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LICENSING OF ELEVATOR CONTRACTORS

             2     
AND ELEVATOR MECHANICS

             3     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Larry B. Wiley

             6     
Senate Sponsor: Karen Mayne

             7     
             8      LONG TITLE
             9      Committee Note:
             10          The Business and Labor Interim Committee recommended this bill.
             11      General Description:
             12          This bill provides for the licensing of elevator contractors and elevator mechanics in
             13      Chapter 55 of Title 58, Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This bill:
             16          .    provides for the licensing of elevator contractors and elevator mechanics by the
             17      Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing;
             18          .    provides qualifications for licensure of an elevator contractor and elevator
             19      mechanic;
             20          .    provides for an emergency temporary elevator mechanic license H. ;
             20a          .     provides for exemptions .H ; and
             21          .    provides a continuing education requirement.
             22      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             23          None
             24      Other Special Clauses:
             25          None
             26      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             27      AMENDS:


             28          58-55-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 215
             29          58-55-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 215
             30          58-55-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183
             31          58-55-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 198
             31a      H. 58-55-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 228 .H
             32     
             33      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          Section 1. Section 58-55-102 is amended to read:
             35           58-55-102. Definitions.
             36          In addition to the definitions in Section 58-1-102 , as used in this chapter:
             37          (1) (a) "Alarm business or company" means a person engaged in the sale, installation,
             38      maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, servicing, or monitoring of an alarm system,
             39      except as provided in Subsection (1)(b).
             40          (b) "Alarm business or company" does not include:
             41          (i) a person engaged in the manufacture and sale of alarm systems when that person is
             42      not engaged in the installation, maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, servicing, or
             43      monitoring of alarm systems, and the manufacture or sale occurs only at a place of business
             44      established by the person engaged in the manufacture or sale and does not involve site visits at
             45      the place or intended place of installation of an alarm system; or
             46          (ii) an owner of an alarm system, or an employee of the owner of an alarm system who
             47      is engaged in installation, maintenance, alteration, repair, replacement, servicing, or monitoring
             48      of the alarm system owned by that owner.
             49          (2) "Alarm company agent" means any individual employed within this state by a
             50      person engaged in the alarm business.
             51          (3) "Alarm system" means equipment and devices assembled for the purpose of:
             52          (a) detecting and signaling unauthorized intrusion or entry into or onto certain
             53      premises; or
             54          (b) signaling a robbery or attempted robbery on protected premises.
             55          (4) "Apprentice electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter as an
             56      apprentice electrician who is learning the electrical trade under approved supervision of a
             57      master electrician, residential master electrician, a journeyman electrician, or a residential
             58      journeyman electrician.


             59          (5) "Apprentice plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as an apprentice
             60      plumber who is learning the plumbing trade under approved supervision of a master plumber,
             61      residential master plumber, journeyman plumber, or a residential journeyman plumber.
             62          (6) "Approved supervision" means the immediate supervision of apprentices by
             63      qualified licensed electricians or plumbers as a part of a planned program of training.
             64          (7) "Board" means the Electrician Licensing Board, Alarm System Security and
             65      Licensing Board, or Plumbers Licensing Board created in Section 58-55-201 .
             66          (8) "Combustion system" means an assembly consisting of:
             67          (a) piping and components with a means for conveying, either continuously or
             68      intermittently, natural gas from the outlet of the natural gas provider's meter to the burner of the
             69      appliance;
             70          (b) the electric control and combustion air supply and venting systems, including air
             71      ducts; and
             72          (c) components intended to achieve control of quantity, flow, and pressure.
             73          (9) "Commission" means the Construction Services Commission created under Section
             74      58-55-103 .
             75          (10) "Construction trade" means any trade or occupation involving:
             76          (a) (i) construction, alteration, remodeling, repairing, wrecking or demolition, addition
             77      to, or improvement of any building, highway, road, railroad, dam, bridge, structure, excavation
             78      or other project, development, or improvement to other than personal property; and
             79          (ii) constructing, remodeling, or repairing a manufactured home or mobile home as
             80      defined in Section 58-56-3 ; or
             81          (b) installation or repair of a residential or commercial natural gas appliance or
             82      combustion system.
             83          (11) "Construction trades instructor" means a person licensed under this chapter to
             84      teach one or more construction trades in both a classroom and project environment, where a
             85      project is intended for sale to or use by the public and is completed under the direction of the
             86      instructor, who has no economic interest in the project.
             87          (12) (a) "Contractor" means any person who for compensation other than wages as an
             88      employee undertakes any work in the construction, plumbing, or electrical trade for which
             89      licensure is required under this chapter and includes:


             90          (i) a person who builds any structure on his own property for the purpose of sale or
             91      who builds any structure intended for public use on his own property;
             92          (ii) any person who represents himself to be a contractor by advertising or any other
             93      means;
             94          (iii) any person engaged as a maintenance person, other than an employee, who
             95      regularly engages in activities set forth under the definition of "construction trade";
             96          (iv) any person engaged in any construction trade for which licensure is required under
             97      this chapter; or
             98          (v) a construction manager who performs management and counseling services on a
             99      construction project for a fee.
             100          (b) "Contractor" does not include an alarm company or alarm company agent.
             101          (13) (a) "Electrical trade" means the performance of any electrical work involved in the
             102      installation, construction, alteration, change, repair, removal, or maintenance of facilities,
             103      buildings, or appendages or appurtenances.
             104          (b) "Electrical trade" does not include:
             105          (i) transporting or handling electrical materials;
             106          (ii) preparing clearance for raceways for wiring; or
             107          (iii) work commonly done by unskilled labor on any installations under the exclusive
             108      control of electrical utilities.
             109          (c) For purposes of Subsection (13)(b):
             110          (i) no more than one unlicensed person may be so employed unless more than five
             111      licensed electricians are employed by the shop; and
             112          (ii) a shop may not employ unlicensed persons in excess of the five-to-one ratio
             113      permitted by this Subsection (13)(c).
             114          (14) "Elevator" has the same meaning as defined in Section 34A-7-202 H. , except that
             114a      for purposes of this chapter it does not mean a stair chair. a vertical platform lift, or an incline
             114b      platform lift .H .
             115          (15) "Elevator contractor" means a sole proprietor, firm, or corporation licensed under
             116      this chapter that is engaged in the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering,
             117      servicing, repairing, or maintaining an elevator.
             118          (16) "Elevator mechanic" means an individual who is licensed under this chapter as an
             119      elevator mechanic and who is engaged in erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing,
             120      repairing, or maintaining an elevator under the immediate supervision of an elevator contractor.



