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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.11]

  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 9. Contractors [7000 - 7191]

  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 37. )

ARTICLE 8. Revenue [7135 - 7138.1]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 37. )

7135.
  

(a) The fees and civil penalties received under this chapter shall be deposited in the Contractors’ License Fund. All moneys in the fund are hereby appropriated for the purposes of this chapter.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the board shall use moneys appropriated from the fund to improve its administrative and investigative oversight activities and capacity.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 137, Sec. 1.)

7135.1.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature that, each fiscal year the board shall designate, if appropriated in the Budget Act and to the extent that it does not conflict with the control language of the Budget Act, no less than 20 percent of the annual amount collected as a result of the fees increased by statutes enacted during the 1993 portion of the 1993–94 Regular Session to be used to enforce the provision of this chapter relative to unlicensed activity.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1188, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994.)

7136.
  

The director shall designate a sum not to exceed 10 percent of the total income of the Contractors’ State License Board for each fiscal year to be transferred to the Consumer Affairs Fund as the board’s share of the cost of administration of the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 193, Sec. 2.)

7137.
  

The board shall set fees by regulation. These fees shall not exceed the following schedule:

(a) The application fee for an original license in a single classification shall not be more than three hundred dollars ($300).

The application fee for each additional classification applied for in connection with an original license shall not be more than seventy-five dollars ($75).

The application fee for each additional classification pursuant to Section 7059 shall not be more than seventy-five dollars ($75).

The application fee to replace a responsible managing officer, responsible managing manager, responsible managing member, or responsible managing employee pursuant to Section 7068.2 shall not be more than seventy-five dollars ($75).

(b) The fee for rescheduling an examination for an applicant who has applied for an original license, additional classification, a change of responsible managing officer, responsible managing manager, responsible managing member, or responsible managing employee, or for an asbestos certification or hazardous substance removal certification, shall not be more than sixty dollars ($60).

(c) The fee for scheduling or rescheduling an examination for a licensee who is required to take the examination as a condition of probation shall not be more than sixty dollars ($60).

(d) The initial license fee for an active or inactive license shall not be more than one hundred eighty dollars ($180).

(e) The renewal fee for an active license shall not be more than three hundred sixty dollars ($360).

The renewal fee for an inactive license shall not be more than one hundred eighty dollars ($180).

(f) The delinquency fee is an amount equal to 50 percent of the renewal fee, if the license is renewed after its expiration.

(g) The registration fee for a home improvement salesperson shall not be more than seventy-five dollars ($75).

(h) The renewal fee for a home improvement salesperson registration shall not be more than seventy-five dollars ($75).

(i) The application fee for an asbestos certification examination shall not be more than seventy-five dollars ($75).

(j) The application fee for a hazardous substance removal or remedial action certification examination shall not be more than seventy-five dollars ($75).

(k) In addition to any other fees charged to C-10 and C-7 contractors, the board may charge a fee not to exceed twenty dollars ($20), which shall be used by the board to enforce provisions of the Labor Code related to electrician certification.

(l) This section shall become inoperative on July 1, 2017, and as of January 1, 2018, is repealed.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 799, Sec. 36. Effective January 1, 2017. Inoperative July 1, 2017. Repealed as of January 1, 2018, by its own provisions. See later operative version added by Sec. 37 of Stats. 2016, Ch. 799.)

7137.
  

The board may set fees by regulation. These fees shall be set according to the following schedule:

(a) (1) The application fee for an original license in a single classification shall be three hundred thirty dollars ($330) and may be increased to not more than three hundred seventy-five dollars ($375).

(2) The application fee for each additional classification applied for in connection with an original license shall not be more than eighty-five dollars ($85).

(3) The application fee for each additional classification pursuant to Section 7059 shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150) and may be increased to not more than one hundred seventy-five dollars ($175).

(4) The application fee to replace a responsible managing officer, responsible managing manager, responsible managing member, or responsible managing employee pursuant to Section 7068.2 shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150) and may be increased to not more than one hundred seventy-five dollars ($175).

(5) The application fee to add personnel, other than a qualifying individual, to an existing license shall be one hundred dollars ($100) and may be increased to not more than one hundred fifteen dollars ($115).

(b) The fee for rescheduling an examination for an applicant who has applied for an original license, additional classification, a change of responsible managing officer, responsible managing manager, responsible managing member, or responsible managing employee, or for an asbestos certification or hazardous substance removal certification, shall not be more than seventy dollars ($70).

(c) The fee for scheduling or rescheduling an examination for a licensee who is required to take the examination as a condition of probation shall not be more than seventy dollars ($70).

(d) The initial license fee for an active or inactive license shall be two hundred dollars ($200) and may be increased to not more than two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).

(e) (1) The renewal fee for an active license shall be four hundred dollars ($400) and may be increased to not more than four hundred fifty dollars ($450).

(2) The renewal fee for an inactive license shall be two hundred dollars ($200) and may be increased to not more than two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).

(f) The delinquency fee is an amount equal to 50 percent of the renewal fee, if the license is renewed after its expiration.

(g) The registration fee for a home improvement salesperson shall be eighty-three dollars ($83) and may be increased to not more than ninety-five dollars ($95).

(h) The renewal fee for a home improvement salesperson registration shall be eighty-three dollars ($83) and may be increased to not more than ninety-five dollars ($95).

(i) The application fee for an asbestos certification examination shall be eighty-three dollars ($83) and may be increased to not more than ninety-five dollars ($95).

(j) The application fee for a hazardous substance removal or remedial action certification examination shall be eighty-three dollars ($83) and may be increased to not more than ninety-five dollars ($95).

(k) In addition to any other fees charged to C-10 and C-7 contractors, the board may charge a fee not to exceed twenty dollars ($20), which shall be used by the board to enforce provisions of the Labor Code related to electrician certification.

(l) The board shall, by regulation, establish criteria for the approval of expedited processing of applications. Approved expedited processing of applications for licensure or registration, as required by other provisions of law, shall not be subject to this subdivision.

(m) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2017.

(Repealed (in Sec. 36) and added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 799, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 2017. Section operative July 1, 2017, by its own provisions.)

7137.5.
  

The sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) shall be transferred from the Contractors’ License Fund to the Controller for the exclusive use of the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission.

The commission shall prepare a recommendation to the Legislature for a local public agency source to fund the commission beginning July 1, 1991, which will provide revenue supported by the contract activities represented by the commission’s authority.

Upon adoption of this funding program, the commission shall reimburse the Contractors’ License Fund in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1326, Sec. 8. Effective September 26, 1990.)

7138.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a fee paid in connection with a service or application covered by Section 7137 shall accrue to the Contractors’ License Fund as an earned fee and shall not be refunded.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 698, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 2011.)

7138.1.
  

Notwithstanding Section 7137, the board shall fix fees to be collected pursuant to that section in order to generate revenues sufficient to maintain the board’s reserve fund at a level not to exceed approximately six months of annual authorized board expenditures.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 744, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2003.)

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