NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A new measure that would regulate the roofing industry has passed a major hurdle this year, despite similar efforts dying in previous sessions.
But the proposal still faces challenges in order to stay afloat in the Texas legislature.READ MORE: Basketball Hall Of Famer's Shop With A Cop Program Helps Build Trust Between Police And Kids
Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Keller, filed a bill this year to create a registry of roofers. The list would only identify contractors by name and address. Registrants would also need to pay a $250 application fee and $100 renewal fee.
The registry would allow customers to research the roofer they want to hire.READ MORE: Hundreds Come Out To Honor Fallen Mesquite Officer In Prayer Vigil
Currently there are no consumer protections in place for homeowners victimized by roofing scammers.
Oftentimes scammers prey upon consumers after a storm rolls through the area, causing damage to homes.MORE NEWS: Oklahoma Hires Clemson's Venables As Coach