             121          [(14)] (17) "Employee" means an individual as defined by the division by rule giving
             122      consideration to the definition adopted by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of
             123      Workforce Services.
             124          [(15)] (18) "Engage in a construction trade" means to:
             125          (a) engage in, represent oneself to be engaged in, or advertise oneself as being engaged
             126      in a construction trade; or
             127          (b) use the name "contractor" or "builder" or in any other way lead a reasonable person
             128      to believe one is or will act as a contractor.
             129          [(16)] (19) (a) "Financial responsibility" means a demonstration of a current and
             130      expected future condition of financial solvency evidencing a reasonable expectation to the
             131      division and the board that an applicant or licensee can successfully engage in business as a
             132      contractor without jeopardy to the public health, safety, and welfare.
             133          (b) Financial responsibility may be determined by an evaluation of the total history
             134      concerning the licensee or applicant including past, present, and expected condition and record
             135      of financial solvency and business conduct.
             136          [(17)] (20) "Gas appliance" means any device that uses natural gas to produce light,
             137      heat, power, steam, hot water, refrigeration, or air conditioning.
             138          [(18)] (21) (a) "General building contractor" means a person licensed under this
             139      chapter as a general building contractor qualified by education, training, experience, and
             140      knowledge to perform or superintend construction of structures for the support, shelter, and
             141      enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or movable property of any kind or any of the
             142      components of that construction except plumbing, electrical work, mechanical work, and
             143      manufactured housing installation, for which the general building contractor shall employ the
             144      services of a contractor licensed in the particular specialty, except that a general building
             145      contractor engaged in the construction of single-family and multifamily residences up to four
             146      units may perform the mechanical work and hire a licensed plumber or electrician as an
             147      employee.
             148          (b) The division may by rule exclude general building contractors from engaging in the
             149      performance of other construction specialties in which there is represented a substantial risk to
             150      the public health, safety, and welfare, and for which a license is required unless that general
             151      building contractor holds a valid license in that specialty classification.


             152          [(19)] (22) (a) "General engineering contractor" means a person licensed under this
             153      chapter as a general engineering contractor qualified by education, training, experience, and
             154      knowledge to perform construction of fixed works in any of the following: irrigation, drainage,
             155      water, power, water supply, flood control, inland waterways, harbors, railroads, highways,
             156      tunnels, airports and runways, sewers and bridges, refineries, pipelines, chemical and industrial
             157      plants requiring specialized engineering knowledge and skill, piers, and foundations, or any of
             158      the components of those works.
             159          (b) A general engineering contractor may not perform construction of structures built
             160      primarily for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, and chattels.
             161          [(20)] (23) "Immediate supervision" means reasonable direction, oversight, inspection,
             162      and evaluation of the work of a person, in or out of the immediate presence of the supervising
             163      person, so as to ensure that the end result complies with applicable standards.
             164          [(21)] (24) "Individual" means a natural person.
             165          [(22)] (25) "Journeyman electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter as a
             166      journeyman electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to wire,
             167      install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes.
             168          [(23)] (26) "Journeyman plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as a
             169      journeyman plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge
             170      to engage in the plumbing trade.
             171          [(24)] (27) "Master electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter as a master
             172      electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan,
             173      layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of electrical apparatus and equipment
             174      for light, heat, power, and other purposes.
             175          [(25)] (28) "Master plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as a master
             176      plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan and
             177      layout projects and supervise persons in the plumbing trade.
             178          [(26)] (29) "Person" means a natural person, sole proprietorship, joint venture,
             179      corporation, limited liability company, association, or organization of any type.
             180          [(27)] (30) (a) "Plumbing trade" means the performance of any mechanical work
             181      pertaining to the installation, alteration, change, repair, removal, maintenance, or use in
             182      buildings, or within three feet beyond the outside walls of buildings of pipes, fixtures, and


