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HB 207 (BR 124) - S. Riggs, J. Adams, De. Butler, L. Clark, J. Donohue, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, C. Miller

     AN ACT relating to the licensure of roofers and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 198B to define "board," "commercial roofing contractor," "residential roofing contractor," and "roofing"; exempt homeowners and farm owners working on their own homes or farms; establish the Kentucky Board of Roofing Contractors; assign duties and powers to the board; establish licensure requirements and fees for residential and commercial roofing contractors; establish maximum fees for education provider applications and examination fees; require the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to develop an on-line permitting system; allow any inspector licensed or certified by the department to have authority to review roofing permits on job sites; establish penalties.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except delete definitions for "commercial roofing contractor" and "residential roofing contractor"; define "board" and "roofing contractor"; amend exemption for building owner to delete requirement that owner reside in the building; reduce fines from $5,000 to $2,500 for the first offense, from $10,000 to $5,000 for the second offense, and from $20,000 to $10,000 for the third and subsequent offense; establish the board of roofing contractors within the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction; amend composition of board from 7 to 8 members; stipulate that commissioner act as the chair of the board; include one member who is affiliated with the construction industry, one member who is a representative of the insurance industry, and one member who is affiliated with the home building industry; require the department, rather than the board, to promulgate administrative regulations; require proof of licensing and permit bond in the amount of $10,000; add a new section to require that licenses be renewed annually; allow a 30 day grace period; provide exemptions for the permitting process to include new construction, jobs for less than $1,500, and emergency repair services; require submission of a federal tax ID number or social security number when applying for a permit; exempt local government programs with similar requirements; reduce fine for failure to adhere to a stop work order from $2,000 to $1,000.
     HFA (1, K. Upchurch) - Retain original provisions; amend Section 3 to make technical correction to specify the Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky; extend permit exemption to include any other permitted construction projects.

     Jan 14-introduced in House
     Jan 15-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 24-posted in committee
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 10, 2014
     Mar 7-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Mar 11-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 52-37 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 19-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

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