective of a subsequent order under Section 1203.4 of the Penal Code allowing that person to withdraw his or her plea of guilty and to enter a plea of not guilty, or setting aside the verdict of guilty, or dismissing the accusation, information, or indictment.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2019. 2023. 

SEC. 18.

 Section 9855 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9855.
 The definitions used in this section shall govern the construction and terms as used in this chapter:
(a) “Service contract” means a contract in writing to perform, over a fixed period of time or for a specified duration, services relating to the maintenance, replacement, or repair of an electronic set or appliance, as defined by this chapter, and their accessories or of furniture, jewelry, lawn and garden equipment, power tools, fitness equipment, telephone equipment, small kitchen appliances and tools, optical products, or home health care products, and may include provisions for incidental payment of indemnity under limited circumstances, including, but not limited to, power surges, food spoilage, or accidental damage from handling. “Service contract” shall not include a contract in writing to maintain structural wiring associated with the delivery of cable, telephone, or other broadband communications services. “Service contract” shall not include a contract in which a consumer agrees to pay a provider of vision care services for a discount on optical products or contact lenses for a specified duration.
(b) “Service contract administrator” or “administrator” means a person who performs or arranges the collection, maintenance, or disbursement of moneys to compensate any party for claims or repairs pursuant to a service contract, and who also performs or arranges any of the following activities on behalf of service contract sellers:
(1) Providing service contract sellers with service contract forms.
(2) Participating in the adjustment of claims arising from service contracts.
(3) Arranging on behalf of service contract sellers the insurance required by Section 9855.2.
A service contract administrator shall not be an obligor on a service contract unless all service contracts under which the service contract administrator is obligated to perform are insured under a service contract reimbursement insurance policy.
(c) (1) “Service contract seller” or “seller” means a person who sells or offers to sell a service contract to a service contractholder, including a person who is the obligor under a service contract sold by the seller, manufacturer, or repairer of the product covered by the service contract.
(2) “Service contract seller” or “seller” also means a third party, including an obligor, who is not the seller, manufacturer, or repairer of the product. However, a third party shall not be an obligor on a service contract unless the obligor obtains a service contract reimbursement insurance policy for all service contracts under which the third party is obligated under the terms of a service contract.
(3) “Service contract seller” or “seller” shall not include the following:
(A) A bank or bank holding company, or the subsidiary or affiliate of either, or a financial institution, licensed under state or federal law, selling or offering to sell a service contract unless that entity is financially and legally obligated under the terms of a service contract.
(B) An electrical device manufacturer or electrical contractor who constructs, installs, or services electrical devices, which include any unit of an electrical system intended to carry electrical energy as part of a building’s electrical system, including raceways, conductors, invertors, conduit, wires, switches, or other similar devices.
(d) “Service contractholder” means a person who purchases or receives a service contract from a service contract seller.
(e) “Service contractor” means a service contract administrator or a service contract seller.
(f) “Service contract reimbursement insurance policy” means a policy of insurance issued by an insurer admitted to do business in this state providing coverage for all obligations and liabilities incurred by a service contract seller under the terms of the service contracts sold in this state by the service contract seller to a service contractholder. The service contract reimbursement insurance policy shall either cover all service contracts sold or specifically cover those contracts sold to residents of the State of California.
(g) “Obligor” is the entity financially and legally obligated under the terms of a service contract.
(h) “Optical products” means prescription and nonprescription eyewear. “Optical products” shall not include contact lenses of any kind.
(i) The terms “consumer goods,” “manufacturer,” “retail seller,” “retailer,” and “sale” shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in Section 1791 of the Civil Code.
(j) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 19.

