(A) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the administrative section of the Ohio construction industry licensing board shall issue and renew all licenses under this chapter in the name of the individual who meets the requirements of section 4740.06 of the Revised Code.
(B) All individuals applying for a license under this chapter shall request, at the time of applying for a license that the individual's license be assigned to a contracting company with whom the individual is employed. If the individual is issued a license and meets the requirements of this section for the assignment of the license to a contracting company, the administrative section shall assign the license to and issue a license in the name of the contracting company. The license assigned and issued to a contracting company under this division shall state the name and position of the individual who assigned the license to the contracting company. If a license is not assigned to a contracting company in accordance with this division, the appropriate specialty section of the board shall place that license in inactive status.
(C) During the period a contracting company holds a license issued under division (B) of this section, the administrative section shall not issue another license to the individual who assigned the license to the contracting company for the same type of contracting for which the contracting company utilizes the assigned license.
(1) If a contractor who assigned a license to a contracting company under division (B) of this section ceases to be associated with the contracting company for any reason, including the death of the contractor, the contractor or contracting company immediately shall notify the appropriate specialty section of the board of the date on which the contractor ceased to be associated with the contracting company. Such a license assignation is invalid according to the following, as applicable:
(a) Ninety calendar days after the death of the contractor;
(b) Ninety calendar days after the contractor completes a change of company form;
(c) At an earlier time to which the contracting company and the contractor agree.
(2) If a license assignation made to a contracting company becomes invalid pursuant to division (D)(1) of this section and another individual has assigned a license to the contracting company for the same type of contracting for which the invalidated license assignation had been made, the contracting company may continue to operate under the other assigned license.
(E) Any work a contracting company conducts under the license assigned under this section or displayed under division (F) of section 4740.04 of the Revised Code is deemed to be conducted under the personal supervision of the individual named in the license and any violation of any term of the license is deemed to have been committed by the individual named in the license.
(F) No individual who assigns a license to a contracting company shall assign a license for the same type of contracting to another contracting company until the original license assignation is invalid pursuant to division (D) of this section.
(G) Any individual who assigns a license to a contracting company under this section shall be actively engaged in business as the type of contractor for which the license is issued and be readily available for consultation with the contracting company to which the license is assigned.
(H) No license assigned under this section shall be assigned to more than one contracting company at a time.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 78, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.
Effective Date: 09-18-2001; 09-16-2004; 03-30-2007
Related Legislative Provision: See 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 78, §3.