By Alanna Autler | CBS 11 News

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Ones for Justice surveyed every Texas legislator to gauge whether a bill aimed at roofing regulation could gain traction.