Frantz supports home builders’ pro-growth advocacy

State Sen. L. Scott Frantz, left, speaks with members of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 17.

State Sen. L. Scott Frantz, left, speaks with members of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County at the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 17.

State Sen. L. Scott Frantz (R-36th) expanded his knowledge of the home building industry on April 17, meeting with members of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County who participated in the Home Building Industry Day at the State Capitol.

“Throughout the economic downturn, home builders and remodelers have been uniquely aware of the challenges facing our state,” Mr.  Frantz said. “Thanks to their advocacy, legislators have a more complete understanding of the complexity of the home building industry. It is my hope that these pro-growth measures will encourage economic development and job creation in Fairfield County and throughout our state. In the coming weeks and months, I will be pushing for legislation designed to improve our state’s economic outlook.”

Members of the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Fairfield County urged legislators to ensure the regulatory climate for land development and building homes at both the state and local levels is simple, swift and certain and to address state spending and the size of government to lessen the tax burden faced by businesses and families.

The home builders supported legislation that would create more regulatory accountability among state agencies and establish a more rational process for environmental intervention petitions. They also supported legislation that would reform the state plan of conservation and development and extend permit expiration dates for septic systems to provide relief in the current economy.

The home builders opposed several bills that could hinder economic growth. These proposals include allowing the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection greater control over municipal water pollution control authorities, requiring construction firms to file new non-wage payment reports to the state Department of Revenue Services and applying the conveyance tax to the value of construction contracts in “dual transaction” deals. They also opposed measures that would raise penalties on worker misclassification, lower the current standard for significant environmental hazards and prohibit alternative dispute resolution clauses in home improvement and new home construction contracts.

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