Raised H.B. No. 5151
Session Year 2022
 


AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING HOMEMAKER-COMPANION AGENCIES, CONTRACTORS, HEATING FUEL, FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, CONTINUING EDUCATION AND APPRAISALS.

To: (1) Require certain licensed contractors who, and businesses that, perform work on private residences to include certain information in invoices for completed work and services; (2) redefine "consumer" and "heating fuel" for certain statutes concerning heating fuel; (3) redefine "accredited continuing professional education" to enable electricians and plumbers to receive required continuing education through an online technology platform that includes real-time video and enables participants to interact with instructors in real-time; (4) redefine "appraisal management company" for certain statutes concerning appraisals and appraisers; (5) define "immediate family member" for certain statutes concerning homemaker-companion agencies; (6) restrict which individuals may serve as an agent under a power of attorney for an individual who is contracted with a homemaker-companion agency; (7) establish an exception to the general requirement that a contract concerning work performed on a private residence provide a consumer with a right to cancel such contract; (8) require certain licensed contractors who, and businesses that, enter into contracts to perform work on private residences provide to consumers, free of charge, copies of such contracts and amendments thereto; (9) change the deadline by which public accountants must complete their required continuing education prior to license renewals; (10) provide that a certificate of zoning approval shall not be required prior to issuing a new license to a bakery, food manufacturing establishment or food warehouse if the proposed use conforms to existing zoning requirements; (11) eliminate a licensing requirement for food warehouses; and (12) make conforming, minor and technical changes to the consumer protection and related statutes.

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General Law Committee

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 2/18/2022Public Hearing 02/22
 2/17/2022Referred to Joint Committee on General Law

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