             183      fittings for:
             184          (i) delivery of the water supply;
             185          (ii) discharge of liquid and water carried waste; or
             186          (iii) the building drainage system within the walls of the building.
             187          (b) "Plumbing trade" includes work pertaining to the water supply, distribution pipes,
             188      fixtures and fixture traps, soil, waste and vent pipes, and the building drain and roof drains
             189      together with their devices, appurtenances, and connections where installed within the outside
             190      walls of the building.
             191          [(28)] (31) (a) "Ratio of apprentices" means, for the purpose of determining
             192      compliance with the requirements for planned programs of training and electrician apprentice
             193      licensing applications, the shop ratio of apprentice electricians to journeyman or master
             194      electricians shall be one journeyman or master electrician to one apprentice on industrial and
             195      commercial work, and one journeyman or master electrician to three apprentices on residential
             196      work.
             197          (b) On-the-job training shall be under circumstances in which the ratio of apprentices
             198      to supervisors is in accordance with a ratio of one-to-one on nonresidential work and up to
             199      three apprentices to one supervisor on residential projects.
             200          [(29)] (32) "Residential and small commercial contractor" means a person licensed
             201      under this chapter as a residential and small commercial contractor qualified by education,
             202      training, experience, and knowledge to perform or superintend the construction of
             203      single-family residences, multifamily residences up to four units, and commercial construction
             204      of not more than three stories above ground and not more than 20,000 square feet, or any of the
             205      components of that construction except plumbing, electrical work, mechanical work, and
             206      manufactured housing installation, for which the residential and small commercial contractor
             207      shall employ the services of a contractor licensed in the particular specialty, except that a
             208      residential and small commercial contractor engaged in the construction of single-family and
             209      multifamily residences up to four units may perform the mechanical work and hire a licensed
             210      plumber or electrician as an employee.
             211          [(30)] (33) "Residential building," as it relates to the license classification of residential
             212      journeyman plumber and residential master plumber, means a single or multiple family
             213      dwelling of up to four units.


             214          [(31)] (34) "Residential journeyman electrician" means a person licensed under this
             215      chapter as a residential journeyman electrician having the qualifications, training, experience,
             216      and knowledge to wire, install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat,
             217      power, and other purposes on buildings using primarily nonmetallic sheath cable.
             218          [(32)] (35) "Residential journeyman plumber" means a person licensed under this
             219      chapter as a residential journeyman plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and
             220      knowledge to engage in the plumbing trade as limited to the plumbing of residential buildings.
             221          [(33)] (36) "Residential master electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter
             222      as a residential master electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and
             223      knowledge to properly plan, layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of
             224      electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes on residential
             225      projects.
             226          [(34)] (37) "Residential master plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as
             227      a residential master plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to
             228      properly plan and layout projects and supervise persons in the plumbing trade as limited to the
             229      plumbing of residential buildings.
             230          [(35)] (38) "Residential project," as it relates to an electrician or electrical contractor,
             231      means buildings primarily wired with nonmetallic sheathed cable, in accordance with standard
             232      rules and regulations governing this work, including the National Electrical Code, and in which
             233      the voltage does not exceed 250 volts line to line and 125 volts to ground.
             234          [(36)] (39) (a) "Specialty contractor" means a person licensed under this chapter under
             235      a specialty contractor classification established by rule, who is qualified by education, training,
             236      experience, and knowledge to perform those construction trades and crafts requiring
             237      specialized skill, the regulation of which are determined by the division to be in the best
             238      interest of the public health, safety, and welfare.
             239          (b) A specialty contractor may perform work in crafts or trades other than those in
             240      which he is licensed if they are incidental to the performance of his licensed craft or trade.
             241          [(37)] (40) "Unlawful conduct" is as defined in Sections 58-1-501 and 58-55-501 .
             242          [(38)] (41) "Unprofessional conduct" is as defined in Sections 58-1-501 and 58-55-502
             243      and as may be further defined by rule.
             244          [(39)] (42) "Wages" means amounts due to an employee for labor or services whether


             245      the amount is fixed or ascertained on a time, task, piece, commission, or other basis for
             246      calculating the amount.
             247          Section 2. Section 58-55-301 is amended to read:
             248           58-55-301. License required -- License classifications.
             249          (1) (a) A person engaged in the construction trades licensed under this chapter, as a
             250      contractor regulated under this chapter, as an alarm business or company, or as an alarm
             251      company agent, shall become licensed under this chapter before engaging in that trade or
             252      contracting activity in this state unless specifically exempted from licensure under Section
             253      58-1-307 or 58-55-305 .
             254          (b) The license issued under this chapter and the business license issued by the local
             255      jurisdiction in which the licensee has its principal place of business shall be the only licenses
             256      required for the licensee to engage in a trade licensed by this chapter, within the state.
             257          (c) Neither the state nor any of its political subdivisions may require of a licensee any
             258      additional business licenses, registrations, certifications, contributions, donations, or anything
             259      else established for the purpose of qualifying a licensee under this chapter to do business in that
             260      local jurisdiction, except for contract prequalification procedures required by state agencies, or
             261      the payment of any fee for the license, registration, or certification established as a condition to
             262      do business in that local jurisdiction.
             263          (2) The division shall issue licenses under this chapter to qualified persons in the
             264      following classifications:
             265          (a) general engineering contractor;
             266          (b) general building contractor;
             267          (c) residential and small commercial contractor;
             268          (d) elevator contractor;
             269          [(d)] (e) specialty contractor;
             270          [(e)] (f) master plumber;
             271          [(f)] (g) residential master plumber;
             272          [(g)] (h) journeyman plumber;
             273          [(h)] (i) apprentice plumber;
             274          [(i)] (j) residential journeyman plumber;
             275          [(j)] (k) master electrician;


