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HOUSE BILL NO. 583 – Electric/plumb inspectr, certn del


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H0583...........................................................by BUSINESS
ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING INSPECTORS - Amends existing law to delete reference to
the position of chief electrical inspector; and to delete references to
chief inspector and deputy inspectors for plumbing.
02/16    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/17    Rpt prt - to Bus
02/24    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/25    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/29    3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-0-3
      AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe,
      Bruneel, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy,
      Denney, Ellsworth, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Geddes, Gould,
      Hadley, Hammond, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest, Hornbeck, Jaquet,
      Jones, Judd, Kellogg, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford,
      Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen,
      Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo,
      Robison, Sali, Schaefer(Tiegs), Shepherd, Smith, Stevenson,
      Stoicheff, Stone, Taylor, Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Zimmermann,
      Mr Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Deal, Sellman, Smylie
    Floor Sponsor - Gagner
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/01    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes
03/15    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/16    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/23    3rd rdg - PASSED - 30-4-1
      AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Crow,
      Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Geddes,
      Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee, Noh, Richardson, Riggs,
      Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne,
      Wheeler, Williams
      NAYS--Cameron, Hawkins, Parry, Whitworth
      Absent and excused--McLaughlin
    Floor Sponsor - McLaughlin
    Title apvd - to House
03/24    To enrol
03/27    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/28    Pres signed
03/29    To Governor
03/30    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 120
         Effective: 07/01/00

Bill Text

  ||||              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ||||
 Fifty-fifth Legislature                  Second Regular Session - 2000
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 583
                                   BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  7    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  8        SECTION 1.  That Section 54-1006, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  9    amended to read as follows:
 10        54-1006.  IDAHO  ELECTRICAL BOARD. (1) The Idaho electrical board, herein-
 11    after known as the board, is hereby created and made a part of the division of
 12    building safety. It shall be the responsibility and duty of the  administrator
 13    of the division of building safety to administer and enforce the provisions of
 14    this  act,  and  to  serve  as secretary to the Idaho electrical board, and to
 15    appoint the chief electrical inspector.
 16        (2)  The board shall consist of nine (9) members to be  appointed  by  the
 17    governor  with  power  of removal for cause. Two (2) members shall be licensed
 18    journeymen or master electricians; two (2) members shall be employees or offi-
 19    cers of licensed electrical contractors; one (1) member shall  be  a  licensed
 20    specialty  journeyman  or  contractor;  one (1) member shall be an employee or
 21    officer of an electrical power provider; one (1) member shall be  an  employee
 22    or  officer of a manufacturing plant or other large power user; one (1) member
 23    shall be an employee or director of a manufacturer or distributor of  electri-
 24    cal  supplies  or  materials;  and  one (1) member shall be from the public at
 25    large not directly associated with  the  electrical  industry.  Board  members
 26    shall  be  appointed  for a term of four (4) years. Whenever a vacancy occurs,
 27    the governor shall appoint a qualified person to  fill  the  vacancy  for  the
 28    unexpired portion of the term.
 29        (3)  All members of the board shall be citizens of the United States, res-
 30    idents of this state for not less than two (2) years and shall be qualified by
 31    experience,  knowledge and integrity in formulating rules for examinations, in
 32    passing on the fitness and qualifications of applicants  for  electrical  con-
 33    tractor  and journeyman electrician licenses and in establishing standards for
 34    electrical products to be used in electrical installations  coming  under  the
 35    provisions of this act.
 36        (4)  The  members  of the board shall, at their first regular meeting fol-
 37    lowing the effective date of this act and  every  two  (2)  years  thereafter,
 38    elect  by majority vote of the members of the board, a chairman who shall pre-
 39    side at meetings of the board. In the event the chairman is not present at any
 40    board meeting, the board may by majority vote of the members present appoint a
 41    temporary chairman. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute  a
 42    quorum.
 43        (5)  The  board  is  authorized  and directed to prescribe and amend rules
  1    consistent with this act for the administration of this chapter and to  effec-
  2    tuate the purpose thereof, and for the examination and licensing of electrical
  3    contractors,  journeyman  electricians,  master  journeyman electricians, spe-
  4    cialty electricians, specialty electrical  contractors,  specialty  electrical
  5    trainees and apprentice electricians. The board shall also establish the clas-
  6    sifications  for  specialty  electrician  and  specialty electrical contractor
  7    licensing and the fees to be charged for permits and inspections of electrical
  8    systems. The board shall establish by administrative rule the fines to be paid
  9    for citations issued for violations of this act and the  rules  of  the  Idaho
 10    electrical board.
 11        (6)  Each  member  of the board not otherwise compensated by public moneys
 12    shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(g), Idaho Code.
 13        SECTION 2.  That Section 54-2627, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
 14    amended to read as follows:
 16    TICES. The administrator of the division of building safety  shall  appoint  a
 17    chief  inspector  and  such number of deputy inspectors as may be required for
 18    the effective enforcement of this act. All  inspectors  shall  be  skilled  in
 19    plumbing  installations  with  not less than five (5) years actual experience,
 20    shall possess certificates of competency prior to appointment,  and  shall  be
 21    fully  familiar  with  the  provisions  of this act and rules made by both the
 22    administrator and the Idaho plumbing board. No inspector employed by the divi-
 23    sion of building safety and assigned to the enforcement of this act  shall  be
 24    engaged  or  financially interested in a plumbing business, trade, practice or
 25    work, or the sale of any supplies connected therewith, nor shall he act as  an
 26    agent,  directly  or indirectly, for any person, firm, copartnership, associa-
 27    tion or corporation so engaged. Inspectors employed by municipalities electing
 28    to claim exemption under this act must possess the qualifications set forth in
 29    this section.
 30        SECTION 3.  This act shall be in full force and effect on and  after  July
 31    1, 2000.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 
                      RS 09312 
          In 1996, the Legislature merged the Department of Labor and Industrial Services
     and the Department of Employment into a new Department of Labor. Under the
     reorganization, it was specifically provided that contracts of the Department of Labor and
     Industrial Services would be-performed by a newly created Division of Building Safety,
     which was placed within the Department of Self-Governing Agencies.    It is not
     uncommon that certain details in the implementation of such a major restructuring effort
     are not immediately known, and it is understood that corrections will be made as they
     become known.     This legislation is offered in an effort to rectify discrepancies which
     have surfaced. 
          The purpose of this proposed legislation is to end the confusion which the terms
     "chief inspector" and "bureau chief" cause when referring to the chiefs of the electrical
     and plumbing bureaus. Are the positions of chief inspector and bureau chief one and the
     same,  or are there two positions?  At the time of the re-organization, the inspector
     positions became outdated because the intent was for bureau chiefs to assume full
     responsibility for operations of the bureau.    However, the language referring to
     inspectors was overlooked. By deleting reference to "inspector" in electrical and
     plumbing bureau laws and "deputy" inspectors in plumbing law, the original intent is
     carried out and only the positions of the electrical bureau chief and the plumbing bureau
     chief remain. 
          This legislation is endorsed by the Legislative Council's 1999 interim committee
     on Construction Industry Laws, which also recommended that this proposal be presented
     to the House Business Committee for its consideration in the 2000 session. 
                    FISCAL IMPACT 
     There is no fiscal impact from this legislation. 
     Contact: Rep. Hilde Kellogg        (208) 332-1000
            Idaho House of Representatives 
                                                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                               H 583