2018 Government Action Results
- Pathway to Licensure, a bill allowing for the sharing of electricians between contractors, did not pass. More grassroots efforts are needed in this area.
- Conservation Improvement Plan efforts to limit the program were killed protecting energy efficiency rebates for our contractor’s projects.
- 1.5 Billion Capital Improvement/Bonding bill passed.
- Duty to Defend did not pass.
- Prompt Payment regulation did not pass.
- Federal Tax Conformance did not pass.
- Solar Installer Ratio expanding the journeyworker electrical solar installer ratio to supervise up to 5 registered unlicensed installers failed to pass.
- Construction Code Rules – Legislation that would require DLI to inform the legislature of any rule that would add $1,000 or more to the cost of construction of a residence failed to pass.
In short, there were a huge number of bills proposed during the 2018 Legislative session and less than 200 made it through the process. The first order of business was the Legislature funding itself. Much of what made it through the House and Senate was vetoed by the Governor.