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Support the Missouri Mechanical License Bill and Hearth Product Work Exemption

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

Legislation has been introduced in the Missouri state legislature that would create a statewide license for mechanical contractors. After a great deal of effort by our members and with help from the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, the bill has been amended to include an exemption for the hearth industry. Without this amendment, the mechanical contractors definition would have included anyone who installs or services "chimneys and vents" and/or "fuel gas-fired, fuel oil-fired, and solid fuel appliances," impacting anyone who does hearth product work and potentially gas grills. But, the language has been fixed! 

The House version of this bill does not yet include the corrected exemption language, and we are continuing to work on this. However, we want the Senate version to pass as soon as possible!

The legislation will come up for a vote before the full Senate by the end of this week. Your Senator needs to hear from you! We urge you to call your Senator NOW to ask that they vote YES for SB 559. 

If they don't hear from you, we may have to start this process all over again.

 

Support the Missouri Mechanical License Bill and Hearth Product Work Exemption

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

Legislation has been introduced in the Missouri state legislature that would create a statewide license for mechanical contractors. After a great deal of effort by our members and with help from the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, the bill has been amended to include an exemption for the hearth industry. Without this amendment, the mechanical contractors definition would have included anyone who installs or services "chimneys and vents" and/or "fuel gas-fired, fuel oil-fired, and solid fuel appliances," impacting anyone who does hearth product work and potentially gas grills. But, the language has been fixed! 

The House version of this bill does not yet include the corrected exemption language, and we are continuing to work on this. However, we want the Senate version to pass as soon as possible!

The legislation will come up for a vote before the full Senate by the end of this week. Your Senator needs to hear from you! We urge you to call your Senator NOW to ask that they vote YES for SB 559. 

If they don't hear from you, we may have to start this process all over again.