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779Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990429Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnellDrafted Document Number: l:\s-res\gfm\004spec.dmb.docResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee 12 SLCISubject: Residential specialty contractors, not required by commercial construction licensing requirementsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19990429 Introduced, read first time, 12 SLCI referred to Committee Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND SECTION 40-59-77 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS, SO AS TO PROHIBIT COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES FROM REQUIRING THAT RESIDENTIAL SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS ABIDE BY COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 40-59-77 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 40-59-77. (A) The commission shall, by regulation, classify residential specialty contractors in a manner consistent with established usage and procedure in the construction business, and may limit the field and scope of the operations of a residential specialty contractor to those in which he is to be registered. All residential specialty contractor registrations issued by the commission must be for one or more of the classifications adopted pursuant to this chapter.
(B) Residential specialty contractors must be qualified and experienced in the particular branches or fields of the contracting vocation in which they intend to, and do, engage.
Residential specialty contractors are not exempt from complying with county and municipal business license ordinances or other regulatory ordinances. Any county or municipality may require a residential specialty contractor to be examined and licensed in accordance with standards adopted by the county or municipality. However, a county or municipality may not adopt requirements that would require that a residential specialty contractor abide by commercial construction licensing requirements unless he is engaged in commercial construction."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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