Carlucci’s Column: Protecting Storm Victims

David Carlucci

Originally published in Rockland County Times

This week marked 7 years since Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Tri-State area. On Tuesday’s anniversary it was imperative to me to urge the Governor to sign my legislation into law known as the Storm Chaser Bill (S.1405). The Storm Chaser Bill will require contractors in New York State to have a written contract with the homeowner, allow a homeowner to cancel a contract within 3 days if a repair claim is denied, and prohibit roofing contractors from advertising rebates toward the cost of a deductible or requiring a deposit of more than 50 percent of the total cost of the job.