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2007 Regular Session
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Regular Sponsors: Consumer Protection
Bill Title: Relating to construction contractors.
Catchline/Summary: Directs Construction Contractors Board to adopt rules establishing continuing education system for all persons licensed by board.
Disallows liens arising from improvement of real property if contractor does not have written contract. Revises standard notice and contract requirements. Requires contractor to provide maintenance information to property owner and to use standard terms. Allows property owner to cancel contract within specified period of time. Requires contractor to offer written warranty to first purchaser or owner of structure or dwelling. Allows contractor to withdraw offer to construct structure or dwelling if owner refuses offered warranty. Requires construction contractor to maintain insurance that provides contractor with liability coverage for products and completed operations according to terms of policy and subject to applicable policy exclusions. Increases surety bond amounts required to be filed by general contractors or licensed developers, specialty contractors and inspectors. Revises provisions regarding liability of ownership and management of business related to construction activities. Expands sanctions and remedies available to Construction Contractors Board for violation of construction contractor law or board rules, orders or standards.
Chapter Number: Chapter 648
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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