Roofing Bill Fails in NC Committee

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Guest Posting by Brian Schoolman, Safran Law Offices

House Bill 880, a bill to implement new licensure requirements for roofing contractors, was heard by the House Finance Committee on Tuesday, July 16.  There were several questions and comments raised by members of the committee as to whether the bill could successfully address the concerns voiced by the insurance industry regarding fraudulent or unprofessional conduct by out-of-state or unsavory roofers.

On a divided vote, the committee rejected the proposed committee substitute.  Several of the committee members argued that the bill was anti-competitive, was too parochial, and was trying to legislate away fraud in ways that can never truly succeed.  It appears that this bill could be done at this time.  Read More.