SB 1189

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 20, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 24, 2020
  • Passed Assembly Aug 25, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Sep 30, 2020

Contracting business: home improvement: residential property.

Abstract

(1) 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 classifies the contracting business as general engineering contracting, general building contracting, and specialty contracting. Certain violations of the Contractors' State License Law are punished as misdemeanors. This bill would create a new classification of contracting business, to be called residential remodeling contracting. The bill would provide that a residential remodeling contractor's principal contracting business is in projects that make improvements to, on, or in an existing residential wood frame structure that require the use of at least 3 unrelated building trades or crafts for a single contract. The bill would provide a nonexclusive list of trades or crafts in this regard. The bill would prohibit a residential remodeling contractor from taking a contract for a project unless the contract includes 3 or more unrelated trades or crafts, including fire protection, unless the contractor holds the appropriate license classification or subcontracts with an appropriately licensed contractor. The bill would also prohibit a residential remodeling contractor from contracting to make structural changes to load bearing portions of an existing structure and from contracting to install, replace, substantially alter, or extend electrical, mechanical, or plumbing systems or their component parts, or the mechanisms or devices that are part of those systems, except as specified. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (2) Under existing law, a person who engages in the business or acts in the capacity of a contractor, without having a license in connection with the offer or performance of repairs to a residential or nonresidential structure for damage caused by a natural disaster, as specified, is guilty of a crime, punishable as a felony or a misdemeanor. Existing law prescribes certain sentence enhancements for people who commit specified crimes as part of a scheme to defraud owners and lessees of residential or nonresidential structures in connection with the offer or performance of repairs to a residential or nonresidential structure caused by a natural disaster, as specified. This bill would apply the provisions described above to improvements, to property as well as to structures, and to the adding to, or subtracting from, grounds in connection with them. The bill would also specify that the provisions described above apply to destruction as well as damage caused by a natural disaster. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (3) Existing law defines and regulates the activities of home improvement contractors and home improvement sales people. For these purposes, existing law defines "home improvement" as the repairing, remodeling, altering, converting, or modernizing of, or adding to, residential property, as specified, and the installation of home improvement goods or the furnishing of home improvement services. Certain violations of these provisions are punished as misdemeanors. This bill would expand the definition of home improvement to include the reconstruction, restoration, or rebuilding of residential property that is damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster for which a state of emergency is proclaimed by the Governor or for which an emergency or major disaster is declared by the President of the United States. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. (4) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Bill Sponsors (3)

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Actions


Sep 30, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 364, Statutes of 2020.

Sep 04, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Aug 28, 2020

Senate

Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 4397.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Aug 25, 2020

Senate

In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 75. Noes 0. Page 5202.) Ordered to the Senate.

Aug 24, 2020

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 20, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (August 20).

Aug 18, 2020

Assembly

August 18 set for first hearing. Placed on suspense file.

Aug 11, 2020

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 19. Noes 0.) (August 10). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Aug 03, 2020

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Jul 27, 2020

Assembly

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Assembly

July 27 hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 29, 2020

Assembly

Referred to Com. on B. & P.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & P.

Jun 24, 2020

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 3818.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Jun 23, 2020

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Jun 22, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 18, 2020

Senate

Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 3770.) (June 18).

Jun 11, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 18.

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

June 9 hearing: Placed on APPR. suspense file.

Jun 03, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 9.

Jun 02, 2020

Senate

Hearing rescheduled due to Capitol closure.

May 26, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing June 1.

May 18, 2020

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 0. Page 3550.) (May 18). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 14, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing May 18.

May 06, 2020

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Apr 09, 2020

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

March 23 hearing postponed by committee.

Mar 11, 2020

Senate

Set for hearing March 23.

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Referred to Com. on B., P. & E.D.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B., P. & E.D.

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 22.

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB1189 HTML
02/20/20 - Introduced PDF
04/09/20 - Amended Senate PDF
05/06/20 - Amended Senate PDF
06/18/20 - Amended Senate PDF
07/27/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/03/20 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/01/20 - Enrolled PDF
09/30/20 - Chaptered PDF

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