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H0529...........................................................by BUSINESS MASTER ELECTRICIANS - Amends existing law to require not less than four years of experience as a licensed journeyman to qualify for licensure as a master electrician. 01/22 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/23 Rpt prt - to Bus 02/24 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 02/25 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 02/27 3rd rdg - PASSED - 56-10-4 AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner, Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet, Kellogg, Lake, Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch, Sayler, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills NAYS -- Barrett, Bauer, Harwood, Kulczyk, Langford, McKague, Raybould, Roberts, Sali, Wood Absent and excused -- Crow, Jones, Schaefer, Mr. Speaker Floor Sponsor - Douglas Title apvd - to Senate 03/01 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes 03/10 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/11 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/19 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0 AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett(Maxand), Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce, Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- None Floor Sponsor - Compton Title apvd - to House 03/20 To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed 03/22 To Governor 03/23 Governor signed Session Law Chapter 245 Effective: 07/01/04
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]] Fifty-seventh Legislature Second Regular Session - 2004 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE BILL NO. 529 BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE 1 AN ACT 2 RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND JOURNEYMEN; AMENDING SECTION 54-1007, 3 IDAHO CODE, TO REQUIRE NOT LESS THAN FOUR YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A 4 LICENSED JOURNEYMAN TO QUALIFY FOR LICENSURE AS A MASTER ELECTRICIAN AND 5 TO PROVIDE CODE REFERENCES. 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1007, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby 8 amended to read as follows: 9 54-1007. ISSUANCE OF LICENSES -- RECIPROCITY. (1) The administrator shall 10 issue licenses to such persons as have by examination shown themselves to be 11 fit, competent and qualified to engage in the trade of journeyman electrician, 12 specialty electrician or master electrician as defined in section 54-1003A, 13 Idaho Code, and to such persons, firms, partnerships, associations or corpora- 14 tions as have shown themselves to be fit, competent and qualified to engage in 15 the business of electrical contracting or specialty electrical contracting as 16 defined in section 54-1003A, Idaho Code. 17 (2) An apprentice electrician, as hereindefined in section 54-1003A, 18 Idaho Code, may take the journeyman's examination if he has completed the 19 required related instruction for electrical apprentices as approved by the 20 Idaho state board for professional-technical education and has worked the num- 21 ber of hours as prescribed by the Idaho electrical board, provided that for 22 each such year he is claiming to have worked as an apprentice electrician, the 23 apprentice shall have been registered with the division of building safety as 24 an apprentice, paid an apprentice registration fee, and submitted with his 25 annual application for apprentice registration verification of employment, the 26 number of instructional hours completed and the number of hours worked. The 27 electrical board may, by rule, fix the apprentice registration fee, in an 28 amount not to exceed the costs of issuing apprentice registration certificates 29 and enforcing the apprentice registration provisions of this act, and may also 30 by rule establish requirements relative to the manner of verification of 31 employment, the number of instructional hours completed, continuation training 32 and the number of hours worked. 33 (a) An apprentice who has completed the number of instructional hours and 34 has not taken or passed the journeyman's examination within two (2) years 35 of completion of the instructional training hours, shall provide proof of 36 continuation training as set by rule of the electrical board. 37 (b) An apprentice who has not advanced in apprenticeship training for a 38 period of two (2) years shall complete continuation training as set by 39 rule of the electrical board. 40 (3) Any person who has worked in this stateas a licensed journeyman for 41 a period of not less than twofour ( 24) years and who has worked the number of 42 hours as prescribed by rule of the board as a licensed journeyman electrician 43 shall be considered as qualified to apply for a master electrician's license 2 1 in this state. The Idaho electrical board, in establishing by rule the 2 requirements for a master electrician's license, shall also take into account 3 the applicant's performance as a journeyman electrician. 4 (4) Any person with out-of-state experience who has worked as a journey- 5 man electrician or as an apprentice electrician , as herein defined,for a 6 period of four (4) years, and who has met such other requirements as estab- 7 lished by rule of the board, shall be considered as qualified to apply for a 8 journeyman electrician's license in this state. 9 (5) To the extent that other states which provide for the licensing of 10 electricians provide for similar action, the administrator, on the recommenda- 11 tion of the Idaho electrical board, may grant licenses to electricians 12 licensed by such other states, upon payment by the applicant of the required 13 fee and upon furnishing proof to the board that the applicant has qualifica- 14 tions at least equal to those provided herein for applicants for written exam- 15 inations. Applicants who qualify for a license under this subsection are not 16 required to take a written examination.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 13540 In order to enhance proficiency within the profession, this legislation will increase to four the number of years of work experience necessary to obtain a master electrician license. 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 529