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

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.


Summary as passed House:

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.


Summary as introduced:

Board for Contractors; Class D registration; responsibility for contracting with unlicensed or unregistered person. Defines a Class D contractor and requires a Class D contractor to be registered by the Board for Contractors. The bill also (i) provides that any contractor who directly employs, or otherwise contracts with, a person who is not licensed or registered by the Board for Contractors for work requiring a contractor's license or registration shall be solely responsible for any monetary penalty or other sanction resulting from employing or contracting with an unlicensed or unregistered person based upon such person's failure to obtain or maintain the required license or registration; (ii) requires the Board for Contractors to adopt regulations implementing these provisions on or before October 1, 2017; and (iii) provides that the initial regulations of the Board for Contractors are exempt from the provisions of the Administrative Process Act but that any subsequent modification to such regulations shall comply with the Administrative Process Act.