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Date: 03/21/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1073



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1073 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:01 PM -- HB 16-1073



Senator Guzman and Senator Scheffel introduced House Bill 16-1073, concerning the electrical industry safety and training act. The reengrossed bill creates new requirements, effective January 1, 2018, for individuals applying for a renewal of a master electrician, journeyman electrician, or residential wireman license through the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies. Renewal applicants will be required to complete 24 hours of continuing education rather than passing a competency assessment. The State Electrical Board must adopt rules establishing continuing education requirements and standards by April 1, 2017.



The bill also requires any electrical inspection performed by the state, a local government, or qualified state institution of higher education to include a contemporaneous review; however, a contemporaneous review is not required for each inspection of the project, but standard procedures must preserve an inspector's ability to conduct a contemporaneous review at any time. The review must ensure that all electricians working onsite are properly licensed, and that all electrical apprentices working onsite are performing the appropriate work and are properly registered and supervised. To that end, the bill requires the state, local building departments, and higher education institutions to develop standard procedures for electrical inspectors conducting contemporaneous reviews and to post these procedures on the entity's public website.



Senator Guzman and Senator Scheffel responded to questions from the committee.



02:08 PM --
Craig Clark, Dynalectric and National Electrical Contractors Association, spoke in support of the bill.



02:10 PM --
Mark Latimer, Associated Builders and Contractors - Rocky Mountain, spoke in support of the bill.



02:13 PM --
Robert Hartman, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:20 PM --
Jim Perizzolo, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.



02:21 PM --
Mark Browne, State Electrical Board Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to questions from the committee.



02:31 PM



Senator Scheffel made closing comments on the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1073
TIME: 02:33:19 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1073 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
Yes
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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