Volume 42, Issue 9 - September 2007

Contract Glazing      

Connecticut Increases Penalties 
for Unlicensed Glass Shops 

Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell has signed a new law that increases penalties for unlicensed contractors, including glass workers, who operate businesses in the state. 

The bill “Concerning the Protection of Consumers from Unlicensed Contractors, Criminal Simulation and the Resale of Tickets to Entertainment Events” took effect on July 5. 

Section 1 of the new law increases penalties for certain contractors who are found guilty of operating a business without a license. The occupations noted in the new law include flat glass and auto glass workers, among others.

MD Repeals Contractor Withholding Law
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has repealed a 2003 law requiring all general contractors with contracts of $500,000 or more to withhold 3 percent of their contract payments to out-of-state subcontractors with subcontracts of $50,000 or more. The repeal is applicable to subcontractors who signed on or after July 1. 

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After reaching an almost three point spike in May, the Architecture Billings Index increased more than four points in June, hitting its highest mark of the year. The American Institute of Architects reported the June billings rating was 59.3 (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings), and inquiries for new projects was 62.6. www.aia.org/econ_abi 

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