2015 House Bill 4282

Exempt small-project home repair contractors from licensure mandates

Introduced in the House

March 4, 2015

Introduced by Rep. Ray Franz (R-101)

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.

Referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform

Oct. 28, 2015

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Sept. 21, 2016

Amendment offered by Rep. Marilyn Lane (D-31)

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

Sept. 22, 2016

Passed in the House 66 to 40 (details)

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

Oct. 18, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform