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Construction Conversation 12/21/17

The Construction Conversation

Ohio's Legislative, Administrative and Judicial Two Way Newsletter

Please find linked below this month’s Construction Conversation from Luther Liggett, Jr. at Graff & McGovern, LPA including this topics:

 Legislative: Home Inspector License

The sponsor of House Bill 211, to create a Home Inspector Board and License, introduced a substitute bill after work with interested parties.

Administrative: Pre-Apprenticeship

On November 20, 2017, the Franklin County Commissioners announced a contract to administer a pre-apprenticeship pilot program for up to 30 students. The Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council and IMPACT Community Action will administer the program for low-income county residents.

Judicial: Arbitration Preferred

Two courts of appeals found in favor of arbitration over court litigation as the agreed method of dispute resolution, even when a subcontractor had not signed the subcontract.

Legislative: Pipe Material Specification Gets Amendment

The sponsor of House Bill 121 introduced an amendment without interested party support, drawing continued opposition in extensive testimony.

Administrative: Ohio Infrastructure

As the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $2.5 million in infrastructure grants, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association announced spending $302 million on Ohio roads and bridges.

Judicial: Statute of Repose at Issue

A Court of Appeals has ruled that Ohio's Statute of Repose applies to both personal injury and contract claims, but reversed based on contrary Supreme Court precedent.

Legislative: Year-End Cleanup

Legislation on Welding Inspectors, Workforce Development, and School Infrasture showed movement in waning days of the General Assembly this year.

Administrative: Governor Offers No Support for Right-To-Work

In a question and answer session at the Ohio Manufacturer's Association's Workfoce Summit, Governor John Kasich opposed any initiative seeking right-to-work options in Ohio.

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2017 DBX November Construction Conversation

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