One of NCHBA’s top legislative priorities took a huge step forward this week as Representatives Larry Potts (R-Davidson), Mark Brody (R-Union), Julia Howard (R-Davie) and Ashton Clemmons (D-Guilford) introduced HB 162 Continuing Education for General Contractors, (i.e., “CE for GCs”). Larry and Mark are general contractors, Julia is a real estate broker, and Ashton is married to a GC who is a member of the Greensboro BA.
Under the House rules, your legislative team had until 5:00 pm Wednesday to obtain co-sponsors for the bill. We worked feverishly to accomplish that mission and we are delighted to report that we got 83 to join our 4 primary sponsors for a total of 87 of the 120 members of the House. Like the Senate companion bill, SB 55 Continuing Education for General Contractors, which garnered 36 co-sponsors in the 50 member Senate, we were again able to demonstrate strong bi-partisan support for HB 162 including a majority of members in both House caucuses.