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H0525...........................................................by BUSINESS ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS - Amends existing law to clarify qualifications and restrictions on state and municipal electrical inspectors; and to provide for administration of such additional tests as may be adopted by the State Electrical Board. 01/22 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/23 Rpt prt - to Bus
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 525 BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND JOURNEYMEN; AMENDING SECTION 54-1019, 3 IDAHO CODE, TO CLARIFY QUALIFICATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON STATE AND MUNIC- 4 IPAL ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS, TO PROVIDE FOR ADMINISTRATION OF SUCH ADDI- 5 TIONAL TESTS AS MAY BE ADOPTED BY THE STATE ELECTRICAL BOARD AND TO MAKE 6 TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS. 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1019, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 9 amended to read as follows: 10 54-1019. QUALIFICATIONS OF AND RESTRICTIONS ON STATE AND MUNICIPAL 11 INSPECTORS -- DEPUTY ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS AND THE GENERAL INSPECTOR'S TEST. 12 (1) The administrator of the division of building safety shall appoint the13 number of deputy electrical inspectors as may be required for the effective14 enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.Irrespective of any other pro- 15 vision of law or rule, all inspectors including those employed under contract 16 or otherwise assigned to enforce the provisions of this chapter whether on a 17 full-time or part-time basis, by or on behalf of the state division of build- 18 ing safety or any municipality electing to claim exemption under this chapter, 19 shall possess the following qualifications and adhere to the restrictions: 20 (a) Qualifications. All inspectors shall be skilled in electrical instal- 21 lations with not less than four (4) years of actual experience as a jour- 22 neyman electrician, shall possess certificates of competency prior to 23 appointment, and shall be fully familiar with the provisions of this chap- 24 ter and rules made both by the administrator and the Idaho electrical 25 board. 26 (b) Restrictions. No inspector employed by the division of building27 safety and assigned to the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter28 shall be engaged or financially interested in an electrical business, 29 trade, practice or work, or the sale of any supplies connected therewith, 30 nor shall he act as an agent, directly or indirectly, for any person, 31 firm, copartnership, association or corporation so engaged. 32 (2) The administrator of the division of building safety shall appoint 33 the number of deputy electrical inspectors as may be required for the effec- 34 tive enforcement of the provisions of this chapter. Inspectors employed by35 municipalities electing to claim exemption under this chapter must possess the36 qualifications set forth in this section. Inspectors employed by the division37 of building safetyunder contract or otherwise assigned to the enforcement of 38 the provisions of this chapter by the administrator of the division of build- 39 ing safety, whether on behalf of the state division of building safety or any 40 municipality, shall take and pass, before the end of their probationary 41 period, the general inspector's test administered by the educational testing 42 service, or futuresuch other tests developed by the educational testing ser-43 vice for that purpose, or such examination developed for similar purposes, and2 1 administered by another testing agency, whichas may be adopted by the Idaho 2 electrical board. may select.The board may also promulgate rules relative to 3 the applicability of this provision to existing electrical inspectors with 4 permanent status in the division.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13511C1 This legislation is necessary to clarify the qualifications and ethical restrictions for all state and municipal electrical inspectors. FISCAL IMPACT There will be no fiscal impact on the General Fund. CONTACT Name: Dave Munroe, Administrator Agency: Division of Building Safety Phone: (208) 332-7100 Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact H 525