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HOUSE BILL NO. 27 – Electrical Bd, membership


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H0027........................................................by MR. SPEAKER
       Requested by Division of Building Services, Electrical Bureau
ELECTRICAL BOARD - Amends existing law governing the Idaho Electrical Board
to specify qualifications for membership on the board.

01/11    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/11    Rpt prt - to Bus

Bill Text


 ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature                 First Regular Session - 1999

                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                                    HOUSE BILL NO. 27

                                      BY MR. SPEAKER
               Requested by: Division of Building Safety, Electrical Bureau

 1                                        AN ACT

 4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:

 5        SECTION  1.  That  Section 54-1006, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
 6    amended to read as follows:

 7        54-1006.  IDAHO ELECTRICAL BOARD. (1) The Idaho electrical board,  herein-
 8    after known as the board, is hereby created and made a part of the division of
 9    building  safety. It shall be the responsibility and duty of the administrator
10    of the division of building safety to administer and enforce the provisions of
11    this act, to serve as secretary to the Idaho electrical board, and to  appoint
12    the chief electrical inspector.
13        (2)  The  board  shall consist of seven (7) members to be appointed by the
14    governor with power of removal for cause.    Two  (2)  members  shall  be
15    licensed  electrical contractors; two (2) members shall be licensed journeyman
16    or master electricians; one (1) member shall be a licensed specialty  journey-
17    man  or contractor; one (1) member shall be an employee or officer of an elec-
18    trical utility, manufacturing plant or distributor of electrical materials and
19    equipment; and one (1) member shall be from the public at large  not  directly
20    associated  with  the  electrical  industry.    Board  members  shall be
21    appointed for a term of four (4) years. Whenever a vacancy occurs, the  gover-
22    nor  shall  appoint  a  qualified person to fill the vacancy for the unexpired
23    portion of the term.
24        (3)  All members of the board shall be citizens of the United States, res-
25    idents of this state for not less than two (2) years and shall be qualified by
26    experience, knowledge and integrity in formulating rules for examinations,  in
27    passing  on  the  fitness and qualifications of applicants for electrical con-
28    tractor and journeyman electrician licenses and in establishing standards  for
29    electrical  products  to  be used in electrical installations coming under the
30    provisions of this act.
31        (4)  The members of the board shall, at their first regular  meeting  fol-
32    lowing  the  effective  date  of  this act and every two (2) years thereafter,
33    elect by majority vote of the members of the board, a chairman who shall  pre-
34    side at meetings of the board. In the event the chairman is not present at any
35    board meeting, the board may by majority vote of the members present appoint a
36    temporary  chairman. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a
37    quorum.
38        (5)  The board is authorized and directed to  prescribe  and  amend  rules
39    consistent  with this act for the administration of this chapter and to effec-
40    tuate the purpose thereof, and for the licensing of electrical contractors and
41    the examination and licensing of journeyman electricians. The board shall also
42    establish the fees to be charged for permits  and  inspections  of  electrical
43    systems.


 1        (6)  Each  member  of the board not otherwise compensated by public moneys
 2    shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(g), Idaho Code.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                        STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
 Specify members of the Idaho State Electrical Board. To ensure an
 impartial Electrical Board, members should be selected from
 particular segments of the industry and community. Currently,
 without this requirement, the Board may be perceived as being biased
 impairing their effectiveness to perform their duties.
                            FISCAL NOTE
 Name: Gary L. Malmen, Bureau Chief
 Agency:Division of Building Safety, Electrical Bureau
 Phone: 334-2183 ext. 323
                                          Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact H 27