Members Reinforce NCHBA’s Legislative Agenda, Strengthen Ties With Lawmakers
Members ofthe Greensboro Builders Association meet with Sen. Trudy Wade (R-Guilford).
NCHBA EVP Mike Carpenter with Frank Iler (R-Brunswick), Rep. John Szoka (R-Cumberland), and Joe Padilla with REBIC.
Members of the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem meet with Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth, Yadkin).
Rep. William Brawley (R-Mecklenburg) with Rich Davis, Karla Hammer-Knotts and Joe Padilla.
Rep. John Ager (D-Buncombe) with Judy Dinelle and Kevin Hackett.
Members of the Greater Charlotte HBA, including NCHBA president Gary Embler, chat with Sen. Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus)
NCHBA EVP Mike Carpenter and Legislative Lobbyist Steven Webb stop to speak with Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R-Ashe, Watauga) and Tammie Pruitt-Coffey, EO of the Ashe/Alleghany HBA.

• No additional certification required by a licensed engineer or architect for previously certified component or element

• City and County inspection departments to create informal internal review

• Ensures that all relevant codes are reviewed by residential committee of Building Code Council

• Allows building permit holder choice between new and old interpretation for project under construction

• Eliminates dual meter requirements for lots on septic systems

• Adds “therapeutic equine facilities” to farm building exclusion in NC Building Code.

HB 457 (Performance Guarantees/Subdivision Streets)

• This bill contains several major provisions regarding public roads.

• Creates a residual performance bond for public roads and requires NCDOT to review and accept properly completed public roads within a set timeframe.

• Allows NCDOT to accept “orphan roads” that meet most of NCDOT’s standards for acceptance.

• Requires counties to setup a database of all roads located in the county.

Clarifications to the Sales Tax on RMI Labor (SB 628)

• This bill contains almost all of the provisions sought by NCHBA concerning modifications of the sales tax on repair, maintenance, and installation (RMI) services, including:

• Clarifying the definition of remodeling

• Adding siding, decks, and patios to projects exempt from sales tax on labor

• Increasing the mixed transaction percentage from 10 percent to 25 percent (whereby no sales tax will be due if the RMI portion of the job is 25 percent or less of the total contract price for the project

• Retaining the existing law that a project that requires a building permit is by definition a capital improvement (and therefore exempt from sales tax on labor)