Friday, September 26, 2008
Fifty Four Speak in Favor of Dutchess Electrical License at Last Public Hearing - Only Two Speak Against It
Fifty six people attended what will be the last public hearing concerning the adoption of a Dutchess County Electrical License. Of the fifty six people, fifty four spoke in favor of passage. One person, who admittedly isn't interested in learning, studying or being tested and another who had no clear reasoning, spoke against it. Now County Executive Bill Stienhaus will either sign or veto the law. Even if he happens to veto the law, a possible political blunder at this point, the Dutchess County Legislators currently have enough votes to override his veto.
The people of Dutchess County have spoken loud and clear in that they favor this important consumer protection based law. Your average citizen has no idea if the electrician they hired is providing them a proper and safe insatllation or even if they carry the proper insurance. This law will provide the people of Dutchess County with piece of mind and a true recourse in that regard. Bad contractors do not keep their licenses for long when you have the structure in place that a license provides.
Posted by A Progressive Hudson Valley Union at 7:57 PM