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AB-996 Contractors Licensing Board Web site: search function for workers’ compensation claims.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/17/2017 10:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  July 17, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 26, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 996


Introduced by Assembly Members Cunningham and Brough

February 16, 2017


An act to add Section 7018.5 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to contractors.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 996, as amended, Cunningham. Contractors Licensing Board Web site: search function for workers workers’ compensation claims.
Existing law, the Contractors’ State License Law, requires the Contractors’ State License Board, on or before January 1, 2019, to adopt an enhancement to the current contractor license check search function on its Internet Web site to permit consumers to search for a licensed contractor either by ZIP Code or geographic location.
This bill would require the Contractors’ State License Board, on or before January 1, 2020, to adopt an enhancement to the current contractor license check search function on its Internet Web site to permit consumers and licensees to monitor the status and progress of a successfully filed workers’ compensation certification that is pending before the board, as specified.
Existing law requires a contractor to comply with specified documentation of workers’ compensation insurance coverage as a condition precedent to receiving or maintaining the contractor’s license.
This bill would state that these provisions do not change the requirements for workers’ compensation documentation.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 7018.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

7018.5.
 On or before January 1, 2020, the board shall adopt an enhancement to the current contractor license check search function on its Internet Web site to permit consumers and licensees to do all of the following:
(a) Monitor the status and progress of a successfully filed workers’ compensation certification being reviewed by the board, including a visual tool that provides the date the application was filed, the status of each of the components of the certification that have been filed, and that shows that the review is being reviewed and shown as pending until the final disposition has been approved by the registrar.
(b) View the daily record of the average time elapsed from the time the board receives the certification until a final disposition has been approved by the registrar.
(c) This section does not change the requirements set forth in Section 7125.