Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Hinck’s Bill Would License General Contractors

A bill submitted by Rep. Jon Hinck, D-Portland, would require the licensing of general contractors.

The bill, LD 1038, would create the Maine Home Contractor Licensing Board, which would oversee the licensing and collection of fees. Any contractors and people who perform framing, roofing, siding, insulating, window work or chimney work – if the work concerns residential dwellings – would require licenses. The bill would also require the adoption of a model building code.

The Legislature referred the bill to the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development. The committee is expected to hold a public hearing in the coming weeks.

More information on Hinck and LD 1038 is available online at www.housedemocrats.maine.gov.


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