4740.07 [Effective Until 9/17/2014] Licenses issued to individuals.

(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) Any individual may request, at the time of applying for a license or at any time thereafter, that the individual's license be assigned to a business entity with whom the individual is associated as a full-time officer, proprietor, partner, or employee. If the individual is issued or holds a license and meets the requirements of this section for the assignment of the license to a business entity, the administrative section shall assign the license to and issue a license in the name of the business entity. The license assigned and issued to a business entity under this division shall state the name and position of the individual who assigned the license to the business entity.

(C) During the period a business entity 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 business entity for the same type of contracting for which the business entity utilizes the assigned license.

(D)

(1) If an individual who assigned a license to a business entity ceases to be associated with the business entity for any reason, including the death of the individual, the individual or business entity immediately shall notify the appropriate section of the board of the date on which the individual ceased to be associated with the business entity. A license assigned to a business entity is invalid ninety calendar days after the date on which the individual who assigned the license ceases to be associated with the business entity or at an earlier time to which the business entity and the individual agree.

(2) If a license assigned to a business entity becomes invalid pursuant to division (D)(1) of this section and another individual has assigned a license to the business entity for the same type of contracting for which the invalidated license had been assigned, the business entity may continue to operate under the other assigned license.

(E) Any work a business entity conducts under a license assigned under this section 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. For the period of time during which more than one license for the same type of contracting is assigned to a business entity, any work the business entity conducts under any of those licenses is deemed to be conducted under the personal supervision of the individuals named in those licenses and any violation of any term of any license is deemed to have been committed by the individuals named in all of the licenses.

(F) No individual who assigns a license to a business entity shall assign a license for the same type of contracting to another business entity until the original license assigned is invalid pursuant to division (D) of this section.

(G) Any individual who assigns a license to a business entity 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 business entity to which the license is assigned.

(H) No license assigned under this section shall be assigned to more than one business entity at a time.

Cite as R.C. § 4740.07

History. Effective Date: 09-18-2001; 09-16-2004; 03-30-2007

Note: This section is set out twice. See also § 4740.07 , as amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 78, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.