PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
PLUMBING AND PLUMBERS
54-2605. Idaho plumbing board. (1) The Idaho plumbing board, referred to as the board, is hereby created and made a part of the division of occupational and professional licenses. It shall be the responsibility and duty of the administrator of the division of occupational and professional licenses to administer and enforce the provisions of this act; and the board shall make, promulgate and publish such rules as may be necessary for carrying out the provisions of this act in order to effectuate the purposes thereof and for the orderly and efficient administration thereof, and except as may be limited or prohibited by law and the provisions of this act, such rules so made and promulgated shall have the force of statute.
(2) The board shall consist of five (5) members. The members shall be appointed at large by the governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. Members shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years. Whenever a vacancy occurs, the governor shall forthwith appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term.
(3) All members of the board shall be United States citizens, residents of this state for not less than two (2) years, and qualified by knowledge, integrity and experience to properly execute the functions of the board. Two (2) members shall be members of the public at large with an interest in the rights of consumers of plumbing services; one (1) member shall be an active plumbing contractor with not less than five (5) years’ experience in the plumbing contracting business; one (1) member shall be an active plumbing contractor with not less than five (5) years in the plumbing contracting business with an additional background of experience in gas piping installations in buildings; and one (1) member shall be a journeyman plumber. All members of the board shall take, subscribe and file with the secretary of state an oath of office in the form, manner and time prescribed by chapter 4, title 59, Idaho Code.
(4) The board shall meet within thirty (30) days after the appointment of all its members and thereafter at such other times as may be expedient and necessary for the proper performance of its duties. At the board’s first meeting, the members shall elect one (1) of their number to be chairman. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and not less than two (2) quorum meetings shall be held each year. The board may delegate to any member, or its chairman or other employees, the power to make investigations and hold hearings at any place it may deem proper, and to report findings to it; and may delegate to its chairman and employees the performance of ministerial functions.
(5) Each member of the board shall be compensated as provided by section 59-509(n), Idaho Code.
[(54-2605) 39-2705, added 1957, ch. 214, sec. 5, p. 454; am. 1974, ch. 39, sec. 26, p. 1023; am. and redesig. 1984, ch. 123, sec. 5, p. 284; am. 1986, ch. 306, sec. 1, p. 757; am. 1996, ch. 421, sec. 52, p. 1437; am. 2001, ch. 151, sec. 4, p. 549; am. 2016, ch. 340, sec. 30, p. 951; am. 2017, ch. 123, sec. 1, p. 292; am. 2021, ch. 222, sec. 23, p. 637.]