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CALIFORNIA – licensure


Issue: SB 486 – LICENSING


Affects:  Those with licenses regulated by CSLB


Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org


Bill Summary: This measure authorizes the registrant to issue a written and detailed letter of admonishment to an applicant, licensee, or registrant instead of issuing a citation if, upon investigation, the registrar has probable cause to believe that a licensee, registrant, or applicant has committed acts or omissions that are grounds for denial, suspension, or revocation of a license or registration.  This measure requires the letter to inform the applicant, licensee, or registrant that he or she may submit a written request for an office conference to contest the letter of admonishment, subject to specified procedures, including a process to appeal a decision, or comply with the letter, as provided. This measure prohibits the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) from issuing a letter of admonishment when specified factors are present.  Furthermore, this measure authorizes the CSLB to adopt regulations to further define the circumstances under which a letter of admonishment may be issued.


Status: Signed by Governor Jerry Brown (D) on September 26.


Final version (4/20/2017):  https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billPdf.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB486&version=20170SB48697AMD