Bill Text: CA AB2232 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Contractors: renewal of licenses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-02-20 - Referred to Com. on B. & P. [AB2232 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB2232-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2232


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

February 13, 2020


An act to amend Section 7141.5 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to contractors.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2232, as introduced, Grayson. Contractors: renewal of licenses.
Existing law, the Contractors’ State License Law, defines and regulates the activities of contractors and provides for their licensure, regulation, and discipline by the Contractors’ State License Board within the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing law authorizes the registrar of contractors to grant the retroactive renewal of a license if, within 90 days from the due date, the licensee requests the retroactive renewal in a petition to the registrar, shows that the failure to renew was due to circumstances beyond their control, files an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the registrar, and pays the appropriate renewal and delinquency fees.
This bill, instead, would require the registrar to grant the retroactive renewal of a license if within 90 days of the expiration of the license, the otherwise eligible licensee submits a completed application for renewal and pays the renewal and delinquency fees. The bill would delete the requirement that the licensee demonstrate that the delay was due to circumstances beyond the licensee’s control, and would deem an application for renewal submitted for purposes of these provisions if it is delivered to the board’s headquarter or postmarked within 90 days of the expiration of the license.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 7141.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

7141.5.
 The registrar may shall grant the retroactive renewal of a license if within 90 days of the expiration of the license, the otherwise eligible licensee requests the retroactive renewal in a petition to the registrar, files an submits a completed application for renewal on a form prescribed by the registrar, and pays the appropriate renewal fee and delinquency fee prescribed by this chapter. This section shall only apply for a period not to exceed 90 days from the due date and only upon a showing by the contractor that the failure to renew was due to circumstances beyond the control of the licensee. For the purposes of this section, an application shall be deemed submitted if it is delivered to the board’s headquarters or postmarked within 90 days of the expiration of the license.

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