04RS HB277


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HB 277/LM (BR 1107) - M. Weaver, T. Thompson, J. Adams, S. Brinkman, R. Palumbo, S. Riggs, D. Sims

     AN ACT relating to certification of contractors.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 198B to require that residential and light commercial contractors be certified; define terms; create the Kentucky Board of Residential and Light Commercial Contractors within the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction; establish board membership criteria, responsibilities, and terms of office; exempt specific entities from certification requirement; require that hearings be conducted in compliance with KRS Chapter 13B; establish January 1, 2006, for residential and light commercial contractors to be certified; allow local government entities to apply to administer and enforce state certification program; require certified electrical inspectors to include contractor's certification number or exemption status on certificate of approval; establish criteria for contracts between contractors and consumers for projects that exceed $2,500; preclude uncertified contractors from filing claims for compensation or liens with the board or a court for breach of contract; and require six hours of annual continuing education for recertification.

     Jan 14-introduced in House
     Jan 15-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Jan 21-posted in committee

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