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Sunset Plumbing Board

Concerning the continuation of the state plumbing board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2023 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2024 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies (DORA) in its 2023 sunset review of the state plumbing board (board). Sections 3 and 26 of the bill continue the board for 13 years to September 1, 2037. Section 13 authorizes the board to discipline plumbers who aid or abet a person in violating the plumbing practice act or other statutes that apply to plumbers. Section 3 removes the statutory requirement that members of the board be confirmed by the senate of the Colorado general assembly. Section 3 removes the political affiliation requirement for the board, which requires that a major political party not have more than one member more than the other major political party. Sections 1, 7, and 9 clarify that the licensed categories of plumbers, plumbing apprentices, and registered plumbing contractors can work on water conditioning systems without being required to register with the board as a water conditioning contractor, principal, or installer. Sections 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22, 24, 25, and 27 modernize the term "journeyman" by changing it to "journeyworker" throughout the plumbing practice act, effective July 1, 2025. Section 13 modifies the grounds for discipline of a licensee regarding habitual or excessive use or abuse of controlled substances or alcohol and removes "substance use disorder" as a ground for discipline. Section 13 repeals the requirement that the board send a letter of admonition by certified mail. Sections 1, 6, 7, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, and 25 make technical changes, including to replace the word "administrator" with the word "director" where appropriate and to replace references to "he or she" with gender-neutral terms.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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