SB 326
Authorizes roofing contractors in this state to register with the Department of Commerce and Insurance
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Last Action:
3/1/2021 - Hearing Conducted S Professional Registration Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 326 - Beginning January 1, 2023, a person who is a roofing contractor or offers services as a roofing contractor in the state of Missouri shall register with the Department of Commerce and Insurance.

An applicant for registration shall submit a completed application to the Department along with a nonrefundable fee of up to $200. An applicant has 90 days from the day the application is submitted to complete the application process. In order to receive a certificate of registration, an applicant shall file proof of motor vehicle insurance, a current worker's compensation policy, and liability insurance. If an out-of-state applicant has had a license revoked or suspended in another state, he or she shall not be issued a certificate of registration. An out-of-state applicant shall also have a "no tax due" statement from the Department of Revenue before he or she is issued a certificate of registration.

Liability insurance shall be for not less than $1,000,000. If a registered roofing contractor is found to be operating without proper insurance, the contractor's certificate of registration shall be suspended until the contractor furnishes proof of insurance to the Department. Additionally, such contractor shall be required to report proof of such insurance to the Department quarterly for two consecutive years.

No political subdivision of the state shall require a roofing contractor to be registered under the act in order to operate as a roofing contractor within the boundaries of such political subdivision. No political subdivision of the state shall require the inspection of a roof more than one time if the cost to construct or repair such roof is less than $10,000.

A registered roofing contractor shall affix the registration number and the registrant's name to all of his or her contracts and bids.

The Department shall maintain a list of registered roofing contractors on its website. Inclusion on the list does not constitute an endorsement by the Department.

After a storm event occurs, as defined in the act, the Department shall notify the public that roofing contractors may register with the Department. The notice shall be limited to those parts of the state where the storm event occurred. The notice may be given in formats that include the use of advertisements and public service announcements in print, radio, television, and online media. Expenses related to such notice shall be paid out of the Roofing Contractor Fund established under the act.

Any complaints received by the Department shall be recorded, and the Department shall investigate all complaints concerning alleged violations of this act. The Department shall refer documented information about such complaints and investigations to the Attorney General. Whenever the Department identifies criminal activity beyond the scope of the act, the Attorney General may investigate and institute any appropriate action or proceeding.

The Department may refuse to issue, renew, suspend, or revoke a certificate of registration for failure to meet the requirements of this act. Any person in violation of the act shall be found guilty of a Class D Misdemeanor. A second conviction within ten years after the first conviction is a Class B Misdemeanor.

The provisions of this act expire on August 29, 2026.

This act is similar to SB 117 (2019) and SCS/SB 790 (2018) and to provisions in SCS/SBs 153 & 117 (2019).



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