AN ACT TO CLARIFY AND AMEND THE LAWS PERTAINING TO EXCEPTIONS AND BUILDING PERMITS AS RELATED TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/5/11, 4/21/11, and 6/15/11. Enacted June 27, 2011. Effective June 27, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 30 2011 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 15 2011 - View summary
Senate committee substitute, reported in on 6/14/11, makes the following changes to 2nd edition. (1) Adds provisions specifying that where the owner of property is using the owner exception to be exempted from the definition of general contractor, the owner does not have to be personally present for required inspections if the plans for the building were drawn and sealed by a licensed architect. (2) Adds an amendment to GS 87-10(e) concerning licensing of general contractors to provide that if a license has lapsed for four years (current law, two years), renewal is not possible and the applicant must proceed as a new applicant. Makes other clarifying changes.
Summary date: Apr 21 2011 - View summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition.
Amends GS 153A-360 (inspections of work in progress in counties) and GS 160A-420 (inspections of work in progress in cities), clarifying that no inspection will be conducted without the owner personally present, if the permit was obtained by an owner exempt from licensure under GS 87-1(b)(2).
Summary date: Apr 5 2011 - View summary
Amends GS 87-1 to also except any person, firm, or corporation who constructs or alters a building on land owned by that person, firm, or corporation from the definition of general contractor, provided the person, firm, or corporation complies with GS 87-14 (regulations for building permit issuance). Makes other clarifying and technical changes, and organizes the amendment to GS 87-1 under GS 87-1(b)(2). Amends GS 87-14, requiring any applicant for a building or construction permit, as specified, where the cost for the project will be $30,000 or more, to satisfy, in addition to requirements under current law, the following requirement: furnish satisfactory proof that the person seeking the permit or another person contracting to manage the construction is duly licensed under Article 1 of GS Chapter 87, or is exempt from licensure under GS 87-1(b). Provides that an applicant must execute a verified affidavit containing three listed attestations if the applicant claims exemption from licensure under GS 87-1(b)(2). Directs the building inspector or other authority to transmit a copy of the affidavit to the State Licensing Board for General Contractors who will verify the exemption, or revoke the building permit if the applicant is not exempt. Makes conforming and organizational changes.
Amends GS 153A-360 (inspections of work in progress in counties) and GS 160A-420 (inspections of work in progress in cities), adding that no inspection will be conducted without the owner personally present, if the permit was obtained pursuant to GS 87-1(b)(2).