California construction companies will have to disclose building defects under a state legislative proposal, reports The Washington Times.
The bill, authored by Democratic Sens. Jerry Hill Loni Hancock, would require firms to disclose to regulators the results of criminal convictions and civil suits in cases of construction defects, fraud, negligence and incompetence.
If the measure passes its first hearing, it will still need to move through three legislative committees and a floor vote in both chambers before heading to California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat.