Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Grandfathered In?

For the past two days, we've been discussing problems with certain job descriptions within the City of Muscle Shoals. One reader mentioned that some have been grandfathered in to these licensed positions. We asked him to elaborate, and received this:

In 1992 this law, Acts 1992, No. 92-608, p. 1282, § 1. Was put into effect and prior to this contractors who never were required to have a license were told through media outlets that this law was going into effect. If they wanted to be grandfathered in they would have to show the home builder license board that they were a company or home builder they did this by showing local business licenses. No test no qualification just prove you bought a business license from your local city you were operating out of. That simple. Now so I don't have to point the finger at this contractor and that one, you do some investigating and figure out who was building homes before 1992 and is still building. This is the same for electrical, plumbing and HVAC just figure out when the years a law went into effect for each individual trade and they skipped the test and qualification process and grandfathered their license.

We welcome any comments on this.


We have at least two other blogs on fraud to publish; however, we are waiting for further information/elaboration before we continue our series. If you have any info on local business fraud, please send it our way.


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