House Bill 215

Actions | Amendments
Last Action signed by Governor (Acts ch. 65)
Title AN ACT relating to electrical inspections and licensure.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 93
Sponsors S. Santoro, L. Clark, B. Housman, C. Miller
Summary of Original Version Repeal and reenact all necessary sections of KRS 227.450 to 227.530, relating to electricians and electrical inspecting, as new sections of KRS Chapter 227A, relating to electrician licensure; establish permit requirements; set conditions for appointment as an electrical inspector, including removal of conflicts of interest; describe conditions where localities, including combinations of localities, may oversee electrical inspection and permitting; establish electrical inspector reporting and surety bond requirements; require the department to promulgate administrative regulations for fee schedules, inspection protocols, and reporting forms; set procedures for inspections and for dealing with work conducted without a permit; amend KRS 227A.010 to define "alteration," "commissioner," "division," "electrical inspector," and "repair"; amend KRS 227A.050 to send fees and other moneys to the department’s trust and agency account for the purposes of administering and enforcing all of KRS Chapter 227A; deposit all interest accrued by the account back into the account; amend KRS 227A.130 to add electrical inspection and permitting penalties to KRS Chapter 227A; amend KRS 198B.060 to allow local government petitions for electrical permits; clarify that the state will provide a certified electrical inspector for new building approvals; amend KRS 227.205 to create the electrical division within the department; amend KRS 132.815, 211.350, and 227A.030 to conform; repeal KRS 227.450 and 227.500.
Index Headings of Original Version Fees - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting fees charged by
Housing, Building, and Construction - Electrical inspecting and permitting, department to regulate
Inspections - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
Licensing - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Occupations and Professions - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Safety - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
State Agencies - Housing, Buildings and Construction, Electrical Division created within
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspections and permitting
Appropriations - Electrical inspections and permitting, trust and agency account
Electricians - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting overseen by
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
House Floor Amendment 5
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/05/12
  • introduced in House
01/09/12
  • to Labor & Industry (H)
01/20/12
  • posted in committee
02/16/12
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/21/12
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/27/12
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 28, 2012
03/02/12
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/05/12
  • floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3) filed
03/14/12
  • floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute
03/21/12
  • floor amendment (5) filed
03/22/12
  • 3rd reading, passed 96-0 with floor amendment (5)
03/23/12
  • received in Senate
03/26/12
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
03/27/12
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
03/28/12
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/29/12
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2012
  • 3rd reading, passed 36-1
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
03/30/12
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/11/12
  • signed by Governor (Acts ch. 65)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Impact Statements Local Mandate
Summary Retain original provisions, except create a new section of KRS Chapter 227A to require an electrician or master electrician for the installation, removal, or maintenance of load control or energy conservation devices on customer properties by an electric utility or cooperative; exclude low-voltage installations that are properly separated from a power source and that comply with KRS 227A.150; exempt both regular and low-voltage load control or energy conservation device installations from electrical inspection requirements; amend KRS 227.487 to direct an electrical inspector to give a copy of any cited electrical installation violations to the installation owner or owner's agent; remove the state's surety bond requirement if an electrical inspector is directly employed by a local government.
Index Headings Fees - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting fees charged by
Housing, Building, and Construction - Electrical inspecting and permitting, department to regulate
Inspections - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
Licensing - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Occupations and Professions - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Safety - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
State Agencies - Housing, Buildings and Construction, Electrical Division created within
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspections and permitting
Appropriations - Electrical inspections and permitting, trust and agency account
Electricians - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting overseen by

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor C. Rollins II
Summary Retain original language of the committee substitute, except to delete language in Section 12(6) which states that an electrical inspector's findings may be presumed to be correct unless a party demonstrates that the inspector's findings are more likely than not incorrect (the deletion would make a presumption that the inspector's findings are correct unless a party demonstrates that the inspector is incorrect).
Index Headings Fees - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting fees charged by
Housing, Building, and Construction - Electrical inspecting and permitting, department to regulate
Inspections - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
Licensing - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Occupations and Professions - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Safety - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
State Agencies - Housing, Buildings and Construction, Electrical Division created within
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspections and permitting
Appropriations - Electrical inspections and permitting, trust and agency account
Electricians - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting overseen by

