Texas Roofing Regulation Bill Fails Again – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Recent efforts to regulate roofers in Texas have died in the state house.

Legislation would have required roofers to register with the state with their name, address, and a registration fee of $ 250. Roofers would also have to pay a renewal fee of no more than $ 100.

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Bill author Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, previously said consumers could have used the register to look for roofers before hiring them.

In addition to the name, address and telephone number of a roofer, the database would also have published disciplinary measures against the contractor.

Supporters say they wanted to tackle crooked workers pouring into Texas after hail storms and hurricanes.

In areas declared a State of Disaster by the Governor, House Bill 2101 would have required the issuance of a temporary emergency registration at a discounted price.

Texas is the only Gulf state without consumer protection against roof fraud. In the past 10 years, all sizable legislative efforts to regulate the roofing industry have died.

Here is a full breakdown of how the legislature voted on House Bill 2101. The Ones For Justice has asked for comments from any representative who voted against the bill.

Yes (33):

Rep. Steve Allison
Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson
Rep. Trent Ashby
MP Dwayne Bohac
Rep. Gina Calanni
Rep. Giovanni Capriglione
Rep. Travis Clardy
MP Nicole Collier
MP Drew Darby
Rep. Sarah Davis
Rep. Art Fierro
Rep. Dan Flynn
MP Roland Gutierrez
MP Cole Hefner
Ana Hernandez MP
Justin Holland MP
Rep. Dan Huberty
Rep. Todd Hunter
MP Celia Israel
Rep. Jeff Leach
Rep. JM Lozano
MP Morgan Meyer
Rep. Terry Meza
Rep. Rick Miller
Rep. Jim Murphy
MP Tan Parker
Ana-Maria Ramos MP
Rep. John Smithee
MP Phil Stephenson
Tail. Ed Thompson
MP Armando Walle
Rep. John Wray
Member of Parliament Erin Zweiner

No (99):

Rope. Alma Allen
“No comment.”

Deputy Rafael Anchia
No Answer

Ernest Bailes MP
No Answer

Michelle Beckley MP
“While the activities of poor roofers are reprehensible, and my heart goes out to those who have been negatively affected by their actions, House Bill 2101 did not really address concerns people have about roofing fraud. I was concerned that this bill would benefit larger roofing companies disproportionately and pull smaller independent contractors out of circulation. As a small business owner, I want to make sure that everyone gets a fair insight into the management. I would like to commend Representative Capriglione’s tremendous work in meeting stakeholders on this complex issue. I look forward to further efforts and improved legislation in the next session. “

MP Cecil Bell
Waiting for testimony

Rep. Keith Bell
No Answer

Diego Bernal MP
No Answer

MP Kyle Biedermann
No Answer

Member of Parliament Cesar Blanco
No Answer

Rep. Greg Bonnen
No Answer

Rep. Rhetta Bowers
No Answer

MP Brad Buckley
No Answer

Rep. John Bucy III
No Answer

Rep. DeWayne Burns
No Answer

Rep. Dustin Burrows
No Answer

Rep. Angie Button
No Answer

Rep. Brisco Cain
Rep. Cain commented, “HB 2101 requested the creation of a government database of reputable roofers. Consumer organizations like the Better Business Bureau have already achieved this goal. Creating a government database is an irresponsible waste of tax resources when various private organizations already offer this service. “

Terry Canales MP
No Answer

Sheryl Cole MP
A spokesman told the Ones For Justice MP that Cole had concerns about the registry’s burden on roofers.

MP Garnet Coleman said: “I was concerned that the registration requirement was insufficient to prevent roofers from misrepresenting themselves or defrauding individuals and that the bill might not serve its purpose. This makes it an unnecessary obstacle for good actors. “