             276          [(k)] (l) residential master electrician;
             277          [(l)] (m) journeyman electrician;
             278          [(m)] (n) residential journeyman electrician;
             279          [(n)] (o) apprentice electrician;
             280          [(o)] (p) construction trades instructor:
             281          (i) general engineering classification;
             282          (ii) general building classification;
             283          (iii) electrical classification;
             284          (iv) plumbing classification; and
             285          (v) mechanical classification;
             286          [(p)] (q) alarm company; [and]
             287          [(q)] (r) alarm company agent[.]; and
             288          (s) elevator mechanic.
             289          (3) (a) An applicant may apply for a license in one or more classification or specialty
             290      contractor subclassification.
             291          (b) A license shall be granted in each classification or subclassification for which the
             292      applicant qualifies.
             293          (c) A separate application and fee must be submitted for each license classification or
             294      subclassification.
             295          Section 3. Section 58-55-302 is amended to read:
             296           58-55-302. Qualifications for licensure.
             297          (1) Each applicant for a license under this chapter shall:
             298          (a) submit an application prescribed by the division;
             299          (b) pay a fee as determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             300          (c) (i) meet the examination requirements established by rule by the commission with
             301      the concurrence of the director, except for the classifications of apprentice plumber and
             302      apprentice electrician for whom no examination is required; or
             303          (ii) if required in Section 58-55-304 , the individual qualifier must pass the required
             304      examination if the applicant is a business entity;
             305          (d) if an apprentice, identify the proposed supervisor of the apprenticeship;
             306          (e) if an applicant for a contractor's license:


             307          (i) produce satisfactory evidence of financial responsibility, except for a construction
             308      trades instructor for whom evidence of financial responsibility is not required;
             309          (ii) produce satisfactory evidence of knowledge and experience in the construction
             310      industry and knowledge of the principles of the conduct of business as a contractor, reasonably
             311      necessary for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare; and
             312          (iii) be a licensed master electrician if an applicant for an electrical contractor's license
             313      or a licensed master residential electrician if an applicant for a residential electrical contractor's
             314      license; [or]
             315          (iv) be a licensed master plumber if an applicant for a plumbing contractor's license or
             316      a licensed master residential plumber if an applicant for a residential plumbing contractor's
             317      license; [and] or
             318          (v) be a licensed elevator mechanic and produce satisfactory evidence of three years
             319      experience as S. [ a licensed ] an .S elevator mechanic if an applicant for an elevator contractor's
             319a      license;
             320      and
             321          (f) if an applicant for a construction trades instructor license, satisfy any additional
             322      requirements established by rule.
             323          (2) After approval of an applicant for a contractor's license by the applicable board and
             324      the division, the applicant shall file the following with the division before the division issues
             325      the license:
             326          (a) proof of workers' compensation insurance which covers employees of the applicant
             327      in accordance with applicable Utah law;
             328          (b) proof of public liability insurance in coverage amounts and form established by rule
             329      except for a construction trades instructor for whom public liability insurance is not required;
             330      and
             331          (c) proof of registration as required by applicable law with the:
             332          (i) Utah Department of Commerce;
             333          (ii) Division of Corporations and Commercial Code;
             334          (iii) Unemployment Insurance Division in the Department of Workforce Services, for
             335      purposes of Title 35A, Chapter 4, Employment Security Act;
             336          (iv) State Tax Commission; and
             337          (v) Internal Revenue Service.


             338          (3) In addition to the general requirements for each applicant in Subsection (1),
             339      applicants shall comply with the following requirements to be licensed in the following
             340      classifications:
             341          (a) (i) A master plumber shall produce satisfactory evidence that the applicant:
             342          (A) has been a licensed journeyman plumber for at least two years and had two years of
             343      supervisory experience as a licensed journeyman plumber in accordance with division rule;
             344          (B) has received at least an associate of applied science degree or similar degree
             345      following the completion of a course of study approved by the division and had one year of
             346      supervisory experience as a licensed journeyman plumber in accordance with division rule; or
             347          (C) meets the qualifications determined by the division in collaboration with the board
             348      to be equivalent to Subsection (3)(a)(i)(A) or (B).
             349          (ii) An individual holding a valid Utah license as a journeyman plumber, based on at
             350      least four years of practical experience as a licensed apprentice under the supervision of a
             351      licensed journeyman plumber and four years as a licensed journeyman plumber, in effect
             352      immediately prior to May 5, 2008, is on and after May 5, 2008, considered to hold a current
             353      master plumber license under this chapter, and satisfies the requirements of this Subsection
             354      (3)(a) for the purpose of renewal or reinstatement of that license under Section 58-55-303 .
             355          (iii) An individual holding a valid plumbing contractor's license or residential
             356      plumbing contractor's license, in effect immediately prior to May 5, 2008, is on or after May 5,
             357      2008:
             358          (A) considered to hold a current master plumber license under this chapter if licensed
             359      as a plumbing contractor and a journeyman plumber, and satisfies the requirements of this
             360      Subsection (3)(a) for purposes of renewal or reinstatement of that license under Section
             361      58-55-303 ; and
             362          (B) considered to hold a current residential master plumber license under this chapter if
             363      licensed as a residential plumbing contractor and a residential journeyman plumber, and
             364      satisfies the requirements of this Subsection (3)(a) for purposes of renewal or reinstatement of
             365      that license under Section 58-55-303 .
             366          (b) A master residential plumber applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that the
             367      applicant:
             368          (i) has been a licensed residential journeyman plumber for at least two years and had


