Bill Status of HB3243 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: DHS-HOME REPAIR PROGRAM
Rep. Sonya M. Harper
|Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Basic Systems Repair Program Act. Requires the Department of Human Services to establish and administer a Basic Systems Repair Program that provides free repairs to correct electrical, plumbing, heating, limited structural and carpentry, and roofing emergencies in eligible owner-occupied homes that are located in disproportionately impacted areas of the State. Provides that under an eligible home owner may apply for free major systems repairs if the home has dangerous electrical conditions, leaking or broken sewer lines, or some other specified maintenance issue. Sets forth eligibility requirements under the program. Requires the Department to determine which areas of the State are disproportionately impacted by housing inequity and only consider for selection under the program those homes that are located in a disproportionately impacted area and that otherwise meet program eligibility requirements. Provides that the Department may adopt any rules necessary to implement the program, including, but not limited to, the form and manner in which a home owner must apply for repair coverage under the program, the scope of damage or repairs that will be covered under the program, and the qualifications and licensing requirements for home repair contractors and plumbers contracted to make the home repairs.