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Home Improvement Contract Licensing Bill Heard (HB77)

The Ohio House of Representatives Commerce and Labor Committee took testimony March 3 on HB 77, which would require statewide registration of home improvement contractors. 

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Patmon, testified that he introduced the measure as a response to an increase in under qualified and fraudulent construction contractors preying on homeowners throughout the state.

"The stories I have heard are devastating, where some individuals have had work improperly done, partially done or not done at all. This is a serious situation involving an industry that is almost completely unregulated," he said.

Read more: Home Improvement Contract Licensing Bill Heard (HB77)

Transportation Contract Liability Bill Heard (HB71)

The Ohio House of Representatives Judiciary Committee took sponsor testimony March 3 on HB 71 which would prohibit unfair liability requirements currently being placed upon propane transporters.

Bill sponsor, Rep. Roegner, testified that motor carriers and shippers have historically argued over legal responsibility when it comes to injuries caused by industrial accidents, with shippers primarily winning the battle due to their ability to demand indemnification clauses in contracts.

Read more: Transportation Contract Liability Bill Heard (HB71)

BWC Directors Approve Rate Cut

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors gave formal approval Feb. 27 to another rate cut totaling $500 million in private employer savings under the Kasich administration.

Read more: BWC Directors Approve Rate Cut

HOS relief granted till March 6, 2015

The PUCO Transportation Department has granted limited regulatory relief from the driver’s hours of service regulations for the intrastate transport of propane that will expire at 11:59 PM, March 6, 2015.   

Click here to print the notice that details the terms and conditions of this regulatory relief. 

Please call (614) 466-0369 with questions. 

Dan Fisher
Public Utilties Commission of Ohio
Transportation Department
Utility Specialist
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