Government Relations

On behalf of all Texas Roofing Contractors, RCAT fights to defend your business from harmful legislation and to develop public policy solutions designed to safeguard and advance your business interests. 

THE 87th TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS IN FULL SWING!

RCAT is pursuing multiple avenues for improving the lives of our members and all roofing contractors across Texas. First, we will be pursuing improvements and tweaks to the deductible reform bill we successfully passed last session based on how the law has worked in practice and areas we've identified that can make it better for honest contractors. Second, we will be pursuing both an official administrative action by TDI, as well as potential changes to state law, to clarify discreet actions contractors may take without falling into UPPA. And finally, we will once again be pursuing regulation for our industry in mandatory registration. Our advocacy agenda is always designed to improve the lives of our members and the quality of our industry.

Legislation that RCAT is working on (click on the bill number links below to see the bill text and status):

1) HB 1433 AND SB 1756 - Enforcement of insurance deductible payments

2) HB 2779  - Reform of UPPA regulations

3) HB 2777 AND SB 1481 - Registration for Roofing Contractors in Texas

We need your support to carry our efforts through to realization!

USE THIS LINK TO SUBMIT YOUR SUPPORT AND OTHER COMMENTS ONLINE: https://comments.house.texas.gov/home

  1. Check the Acknowledgement box
  2. Complete your personal information
  3. Enter the bill number  from above where indicated and hit search
  4. From the list, next to the bill number, click on the Select button
  5. Type in your comments in the space provided and hit submit.

NEXT, send your legislators a letter of support NOW - this is made easy for you on our SafeRoofsOverTexas.com site. Just click on the link and follow the prompts on the website to immediately...

SEND A LETTER TO YOUR LAWMAKERS:

DEMAND MANDATORY REGISTRATION FOR ROOFING CONTRACTORS IN TEXAS!

It literally takes two minutes of your time to submit a pre-written letter of support!

Since you are out in the field and in front of home and business owners this is the perfect opportunity to help with support of our legislative efforts! There is a link below to download a flyer that can be distributed AND ask them to send a letter to their legislators in support of a new law - this literally takes seconds using our Safe Roofs Over Texas website!

 

TIP: Have www.saferoofsovertexas.com open on your phone or tablet when visiting with a consumer. Have them submit the letter right there!

 

DOWNLOAD A SHAREABLE REGISTRATION BILL FLYER HERE

To keep track of bills or access legislative information for this or previous sessions, visit Texas Legislature Online (TLO). TLO is a comprehensive public resource that enables users to search for bills, create personal bill tracking lists, and view committee information and calendars. TLO also includes bill information from previous sessions and helpful resources, such as the Texas statutes.