Oregon Landscape Contractor Bond Update

Legislators in Oregon have made some changes to the existing surety bond requirement concerning landscape contractors. The new bill which applies the change is titled HB 2156 and affects landscape contractors with $15,000 bonds; the surety bond will now guarantee backflow assembly testing services provided by employees of the contractor; the contractor’s installation and upkeep of backflow assemblies for irrigation systems or ornamental water features; and the installation of irrigation control wiring and outdoor landscape lighting.