Texas Roofing Regulation Bill Fails Again

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The modern-day effort to modify roofers in Texas has died in the country house.

The regulation would have required roofing contractors to sign in with the country by way of supplying their call, cope with and a $250 registration price. Roofers would additionally want to pay a renewal fee now not exceeding $one hundred.

The bill’s author, Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, said formerly that clients should have used the registry to look for roofing contractors before hiring them.

 

In addition to a roof repairer’s name, deal with, and cellphone wide variety, the database would have additionally published any disciplinary actions towards the contractor.

Supporters say they wanted to crack down on crooked employees who flock to Texas after hail storms and hurricanes.

In areas declared a nation of catastrophe by means of the governor, House Bill 2101 might have referred to as for the issuance of temporary emergency registration at a reduced rate.

Texas is the simplest gulf state without consumer protections towards roofing scams. During the beyond 10 years, each giant effort to alter the roofing enterprise has died within the legislature.

Here is a complete study of how lawmakers voted on House Bill 2101. The Ones For Justice reached out to each consultant who voted against the bill for remark.

Yays (33):

Rep. Steve Allison
Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson
Rep. Trent Ashby
Rep. Dwayne Bohac
Rep. Gina Calanni
Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
Rep. Travis Clardy
Rep. Nicole Collier
Rep. Drew Darby
Rep. Sarah Davis
Rep. Art Fierro
Rep. Dan Flynn
Rep. Roland Gutierrez
Rep. Cole Hefner
Rep. Ana Hernandez
Rep. Justin Holland
Rep. Dan Huberty
Rep. Todd Hunter
Rep. Celia Israel
Rep. Jeff Leach
Rep. J.M. Lozano
Rep. Morgan Meyer
Rep. Terry Meza
Rep. Rick Miller
Rep. Jim Murphy
Rep. Tan Parker
Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos
Rep. John Smithee
Rep. Phil Stephenson
Rep. Ed Thompson
Rep. Armando Walle
Rep. John Wray
Rep. Erin Zwiener

Nays (ninety-nine):

Rep. Alma Allen
“No remark.”

Rep. Rafael Anchia
No reaction

Rep. Ernest Bailes
No reaction

Rep. Michelle Beckley
“While the sports of terrible roofing actors are reprehensible and my coronary heart is going out to the ones who’ve been negatively impacted via their moves, House Bill 2101 didn’t address real worries that people have over roofing scams. I was concerned that this invoice disproportionately benefits larger roofing groups and squeezes out smaller unbiased commercial enterprise proprietors. As a small business owner myself, I need to ensure that everybody is given an honest shot at engaging in commercial enterprise. I need to commend Representative Capriglione’s wonderful work in meeting with stakeholders in this complex trouble, I look forward to persevered efforts and advanced legislation subsequent consultation.”

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