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AB-1892 Department of Consumer Affairs: construction defect solicitations.(2011-2012)

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Enrolled  August 29, 2012
Passed  IN  Senate  August 23, 2012
Passed  IN  Assembly  May 17, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 16, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1892


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Halderman

February 22, 2012


An act to add Section 338 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to the Department of Consumer Affairs.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1892, Halderman. Department of Consumer Affairs: construction defect solicitations.
Under existing law, the Department of Consumer Affairs is comprised of boards that license and regulate various professions and vocations. Existing law provides that these boards are established to ensure that private businesses and professions are regulated to protect the people of this state. Under existing law, the department is under the control of the Director of Consumer Affairs. Existing law requires the director to administer and enforce the provisions of the Consumer Affairs Act, the intent of which is to promote and protect the interests of the people as consumers. Existing law also specifies the rights of a homeowner to bring an action against a builder for construction defects, including the applicable standards for home construction, the statute of limitations, the burden of proof, the damages recoverable, prelitigation procedures, and the obligations of the homeowner.
This bill would require the department to post a notice on its Internet Web site advising a consumer who receives a construction defect solicitation to check with his or her builder in addition to taking other further action.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 338 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

338.
 The department shall post the following statement on its Internet Web site:

“If you receive a construction defect solicitation, please check with your builder in addition to taking any further action.”