In 2009, the California legislature added a new provision to the consumer protection sections of Civil Code sections 1102.1, et seq. amending some sections and adding section 1102.155, requiring certain disclosures and installation of water conserving toilets in single family residences by January 1, 2017, and in commercial structures by the following year. That law became effective on January 1, 2014. See, http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=200920100SB407
Amy L. Pierce of Pillsbury Winthrop et al writes in Lexology, the State Bar of California’s Real Estate section blog, that the Contractors’ State License Board has rendered a non-binding opinion that the requirement in that statute that contractors seeking permits for “maintenance” or “repairs” are not compelled to install new conserving toilets as a condition of getting the permits. Yet. Watch this space.
See her article here: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=d9b1241b-b1b5-4693-9a21-b0835ffac8ed&utm_source=Lexology+Daily+Newsfeed&utm_medium=HTML+email+-+Body+-+Other+states+section&utm_campaign=Calbar+Real+Property+section+subscriber+daily+feed&utm_content=Lexology+Daily+Newsfeed+2014-02-04&utm_term=