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SENATE BILL NO. 1467
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S1467.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
ELECTRICIANS - Amends existing law relating to electricians to revise
exemptions to the licensure requirement; and to define terms.
02/18 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/21 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1467
BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE LICENSURE OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND JOURNEYMAN ELECTRI-
3 CIANS; AMENDING SECTION 54-1016, IDAHO CODE, TO REVISE EXEMPTIONS TO THE
4 LICENSURE REQUIREMENT AND TO DEFINE TERMS.
5 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
6 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1016, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
7 amended to read as follows:
8 54-1016. EXEMPTIONS. (1) Nothing in this act shall be deemed to apply to:
9 (a) T the installation or maintenance of communication circuits, wires and
10 or apparatus; nor to:
11 (b) A an y electrical public utility, or its employees, or contractors
12 working for such utility, in the installation and maintenance of electri-
13 cal wiring, circuits, apparatus and or equipment by or for such public
14 utility, or comprising a part of its plants, lines or system. The licens-
15 ing provisions of this act shall not apply to persons making electrical
16 installations on their own property or to regularly employed maintenance
17 electricians working on the premises of their employer which is owned, or
18 under the exclusive control of the electrical utility.
19 (i) For the purposes of this subsection, "exclusive control" shall
20 apply only to transmission and distribution facilities that are owned
21 by third parties, but operated and maintained exclusively by the
22 electrical utility.
23 (ii) For the purposes of this subsection, "electrical utility" shall
24 be defined as any publicly, cooperative or privately owned utility
25 which owns or operates an overhead high voltage line.
26 (2) No license or inspection tag or permit and inspection are required
27 for regularly employed maintenance electricians working on the premises of
28 their employer.
29 (3) No license is required for, but an electrical inspection tag or per-
30 mit and inspection are required for:
31 (a) Persons making electrical installations on their own property; or
32 (b) The installation of meters and similar devices for the measuring,
33 monitoring or analyzing of electricity by an electrical utility; or
34 (c) An electrical utility or its employees when performing the installa-
35 tion or maintenance of a customer owned outdoor transmission or distribu-
36 tion system; or
37 (d) Employees of a licensed electrical contractor when performing the
38 installation of maintenance of a customer owned outdoor transmission or
39 distribution system.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to clearly define who is exempt and when they
are exempt from Idaho Code 54 Chapter 10. It also defines who is exempt from
licensing, permitting, and inspection.
This legislation has no fiscal impact on the general fund.
CONTACT: Benny Antunes/Mark Briggs
IBEW Local 291
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S1467