Illinois Weighs Bill Creating Licensing Guidelines for Glaziers, Contractors

The Illinois State Senate is currently reviewing a bill that would enable the state Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to establish state guidelines for the licensing of glazing contractors.

As it stands, there are four main requirements set forth in the proposed contracting license application process.

The first would require an applicant to have liability and property damage insurance in amounts yet to be determined by the state Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The second would require an applicant to have workers' compensation insurance, or be approved as a self-insurer. The third would require an applicant to have an Illinois Unemployment Insurance identification number, or have proof of application to the state Department of Labor for a number. The fourth would require applicants to submit a $10,000.00 bond to the state Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

If passed, the bill would require all contractors to prominently display their contracting license in their office or place of work, on any business vehicles and on any recorded, issued, or pending building permits.

The bill also includes the prerequisites for eligibility for a license as a contractor.

CLICK HERE to view the bill in its entirety.

CLICK HERE to track the bill's progress in the Senate.

 

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