HB 1979 Contractors, Board for; exemptions, responsibility for contracting with unlicensed person.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Board for Contractors; exemption from licensure; responsibility for contracting with unlicensed or unregistered person. Exempts from licensure work undertaken by a person providing construction, remodeling, repair, improvement, removal, or demolition valued at $2,500 or less per project on behalf of a properly licensed contractor, provided that such contractor holds a valid license in the residential or commercial building contractor classification. The bill provides, however, that any construction services that require an individual license or certification shall be rendered only by an individual licensed or certified by the Board for Contractors. The bill also provides that any contractor that directly employs or otherwise contracts with a person who is not credentialed by the Board for Contractors for work requiring a credential shall be solely responsible for any monetary penalty or other sanction resulting from the act of employing or contracting with a person who lacks the proper credential based upon such person's failure to obtain or maintain the required credential. This bill is identical to SB 1193.

Full text:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103721D  pdf | impact statement
01/24/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104570D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/14/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1979ER)  pdf | impact statement
02/21/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0132)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/10/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103721D
01/10/17  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/17  House: Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/19/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/24/17  House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/24/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104570D-H1
01/26/17  House: Read first time
01/27/17  House: Read second time
01/27/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17104570D-H1
01/27/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1979H1
01/30/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/06/17  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (13-Y 0-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/17  Senate: Read third time
02/09/17  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/09/17  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/09/17  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/17  House: Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
02/14/17  House: Enrolled
02/14/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1979ER)
02/14/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/15/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/15/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/15/17
02/15/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2017
02/21/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 132 (effective 7/1/17)
02/21/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0132)