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Legislation that governs home builder licensing has passed its first step in the legislative process. HB 1233 and SB 2508 are companion bills and make some improvements to the licensing law. The bill now goes to the House and Senate floor for a vote.
 
The bill makes the following changes:

  • Clean up language throughout the bill such as the leading old dates that are no longer applicable and changing the executive director language from executive secretary.
  • Gives the Board the authority to issue citation for working without a certificate of responsibility or a license. It also gives the board the authority to stop work for contractors building without a license.   This will help the Board with out of state contractors and con-artist working in Mississippi without a license.
  • Changes the commercial fee from $100 to $200. It also changes the fee from $50 to $100 for an additional license.
  • New languages added to clarify the appeal language. 
  • Changes from $25 to $50 to replace a lost or destroyed license.
  • Deletes the waiting time for someone to apply for a license.
  • Allows the Board to have continuing education for new residential contractors and as a penalty for residential contractors. No more than 2 hours per year is allowed.
  • Clarifying language for a person building their own home and an employee working for a licensed builder.
  • Clarifies exemption for the 7,500 square foot minimum. Someone must have a residential or commercial license to build a commercial structure that is under 7,500 square feet.

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Upcoming Events
Membership Meeting
3/3/2015
Cotton Blues

Non-Member: $16.00
Builder Membership: $0.00
Affiliate Membership: $0.00
Associate Membership: $0.00

Our March board meeting will be sponsored by Sherwin Williams and will be held at Cotton Blues.
About GHHBA

GHHBA, a chapter of the National Association of Home Builders, serves licensed builders, associates of the construction industry, and consumers in Marion, Lamar, Forrest, and Perry counties. Our association focuses on formal builder education (MSBOC licensure and CPB certification), informing builders of market news,and giving builders the tools to respond to prospective legislation through our state counterpart, HBAM.

Membership in GHHBA keeps builders accountable to consumers. GHHBA is the name consumers trust when they look for a contractor.