The NBC2 Investigators are getting results.
More than two years after we began reporting on contractor fraud in Southwest Florida — and exposed issues in the way the current construction laws were written — a local lawmaker teamed up with our state attorney to re-write the statute.
Both the lawmaker and the state attorney talked exclusively with NBC2 and credited NBC2 with bringing these issues to the forefront.
In June of 2019, the Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill with the new language — that should make it easier to prosecute contractors who take money from customers and don’t do the work.
That bill is now heading to the Governor’s desk for his signature.