Contractors, Board for; licensure of tree care service providers, penalties. (SB1267)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; Board for Contractors; licensure of tree care service providers; penalties. Requires the licensure of tree care service providers by the Board for Contractors as of January 1, 2014. The Board shall not issue a license until the applicant has furnished evidence of financial responsibility, consisting of a liability insurance policy that protects persons who suffer legal damages as a result of the performance of tree care services. Performing tree care services without a license or without the required liability insurance is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. A public utility is not obligated to move lines or cables until the person seeking to perform the tree care services provides the utility with evidence that such person is a licensed tree care service provider. The measure also requires that a tree care service provider give customers a signed statement affirming that the provider has the required liability insurance and that the customer's property insurer shall have no liability for damages to the property of the customer and for injuries to the persons performing the tree care services. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103560D
01/14/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1267)
01/28/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology (9-Y 4-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Committee substitute printed 13104776D-S1
01/31/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1267S1)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104776D-S1
02/01/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1267S1
02/04/2013Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/12/2013Referred from General Laws
02/12/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2013Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
02/14/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 2-N)
02/18/2013Left in Appropriations