06RS HB28


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HB 28/LM (BR 104) - R. Crimm, T. Riner

     AN ACT relating to electricians and electrical contractors.
     Create a new section of KRS 227.450 to 227.500 to enhance enforcement powers of electrical inspectors; amend KRS 227.480 to require localities to follow Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction standards for necessity of electrical inspections; authorize the office to promulgate administrative regulations to specify inspection standards; grant the office authority to require an inspection of homeowner or farmer work on his or her own premises if there is a substantial likelihood of imminent danger to life or property; amend KRS 227.491 to forbid an electrical inspector from certifying an unlicensed or unlawful electrical installation; amend KRS 227.500 to allow local governments to fix a penalty of $1,000 for the first offense and $2,000 for each subsequent offense for code violations when the penalty was initially recommended by an electrical inspector; amend KRS 227A.030 to require unlicensed, nonresident electricians to apply for an electrician's license after being employed on engaged in electrical work in Kentucky for 10 consecutive days or a maximum of 30 days in any given calendar year; and direct that combined sections be known as "Isaac's Act."


     SCS/LM - Retain original provisions, except remove the authority of the office or the locality to require an inspection when a homeowner or farmer does electrical work on his or her own premises; reinstitute the requirement that the permit applicant submit proof of being an electrical contractor licensed under KRS Chapter 227A or a person acting on behalf of the electrical contractor.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Sep 7-To: Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations
     Jan 3-introduced in House; to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Jan 10-posted in committee
     Jan 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 31-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 1, 2006
     Feb 2-3rd reading, passed 91-5
     Feb 3-received in Senate
     Feb 7-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 1-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 2, 2006
     Mar 2-3rd reading, passed 37-0-1 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 9-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute for Friday. March 10, 2006
     Mar 17-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 98-0
     Mar 20-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 21-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 28-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 83)

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