MP Philip Cortez
No Answer

MP Tom Craddick
No Answer

Rep. John Cyrier
No Answer

Rep. Yvonne Davis
No Answer

Rep. Jay Dean
No Answer

Rep. Joe Deshotel

MP Alex Dominguez
No Answer

Rep. Harold Dutton
No Answer

Rep. Jessica Farrar
No Answer

Rep. James Frank
No Answer

Rep. John Frullo
No Answer

Barbara Gervin-Hawkins MP
No Answer

Vikki Goodwin MP
No Answer

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Rep. Bobby Guerra
No Answer

Rep. Ryan Guillen
No Answer

Rep. Sam Harless
No Answer

Deputy Abel Herrero
No Answer

MP Gina Hinojosa
No Answer

Rep. Eric Johnson
No Answer

Jarvis Johnson MP
No Answer

Rep. Julie Johnson
No Answer

Rep. Kyle Kacal
No Answer

Rep. Ken King
No Answer

Rep. Phil King
No Answer

Rep. Stephanie click
No Answer

Rep. John Kuempel
No Answer

MP Stan Lambert
No Answer

Rep. Brooks Landgrave
No Answer

Rep. Mike Lang
No Answer

Rep. Ben Leman
No Answer

Oscar Longoria MP
No Answer

MP Ray Lopez said: “The scope of House Bill 2101 was very limited and only applied to commercial and residential ‘reroofers’. This bill should give consumers better legal recourse. However, it would have created more government, inadvertently passed costs on to Texans, and not adequately protected consumers in the long run. House Bill 2101 would have alienated thousands of independent contractors trusted by their local communities and whose services are needed year-round, especially after weather emergencies. For these reasons I could not support this legislation. “

MP Armando Martinez
No Answer

MP Trey Martinez Fischer
“The floor debate on HB2101 touched on issues that were not considered when the committee passed the bill. After hearing these concerns locally and speaking with my co-workers, I no longer believed the bill was in the best interests of my district. “

Rep. Will Metcalf
No Answer

Rep. Mayes Middleton
No Answer

Rep. Ina Minjarez
“No comment.”

Christina Morales MP
No Answer

MP Geanie Morrison
MP Sergio Munoz
Rep. Andrew Murr

Rep. Victoria Neave

Families and small businesses in our community know the importance of rebuilding after devastating storms. I do not think that this proposal to create additional bureaucracy in the umbrella industry would have protected consumers. I am proud to have joined a bipartisan majority in the House to reject this misguided proposal. I will keep fighting to protect consumers. “

Rep. Poncho Nevarez
Rep. Candy Noble
MP Tom Oliverson
MP Lina Ortega
MP Leo Pacheco
Rep. Chris Paddy
Rep Jared Patterson
Dennis Paul MP

Rep. Mary Ann Perez
“I voted against HB 2101 for a number of reasons. While the intent was good, I don’t think the bill would have stopped the fraudulent storm chasers problem. Instead, it would have isolated an industry and impacted small business owners across the state by charging them a new registration fee and putting them at risk of civil penalties. After Hurricane Harvey, we learned that many of these fraudulent contractors were from another state, and this law did not address that issue. “

Rep. Dade Phelan
Rep. Four Price
Rep. John Raney
MP Richard Pena Raymond
MP Ron Reynolds
MP Eddie Rodriguez

MP Ramon Romero

Speaking over the phone, Rep. Romero, D-Fort Worth, said he was strongly against the bill, which he described as “aggressive”.

Romero, a small business owner, said he believed the $ 250 registration fee and associated costs would ultimately make the price of a roof more expensive for consumers.

“We don’t have a registration for people who remodel houses or swimming pools,” he said. “As a small business owner, I am very offended. We never target the bad actors like we should target the bad actor. “

The bill would have required roofers to display their registration number on all advertising and business cards, which Romero argued would incur printing costs.

Romero said he sponsored a voluntary roofing register to “rise above bad actors”.

The representative questioned the fact that the bill would prohibit contractors from covering the consumer’s deductible, citing a 1990 statement from the Texas Attorney General confirming the practice.

Romero said he believed such a ban would hurt people who need roof repairs but cannot afford a deductible.

“It has to be done well,” said Romero. “The author’s understanding of the industry is insufficient.”

Rep. Toni Rose
Member of Parliament Jon Rosenthal
MP Matt Schaefer
Rep. JD Sheffield
Representative Carl Sherman
Rep. Hugh Shine
MP Reggie Smith
MP Drew Springer
Jonathan Stickland MP
Rep. Lynn Stucky
MP James Talarico
Shawn Thierry MP
Rep. Steve Toth
Rep. Chris Turner
Rep. John Turner
Rep. Gary VanDeaver
James White MP
Rep. Terry Wilson
Rep. Gene Wu
MP Bill Zedler
Rep. John Zerwas

Present, not entitled to vote:
MP Joe Moody
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MP Charlie Geren
Craig Goldman MP
Rep. Jessica Gonzalez
Rep. Mary Gonzalez
MP Cody Harris
Representative Donna Howard
Rep. Tracy King
MP Matt Krause
MP Lyle Larson
MP Eddie Lucio
MP Scott Sanford
MP Matt Shaheen
MP Valoree Swanson
MP Senfronia Thompson
MP Tony Tinderholt
Rep. Hubert Vo

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