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FBA Upcoming Meetings - Save the Date!


February 1-3, 2019
Palm Desert, CA (location TBD - Stay tuned!)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Sacramento, CA

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Caltrans Work Zone Memorial
West steps of the State Capitol
Join us at our water booth
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California GOP’s Very Bad Night

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate - November 8, 2018

Also in this Update

  • Worried your mail-in ballot didn’t make it? Here’s a very easy way to check 
  • Gavin Newsom and the Question of Taxes
  • Cal/OSHA Emergency Regulation Approved: Certain Employers Must Electronically Submit Form 300A on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
  • Bay Area Partnership Prepares Diverse Workforce for Well-Paying Construction Careers
  • Zoom into the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way!
  • You Know You’re from California
  • Get Ready for Taxes: Here’s how the new tax law revised family tax credits
  • Amazing Penny in the Bottle Trick

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It’s Déjà Vu for Home Remodeling License

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate - October 31, 2018

There is a growing market demand in California for remodeling/home improvement
contractors who perform construction work on residential properties without regularly
performing framing or rough carpentry. Under the current statutory scheme, a “B”
General Building contractor may perform this work; however, applicants attempting to
qualify for a “B” General Building license with experience in multiple trades and limited
or no framing or rough carpentry do not meet the minimum qualifications for this
classification.

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Types of Work a B General Building Contractor Can Perform Legally (and What They Cannot)

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate - October 24, 2018

The CSLB sent out a press release this week to assist B General Contractors (and other licensees with curious minds) as to what types of work they can legally perform and what they cannot.

“B” General Building Contractor License
The “B” General Building Contractor license is the most common contractor license classification in California, with almost 104,000 active licenses (on September 1, 2018). As a result, the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) often receives questions about what jobs a B General Building licensee can legally perform?

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Licensed Contractors Needed for Seismic Retrofits

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate - October 17, 2018

Licensed contractors eager to grow their business and receive free specialized FEMA training can participate in Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB), a California program offering homeowners up to $3,000 toward a code-compliant seismic retrofit. In 2019, EBB will receive FEMA funds and expand across California into new cities and ZIP Codes, leading to a growing need for trained contractors.

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Contractor Bills Signed by the Governor During 2018

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate - October 10, 2018

The ‘ink has dried’ on the contractor-related bills signed by the governor for 2018. Most take effect on January 1, 2019; however, we have noted if the effective date is different. Also, to read a full copy of the new law, double click on the blue bill number and then click on the “Bill Text.” For a PDF version, click on the PDF link once you click on the blue bill number.

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CSLB Welcomes New Chief of Licensing

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate- October 3, 2018

This past Monday, October 1, the CSLB welcomed Justin Paddock as their new Chief of Licensing. Mr. Paddock brings with him an impressive combination of knowledge, skills and experience: he previously worked in the public sector for over 10 years, including two years’ service as Chief of the Department of Consumer Affairs’ (DCA) Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation. Prior to that, he served for two years as DCA’s Assistant Deputy Director of Legislative and Regulatory Review. Mr. Paddock also has a Juris Doctor degree from the McGeorge School of Law and currently practices employment law in the private sector. CLC looks forward to working with the new chief!

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Governor Signs Mandatory Balcony Inspection Bill

BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate - September 26, 2018

The governor has signed SB 721 (Hill) Chapter 445, Statutes of 2018. This bill was introduced in response to the 2015 Berkeley balcony collapse. The balcony collapse incident, due to decayed wooden joists, killed six young adults and injured seven others, mostly Irish citizens, visiting California as part of a summer exchange program. The incident occurred at the Library Gardens apartment complex, located near the University of California, Berkeley campus.

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