Bill Text - HB1142 (2012)

Relative to the electricians' board.

Revision: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight






AN ACT relative to the electricians’ board.

SPONSORS: Rep. Infantine, Hills 13; Rep. Gimas, Hills 12; Rep. Flanagan, Hills 5

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration


This bill clarifies that the electricians’ board is a unit of the department of safety and that the board shall have the authority to adopt rules and set fees.

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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to the electricians’ board.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Electricians’ Board; Administration. Amend RSA 319-C:4, IV to read as follows:

IV. The board shall be [within the bureau of electrical safety and licensing, division of fire safety,] a unit of the department of safety[, administered and enforced by the state fire marshal]. Notwithstanding RSA 21-G:9, the board shall exercise rulemaking authority granted under RSA 319-C:6-a.

2 Rulemaking. Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 319-C:6-a to read as follows:

Notwithstanding RSA 21-G:9, the board, with an affirmative vote of at least 3 of the 5 appointed board members[ and with the approval of the commissioner of safety], shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to:

3 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 application fees for examination of applicants, fees 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 fee for examination shall not include fees charged by and paid to an examination entity approved by the board. 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.

4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.