DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Fraudulent construction practices. Changes the criminal mental state needed to commit the crime of home improvement fraud from "knowingly" to the lesser degree of "recklessly". Adds reckless failure to complete promised home improvements within 90 days after materials are delivered to the work site and reckless failure to take reasonable steps to protect exposed parts of a home improvement construction site from weather related damage to other crimes defined as home improvement fraud. Simplifies the penalty structure applicable to the offense of home improvement fraud, and makes certain acts of home improvement fraud a Class A misdemeanor instead of a Class B misdemeanor. Moves the offense of construction deception from Title 32 of the Indiana Code to Title 35 of the Indiana Code.