             369      two years of supervisory experience as a licensed residential journeyman plumber in
             370      accordance with division rule; or
             371          (ii) meets the qualifications determined by the division in collaboration with the board
             372      to be equivalent to Subsection (3)(b)(i).
             373          (c) A journeyman plumber applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence of:
             374          (i) successful completion of the equivalent of at least four years of full-time training
             375      and instruction as a licensed apprentice plumber under supervision of a licensed master
             376      plumber or journeyman plumber and in accordance with a planned program of training
             377      approved by the division;
             378          (ii) at least eight years of full-time experience approved by the division in collaboration
             379      with the Plumbers Licensing Board; or
             380          (iii) satisfactory evidence of meeting the qualifications determined by the board to be
             381      equivalent to Subsection (3)(c)(i) or (c)(ii).
             382          (d) A residential journeyman plumber shall produce satisfactory evidence of:
             383          (i) completion of the equivalent of at least three years of full-time training and
             384      instruction as a licensed apprentice plumber under the supervision of a licensed residential
             385      master plumber, licensed residential journeyman plumber, or licensed journeyman plumber in
             386      accordance with a planned program of training approved by the division;
             387          (ii) completion of at least six years of full-time experience in a maintenance or repair
             388      trade involving substantial plumbing work; or
             389          (iii) meeting the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to Subsection
             390      (3)(d)(i) or (d)(ii).
             391          (e) The conduct of licensed apprentice plumbers and their licensed supervisors shall be
             392      in accordance with the following:
             393          (i) while engaging in the trade of plumbing, a licensed apprentice plumber shall be
             394      under the immediate supervision of a licensed master plumber, licensed residential master
             395      plumber, licensed journeyman plumber, or a licensed residential journeyman plumber; and
             396          (ii) a licensed apprentice plumber in the fourth through tenth year of training may work
             397      without supervision for a period not to exceed eight hours in any 24-hour period, but if the
             398      apprentice does not become a licensed journeyman plumber or licensed residential journeyman
             399      plumber by the end of the tenth year of apprenticeship, this nonsupervision provision no longer


             400      applies.
             401          (f) A master electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that the applicant:
             402          (i) is a graduate electrical engineer of an accredited college or university approved by
             403      the division and has one year of practical electrical experience as a licensed apprentice
             404      electrician;
             405          (ii) is a graduate of an electrical trade school, having received an associate of applied
             406      sciences degree following successful completion of a course of study approved by the division,
             407      and has two years of practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician;
             408          (iii) has four years of practical experience as a journeyman electrician; or
             409          (iv) meets the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to Subsection
             410      (3)(f)(i), (ii), or (iii).
             411          (g) A master residential electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that
             412      the applicant:
             413          (i) has at least two years of practical experience as a residential journeyman electrician;
             414      or
             415          (ii) meets the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to this practical
             416      experience.
             417          (h) A journeyman electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that the
             418      applicant:
             419          (i) has successfully completed at least four years of full-time training and instruction as
             420      a licensed apprentice electrician under the supervision of a master electrician or journeyman
             421      electrician and in accordance with a planned training program approved by the division;
             422          (ii) has at least eight years of full-time experience approved by the division in
             423      collaboration with the Electricians Licensing Board; or
             424          (iii) meets the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to Subsection
             425      (3)(h)(i) or (ii).
             426          (i) A residential journeyman electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence
             427      that the applicant:
             428          (i) has successfully completed two years of training in an electrical training program
             429      approved by the division;
             430          (ii) has four years of practical experience in wiring, installing, and repairing electrical


             431      apparatus and equipment for light, heat, and power under the supervision of a licensed master,
             432      journeyman, residential master, or residential journeyman electrician; or
             433          (iii) meets the qualifications determined by the division and applicable board to be
             434      equivalent to Subsection (3)(i)(i) or (ii).
             435          (j) The conduct of licensed apprentice electricians and their licensed supervisors shall
             436      be in accordance with the following:
             437          (i) A licensed apprentice electrician shall be under the immediate supervision of a
             438      licensed master, journeyman, residential master, or residential journeyman electrician. An
             439      apprentice in the fourth year of training may work without supervision for a period not to
             440      exceed eight hours in any 24-hour period.
             441          (ii) A licensed master, journeyman, residential master, or residential journeyman
             442      electrician may have under immediate supervision on a residential project up to three licensed
             443      apprentice electricians.
             444          (iii) A licensed master or journeyman electrician may have under immediate
             445      supervision on nonresidential projects only one licensed apprentice electrician.
             446          (k) An alarm company applicant shall:
             447          (i) have a qualifying agent who is an officer, director, partner, proprietor, or manager of
             448      the applicant who:
             449          (A) demonstrates 6,000 hours of experience in the alarm company business;
             450          (B) demonstrates 2,000 hours of experience as a manager or administrator in the alarm
             451      company business or in a construction business; and
             452          (C) passes an examination component established by rule by the commission with the
             453      concurrence of the director;
             454          (ii) if a corporation, provide:
             455          (A) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint cards
             456      of all corporate officers, directors, and those responsible management personnel employed
             457      within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within
             458      the state; and
             459          (B) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint cards
             460      of all shareholders owning 5% or more of the outstanding shares of the corporation, except this
             461      shall not be required if the stock is publicly listed and traded;


             462          (iii) if a limited liability company, provide:
             463          (A) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint cards
             464      of all company officers, and those responsible management personnel employed within the
             465      state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within the state;
             466      and
             467          (B) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint cards
             468      of all individuals owning 5% or more of the equity of the company;
             469          (iv) if a partnership, the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and
             470      fingerprint cards of all general partners, and those responsible management personnel
             471      employed within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the
             472      applicant within the state;
             473          (v) if a proprietorship, the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers,
             474      and fingerprint cards of the proprietor, and those responsible management personnel employed
             475      within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within
             476      the state;
             477          (vi) be of good moral character in that officers, directors, shareholders described in
             478      Subsection (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel have not
             479      been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or any other crime that
             480      when considered with the duties and responsibilities of an alarm company is considered by the
             481      board to indicate that the best interests of the public are served by granting the applicant a
             482      license;
             483          (vii) document that none of the applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described in
             484      Subsection (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel have
             485      been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect or
             486      disease and not been restored;
             487          (viii) document that none of the applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described
             488      in Subsection (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel are
             489      currently suffering from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or dependence;
             490          (ix) file and maintain with the division evidence of:
             491          (A) comprehensive general liability insurance in form and in amounts to be established
             492      by rule by the commission with the concurrence of the director;


             493          (B) workers' compensation insurance that covers employees of the applicant in
             494      accordance with applicable Utah law; and
             495          (C) registration as is required by applicable law with the:
             496          (I) Division of Corporations and Commercial Code;
             497          (II) Unemployment Insurance Division in the Department of Workforce Services, for
             498      purposes of Title 35A, Chapter 4, Employment Security Act;
             499          (III) State Tax Commission; and
             500          (IV) Internal Revenue Service; and
             501          (x) meet with the division and board.
             502          (l) Each applicant for licensure as an alarm company agent shall:
             503          (i) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division accompanied by
             504      fingerprint cards;
             505          (ii) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             506          (iii) be of good moral character in that the applicant has not been convicted of a felony,
             507      a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or any other crime that when considered with the
             508      duties and responsibilities of an alarm company agent is considered by the board to indicate
             509      that the best interests of the public are served by granting the applicant a license;
             510          (iv) not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by
             511      reason of mental defect or disease and not been restored;
             512          (v) not be currently suffering from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or
             513      dependence; and
             514          (vi) meet with the division and board if requested by the division or the board.
             515          (m) (i) Each applicant for licensure as an elevator mechanic shall:
             516          (A) provide documentation of experience and education credits of not less than three
             517      years work experience in the elevator industry, in construction, maintenance, or service and
             518      repair; and
             519          (B) satisfactorily complete a written examination administered by the division
             520      established by rule under Section 58-1-203 ; or
             521          (C) provide certificates of completion of an apprenticeship program for elevator
             522      mechanics, having standards substantially equal to those of this chapter and registered with the
             523      United States Department of Labor Bureau Apprenticeship and Training or a state


             524      apprenticeship council.
             525          (ii) (A) If an elevator contractor licensed under this chapter cannot find a licensed
             526      elevator mechanic to perform the work of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing,
             527      repairing, or maintaining an elevator, the contractor may:
             528          (I) notify the division of the unavailability of licensed personnel; and
             529          (II) request the division issue a temporary elevator mechanic license to an individual
             530      certified by the contractor as having an acceptable combination of documented experience and
             531      education to perform the work described in Subsection (3)(m)(ii)(A).
             532          (B) (I) The division may issue a temporary elevator mechanic license to an individual
             533      certified under Subsection (3)(m)(ii)(A)(II) upon application by the individual, accompanied by
             534      the appropriate fee as determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 .
             535          (II) The division shall specify the time period for which the license is valid and may
             536      renew the license for an additional time period upon its determination that a shortage of
             537      licensed elevator mechanics continues to exist.
             538          (4) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             539      division may make rules establishing when Federal Bureau of Investigation records shall be
             540      checked for applicants as an alarm company or alarm company agent.
             541          (5) To determine if an applicant meets the qualifications of Subsections (3)(k)(vi) and
             542      (3)(l)(iii), the division shall provide an appropriate number of copies of fingerprint cards to the
             543      Department of Public Safety with the division's request to:
             544          (a) conduct a search of records of the Department of Public Safety for criminal history
             545      information relating to each applicant for licensure as an alarm company or alarm company
             546      agent and each applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described in Subsection
             547      (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel; and
             548          (b) forward to the Federal Bureau of Investigation a fingerprint card of each applicant
             549      requiring a check of records of the F.B.I. for criminal history information under this section.
             550          (6) The Department of Public Safety shall send to the division:
             551          (a) a written record of criminal history, or certification of no criminal history record, as
             552      contained in the records of the Department of Public Safety in a timely manner after receipt of
             553      a fingerprint card from the division and a request for review of Department of Public Safety
             554      records; and


             555          (b) the results of the F.B.I. review concerning an applicant in a timely manner after
             556      receipt of information from the F.B.I.
             557          (7) (a) The division shall charge each applicant for licensure as an alarm company or
             558      alarm company agent a fee, in accordance with Section 63J-1-504 , equal to the cost of
             559      performing the records reviews under this section.
             560          (b) The division shall pay the Department of Public Safety the costs of all records
             561      reviews, and the Department of Public Safety shall pay the F.B.I. the costs of records reviews
             562      under this section.
             563          (8) Information obtained by the division from the reviews of criminal history records of
             564      the Department of Public Safety and the F.B.I. shall be used or disseminated by the division
             565      only for the purpose of determining if an applicant for licensure as an alarm company or alarm
             566      company agent is qualified for licensure.
             567          (9) (a) An application for licensure under this chapter shall be denied if:
             568          (i) the applicant has had a previous license, which was issued under this chapter,
             569      suspended or revoked within one year prior to the date of the applicant's application;
             570          (ii) (A) the applicant is a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company; and
             571          (B) any corporate officer, director, shareholder holding 25% or more of the stock in the
             572      applicant, partner, member, agent acting as a qualifier, or any person occupying a similar
             573      status, performing similar functions, or directly or indirectly controlling the applicant has
             574      served in any similar capacity with any person or entity which has had a previous license,
             575      which was issued under this chapter, suspended or revoked within one year prior to the date of
             576      the applicant's application; or
             577          (iii) (A) the applicant is an individual or sole proprietorship; and
             578          (B) any owner or agent acting as a qualifier has served in any capacity listed in
             579      Subsection (9)(a)(ii)(B) in any entity which has had a previous license, which was issued under
             580      this chapter, suspended or revoked within one year prior to the date of the applicant's
             581      application.
             582          (b) An application for licensure under this chapter shall be reviewed by the appropriate
             583      licensing board prior to approval if:
             584          (i) the applicant has had a previous license, which was issued under this chapter,
             585      suspended or revoked more than one year prior to the date of the applicant's application;


