SB 1022 Creates the Missouri State Board of Roofers which shall issue voluntary licenses to roofing contractors
Sponsor: Parson
LR Number: 4151S.05I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 4/18/2016 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee (4151S.06C) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SCS/SB 1022 - This act provides that beginning in January 1, 2018, any person acting as a roofing contractor may be licensed by the Missouri State Board of Roofers. There are two types of licenses, an unlimited roofing license and a limited roofing license. Roofing contractors with a limited roofing license can only offer and provide services to residential properties consisting of eight units or less.

The act creates the Missouri State Board of Roofing Contractors, which shall be composed of seven members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. When a vacancy occurs on the Board, the Governor shall appoint someone to fill the vacancy and serve the remainder of the unexpired term. However, if the Governor does not appoint someone within sixty days of the vacancy, then the Lieutenant Governor shall appoint the new acting member to serve for the remainder of the term.

An applicant for an unlimited roofing license or a limited license shall submit to the Board an application for licensure and the required fees. Applicants for an unlimited roofing license must also take and pass an exam. The Board shall offer the exam every other month at twenty-five locations accessible throughout the state during the first year the test is offered. Following the first year, the Board will offer the exam only at Jefferson City, Missouri. The Board shall promulgate rules regarding the licensing of roofing contractors which shall include rules specifying the content of the licensing exam for unlimited roofing license applicants, educational and experience requirements for licensure, and the procedures for license renewal. The Board shall also promulgate rules for the exemption of testing and other licensing requirements for applicants who have relevant work experience. Applicants must also file with the Board a copy of a bond or other form of acceptable surety for $10,000 and proof of liability insurance.

An entity who employs a licensed roofing contractor and offers roofing contracting services must affix the roofing contractor license number and licensee's name on all commercial vehicles used in offering such services. An entity who does not affix the license number and licensee's name on a commercial vehicle is liable for a two hundred fifty dollar civil penalty, unless the violation is corrected prior to or on the date of the hearing scheduled to adjudicate such violation.

Additionally, licensed roofing contractors must affix their license number and name on all contracts and bids. The license itself must be displayed in a conspicuous place at the principal place of business. An official issuing building permits also must place the license number on each application for a building permit and the permit itself.

In order to advertise roofing contracting services, a licensed roofing contractor must include in the advertisement the license number and licensee's name. Any licensed roofing contractor who does not meet the advertising requirements as established in the act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor with a fine of one thousand dollars, and an additional one thousand dollars for each day that the advert runs.

The Board may refuse to issue or renew a roofing contractor license for any cause listed in the act, and may also file a complaint with the Administrative Hearing Commission.

Any person found in violation with the act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. If a second conviction for violating the act occurs within ten years after the first conviction then such person shall be found guilty of a Class D felony until December 31, 2016, and a Class E felony beginning on January 1, 2017.

This act is similar to HB 1997 (2016).

JESSI BAKER