04RS SB148


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SB 148 (BR 1555) - G. Tapp

     AN ACT relating to electrical licensing and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 227.480 to prohibit the issuance of a permit unless the applicant submits proof of being licensed as an electrical contractor or of acting on behalf of a licensed electrical contractor; amend KRS 227A.010 to prohibit a master electrician from working for more than one electrical contractor if the electrical contractor is not a master electrician and the contractor has employed the master electrician full-time; amend KRS 227A.100 to change the license renewal time from the anniversary date of the license to the last day of the licensee's birth month; to allow the department to establish an inactive license for licensees who are not actively engaged in the electrical business but wish to maintain their license, to reduce the license and renewal fees of inactive licensees, to waive the insurance requirements for inactive licensees; amend KRS 227A.080 to allow the department to issue a pending license to an applicant prior to July 15, 2004; EMERGENCY.


     SCS - Retain original provisions of bill, except amend KRS 227A.030 to exempt low-voltage, power-limited installations by persons licensed under various statutes; require the department to determine experience and testing for low-voltage installer certification and to set fees not to exceed actual cost of issuing certificate.

     HCS - Retain original provision; add provision requiring the commissioner of housing, buildings and construction to approve a local government's petition to oversee inspections relating to local plumbing permits unless the commission determines that the local government is unable to perform that function.

     HFA (1, J. Coleman) - Allow a person to be licensed as an electrician upon submitting an application, paying fees, and passing an examination if the applicant completes a postsecondary electrical program that culminates in a diploma or degree; require that the program be substantially equivalent to a program approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education.

     HFA (2, L. Napier) - Retain original provisions of bill and create a new section of KRS Chapter 309 to define "internship"; allow members of the General Assembly to sit for the Kentucky bar examination, and upon passing of which he or she shall be granted a license to practice law if he or she has completed twenty (20) years of service as a member of the General Assembly and a one (1) year internship with an attorney who has been practicing law in Kentucky for more than one (1) year.

     HFA (3/Title, L. Napier) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 6-introduced in Senate
     Feb 11-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 2-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 3, 2004
     Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 34-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House
     Mar 4-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Mar 8-posted in committee
     Mar 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 19, 2004
     Mar 22-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 23-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3-title) filed

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