             586          (ii) (A) the applicant is a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company; and
             587          (B) any corporate officer, director, shareholder holding 25% or more of the stock in the
             588      applicant, partner, member, agent acting as a qualifier, or any person occupying a similar
             589      status, performing similar functions, or directly or indirectly controlling the applicant has
             590      served in any similar capacity with any person or entity which has had a previous license,
             591      which was issued under this chapter, suspended or revoked more than one year prior to the date
             592      of the applicant's application; or
             593          (iii) (A) the applicant is an individual or sole proprietorship; and
             594          (B) any owner or agent acting as a qualifier has served in any capacity listed in
             595      Subsection (9)(b)(ii)(B) in any entity which has had a previous license, which was issued under
             596      this chapter, suspended or revoked more than one year prior to the date of the applicant's
             597      application.
             598          Section 4. Section 58-55-303 is amended to read:
             599           58-55-303. Term of license -- Expiration -- Renewal.
             600          (1) (a) Each license issued under this chapter shall be issued in accordance with a
             601      two-year renewal cycle established by rule.
             602          (b) The division may by rule extend or shorten a renewal period by as much as one year
             603      to stagger the renewal cycle it administers.
             604          (2) At the time of renewal, the licensee shall show satisfactory evidence of continuing
             605      financial responsibility as required under Section 58-55-306 .
             606          (3) Each license automatically expires on the expiration date shown on the license
             607      unless the licensee renews the license in accordance with Section 58-1-308 .
             608          (4) The requirements of Subsection 58-55-302 (9) shall also apply to applicants seeking
             609      to renew or reinstate a license.
             610          (5) In addition to any other requirements imposed by law, if a license has been
             611      suspended or revoked for any reason, the applicant [must]:
             612          (a) shall pay in full all fines imposed by the division[,];
             613          (b) resolve any outstanding citations or disciplinary actions with the division[,];
             614          (c) satisfy any Section 58-55-503 judgment and sentence or nontrial resolution[,];
             615          (d) complete a new financial responsibility review as required under Section
             616      58-55-306 , using only titled assets[,]; and


             617          (e) pay in full any reimbursement amount as provided in Title 38, Chapter 11,
             618      Residence Lien Restriction and Lien Recovery Fund Act.
             619          (6) At the time of license renewal, each elevator contract licensee and elevator
             620      mechanic licensee shall show satisfactory evidence of having completed eight hours of
             621      approved professional education during the last year of a two-year period in accordance with
             622      standards defined by rule by the division in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             623      Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             623a      H. Section 5. Section 58-55-305 is amended to read:
             623b          58-55-305.   Exemptions from licensure.
             623c          (1) In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Section 58-1-307, the following persons may
             623d      engage in acts or practices included within the practice of construction trades, subject to the stated
             623e      circumstances and limitations, without being licensed under this chapter:
             623f          (a) an authorized representative of the United States government or an authorized employee of the
             623g      state or any of its political subdivisions when working on construction work of the state or the subdivision,
             623h      and when acting within the terms of the person's trust, office, or employment;
             623i          (b) a person engaged in construction or operation incidental to the construction and repair of
             623j      irrigation and drainage ditches of regularly constituted irrigation districts, reclamation districts, and drainage
             623k      districts or construction and repair relating to farming, dairying, agriculture, livestock or poultry raising,
             623l      metal and coal mining, quarries, sand and gravel excavations, well drilling, as defined in Section 73-3-25,
             623m      hauling to and from construction sites, and lumbering;
             623n          (c) public utilities operating under the rules of the Public Service Commission on construction work
             623o      incidental to their own business;
             623p          (d) sole owners of property engaged in building:
             623q          (i) no more than one residential structure per year and no more than three residential structures per
             623r      five years on their property for their own noncommercial, nonpublic use; except, a person other than the
             623s      property owner or individuals described in Subsection (1)(e), who engages in building the structure must be
             623t      licensed under this chapter if the person is otherwise required to be licensed under this chapter; or
             623u          (ii) structures on their property for their own noncommercial, nonpublic use which are incidental to
             623v      a residential structure on the property, including sheds, carports, or detached garages;
             623w          (e) (i) a person engaged in construction or renovation of a residential building for noncommercial,
             623x      nonpublic use if that person:
             623y          (A) works without compensation other than token compensation that is not considered salary or
             623z      wages; and
             623aa          (B) works under the direction of the property owner who engages in building the structure; and
             623ab          (ii) as used in this Subsection (1)(e), "token compensation" means compensation paid by a sole
             623ac      owner of property exempted from licensure under Subsection (1)(d) to a person exempted from licensure
             623ad      under this Subsection (1)(e), that is:


