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CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION - Amends existing law relating to contractor
registration to revise provisions relating to reciprocal registration.
02/02 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/05 Rpt prt - Held at Desk
02/09 Ref'd to St Aff
02/28 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/01 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/02 3rd rdg - PASSED - 54-13-3
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block,
Bock, Bolz, Brackett, Bradford, Chadderdon, Chavez, Chew, Collins,
Crane, Edmunson, Eskridge, Hagedorn, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet,
Killen, King, Kren, Labrador, LeFavour, Luker, Marriott, Nielsen,
Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Ruchti,
Rusche, Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley,
Smith(30), Smith(24), Snodgrass, Stevenson, Thayn, Trail, Vander
Woude, Wills, Wood(27)
NAYS -- Bayer, Clark, Durst, Hart, Harwood, Loertscher, Mathews,
McGeachin, Mortimer, Moyle, Shively, Wood(35), Mr. Speaker
Absent and excused -- Boe, Lake, Patrick
Floor Sponsor - Snodgrass
Title apvd - to Senate
03/05 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes
03/09 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/12 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/16 3rd rdg - PASSED - 32-3-0
AYES -- Andreason, Bair, Bastian, Bilyeu, Broadsword, Cameron,
Coiner, Corder, Darrington, Davis, Fulcher, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde,
Hammond, Heinrich, Hill, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst, Little,
Lodge, Malepeai, McGee, McKague, McKenzie, Pearce, Schroeder,
Siddoway, Stennett, Werk
NAYS -- Burkett, Richardson, Stegner
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor - Goedde
Title apvd - to House
03/19 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/20 Pres signed - To Governor
03/26 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 183
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 101
BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION; AMENDING SECTION 54-5213, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 REVISE PROVISIONS RELATING TO RECIPROCAL REGISTRATION; DECLARING AN EMER-
4 GENCY AND PROVIDING RETROACTIVE APPLICATION.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 54-5213, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 54-5213. RECIPROCAL REGISTRATION. (1) Nothing in this chapter shall be
9 construed as preventing any On and after January 1, 2007, no incorporated
10 municipality, county, alternative form of local government, or other municipal
11 or political corporation or subdivision of this state from implementing shall
12 implement its own regulation program for the registration or licensure of con-
13 struction contractors , provided that no such code, ordinance, rule or regula-
14 tion enacted or adopted by such entity shall contain provisions less stringent
15 than those requirements provided for by this chapter.
16 (2) A contractor may provide a verified copy of any current and unre-
17 stricted license, registration, or other type of certification granted to the
18 contractor by any incorporated municipality, county, alternative form of local
19 government, or other municipal or political corporation or subdivision of this
20 state issued pursuant to a duly adopted and enacted ordinance prior to January
21 1, 2007, to the board , for review, along with a reciprocal registration fee
22 not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00), as determined by board rule, which is
23 necessary for the administration and processing of such application. If the
24 review indicates that the license, registration or certification was granted
25 under provisions that were not less stringent than those provided by this
26 chapter, the applicant shall be issued a registration based upon reciprocal
28 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
29 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
30 passage and approval, and retroactively to January 1, 2007.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
In 2005, the Idaho Legislature enacted the "Idaho Contractor
Registration Act." Prior to its enactment, the state of Idaho had
no means of regulating incompetent, dishonest, or unprincipled
construction contractors. Because the state had no system of
registration, three cities in Idaho created separate and distinct
contractor licensing programs.
A significant reason for passing a statewide registration
program was to prevent "piece-meal" local contractor licensing
programs that would require contractors to purchase licenses in
multiple jurisdictions. A state contractor registration system
provides uniformity in contractor requirements and avoids duplicate
and costly licensure fees.
During the drafting of the state act, a provision was
negotiated to allow the three cities with contractor licensing
programs to continue their programs. The statutory language was
too broadly worded. Multiple other cities have now expressed
interest in creating costly local licensing programs.
This legislation will prevent further "piece-meal" licensing
of construction contractors. Further, it will grandfather in the
three cities with existing licensing programs.
There is no impact to the General Fund.
Contact: Jeremy P. Pisca, Idaho Building Contractors Assn.
Miguel Legarreta, Idaho Building Contractors Assn.
Phone: (208) 384-1800
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 101