 Section 9855 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

9855.
 The definitions used in this section shall govern the construction and terms as used in this chapter:
(a) “Service contract” means a contract in writing to perform, over a fixed period of time or for a specified duration, services relating to the maintenance, replacement, or repair of consumer goods and may include provisions for incidental payment of indemnity under limited circumstances, including, but not limited to, power surges, food spoilage, or accidental damage from handling. “Service contract” shall not include a contract in writing to maintain structural wiring associated with the delivery of cable, telephone, or other broadband communications services. “Service contract” shall not include a contract in which a consumer agrees to pay a provider of vision care services for a discount on optical products or contact lenses for a specified duration.
(b) “Service contract administrator” or “administrator” means a person who performs or arranges the collection, maintenance, or disbursement of moneys to compensate any party for claims or repairs pursuant to a service contract, and who also performs or arranges any of the following activities on behalf of service contract sellers:
(1) Providing service contract sellers with service contract forms.
(2) Participating in the adjustment of claims arising from service contracts.
(3) Arranging on behalf of service contract sellers the insurance required by Section 9855.2.
A service contract administrator shall not be an obligor on a service contract unless all service contracts under which the service contract administrator is obligated to perform are insured under a service contract reimbursement insurance policy.
(c) (1) “Service contract seller” or “seller” means a person who sells or offers to sell a service contract to a service contractholder, including a person who is the obligor under a service contract sold by the seller, manufacturer, or repairer of the product covered by the service contract.
(2) “Service contract seller” or “seller” also means a third party, including an obligor, who is not the seller, manufacturer, or repairer of the product. However, a third party shall not be an obligor on a service contract unless the obligor obtains a service contract reimbursement insurance policy for all service contracts under which the third party is obligated under the terms of a service contract.
(3) “Service contract seller” or “seller” shall not include the following:
(A) A bank or bank holding company, or the subsidiary or affiliate of either, or a financial institution, licensed under state or federal law, selling or offering to sell a service contract unless that entity is financially and legally obligated under the terms of a service contract.
(B) An electrical device manufacturer or electrical contractor who constructs, installs, or services electrical devices, which include any unit of an electrical system intended to carry electrical energy as part of a building’s electrical system, including raceways, conductors, invertors, conduit, wires, switches, or other similar devices.
(d) “Service contractholder” means a person who purchases or receives a service contract from a service contract seller.
(e) “Service contractor” means a service contract administrator or a service contract seller.
(f) “Service contract reimbursement insurance policy” means a policy of insurance issued by an insurer admitted to do business in this state providing coverage for all obligations and liabilities incurred by a service contract seller under the terms of the service contracts sold in this state by the service contract seller to a service contractholder. The service contract reimbursement insurance policy shall either cover all service contracts sold or specifically cover those contracts sold to residents of the State of California.
(g) “Obligor” is the entity financially and legally obligated under the terms of a service contract.
(h) “Optical products” means prescription and nonprescription eyewear. “Optical products” shall not include contact lenses of any kind.
(i) The terms “manufacturer,” “retail seller,” “retailer,” and “sale” shall have the same meanings ascribed to them in Section 1791 of the Civil Code.
(j) “Consumer goods” means any new or used product or part thereof that is used, bought, or leased for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, including assistive devices.
(k) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2020.

SEC. 20.

 Section 9855.3 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9855.3.
 (a) (1)  The service contract form  form, along with all documents incorporated by reference into a service contract per the contract form,  to be issued by the service contractor shall be filed with the director by the service contractor no later than 30 days  prior to its use.
(2) The term “documents incorporated by reference” shall mean all documents that are expressly made a part of the contract but that are not a part of the body of the contract. These documents may include, but are not limited to, invoices, declaration pages, and sales receipts.
(3) Each service contract form shall be identified by a unique form number and date of last revision.
(4) Once a service contract form is filed with the director under paragraph (1), no further changes shall be made to the text of the contract form without resubmission of the contract form to the director, unless the text was indicated as variable text when the contract is initially filed with the director.
(b) Every service contract administrator shall file with its application for registration, and thereafter, with its application for registration renewal, a service contract reimbursement insurance policy.
(c) Every service contract seller shall file with his or her application for registration, and thereafter with his or her application for registration renewal, one of the following:
(1) The most recent annual report on Form 10-K required by the Securities and Exchange Commission, reflecting a net worth greater than the sum of the deferred revenues from service contracts in force. If the service contractor is a foreign corporation that files a comparable audited financial statement with its home government or with the United States government, the director may deem that statement an acceptable substitute for Form 10-K.
(2) A service contract reimbursement insurance policy.
(3) Evidence that his or her service contracts are administered by a service contract administrator who has obtained a service contract reimbursement insurance policy covering the seller’s service contracts.
(4) Evidence of a funded account held in escrow equal to a minimum of 25 percent of the deferred revenues from the service contracts in force.

SEC. 21.

 Section 9855.9 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9855.9.
 This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 22.

 Section 9860 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 14 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9860.
 (a) The director shall establish procedures for accepting complaints from the public against any service dealer or service contractor.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 23.

 Section 9860 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 15 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9860.
 (a) The director shall establish procedures for accepting complaints from the public against any service dealer.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2019. 2023. 

SEC. 24.

