Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bill Signing Ceremony for S.B. 1077, Act 176, Owner-Builder Exemption

On June 25, 2013, Governor Abercrombie signed into law S.B. 1077, which sets forth specific responsibilities and protections for owner-builders. This exemption to Chapter 444 was established, and intended, for legitimate circumstances where homeowners had the requisite ability, time, and inclination to save money by performing their own home improvements and construction. However, and unfortunately, this exemption has been abused by unlicensed contractors, resulting in millions of lost tax revenue and leaves licensed contractors at a disadvantage because of the higher costs associated with running a legitimate contracting business. Act 176 benefits our construction industry, the State, and homeowners against unlicensed construction activity.
Governor Abercrombie with BIA Government Relations Committee Members

Governor Abercrombie with Greg Thielen, 2013 BIA President

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