2000-H 7274A am
Enacted 7/19/2000

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Introduced By:  Representative Joseph L. Faria Date Introduced:   February 2, 2000

Referred To:   Committee on Labor

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Sections 5-73-1, 5-73-3, and 5-73-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-73 entitled "Roofing Contractors" are hereby amended to read as follows:

5-73-1. Definitions. -- As used in this chapter, the following terms mean:

(1) "Department" means the department of administration of the state of Rhode Island.

(2) (1) "Roofing contractor" means any person or entity engaged in the state of Rhode Island in the business of commercial or industrial roofing, or any combination of these.

(3) (2) "Roofing" means and includes any and all construction, renovation or other work performed on or about the roof, as the term is commonly used, of any nonresidential structure or similar building and specifically includes sealing, water proofing, weatherproofing, related sheet metal work, and similar work.

(4) (3) "Nonresidential structure" means and includes any and all commercial or industrial structures or buildings, and does not include any residential structures consisting of four (4) dwelling units or less as the terms are defined in section 5-65-1(3) and (5).

(5) (4) "Board" means the contractors registration board as defined in section 5-65-1.

5-73-3. Registration of roofing contractors. -- All roofing contractors, in addition to the requirements of chapter 65 of this title of the general laws entitled "Contractor's Registration", if applicable, prior to conducting roofing business in the state of Rhode Island, must first submit an application to the department the contractor registration board on the form or forms that the department board requires. The application includes the following information:

(1) The name of the applicant;

(2) The business address of the applicant;

(3) The mailing address of the applicant;

(4) The telephone number of the applicant;

(5) The name of the party or officer who is responsible for all roofing activities conducted in the state of Rhode Island

(6) Any registration number and/or other license numbers issued by the state, or any city or town; and

(7) A statement of the skills, training and experience of the applicant sufficient to ensure public safety, health and welfare.

(8) The registration requirements of this section do not apply to roofing contractors applying shingles only.

5-73-4. Registration fee. -- All roofing contractors shall submit a payment in the amount of two hundred dollars ($200) representing a registration fee along with the application referenced in section 5-73-3 and be required to comply with the provisions of chapter 5-65 and those provisions shall be interpreted to include commercial roofers as defined herein.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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