Bill Summary for H 643 (2015-2016)

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Apr 20 2015

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View NCGA Bill Details2015-2016 Session
House Bill 643 (Public) Filed Monday, April 13, 2015
AN ACT TO PROVIDE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS RELATED TO ROOFING REPAIR CONTRACTORS.
Intro. by Arp.

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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

Amends the act's long title, replacing the phrase "roofing contractors" with "roofing repair contractors."

Amends GS 75-150, which provides definitions as they apply in this Article (Article 9, GS Chapter 75). Deletes the definitions for "nonresident roofing contractor" and "public contract." Amends the definition for "roofing contractor" to no longer include a nonresident roofing contractor and excludes a licensed general contractor. Amends the term "roofing contractor" to "roofing repair contractor." Adds definitions for: (1) consumer, (2) emergency services, and (3) roofing repair.

Reorganizes and recodifies provisions in Article 9, GS Chapter 75.

Amends the items that must be included in a contract for roofing repair. Modifies the Notice of Cancellation form.

Amends the customer's right to cancel the contract if the work is not covered by the customer's insurer and provides that there is a limited right to cancel contract if it is not covered by insurance. Also makes clarifying and conforming changes.

Makes some organizational changes to provisions stating prohibited conduct for a roofing repair contractor.

Provides that this act applies to contracts for roofing repair entered into on or after the effective date of this act, October 1, 2016.

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