SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate has approved Assembly Bill 3087 by Assemblyman Brough (R-Dana Point) on a 39 to 0 vote that streamlines and improves the contractor exam process while saving the state money. It will go to Governor Newsom for his consideration. Assemblyman Brough authored AB 3087 in partnership with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB).
“AB 3087 will help applicants through the contractor license process, reduce state costs, and grow California’s workforce,” said Assemblyman Brough. “By granting the CSLB to contract with a third-party vendor will not only result in an annual savings of approximately $600,000 to the Contractor’s License Fund, but this bill will also greatly enhance customer service; applicants will receive more translator assistance and enhanced examination oversight. They will have more test centers to choose from, reducing travel for many, and applicants will be able to schedule examinations on more days.”
The CSLB is the only Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) board or bureau that leases testing centers throughout the state for the administration of its licensing examinations to applicants. AB 3087 will permit the CSLB to contract out for the administration of its licensing exams as most boards and bureaus currently do. Additionally, due to coronavirus concerns, AB 3087 would alleviate the difficulty in ensuring the current limited number of proctors are available so that license applicants can take their exams.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably had a tremendous impact on employment and state agency funding. Our economic recovery hinders on many aspects, but growing California’s workforce is certainly one of them. AB 3087 makes common-sense changes to aid in getting Californians to work,” concluded Brough.
Brough represents California’s 73rd Assembly District in the Legislature, which includes the communities of Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Las Flores, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano.