Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The state Attorney General's office plans to do more outreach before pursuing fines under a new Kansas law aimed at cutting down on roofing fraud.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the law, which requires roofers to register, took effect July 1.
Adrian Serene, an assistant attorney general in the Consumer Protection Division, says the agency has received only about 380 applications out of an estimated 700 roofing contractors in Kansas.
Serene says his office believes most of the roofers who haven't yet applied are unaware of the new law and not trying to evade it. He says the office will continue contacting roofers to educate them about the new law.
The state's relying on the $250 registration fees to fund the staff needed to oversee the new program.