 Section 9862.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

9862.5.
 (a) If a complaint indicates a possible violation of this chapter or of the regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, the director may advise the service contractor of the contents of the complaint and, if the service contractor is so advised, the director shall make a summary investigation of the facts after the service contractor has had reasonable opportunity to reply thereto.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 25.

 Section 9863 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 17 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9863.
 (a) If, upon summary investigation, it appears probable to the director that a violation of this chapter, or the regulations thereunder, has occurred, the director, in his or her discretion, may suggest measures that in the director’s judgment would compensate the complainant for the damages he or she has suffered as a result of the alleged violation. If the service dealer or service contractor accepts the director’s suggestions and performs accordingly, the director shall give that fact due consideration in any subsequent disciplinary proceeding. If the service dealer or service contractor declines to abide by the suggestions of the director, the director may investigate further and may institute disciplinary proceedings in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2019, 2023,  and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2019, deletes or extends that date. repealed. 

SEC. 26.

 Section 9863 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended by Section 18 of Chapter 428 of the Statutes of 2014, is amended to read:

9863.
 (a) If, upon summary investigation, it appears probable to the director that a violation of this chapter, or the regulations thereunder, has occurred, the director, in his or her discretion, may suggest measures that in the director’s judgment would compensate the complainant for the damages he or she has suffered as a result of the alleged violation. If the service dealer accepts the director’s suggestions and performs accordingly, the director shall give that fact due consideration in any subsequent disciplinary proceeding. If the service dealer declines to abide by the suggestions of the director, the director may investigate further and may institute disciplinary proceedings in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(b) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2019. 2023. 

SEC. 27.

 Section 19004 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19004.
 (a) “Bureau” refers to the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation,  Household Goods and Services,  as established in Section 9810.
(b) “Chief” refers to the chief of the bureau.
(c) “Inspector” refers to an inspector either employed by, or under contract to, the bureau.
(d) “Director” refers to the Director of Consumer Affairs.
(e) “Department” refers to the Department of Consumer Affairs.

SEC. 28.

 Section 19004.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19004.1.
 Protection of the public shall be the highest priority for the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation  Household Goods and Services  in exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions under this chapter. Whenever the protection of the public is inconsistent with other interests sought to be promoted, the protection of the public shall be paramount.

SEC. 29.

 Section 19030 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19030.
 Any reference in California law to the Bureau of Home Furnishings or to the Bureau of Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation shall be deemed to refer to the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation. Household Goods and Services. 

SEC. 30.

 Section 19032 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19032.
 In  The director, in  accordance with the State Civil Service Act, the director  Act and Section 159.5,  may appoint and fix the compensation of such inspectors and other personnel as  clerical, inspection, investigation, and auditing personnel as well as a deputy chief, as  may be necessary for the administration to carry out the provisions  of this chapter. All such personnel shall perform their respective duties under the supervision and the direction of the chief. 

SEC. 31.

 Section 19162 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19162.
 A custom upholsterer shall give to his or her customer a written estimate of the price of the labor and materials necessary for a specific job. No work shall be performed and no charges shall accrue before authorization to proceed is obtained from the customer, and no charge shall be made for work performed or materials supplied in excess of the estimated price without the oral or written consent of the customer obtained after it is determined that the estimated price is insufficient and before the work not estimated is performed or the materials not estimated are supplied. Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring a custom upholsterer to give an estimate if he or she does not agree to perform the requested work. As used in this section, “materials” includes structural units, filling materials, containers, and coverings. This section shall not prohibit the use of a written estimate in an electronic format. 

SEC. 32.

 Section 19163 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19163.
 All work to be performed by a custom upholsterer shall be recorded on a work order containing information required by rules and regulations adopted by the bureau and shall describe all work to be performed, all materials to be supplied, and the period within which the estimate shall remain effective. If any secondhand materials are to be supplied, the work order shall clearly identify them as secondhand. No work shall be performed and no charges shall accrue before authorization for the work and materials is obtained from the customer, and no charge shall be made for work performed or materials supplied different from those specified in the work order without the oral or written consent of the customer. One copy of the work order shall be given to the customer before any work is performed and one copy shall be retained by the custom upholsterer for at least one year. As used in this section, “materials” includes structural units, filling materials, containers, and coverings. If a copy of the work order is provided to the customer in an electronic format, an electronic copy of the work order shall be retained by the service dealer for the same retention period. 

SEC. 33.

