COLUMBUS - State Senators Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) and Bob Hackett (R-London) today introduced legislation aimed at protecting Ohio consumers and businesses from dishonest roofers, also known as “storm chasers.”

Storm chasers often fail to complete work and deceive consumers about their need for unnecessary repairs following severe weather events and typically come into Ohio from other states. As such, it is very difficult to prevent them from taking advantage of Ohio consumers. The bill creates protections for consumers in order to prevent these practices.
“Storm chasers in our state exploit Ohioans with shoddy workmanship and deceptive practices,” said Bacon. “Senate Bill 115 will go a long way in cracking down on these contractors.”
Senate Bill 115 will create protections for Ohio consumers. These protections include granting customers the right to cancel storm repair agreements within three days, requiring a written contract, creating a registration requirement, and addressing conflicts of interest that take place when roofing contractors also act as adjusters.  
Senate Bill 115 will now be assigned to a Senate committee for consideration. 

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