Notice of Public Board Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (or upon adjournment)
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
1441 Quivira Road
San Diego, California 92109

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.

The board intends to provide a live webcast of the meeting on its website, 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 visit



  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. Review and Discussion of Partnership with California Building Officials to Develop Strategies to Address Underground Economy in Construction
  4. Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation – May Include Oral Presentations Commemorating Achievements and Service of CSLB Staff, County Building Officials, and San Diego Deputy District Attorneys
  5. Update from the Department of Consumer Affairs, Which May Include Updates on the Department’s Administrative Services, Human Resources, Enforcement, Information Technology, Communications and Outreach, as well as Legislative, Regulatory, and Policy Matters
  6. Executive
    1. Registrar’s Report
      1. Review and Possible Approval of Board Responses to Questions from the Background Paper and February 26, 2019 Legislative Hearing Related to CSLB’s 2018 Sunset Review Report Before the California State Legislature
      2. Review and Consideration of CSLB Energy Storage System Report and Options to Address Possible Concerns About the Appropriate License Classification(s) to Install Energy Storage Systems
        1. Public/Industry/Government Concerns
        2. Contractor License Classifications
        3. Electrical and Solar Contractor Representatives’ Videos
        4. Electrician Certification Requirements
        5. CSLB Enforcement of Existing Requirements
        6. Possible Options and/or Staff Recommendations
      3. Tentative 2019 Board and Committee Meeting Schedule
    2. Review and Possible Approval of December 13, 2018, Board Meeting Minutes
    3. Review and Possible Approval of January 8, 2019, Teleconference Board Meeting Minutes
    4. Update, Discussion, and Possible Action on Amendments to CSLB’s 2019-21 Strategic Plan Objectives
  7. Proposed Regulations
    1. 1. Review, Discussion, and Possible Action to Initiate a Rulemaking to Amend Title 16, California Code of Regulations (16 CCR) Sections 868, 869, and 869.9 (Criteria to Aid in Determining if Crimes or Acts Are Substantially Related to Contracting Business, Criteria for Rehabilitation, and Criteria to Aid in Determining Earliest Date a Denied Applicant May Reapply for Licensure), to Adopt New Section 868.1 (Criteria to Aid in Determining if Financial Crimes Are Directly and Adversely Related to Fiduciary Qualifications, Functions, or Duties of a Licensee or Registrant for the Purpose of Considering Denials of Applications) and to Repeal Section 869.5 (Inquiry into Criminal Convictions)


  1. Closed Session: Pursuant to Section 11126(e) of the Government Code, the Board will move into closed session to receive advice from legal counsel in the following matter: Santosha Padfield v. Department of Consumer Affairs, Contractors State License Board, et al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case No. 2:18-CV-8358CJC
  2. Closed Session: Pursuant to Section 11126(e) of the Government Code, the Board will move into closed session to receive advice from legal counsel in the following matter: URS Corporation v. Registrar of Contractors of the California Contractors State License Board, et al., Orange Co. Sup. Ct., Case No. 30-2019-01053135-CU-WM-CJC


  1. Administration Program Updates
    1. Personnel and Facilities Update
    2. Information Technology Update
    3. Budget Update
  2. Licensing
    1. Licensing Program Update
      1. Application Processing Statistics
      2. Renewal Processing Statistics
      3. Workers’ Compensation Recertification Statistics
      4. Fingerprinting/Criminal Background Unit Statistics
      5. Experience Verification Statistics
      6. Licensing Information Center Statistics
      7. Judgment Unit Statistics
      8. Development of a Possible New Remodeling and Home Improvement License Classification
      9. Development of a C-License Classification for Tree Service Contractors
      10. License Reciprocity with Other States
      11. Process Improvements Related to CSLB Correspondence with Applicants and Licensees
    2. Testing Program Update
      1. Examination Administration Unit Update
      2. Examination Development Unit Update
  3. Enforcement
    1. Enforcement Program Update
      1. Staff Vacancy Update
      2. Consumer Investigation Highlights
      3. General Complaint-Handling Statistics
      4. Solar Task Force Objectives and Activities
  4. Public Affairs
    1. 1. Public Affairs Program Update
      1. Online Highlights
      2. Video/Digital Services
      3. Media Relations Highlights
      4. Industry and Licensee Highlights
      5. Publication/Graphic Design Highlights
      6. Community Outreach Highlights
      7. Employee Relations, Development and Intranet (CSLBin)
  5. Adjournment

The mission of the California Contractors State License Board is to protect consumers by regulating the construction industry through policies that promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the public in matters relating to construction.

NOTICE: The meeting is accessible to the physically disabled. A person who needs a disability-related accommodation or modification to participate in the meeting may make a request by contacting Phyliz Jones at (916) 255-4000 or or sending a written request to Phyliz Jones at the California Contractors State License Board, 9821 Business Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827. Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.

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