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SB 222 — Swimming Pool Specialty Contracting Services

by Senator Gruters

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Regulated Industries Committee (RI)

The bill creates an exemption from local and state licensing requirements for persons under the supervision of a certified or registered pool contractor for the construction, remodeling, or repair of swimming pools, interactive water features, hot tubs, and spas. The supervising contractor need not employ or have a direct contract with the unlicensed person performing the specialty contracting services.

The exemption is not available for persons required to be certified or registered as contractors for specified trade categories described in current law, such as general contractor, building contractor, residential contractor, sheet metal contractor, roofing contractor, Class A, B, and C air-conditioning contractor, mechanical contractor, plumbing contractor, underground utility and excavation contractor, and solar contractor.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2022.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 112-0