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Legislative Summaries

House Bill 60 - HB 60 would require the Director of Public Safety to enter into an agreement with the US Department of Homeland Security to obtain approval to issue an enhanced driver's licenses, enhanced commercial driver's licenses and enhanced ID cards. The enhanced IDs and licenses would facilitate land and sea border crossings between the U.S., and Canada and Mexico. Currently, states that issue enhanced driver's licenses include Michigan, New York, Vermont, and Washington. This legislation is currently being considered by the House Transportation and Safety Committee.

House Bill 148 - HB 148 would require the statewide registration of home improvement contractors and would create the Home Improvement Board. "Home Improvement" includes the repair, replacement, remodeling, alteration, and sandblasting of any residential building or structure adjacent to a building such as a garage or deck. All contractors, subcontractors and independent contractors would be required to register with the Home Improvement Board. The Home Improvement Board would be tasked with inspecting residential buildings and maintaining all information pertaining to contractor registrations. This legislation has been referred to the House Finance Committee where it awaits a hearing.