Introduced by Rep. Ray Franz (R) on March 4, 2015 To exempt individuals and contractors who do home and commercial rehabbing, and those in certain building trades, from licensure mandates imposed by the state. Homebuilders would still be subject to licensure, but those who make a living doing home and commercial structure carpentry, concrete work, swimming pool installation, basement waterproofing, excavation, insulation, masonry, painting and decorating, roofing, siding and gutters, screen or storm sash installation, tile and marble work, garage building and house wrecking would be specifically exempted. Individuals who buy, rehab and sell "fixer-uppers" for a profit also would be exempt. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on March 4, 2015
Reported in the House on October 28, 2015 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Marilyn Lane (D) on September 21, 2016 To cap the licensure exemption at projects less than $2,500, instead of the bill's original $4,000 cap.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on September 21, 2016
Passed 66 to 40 in the House on September 22, 2016. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To exempt individuals who do residential repair and rehab jobs worth less than $4,000 from licensure mandates imposed on contractors. The bill would also require applicants for an initial contractor license to complete five hours of pre-licensure courses.
Received in the Senate on October 18, 2016
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on October 18, 2016