NJ Legislator Aims To Close Contractor Loophole Post-Sandy

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 6:57 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey lawmaker on Wednesday announced legislation to close an apparent gap in a statute covering home improvement contractors that has allowed unscrupulous firms providing water remediation services to swindle Superstorm Sandy victims.

The bill introduced by state Sen. Jennifer Beck, R-Monmouth, would amend the state Contractors' Registration Act to include the removal of soaked or water-damaged materials and similar work within the definition of “home improvement.” The act requires contractors to register with the state Division of Consumer Affairs, secure liability insurance and certify...
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