Tuesday, December 11, 2007

More regulation of the building industry

Senate Bills 450-453 contain a laundry list of new restrictions, regulations and penalties:

  • Increase penalties for a person who operated as a residential builder or residential maintenance/alteration contractor without a license.
  • Allows for civil action against someone who is not licensed.
  • Allows DLEG, the attorney general or the county prosecutor to use forfeiture as a remedy.
  • Increases the annual builders license fees by 50%.

If you plan to help your neighbor put a roof on his garage or put up some drywall in the basement, you might want to reconsider. You could go to jail.

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