Lawmakers lament recent failure of Oklahoma bills on contractors

A bill that died in the Oklahoma Senate would have required roofing contractors to obtain a $30,000 bond, while another measure would have set testing requirements for roofers and established a temporary-registration process.

June 11, 2013

Oklahoma State Rep. Mark McBride, who lives about a quarter-mile from the path of the tornado that tore through much of Moore, Okla., said he chased an out-of-state roofer days after the storm off his neighbor's roof. The roofer hadn't registered with the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, nor had he filled out paperwork with the city, McBride said. A bill that died in the Oklahoma Senate would have required roofing contractors to obtain a $30,000 bond, while another measure would have set testing requirements for roofers and established a temporary-registration process.

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