Wisconsin homeowners will not need government inspections for larger remodeling projects.
Governor Scott Walker vetoed a bill Monday that would have required them for remodeling work that costs more than 20 percent of the total value of a single family house or duplex. In his veto message, Walker said the requirement would put too much of a regulatory burden on individual homeowners — and it would have cost state and local governments too much.
Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton), who was a sponsor of the bill, expressed disappointment in the veto decision and called it a mistake. “Year after year, issues with home renovations are at the top of DATCP consumer complaints,” he said in a statement.
The governor also vetoed a bill that would have made changes to the rule making process for the Department of Transportation — including how the agency evaluates major road projects. Walker said the bill did not make clear what the economic impacts would be on those affected.