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HOUSE BILL NO. 684
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ELECTRICAL WORK - Amends existing law to provide that local jurisdictions
shall not require a license to perform electrical work for which a license
is not required under the provisions of Section 54-1016, Idaho Code, and to
clarify that the section shall not be construed to permit access to high
voltage panels by unlicensed persons.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fourth Legislature Second Regular Session - 1998
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 684
BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND JOURNEYMEN; AMENDING SECTION 54-1016,
3 IDAHO CODE, AS AMENDED BY HOUSE BILL 638, ENACTED BY THE SECOND REGULAR
4 SESSION OF THE FIFTY-FOURTH IDAHO LEGISLATURE, TO PROVIDE THAT LOCAL
5 JURISDICTIONS SHALL NOT REQUIRE A LICENSE TO PERFORM ELECTRICAL WORK FOR
6 WHICH A LICENSE IS NOT REQUIRED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE SECTION AND TO
7 CLARIFY THAT THE SECTION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PERMIT ACCESS TO HIGH
8 VOLTAGE PANELS BY UNLICENSED PERSONS.
9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
10 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1016, Idaho Code, as amended by House Bill
11 638, enacted by the Second Regular Session of the Fifty-fourth Idaho Legisla-
12 ture, be, and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
13 54-1016. EXEMPTIONS. Nothing in this act shall be deemed to apply to the
14 installation or maintenance of communication circuits, wires and apparatus;
15 nor to any electrical public utility, or its employees, in the installation
16 and maintenance of electrical wiring, circuits, apparatus and equipment by or
17 for such public utility, or comprising a part of its plants, lines or system;
18 nor to the installation or maintenance of limited energy systems, which, for
19 purposes of this section are defined as fire and security alarm systems, class
20 2 and class 3 signaling circuits, landscape sprinkler controls, key card oper-
21 ators, nurse call systems, motor and electrical apparatus controls and other
22 limited energy applications covered by the national electrical code. The
23 licensing provisions of this act shall not apply to persons making electrical
24 installations on their own property or to regularly employed maintenance elec-
25 tricians working on the premises of their employer. Local jurisdictions
26 shall not require a license to perform electrical work for which a license is
27 not required under this section. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted
28 so as to permit access to high voltage panels by unlicensed persons.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
To restrict local
licensing for limited
Contact: Rep. David Callister
No fiscal impace.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE