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Bill intended to prevent roofing scams advances in Kansas Senate

  • Eagle Topeka bureau
  • Published Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 11:36 a.m.

— Consumers could get some assurances when they get their homes re-roofed after damaging storms under a bill given initial approval by the Senate on Tuesday.

The proposed law would require roofers to register with the state attorney general and provide a statement of qualifications, identifying information, insurance and worker’s compensation coverage, past felonies and other information. They’d have to agree to follow state and local laws.

Contractors could be disapproved if they give false information or have a troublesome record.

The bill aims to prevent scams conducted, oftentimes by out of state contractors, in the wake of major storms.

“We should have done this many, many years ago,” said Wichita Republican Sen. Les Donovan.

The House approved the bill on a 106-16 vote earlier this month. A final vote on Sub House Bill 2024 in the Senate is expected late Tuesday or Wednesday.

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