Bill Text - HB271 (2019)

Revision: March 19, 2019, 11:02 a.m.

HB 271 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

19Mar2019... 0644h

2019 SESSION

19-0478

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 271

 

AN ACT relative to apprentice electricians and third party electrical inspections.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Flanagan, Hills. 26; Rep. Williams, Hills. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes a limit for supervision of apprentices by a journeyman electrician in the first year of licensure. The bill also provides for level 1 and level 2 third party electrical inspections  in rules adopted by the electricians' board.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19Mar2019... 0644h 19-0478

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to apprentice electricians and third party electrical inspections.

 

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

 

1  Supervision of Apprentice Electricians.  Amend RSA 319-C:2-a, I to read as follows:

I.  A journeyman electrician shall directly supervise no more than one apprentice in the first year following his or her initial date of licensure.  A journeyman electrician may have 2 apprentice electricians under his or her direct supervision beginning on the first anniversary of the journeyman electrician's initial date of licensure.

2  Third Party Electrical Inspections.  Amend RSA 319-C:5-a to read as follows:

319-C:5-a  Third Party Electrical Inspections.  The board shall adopt rules under RSA 319-C:6-a requiring any entity engaging a person to conduct level 1 or level 2 third-party electrical inspections of electrical installations in this state to have the person conducting the inspection be approved by the board.  The board shall determine the qualifications necessary for approval as a level 1 or level 2 electrical inspector. The board shall maintain and make available a list of such persons approved for level 1 or level 2 third-party electrical inspections.  The approval of a person to conduct either level of third-party electrical inspections shall not prohibit a city or town that has established inspections under RSA 47:22 or RSA 674:51 from contracting with any person of its choice to perform third-party electrical inspections.

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