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Notice of Public Board Meeting

Friday, September 29, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (or until the conclusion of business)
Monterey Tides Hotel, 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940 (MAP)

Meetings are open to the public except when specifically noticed otherwise in accordance with the Open Meeting Act. All times when stated are approximate and subject to change without prior notice at the discretion of the Board unless listed as "time certain." Items may be taken out of order to maintain a quorum, accommodate a speaker, or for convenience. Action may be taken on any item listed on this agenda, including information-only items. The meeting may be canceled without notice.

Members of the public can address the Board during the public comment session. Public comments will also be taken on agenda items at the time the item is heard and prior to the CSLB taking any action on said items. Total time allocated for public comment may be limited at the discretion of the Board Chair.

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Establishment of Quorum and Chair’s Introduction
  2. Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda and Future Agenda Item Requests
    (Note: Individuals may appear before the CSLB to discuss items not on the agenda; however, the CSLB can neither discuss nor take official action on these items at the time of the same meeting (Government Code sections 11125, 11125.7(a)).
  3. Legislation
    1. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action Regarding Positions on 2017 Proposed Legislation:
      1. AB 710 (Wood) Department of Consumer Affairs: Boards: Meetings
      2. AB 996 (Cunningham) Contractors Licensing Board Web Site: Search Function
      3. AB 1070 (Gonzalez Fletcher) Solar Energy Systems: Contracts: Disclosures
      4. AB 1162 (Bocanegra) Electrical Contracts: Permits
      5. AB 1190 (Obernolte) Department of Consumer Affairs: BreEZe System
      6. AB 1278 (Low) Contractor Licensing: Final Judgments
      7. AB 1284 (Dababneh) California Financing Law: Property Assessed Clean Energy Program: Program Administrators
      8. AB 1357 (Chu) Home Inspectors: Roofing Contractors: Roof Inspections
      9. SB 242 (Skinner) Property Assessed Clean Energy Program: Program Administrator
      10. SB 244 (Lara) Privacy: Agencies: Personal Information
      11. SB 486 (Monning) Contractors State License Law: Letter of Admonishment
      12. SB 715 (Newman) Department of Consumer Affairs: Regulatory Boards
      13. SB 800 (BPED) Professions and Vocations
    2. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Legislative Objectives
  4. Licensing
    1. Licensing Program Update
      1. Application Processing Statistics
      2. Workers’ Compensation Recertification Statistics
      3. Fingerprinting/Criminal Background Unit Statistics
      4. Experience Verification Unit Statistics
      5. Licensing Information Center Statistics
      6. Judgment Unit Statistics
    2. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding License Reciprocity with Other States and the National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) Trade Exams
    3. Testing Program Update
      1. Examination Administration Unit Highlights
      2. Examination Development Unit Highlights
      3. Comparative Study of Pass/Fail Rates of Contractor License Exams in Other States
    4. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Licensing and Examination Objectives
  5. Enforcement
    1. Enforcement Program Update
      1. Consumer Investigation Highlights
      2. Statewide Investigative Fraud Team (SWIFT) Highlights
      3. General Complaint Handling Statistics
      4. Case Management Statistics
      5. Statewide Investigative Fraud Team Statistics
    2. Update and Discussion on Workers’ Compensation Enforcement Strategies, Resources, and Accomplishments
    3. Update and Discussion Regarding CSLB’s Solar Enforcement Task Force Activities, Objectives, and Strategies
    4. Discussion Regarding Strategies to Address Owner-Builder Construction Permit and Unlicensed Activity Violations
      1. Partnering with Building Officials
      2. Consideration of Possible Amendments to CSLB’s Disciplinary Guidelines (Title 16, California Code of Regulations section 871)
    5. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Enforcement Objectives
  6. Public Affairs
    1. Public Affairs Program Update
      1. Online Highlights
      2. Video/Digital Services
      3. Social Media
      4. Media Relations Highlights
      5. Publication/Graphic Design Highlights
      6. Industry/Licensee Outreach Highlights
      7. Consumer/Community Outreach Highlights
      8. Employee Relations
    2. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Public Affairs Objectives
  7. Executive
    1. Review and Possible Approval of June 15-16, 2017, Board Meeting Minutes
    2. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Options for Increasing the Exempt Pay Level for the CSLB Registrar
    3. Personnel, Facilities and Administration Update
      1. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Administrative Objectives
    4. Information Technology Update
      1. 2016-18 Strategic Plan Update; Discussion and Possible Action on 2017-18 Information Technology Objectives
    5. Budget Update
    6. Registrar’s Report
      1. Tentative 2017-18 Board Meeting Schedule
  8. Adjournment

The Board intends to provide a live webcast of the meeting. The webcast can be located at Webcast availability cannot, however, be guaranteed due to limitations on resources or technical difficulties. The meeting will continue even if the webcast is unavailable. If you wish to participate or to have a guaranteed opportunity to observe, please plan to attend at the physical location. For verification of the meeting, call (916) 255-4000 or access the CSLB website at

The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Aaron Schultz at (916) 255-4000 or or send a written request to Aaron Schultz, 9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827. Providing your request at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.


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