Rep. Allison Tant is championing legislation this Session that would hold movers and the businesses that connect them with customers more accountable by increasing documentation requirements and banning them from withholding people’s possessions for exorbitant sums.
HB 367 would require moving brokers, which provide estimates and shop them to moving companies, to maintain a $50,000 performance bond. It would also make withholding a client’s goods after they’ve paid the contracted amount a third-degree felony. Tant’s bill comes amid heightened scrutiny on moving company scams – in 2022, the Better Business Bureau recorded more than 15,000 complaints against movers and moving brokers.
– Drew Wilson, Extensive Enterprises