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HB 366 (BR 1581) - S. Riggs, D. Horlander, S. Westrom

     AN ACT relating to roofing contractors.
     Amend KRS 367.628 to prohibit roofing contractors from causing damage to a roof before repair or replacement to increase the scope of repair or replacement and from submitting a claim to an insurer if the roof was not damaged prior to repair or replacement; establish penalties for violations of KRS 367.628; grant enforcement authority to Attorney General.


HB 366 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1 - Delete prohibition on knowingly submitting an insurance claim on a roof that was not damaged; delete fine; create a new section of KRS Chapter 367 to allow any person to take action against a person violating Section 1 and to allow recovery three times the amount of damage sustained, allow the court to award reasonable attorney's fees and costs, require the clerk of the court to mail a copy of any action to the Attorney General, stipulate that any order of the court made under 367.190 shall be prima facie evidence in an action brought under this Act.
     HFA1( S. Riggs ) - Amend to specify that the act applies only when goods or services are expected to be paid from insurance proceeds; amend to allow for remedies provided for in KRS 367.220.
     SCS1 - Retain original provisions; limit how much a plaintiff can recover from a defendant to two times the amount of any actual damages sustained.
     SFA1( C. McDaniel ) - Add a new section to stipulate that the provisions of the bill do not apply to work completed before the effective date of the bill.

     Feb 08, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 09, 2016 - to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 12, 2016 - posted in committee
     Feb 24, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 25, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 29, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 1, 2016
     Mar 02, 2016 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 09, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute (1) floor amendment (1)
     Mar 10, 2016 - received in Senate
     Mar 14, 2016 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 22, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1); floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 23, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 29, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 29, 2016; recommitted to Banking & Insurance (S)