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South Carolina – H.B. 3455  (General Contractors/Specialty Contractors)

Issue:  Swimming Pool/Spa contractors

Affects:  Swimming Pool and Spa contractors

Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org

Bill Summary: This measure seeks to amend the classification of contractor license to require the licensure of residential swimming pool contractors and to revise the scope of regulated functions to include pool foundations. 

Section 40-11-410(4)(1) of the code is amended to read:

'Swimming pools' which includes the construction, service, and repair of all residential, commercial, and institutional swimming pools and spas, including concrete, gunite, plastic, vinyl-lined, and fiberglass pools and spas; foundations for in-ground or above-ground pools and decks; pool decks, walkways, tiling, and coping; and the installation of all equipment, including pumps, filters, and chemical feeders, water and gas service lines from the point of service to the pool equipment, wiring from the pool equipment to the first readily accessible disconnect, pool piping, fittings, backflow prevention devices, waster lines, and other integral parts of a swimming pool or spa."

Status: This bill was introduced and referred to the House Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry.  The 2019 South Carolina legislative session opened on January 8thA hearing has been scheduled for April 30, 2019. 

Current version: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess123_2019-2020/bills/3455.htm