Contractors, Board for; required regulations and disclosures. (HB576)

Introduced By

Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Board for Contractors; required regulations and disclosures. Requires the Board for Contractors to adopt regulations requiring all Class A, B, and C residential contractors, excluding subcontractors to the contracting parties and those who engage in routine maintenance or service contracts, to use legible written contracts that include certain terms and conditions. The bill directs the Board to require a statement of protections be provided by the contractor to the homeowner, consumer, or buyer in transactions involving door-to-door solicitations or any residential rooftop solar installation. The bill requires the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to review by July 1, 2025, its licensing exam for alternative energy system contracting to ensure such exam includes questions related to the physical installation of alternative energy systems on preexisting structures. The bill also requires the Board for Contractors to create a disclosure form to be provided in any transaction involving a residential rooftop solar installation to include specific disclosures regarding the risks associated with residential rooftop solar installation. Finally, the bill requires the State Corporation Commission to convene a work group of relevant stakeholders to develop recommendations for any additional consumer protections regarding the sale, lease, or installation of a solar energy facility with a generating capacity of 25 kilowatts or less and report the work group's recommendations to certain committees of the General Assembly by November 30, 2024. The bill is identical to SB 313 and has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2025. Read the Bill »

Status

03/25/2024: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/09/2024Committee
01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104940D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB576)
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/08/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
02/08/2024Reported from General Laws with substitute (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107511D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB576H1)
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107511D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB576H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/21/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Committee substitute printed 24108146D-S1
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB576S1)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108146D-S1
02/26/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB576S1
02/26/2024Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24108146D-S1 (2-Y 97-N)
02/28/2024VOTE: Adoption (2-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/04/2024House acceded to request
03/04/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/04/2024Delegates: Glass, Carr, Owen
03/05/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2024Senators: Carroll Foy, Ebbin, Jordan
03/07/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2024Conference substitute printed 24108865D-H2
03/07/2024Conference report agreed to by House (51-Y 47-N)
03/07/2024VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 47-N)
03/08/2024Passed by temporarily
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB576H2)
03/25/2024Enrolled
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB576ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB576ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/08/2024Governor's substitute printed 24109315D-H3
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 100-N)
04/17/2024House rejected Governor's recommendation (0-Y 100-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N)
04/17/2024Communicated to Governor

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