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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS - Amends existing law relating to electrical
contractors and journeymen to require electrical contractors and specialty
electrical contractors to provide proof of liability insurance in the
amount of three hundred thousand dollars and proof of worker's compensation
insurance, if applicable, prior to being issued a license.
02/08 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/09 Rpt prt - to Bus
02/22 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/23 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/28 3rd rdg - PASSED - 61-7-2
AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Bastian, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Cannon, Chadderdon, Clark,
Collins, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18),
Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henbest, Henderson, Jaquet, Jones,
Kemp, Lake, LeFavour, Martinez, McGeachin, Miller, Mitchell, Nielsen,
Nonini, Pasley-Stuart, Pence, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Rusche,
Rydalch, Sayler, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen,
Smith(30), Smith(24), Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Mr.
NAYS -- Barrett, Crow, Loertscher, Mathews, McKague, Moyle, Wood
Absent and excused -- Sali, Schaefer
Floor Sponsor - Bilbao
Title apvd - to Senate
03/01 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes
03/09 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/10 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/11 3rd rdg - PASSED - 24-7-3, 1 vacancy
AYES -- Andreason, Broadsword, Bunderson, Burkett, Cameron, Compton,
Corder, Davis, Gannon, Goedde, Jorgenson, Kelly, Keough, Langhorst,
Little, Lodge, Malepeai, Marley, McGee, McKenzie, Schroeder, Stegner,
NAYS -- Brandt, Burtenshaw, Darrington, Geddes, Pearce, Richardson,
Absent and excused -- Coiner, Hill, Sweet, (District 21 seat vacant)
Floor Sponsor - Goedde
Title apvd - to House
03/14 To enrol
03/15 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/16 Pres signed
03/17 To Governor
03/21 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 82
]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 141
BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND JOURNEYMEN; AMENDING SECTION 54-1003A,
3 IDAHO CODE, TO REQUIRE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND SPECIALTY ELECTRICAL
4 CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE AND PROOF OF WORKER'S
5 COMPENSATION INSURANCE, IF APPLICABLE, PRIOR TO BEING ISSUED A LICENSE;
6 AND AMENDING SECTION 54-1013, IDAHO CODE, TO REQUIRE ELECTRICAL CONTRAC-
7 TORS AND SPECIALTY ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS TO PROVIDE PROOF OF LIABILITY
8 INSURANCE AND PROOF OF WORKER'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE, IF APPLICABLE,
9 PRIOR TO BEING ISSUED A LICENSE AND TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
11 SECTION 1. That Section 54-1003A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
12 amended to read as follows:
13 54-1003A. DEFINITIONS. (1) Electrical Contractor. Except as provided in
14 section 54-1016, Idaho Code, any person, partnership, company, firm, associa-
15 tion or corporation engaging in, conducting, or carrying on the business of
16 installing wires or equipment to carry electric current or installing appara-
17 tus to be operated by such current, or entering into agreements to install
18 such wires, equipment or apparatus, shall for the purpose of this act be known
19 as an electrical contractor. An electrical contractor, prior to being issued a
20 license, shall be required to provide proof of liability insurance in the
21 amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) and proof of worker's com-
22 pensation insurance if applicable.
23 (2) Journeyman Electrician. Except as provided in section 54-1016, Idaho
24 Code, and subsections (3), (4), (5) and (6) of this section, any person who
25 personally performs or supervises the actual physical work of installing elec-
26 tric wiring or equipment to convey electric current, or apparatus to be oper-
27 ated by such current, shall, for the purpose of this act, be known as a jour-
28 neyman electrician.
29 (3) Apprentice Electrician. Any person who, for the purpose of learning
30 the trade of journeyman electrician, engages in the installation of electric
31 wiring, equipment, or apparatus while under the constant on-the-job supervi-
32 sion of a qualified journeyman electrician shall, for the purpose of this act,
33 be known as an apprentice electrician.
34 (4) Maintenance Electrician. Any person who is regularly employed to ser-
35 vice, maintain or repair electrical apparatus, or to make minor repairs or
36 alterations to existing electrical wires or equipment located on his
37 employer's premises shall, for the purpose of this act, be known as a mainte-
38 nance electrician.
39 (5) Master Electrician. A person who has the necessary qualifications,
40 training, experience and technical knowledge to plan, layout or design the
41 installation of electrical wiring or equipment, or to supervise such planning,
42 layout, or design, and who performs or supervises such planning, layout or
43 design, shall, for the purpose of this act, be known as a master electrician.
1 (6) Specialty Electrician. A person having the necessary qualifications,
2 training, experience and technical knowledge to install, alter, repair and
3 supervise the installing, altering or repairing of special classes of electri-
4 cal wiring, apparatus or equipment within categories adopted by the board.
5 Specialty electricians shall perform work only within the scope of the spe-
6 cialty category for which the person is licensed.
7 (7) Specialty Electrical Contractor. Except as provided in section
8 54-1016, Idaho Code, any person, partnership, company, firm, association or
9 corporation engaging in, conducting or carrying on the business of installing,
10 altering or repairing special classes of electrical wiring, apparatus or
11 equipment within categories adopted by the board or entering into agreements
12 to perform such specialty work, shall for the purpose of this act be known as
13 a specialty electrical contractor. Specialty electrical contractors shall
14 perform work only within the scope of the specialty category for which the
15 contractor is licensed. A specialty electrical contractor, prior to being
16 issued a license, shall be required to provide proof of liability insurance in
17 the amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) and proof of worker's
18 compensation insurance if applicable.
19 (8) Specialty Electrical Trainee. Any person who, for the purpose of
20 learning the trade of a specialty electrician, engages in the installation of
21 electrical wiring, equipment or apparatus while under the constant on-the-job
22 supervision of a qualified specialty electrician shall, for the purpose of
23 this act, be known as a specialty electrical trainee.
24 SECTION 2. That Section 54-1013, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
25 amended to read as follows:
26 54-1013. RENEWAL OF LICENSES. (1) A license once issued under this act
27 chapter, unless revoked or suspended as herein provided, may be renewed at any
28 time during the final month of the licensing period on the payment of the
29 renewal fee herein specified, proof of satisfaction of the continuing educa-
30 tion requirements as established by the electrical board, and provided that
31 all outstanding civil penalties, and permit or other fees, have been paid in
32 full, and all outstanding correction notices have been satisfactorily
33 resolved. For electrical contractors and specialty electrical contractors,
34 proof of liability insurance in the amount of three hundred thousand dollars
35 ($300,000) shall also be required, and proof of worker's compensation insur-
36 ance shall be required if applicable.
37 (2) Any license which has expired may be revived at any time within one
38 (1) year from the first day of the final month of the licensing period, by
39 payment of the revival fee herein specified, together with all outstanding
40 civil penalties, and permit or other fees and penalties, and upon proof that
41 outstanding correction notices have been satisfactorily resolved. For electri-
42 cal contractors and specialty electrical contractors, proof of liability
43 insurance in the amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) shall
44 also be required, and proof of worker's compensation insurance shall be
45 required if applicable.
46 (3) Certificates of competency issued prior to July 1, 1961, shall, for
47 the purpose of this act chapter, be considered as licenses and may be renewed
48 or revived as herein provided.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
At present, other bureaus in the Division of Building Safety,
Plumbing and HVAC, require proof of financial protection for
consumers. Many electrical contractors have specialty licenses
within the Plumbing and HVAC bureaus and are required to provide
proof of consumer financial protection for those specialty
licenses. This legislation would make evidence of financial
responsibility the same in the Division of Building Safety
There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.
Name: Bob Corbell
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 141