As used in this chapter, the word "subcontractor" shall mean a contractor, within the meaning of the provisions of Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, who contracts directly with the prime contractor.
"Prime contractor" shall mean the contractor who contracts directly with the awarding authority.
(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 195, Sec. 42.1.)