SB 135-FN - AS INTRODUCED
SENATE BILL 135-FN
SPONSORS: Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Rep. Backus, Hills. 19
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill allows for the regulation of electrical installations done without compensation, authorizes voluntary inspection fees and identification of inspectors, and updates the National Electrical Code in the state building code.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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 Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
319-C:1 Electricians. No electrical installation shall be made [for compensation], unless made by an electrician or other person licensed by the electricians' board, except as provided in this chapter.
V. A city or town building official or code enforcement officer designated by the administrative authority of the city or town, shall have the authority to check the license or identification issued under this chapter to an inspector.
319-C:6-b Fees. The board 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, for voluntary inspections done by an inspector under RSA 319-C:5, 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 budgeted for the biennium in which they will apply. Fees collected shall be deposited in the general fund as unrestricted revenue.
IV. "New Hampshire building code'' or "state building code'' means the adoption by reference of the International Building Code 2009, the International Existing Building Code 2009, the International Plumbing Code 2009, the International Mechanical Code 2009, the International Energy Conservation Code 2009, and the International Residential Code 2009, as published by the International Code Council, and the National Electrical Code  2017, as amended by the state building code review board and ratified by the legislature in accordance with RSA 155-A:10. The provisions of any other national code or model code referred to within a code listed in this definition shall not be included in the state building code unless specifically included in the codes listed in this definition.
I. Section 4 of this act shall take effect January 1, 2018.
II. The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.
SB 135-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill would require electrical installations, whether for compensation or not, to be made by electricians or other persons licensed by the Electrician’s Board. It allows for the establishment of fees for voluntary inspections done by a Board appointed inspector and updates a reference to the National Electrical Code within the State Building Code. City or town building officials or code enforcement officers shall have the authority to check the license or identification of inspectors. The Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC) estimates the number of voluntary inspections requested would be minimal, but there would be costs associated with fueling State-owned vehicles traveling to the locations. The fee to be determined by the Board of Electricians is unknown but would increase OPLC unrestricted revenue. The New Hampshire Municipal Association indicates it is unlikely to affect municipal revenues or expenditures.
Office of Professional Licensure and Certification and New Hampshire Municipal Association
|Jan. 19, 2017||Introduced 01/19/2017 and Referred to Executive Departments and Administration; SJ 5|
|Feb. 1, 2017||Hearing: 02/01/2017, Room 101, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 8|
|Feb. 23, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0477s, 02/23/2017; SC 11|
|Feb. 23, 2017||Sen. Carson Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 02/23/2017; SJ 7|
|Feb. 23, 2017||Pending Motion Committee Amendment # 2017-0477s; 02/23/2017; SJ 7|
|March 30, 2017||Sen. Bradley Moved to Remove From Table, MA, VV; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Sen. Daniels Waived Referral to Finance; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Committee Amendment # 2017-0477s, AA, VV; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Sen. Carson Offered Floor Amendment # 2017-1215s; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Sen. Giuda Moved to Divide the Question on 2017-1215; Sections 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6; and Sections 3 and 6; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||The Chair ruled the Question Divisible; 03/30/2017 SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Sections 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6, AA, VV; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Sections 3 and 6, RC 16Y-6N, AA; 03/30/2017 SJ 12|
|March 30, 2017||Ought to Pass with Amendments 2017-0477s and 2017-1215s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/30/2017; SJ 12|
|March 23, 2017||Introduced 03/23/2017 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 11 P. 27|
|April 12, 2017||Public Hearing: 04/12/2017 02:00 PM LOB 306|
|April 25, 2017||Subcommittee Work Session: 04/25/2017 09:00 AM LOB 306|
|May 2, 2017||Subcommittee Work Session: 05/02/2017 11:00 AM LOB 306|
|May 16, 2017||Subcommittee Work Session: 05/16/2017 10:00 AM LOB 306|
|May 16, 2017||Executive Session: 05/16/2017 10:30 AM LOB 306|
|June 1, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1805h for 06/01/2017 (Vote 14-0; CC) HC 26 P. 7|
|June 1, 2017||Amendment # 2017-1805h: AA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 16|
|June 1, 2017||Ought to Pass with Amendment 1805h: MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 16|
|June 8, 2017||Sen. Carson Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, RC 18Y-5N, MA; 06/08/2017; SJ 19|
|June 22, 2017||Enrolled 06/22/2017 HJ 19 P. 23|
|June 22, 2017||Enrolled (In recess 06/22/2017); SJ 20|
|July 5, 2017||Signed by the Governor on 07/05/2017; Chapter 0201|
|Jan. 1, 2018||I. Section 3 Effective 01/01/2018|
|Sept. 3, 2017||II. Remainder Effective 09/03/2017|
|Feb. 1, 2017||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 23, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 12, 2017||House||Hearing|
|May 16, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|June 1, 2017||House||Floor Vote|