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HOUSE BILL NO. 529 – Master electricn/jnyman experience


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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,
      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

Bill Text

  ]]]]              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
  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  herein defined 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 state as a licensed journeyman  for
 41    a period of not less than two four (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
  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 / Fiscal Impact

                     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.

Name:     Dave Munroe, Administrator
Agency:   Division of Building Safety
Phone:    (208) 332-7100

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact             H 529