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AB-1024 Home inspectors: licensing: Contractors’ State License Board.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/21/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1024


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

February 21, 2019


An act to add Section 7195.1 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to contractors.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1024, as introduced, Frazier. Home inspectors: licensing: Contractors’ State License Board.
Existing law, the Contractors’ State License Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of contractors by the Contractors’ State License Board in the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law requires the board to appoint a registrar of contractors to carry out administrative duties, as provided.
Existing law defines home inspection and establishes a standard of care for persons performing home inspections.
This bill, beginning January 1, 2022, would require a person performing a home inspection, as defined, to be licensed by the Contractors’ State License Board. The bill would authorize the board to establish criteria for licensing home inspectors and establish fees for licensing and renewal. The bill would authorize the registrar to enforce the licensing provisions. The bill would exempt a licensed general contractor, pest control operator, architect, or professional engineer from these licensing provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 7195.1 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

7195.1.
 (a) Beginning January 1, 2022, a person who performs home inspections, as defined in Section 7195, shall obtain a license from the Contractors’ State License Board.
(b) The Contractors’ State License Board shall establish criteria for licensing home inspectors under this section, including setting reasonable fees for licensing and renewal.
(c) The registrar shall have the authority to enforce these licensing requirements.
(d) This section shall not apply to a person performing home inspections who is a licensed general contractor, pest control operator, architect, or professional engineer.