             623ae      H.    (A) minimal in value when compared with the fair market value of the services provided by the
             623af      person;
             623ag          (B) not related to the fair market value of the services provided by the person; and
             623ah          (C) is incidental to the providing of services by the person including paying for or providing meals
             623ai      or refreshment while services are being provided, or paying reasonable transportation costs incurred by the
             623aj      person in travel to the site of construction;
             623ak          (f) a person engaged in the sale or merchandising of personal property that by its design or
             623al      manufacture may be attached, installed, or otherwise affixed to real property who has contracted with a
             623am      person, firm, or corporation licensed under this chapter to install, affix, or attach that property;
             623an          (g) a contractor submitting a bid on a federal aid highway project, if, before undertaking
             623ao      construction under that bid, the contractor is licensed under this chapter;
             623ap          (h) (i) a person engaged in the alteration, repair, remodeling, or addition to or improvement of a
             623aq      building with a contracted or agreed value of less than $3,000, including both labor and materials, and
             623ar      including all changes or additions to the contracted or agreed upon work; and
             623as          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (1)(h)(i) and except as otherwise provided in this section:
             623at          (A) work in the plumbing and electrical trades on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project within any six month
             623au      period of time:
             623av          (I) must be performed by a licensed electrical or plumbing contractor, if the project involves an
             623aw      electrical or plumbing system; and
             623ax          (II) may be performed by a licensed journeyman electrician or plumber or an individual referred to
             623ay      in Subsection (1)(h)(ii)(A)(I), if the project involves a component of the system such as a faucet, toilet,
             623az      fixture, device, outlet, or electrical switch;
             623ba          (B) installation, repair, or replacement of a residential or commercial gas appliance or a combustion
             623bb      system on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project must be performed by a person who has received certification under
             623bc      Subsection 58-55-308(2) except as otherwise provided in Subsection 58-55-308(2)(d) or 58-55-308(3);
             623bd          (C) installation, repair, or replacement of water-based fire protection systems on a Subsection
             623be      (1)(h)(i) project must be performed by a licensed fire suppression systems contractor or a licensed
             623bf      journeyman plumber;
             623bg          (D) work as an alarm business or company or as an alarm company agent shall be performed by a
             623bh      licensed alarm business or company or a licensed alarm company agent, except as otherwise provided in this
             623bi      chapter;
             623bj          (E) installation, repair, or replacement of an alarm system on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project must be
             623bk      performed by a licensed alarm business or company or a licensed alarm company agent;
             623bl          (F) installation, repair, or replacement of a heating, ventilation, or air conditioning system (HVAC)
             623bm      on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project must be performed by an HVAC contractor licensed by the division;
             623bn          (G) installation, repair, or replacement of a radon mitigation system or a soil depressurization system
             623bo      must be performed by a licensed contractor; and
             623bp          (H) if the total value of the project is greater than $1,000, the person shall file with the division .H


             623bq      H. a one-time affirmation, subject to periodic reaffirmation as established by division rule, that
             623br      the person has:
             623bs          (I) public liability insurance in coverage amounts and form established by division rule; and
             623bt          (II) if applicable, workers compensation insurance which would cover an employee of the person if
             623bu      that employee worked on the construction project;
             623bv          (i) a person practicing a specialty contractor classification or construction trade which the director
             623bw      does not classify by administrative rule as significantly impacting the public's health, safety, and welfare;
             623bx          (j) owners and lessees of property and persons regularly employed for wages by owners or lessees of
             623by      property or their agents for the purpose of maintaining the property, are exempt from this chapter when doing
             623bz      work upon the property;
             623ca          (k) (i) a person engaged in minor plumbing work incidental to the replacement or repair of a fixture
             623cb      or an appliance in a residential or small commercial building, or structure used for agricultural use, as
             623cc      defined in Section 58-56-4, provided that no modification is made to:
             623cd          (A) existing culinary water, soil, waste, or vent piping; or
             623ce          (B) a gas appliance or combustion system; and
             623cf          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (1)(e), installation for the first time of a fixture or an appliance
             623cg      is not included in the exemption provided under Subsection (1)(k)(i);
             623ch          (l) a person who ordinarily would be subject to the plumber licensure requirements under this
             623ci      chapter when installing or repairing a water conditioner or other water treatment apparatus if the conditioner
             623cj      or apparatus:
             623ck          (i) meets the appropriate state construction codes or local plumbing standards; and
             623cl          (ii) is installed or repaired under the direction of a person authorized to do the work under an
             623cm      appropriate specialty contractor license;
             623cn          (m) a person who ordinarily would be subject to the electrician licensure requirements under this
             623co      chapter when employed by:
             623cp          (i) railroad corporations, telephone corporations or their corporate affiliates, elevator contractors or
             623cq      constructors, or street railway systems; or
             623cr          (ii) public service corporations, rural electrification associations, or municipal utilities who generate,
             623cs      distribute, or sell electrical energy for light, heat, or power;
             623ct          (n) a person involved in minor electrical work incidental to a mechanical or service installation;
             623cu          (o) a student participating in construction trade education and training programs approved by the
             623cv      commission with the concurrence of the director under the condition that:
             623cw          (i) all work intended as a part of a finished product on which there would normally be an inspection
             623cx      by a building inspector is, in fact, inspected and found acceptable by a licensed building inspector; and
             623cy          (ii) a licensed contractor obtains the necessary building permits; [ and ]
             623cz          (p) a delivery person when replacing any of the following existing equipment with a new gas
             623da      appliance, provided there is an existing gas shutoff valve at the appliance:


             623db          (i) gas range; .H


             623dc          (ii) gas dryer;
             623dd          (iii) outdoor gas barbeque; or
             623de          (iv) outdoor gas patio heater [ . ] ;
             623df          (q) a person performing maintenance on an elevator as defined in Subsection
             623dg      58-55-102(14), if the maintenance is not related to the operating integrity of the elevator; and
             623dh          (r) an apprentice or helper of an elevator mechanic licensed under this chapter when
             623di      working under the general direction of the licensed elevator mechanic.
             623dj      (2) A compliance agency as defined in Subsection 58-56-3(4) that issues a building permit to a person
             623dk      requesting a permit as a sole owner of property referred to in Subsection (1)(d) shall notify the division, in
             623dl      writing or through electronic transmission, of the issuance of the permit. .H



Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-18-09 1:15 PM


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