SB 93-FN – FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 93-FN
This bill establishes a bureau of electrical safety and licensing in the department of safety, division of fire safety, and transfers the electricians’ board and administration and enforcement of electricians’ licensing to the state fire marshal.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [
in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five
AN ACT transferring the electricians’ board to the department of safety.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
122:1 New Paragraph; State Fire Marshal; Bureau of Electrical Safety and Licensing. Amend RSA 21-P:12 by inserting after paragraph V the following new paragraph:
VI. Administration, supervision, and enforcement of RSA 319-C regulating electricians. There is hereby established within the division of fire safety a bureau of electrical safety and licensing under the supervision of the state fire marshal, which shall include the electricians’ board and staff.
122:2 Bureau of Electrical Safety and Licensing. RSA 319-C:4, IV is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:
IV. The board shall be within the bureau of electrical safety and licensing, division of fire safety, department of safety, administered and enforced by the state fire marshal.
122:3 Inspectors. Amend RSA 319-C:5, I to read as follows:
I. The state fire marshal and the board, with the [
advice and consent of the board] approval of the commissioner of safety, shall be empowered to appoint such inspectors as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. Any person so employed shall be [ located in the office of the state fire marshal and] under the administration and supervisory direction of the state fire marshal.
122:4 Rulemaking By the Board. Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 319-C:6-a to read as follows:
The board, with the approval of the commissioner of safety, shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to:
122:5 Electricians; Fees. Amend RSA 319-C:6-b to read as follows:
319-C:6-b Fees. The board, with the approval of the commissioner of safety, shall establish fees for examination of applicants, for licensure, for renewal, and for late renewal of licenses to practice under this chapter, and for transcribing and transferring records and other services. The fees established by the board shall be sufficient to produce estimated revenues equal to 125 percent of the direct operating expenses of the board for the previous fiscal year. Fees collected shall be deposited in the fire standards and training and emergency medical services fund, established in RSA 21-P:12-d, and used for the purposes of operating expenses of the electricians’ board. Fees collected in excess of actual operating expenses shall be deposited in the general fund as unrestricted revenue.
122:6 Disposition of Funds. RSA 319-C:11 is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:
319-C:11 Disposition of Funds. The state fire marshal shall cause to be recorded all receipts and disbursements under this chapter. The state fire marshal or designee shall forward all funds received under this chapter to the state treasurer for deposit in the fire standards and training and emergency medical services fund established in RSA 21-P:12-d.
122:7 Effective Date. This act shall take effect July 1, 2005.
(Approved: June 15, 2005)
(Effective Date: July 1, 2005)