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor R. Henderson
Summary Delete all provisions; create the Task Force on Electrical Inspection and Licensure; state that the purpose of the task force is to study the effect of possible changes to the laws on electrical inspection and licensure on Kentucky's electricians and electrical inspectors; require the task force to make recommendations based on its findings; mandate submission of the task force's final report by December 1, 2012; direct the task force to seek input from the state's electrical inspectors and electricians, the Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction, and any other relevant parties; name the membership of the task force; empower the Legislative Research Commission to determine the final membership and study completion date; authorize the Legislative Research Commission to alternatively assign the identified issues to interim joint committees or their subcommittees.
Index Headings Fees - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting fees charged by
Housing, Building, and Construction - Electrical inspecting and permitting, department to regulate
Inspections - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
Licensing - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Occupations and Professions - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Safety - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
State Agencies - Housing, Buildings and Construction, Electrical Division created within
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspections and permitting
Appropriations - Electrical inspections and permitting, trust and agency account
Electricians - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting overseen by

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor R. Henderson
Summary Delete all provisions; create the Task Force on Electrical Inspection and Licensure; state that the purpose of the task force is to study the effect of possible changes to the laws on electrical inspection and licensure on Kentucky's electricians and electrical inspectors; require the task force to make recommendations based on its findings; mandate submission of the task force's final report by December 1, 2012; direct the task force to seek input from the state's electrical inspectors and electricians, the Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction, and any other relevant parties; name the membership of the task force; empower the Legislative Research Commission to determine the final membership and study completion date; authorize the Legislative Research Commission to alternatively assign the identified issues to interim joint committees or their subcommittees.
Index Headings Fees - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting fees charged by
Housing, Building, and Construction - Electrical inspecting and permitting, department to regulate
Inspections - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
Licensing - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Occupations and Professions - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Safety - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
State Agencies - Housing, Buildings and Construction, Electrical Division created within
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspections and permitting
Appropriations - Electrical inspections and permitting, trust and agency account
Electricians - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting overseen by

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor S. Santoro
Summary Allow any combination of cities or jurisdictions operating an electrical permitting and inspection program to continue the program with department approval; authorize continued inspecting by a certified electrical inspector performing inspections as of April 1, 2009, if the inspector registers with the department by January 1, 2013, and is not employed by a city, jurisdiction, or combination of cities or jurisdictions; exempt from registration any electrical inspector who is employed by a city, jurisdiction, or combination of cities or jurisdictions; require the department to appoint and assign electrical inspectors to a jurisdiction that does not have an existing electrical permitting and inspection program by January 1, 2013, or an approved program after that date; appoint and assign inspectors if any electrical inspector who is performing inspections in the jurisdictions, but is not employed by them, has not registered with the department; direct the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to create a task force to study the effect of possible changes to the laws on electrical inspection and licensure on Kentucky's electricians and electrical inspectors; require the task force to include its findings and recommendations in its final report; direct the task force to seek input from the state's electrical inspectors, electricians, and any other relevant parties; name the membership of the task force; mandate submission of the task force's final report to the Legislative Research Commission by November 1, 2012; make technical corrections to conform.
Index Headings Fees - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting fees charged by
Housing, Building, and Construction - Electrical inspecting and permitting, department to regulate
Inspections - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
Licensing - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Occupations and Professions - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Safety - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
State Agencies - Housing, Buildings and Construction, Electrical Division created within
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspections and permitting
Appropriations - Electrical inspections and permitting, trust and agency account
Electricians - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting overseen by

Amendment House Floor Amendment 5
Sponsor S. Santoro
Summary Delete all original provisions; direct the Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction to create a task force to study the effect of possible changes to the laws on electrical inspection and licensure on Kentucky's electricians and electrical inspectors; require the task force to include its findings and recommendations in its final report; direct the task force to seek input from the state's electrical inspectors, electricians, and any other relevant parties; name the membership of the task force; mandate submission of the task force's final report to the Legislative Research Commission by November 1, 2012.
Index Headings Fees - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting fees charged by
Housing, Building, and Construction - Electrical inspecting and permitting, department to regulate
Inspections - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
Licensing - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Occupations and Professions - Electrical licensing and electrical inspecting and permitting, merger of statutes controlling
Safety - Electrical inspecting and permitting, regulation by Housing, Buildings and Construction
State Agencies - Housing, Buildings and Construction, Electrical Division created within
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspections and permitting
Appropriations - Electrical inspections and permitting, trust and agency account
Electricians - Housing, Buildings and Construction, electrical inspecting and permitting overseen by

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