the Honorable Members of
return Senate Bill 2982. The bill would curtail an existing right of business
owners to do roofing work on their own property.
licenses are sometimes needed to protect public safety. But Illinois’s
licensing scheme is outdated, often nonsensical, and out of step with practices
in other states. We must broadly examine the circumstances in which a license
should be required and the costs and requirements for obtaining a license in
order to promote economic growth and reduce professional barriers.
encourage the General Assembly to work with the Department of Financial and
Professional Regulation on comprehensive licensing reform. Until then, changing
the scope of work for which a license is needed piecemeal – as this bill does –
pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I
hereby return Senate Bill 2982 entitled “AN ACT regulation”, with the foregoing
objections, vetoed in its entirety.