NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL DEREK SCHMIDT:
TOPEKA - (June 27, 2013) - A new law requiring roofing contractors operating in Kansas to register with the Attorney General's office will take effect next week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Under the provisions of this law, which was enacted by the Legislature in April, on and after July 1, 2013, every "roofing contractor" must obtain a roofing contractor registration certificate from the Kansas Attorney General in order to legally provide commercial or residential roofing services for a fee in Kansas.
The application form for roofing contractor registration is now available on the Attorney General's website at www.ag.ks.gov, along with the proposed regulations and frequently asked questions for roofing contractors and consumers. Once the law takes effect, the website will also include a public directory of roofers who have applied for registration.
The Attorney General's office has issued proposed temporary regulations to implement the law, which are awaiting approval by the State Rules and Regulations Board. The board meets tomorrow. If approved, the temporary regulations will take effect on July 1. Proposed permanent regulations are also available for review on the Attorney General's website, and any interested persons are encouraged to review them and submit comments for consideration.
Roofing contractors or consumers who have additional questions may call the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division at (800) 432-2310.