Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone introduces legislation to help Sandy-struck homeowners raise houses

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone introduced legislation today that would protect homeowners who want to raise their homes following damage from Superstorm Sandy. The legislation

The legislation will require contractors to have proper insurance before performing the job.

The legislation will require contractors to have proper insurance before performing the job. (7/26/13)

BABYLON - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone introduced legislation today that would protect homeowners who want to raise their homes following damage from Superstorm Sandy.

The legislation would create a new subset of licenses that will require home improvement contractors to have higher levels of insurance.

The push comes after many Long Island residents ran into trouble raising their homes with contractors who did not have enough insurance.

The bill will be introduced to the Legislature next week.

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