 Section 19225.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19225.5.
 For purposes of this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the following provisions shall apply:
(a) “Broker” means a person engaged by others in the act of arranging, for compensation, the intrastate transportation of used household goods by a motor vehicle over the highways of this state for, or on behalf of, a shipper, a consignor, or a consignee.
(b) “Bureau” refers to the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation,  Household Goods and Services,  as established in Section 9810.
(c) “Chief” refers to the chief of the bureau.
(d) “Corporation” includes a corporation, a company, an association, and a joint stock association.
(e) “Department” refers to the Department of Consumer Affairs.
(f) “Director” refers to the Director of Consumer Affairs.
(g) “Fund” means the Household Movers Fund established pursuant to Section 19229.
(h) “Household mover” includes every corporation or person, their lessees, trustee, receivers, or trustees appointed by any court whatsoever, engaged in the permitted or unpermitted transportation for compensation or hire as a business by means of a motor vehicle or motor vehicles being used in the transportation of used household goods and personal effects over any public highway in this state. A broker, as defined in subdivision (a), shall be considered a household mover. The Legislature intends “household mover” to have the same meaning as “household goods carrier” in former Section 5109 of the Public Utilities Code, as that section read on June 30, 2018.
(i) “Inspector” refers to an inspector either employed by, or under contract to, the bureau.
(j) “Motor vehicle” means every motor truck, tractor, or other self-propelled vehicle used for transportation of property over the public highways, other than upon fixed rails or tracks, and any trailer, semitrailer, dolly, or other vehicle drawn thereby.
(k) “Owner,” with respect to a motor vehicle used in the transportation of property for compensation by a household mover, means the corporation or person who is registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles as the owner of the vehicle, or who has a legal right to possession of the vehicle pursuant to a lease or rental agreement.
(l) “Person” includes an individual, a firm, or a copartnership.
(m) “Public highway” includes every public street, road, or highway in this state.

SEC. 34.

 Section 19246 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19246.
 (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) “Consignor” means the person named in the bill of lading as the person from whom the household goods and personal effects have been received for shipment and that person’s agent.
(2) “Consignee” means the person named in the bill of lading to whom or to whose order the household mover is required to make delivery as provided in the bill of lading and that person’s agent.
(b) Any household mover engaged in the business of transportation of used household goods and personal effects by motor vehicle over any public highway in this state shall provide each consignor with a completed copy of the notice set forth in this section. The notice shall be printed in at least 12-point type, except the title and first two paragraphs which shall be printed in boldface type, and provided to each consignor at least three days prior to the date scheduled for the transportation of household goods or personal effects. If the consignor requests services on a date that is less than three days before the scheduled date for transportation of the household goods or personal effects, the household mover shall provide the notice as soon as practicable, but in no event may the household mover commence any services until the consignor has signed and received a signed copy of the notice. The household mover shall obtain sufficient information from the consignor to fill out the form and shall include the correct maximum amount and a sufficient description of services that will be performed. The household mover shall retain a copy of the notice, signed by the consignor, for at least three years from the date the notice was signed by the consignor.
(c) Any waiver of the requirements of this section is void and unenforceable.
(d) For transportation services provided by a household mover, the “Not To Exceed” amount set forth in the notice and the agreement between the household mover and the consignor shall be the maximum total dollar amount for which the consignor may be liable for the transportation of household goods and personal effects and any additional services ordered by the consignor, including any bona fide change order permitted under the rules and regulations administered by the bureau, and agreed to by the consignor before any goods or personal effects are moved from their location or any other services are performed.
(e) A household mover may provide the notice set forth in this section either as a separate document or by including it as the centerfold of the informational booklet that the household mover is required to provide the consignor under the rules and regulations administered by the bureau. If the household mover provides the notice as part of the informational booklet, the booklet shall contain a tab that extends beyond the edge of the booklet at the place where the notice is included. The statement “Important Notice” shall be printed on the tab in at least 12-point boldface type. In addition, the statement “Customer Must Read And Sign The Important Notice In The Middle Of This Booklet Before A Move Can Begin” shall be set forth in 14-point boldface type on the front cover of the booklet.
(f) The notice provided the consignor shall be in the following form:

“IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT YOUR MOVE

“IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ONLY AGREE TO A “NOT TO EXCEED” AMOUNT THAT YOU THINK IS A PROPER AND REASONABLE FEE FOR THE SERVICES YOU ARE REQUESTING. THE “NOT TO EXCEED” AMOUNT THIS MOVER IS REQUESTING IS $____________________ TO PERFORM THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
____________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________.
 
“IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE “NOT TO EXCEED” AMOUNT LISTED OR THE DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE THE MOVER’S SERVICE AT NO CHARGE TO YOU.
“If you request additional or different services at the time of the move, you may be asked to complete a Change Order which will set forth your agreement to pay for additional fees for those newly requested services. If you agree to the additional charges on that Change Order, those charges may be added to the “NOT TO EXCEED” amount set forth above. If you do not agree to the amounts listed in the Change Order, you should not sign it and may refuse the mover’s services.
“A mover cannot refuse to release your goods once you have paid the “NOT TO EXCEED” amount for the transportation of your goods and personal effects and any additional services that you have agreed to in writing. The “NOT TO EXCEED” amount must be reasonable.
“A mover cannot, under any circumstances, withhold food, medicine, medical devices, items to treat or assist a disabled person, or items used for care of a minor child. A mover without a valid permit has no right to withhold your goods for any reason, including claims that you have not adequately paid for services rendered.
“For additional information or to confirm whether a mover has a valid permit issued by the Division of Household Movers of the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation,  Household Goods and Services,  please call the Bureau toll free at:
_____ Insert toll-free number _____ .
 
“I have completed this form and provided the consumer (shipper) with a copy of this notice.
“Signed ________________________ Dated __________________

“I have been provided with a copy of this form.
“Signed ________________________ Dated _________________”

(g) Any document required by this section may be in an electronic form, if agreed upon by the household mover and the customer.

SEC. 35.

 Section 13108.1 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

13108.1.
 The State Fire Marshal, in consultation with the Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings, and Thermal Insulation,  Household Goods and Services,  shall review the flammability standards for building insulation materials, including whether the flammability standards for some insulation materials can only be met with the addition of chemical flame retardants. Based on this review, and if the State Fire Marshal deems it appropriate, he or she shall, by July 1, 2015, propose for consideration by the California Building Standards Commission, to be adopted at the sole discretion of the commission, updated insulation flammability standards that accomplish both of the following:
(a) Maintain overall building fire safety.
(b) Ensure that there is adequate protection from fires that travel between walls and into confined areas, including crawl spaces and attics, for occupants of the building and any firefighters who may be in the building during a fire.
SEC. 36.
 (a) Section 1.1 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by both this bill and Senate Bill 1491. That section of this bill shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2019, (2) each bill amends Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code, (3) Assembly Bill 3261 is not enacted or as enacted does not amend that section, and (4) this bill is enacted after Senate Bill 1491, in which case Sections 1, 1.2, and 1.3 of this bill shall not become operative.
(b) Section 1.2 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by both this bill and Assembly Bill 3261. That section of this bill shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2019, (2) each bill amends Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code, (3) Senate Bill 1491 is not enacted or as enacted does not amend that section, and (4) this bill is enacted after Assembly Bill 3261, in which case Sections 1, 1.1, and 1.3 of this bill shall not become operative.
(c) Section 1.3 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by this bill, Senate Bill 1491, and Assembly Bill 3261. That section of this bill shall only become operative if (1) all three bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2019, (2) all three bills amend Section 27 of the Business and Professions Code, and (3) this bill is enacted after Senate Bill 1491 and Assembly Bill 3261, in which case Sections 1, 1.1, and 1.2 of this bill shall not become operative.
SEC. 37.
 (a) Section 2.1 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by both this bill and Senate Bill 1482. That section of this bill shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2019, (2) each bill amends Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code, (3) Assembly Bill 3110 is not enacted or as enacted does not amend that section, and (4) this bill is enacted after Senate Bill 1482, in which case Sections 2, 2.2, and 2.3 of this bill shall not become operative.
(b) Section 2.2 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by both this bill and Assembly Bill 3110. That section of this bill shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2019, (2) each bill amends Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code, (3) Senate Bill 1482 is not enacted or as enacted does not amend that section, and (4) this bill is enacted after Assembly Bill 3110 in which case Sections 2, 2.1 and 2.3 of this bill shall not become operative.
(c) Section 2.3 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code proposed by this bill, Senate Bill 1482, and Assembly Bill 3110. That section of this bill shall only become operative if (1) all three bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2019, (2) all three bills amend Section 101 of the Business and Professions Code, and (3) this bill is enacted after Senate Bill 1482 and Assembly Bill 3110, in which case Sections 2, 2.1, and 2.2 of this bill shall not become operative.
SEC. 38.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.