OCTOBER JLC 1998 Notebook... Notebo ok... OCTOBER 1998 EDITED BY BILL ROBINSON Remodeler Activists Speak Out in Washington More than 120 remodelers descended on Capitol Hill this summer to lobby in favor of pending legislation that directly affects them. The annual event is organized by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), which keeps its members up to date on legislative issues by publishing a Federal Issues Book three times a year. (For more information, call Patti Burgio, NARI Director of Government Affairs, at 703/575-1100 ext. 3014.) Some of the issues remodelers at the gathering were able to speak directly with legislators about include the following: Simplify independent contractor rules. The current test for distinguishing between an employee and an independent contractor