HB16-1073 - Electrical Industry Safety And Training Act

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Qualifications Of Licensed Electricians.

Under current law, an applicant seeking renewal of a license to be a journeyman electrician, a master electrician, or a residential wireman must demonstrate competency through an assessment performed by a private company in compliance with state electrical board (board) rules.

Section 1 of the bill modifies the competency requirement by requiring an applicant seeking renewal or reinstatement of his or her license to complete 24 hours of continuing education during each cycle of his or her license in compliance with board rules. The continuing education requirements established by the board must include course work related to the National Electrical Code, including core competencies as determined by the board.

Section 2 requires that each inspection performed by an incorporated town or city, a county, a city and county, or a qualified state institution of higher education include a contemporaneous review to ensure compliance with electrician licensure and inspection requirements. Each incorporated town or city, county, city and county, or qualified state institution of higher education conducting inspections is required to develop standard procedures to advise its inspectors how to conduct a contemporaneous review and to post its current procedures on its web site.

Latest update: April 15, 2016
04/15/2016 Governor Signed
04/05/2016 Sent to the Governor
04/04/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/01/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/28/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/24/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/21/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/05/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/04/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/03/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
01/26/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor