House Bill 444

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 04/09/24: signed by Governor
Title AN ACT relating to electricians.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1907
Sponsors S. Bratcher, S. Lewis
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 227A.060 to modify experience and education requirements for an electrician or master electrician license; require an electrician applicant or master electrician applicant to have 8,000 hours or 16,000 hours of verifiable experience, respectively, which may be reduced by designated education or teaching; authorize a master electrician or electrician applicant to qualify for licensure through teaching or attending an associate's degree or diploma program at a college within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System or at another accredited college or university; enable a military veteran to meet master electrician or electrician experience requirements through applicable supervised military occupational specialty experience; direct the department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to promulgate administrative regulations to establish an application form to allow submission of military experience; accept either a DD-214 form or a signed statement from the applicant's commanding officer to verify relevant military experience; amend KRS 227A.100 to renew electrician licenses once every two years; allow a licensee to request either a physical or electronic license.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Higher - Electrician licensing, college or university teaching or degree, qualifications
Education, Vocational - Electrician licensing, Kentucky Community and Technical College System degree, qualifications
Electricians - Licensing, electricians and master electricians, initial and biennial
Licensing - Electricians and master electricians, initial and biennial licensure, electronic license option
Occupations and Professions - Electricians and master electricians, licensing requirements
State Agencies - Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, military occupational experience, electricians
Veterans - Electrician licensing, military occupational experience, experience credit
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction, electricians, licensing, electronic license
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
02/01/24
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
02/09/24
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
02/21/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/22/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/01/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 04, 2024
03/05/24
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
03/06/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute (1) and Floor Amendment (1)
03/07/24
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
03/11/24
  • to Economic Development, Tourism, & Labor (S)
03/21/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/22/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/25/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 26, 2024
03/26/24
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/27/24
  • passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
03/28/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 32-5
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
04/09/24
  • signed by Governor

Proposed Amendments

Top | Actions
Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions, except allow the department to establish a system to issue electronic licenses instead of physical licenses; increase $500,000 general liability insurance requirement to $1,000,000; double the biennial license fee compared to the previous annual license rate; make the six hour continuing education requirement apply to each separate year under a biennial license.
Index Headings Electricians - Biennial licensure, requirements
Insurance - Electricians, general liability insurance, required coverage
Licensing - Electricians, authorized practice, requirements
Occupations and Professions - Electricians, licensing requirements

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor S. Bratcher
Summary Substitute an associate's degree or diploma program in electrical technology or a related field from a college within KCTCS or from an accredited college or university for 6,000 hours of verifiable experience in the electrical trade.
Index Headings Education, Higher - Master electrician, associate's degree or diploma program, credit toward licensure
Education, Vocational - Master electrician, associate's degree or diploma program, credit toward licensure
Electricians - Master electrician, associate's degree or diploma program, credit toward licensure
Licensing - Master electrician, associate's degree or diploma program, credit toward licensure
Occupations and Professions - Master electrician, associate's degree or diploma program, credit toward licensure

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