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LICENSING OF ELEVATOR CONTRACTORS

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AND ELEVATOR MECHANICS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Larry B. Wiley

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Senate Sponsor: Karen Mayne

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill provides for the licensing of elevator contractors and elevator mechanics in
             11      Chapter 55 of Title 58, Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    provides for the licensing of elevator contractors and elevator mechanics by the
             15      Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing;
             16          .    provides qualifications for licensure of an elevator contractor and elevator
             17      mechanic;
             18          .    provides for an emergency temporary elevator mechanic license;
             19          .    provides for exemptions; and
             20          .    provides a continuing education requirement.
             21      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             22          None
             23      Other Special Clauses:
             24          None
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             26      AMENDS:
             27          58-55-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 215
             28          58-55-301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 215
             29          58-55-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 183


             30          58-55-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 198
             31          58-55-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 228
             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
             48      monitoring 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
             69      the 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
             74      Section 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
             97      under 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
             102      the 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 , except that for
             115      purposes of this chapter it does not mean a stair chair, a vertical platform lift, or an incline
             116      platform lift.
             117          (15) "Elevator contractor" means a sole proprietor, firm, or corporation licensed under
             118      this chapter that is engaged in the business of erecting, constructing, installing, altering,
             119      servicing, repairing, or maintaining an elevator.
             120          (16) "Elevator mechanic" means an individual who is licensed under this chapter as an
             121      elevator mechanic and who is engaged in erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing,
             122      repairing, or maintaining an elevator under the immediate supervision of an elevator
             123      contractor.
             124          [(14)] (17) "Employee" means an individual as defined by the division by rule giving
             125      consideration to the definition adopted by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of
             126      Workforce Services.
             127          [(15)] (18) "Engage in a construction trade" means to:
             128          (a) engage in, represent oneself to be engaged in, or advertise oneself as being engaged
             129      in a construction trade; or
             130          (b) use the name "contractor" or "builder" or in any other way lead a reasonable person
             131      to believe one is or will act as a contractor.
             132          [(16)] (19) (a) "Financial responsibility" means a demonstration of a current and
             133      expected future condition of financial solvency evidencing a reasonable expectation to the
             134      division and the board that an applicant or licensee can successfully engage in business as a
             135      contractor without jeopardy to the public health, safety, and welfare.
             136          (b) Financial responsibility may be determined by an evaluation of the total history
             137      concerning the licensee or applicant including past, present, and expected condition and
             138      record of financial solvency and business conduct.
             139          [(17)] (20) "Gas appliance" means any device that uses natural gas to produce light,
             140      heat, power, steam, hot water, refrigeration, or air conditioning.
             141          [(18)] (21) (a) "General building contractor" means a person licensed under this


             142      chapter as a general building contractor qualified by education, training, experience, and
             143      knowledge to perform or superintend construction of structures for the support, shelter, and
             144      enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or movable property of any kind or any of the
             145      components of that construction except plumbing, electrical work, mechanical work, and
             146      manufactured housing installation, for which the general building contractor shall employ the
             147      services of a contractor licensed in the particular specialty, except that a general building
             148      contractor engaged in the construction of single-family and multifamily residences up to four
             149      units may perform the mechanical work and hire a licensed plumber or electrician as an
             150      employee.
             151          (b) The division may by rule exclude general building contractors from engaging in
             152      the performance of other construction specialties in which there is represented a substantial
             153      risk to the public health, safety, and welfare, and for which a license is required unless that
             154      general building contractor holds a valid license in that specialty classification.
             155          [(19)] (22) (a) "General engineering contractor" means a person licensed under this
             156      chapter as a general engineering contractor qualified by education, training, experience, and
             157      knowledge to perform construction of fixed works in any of the following: irrigation, drainage,
             158      water, power, water supply, flood control, inland waterways, harbors, railroads, highways,
             159      tunnels, airports and runways, sewers and bridges, refineries, pipelines, chemical and
             160      industrial plants requiring specialized engineering knowledge and skill, piers, and foundations,
             161      or any of the components of those works.
             162          (b) A general engineering contractor may not perform construction of structures built
             163      primarily for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, and chattels.
             164          [(20)] (23) "Immediate supervision" means reasonable direction, oversight, inspection,
             165      and evaluation of the work of a person, in or out of the immediate presence of the supervising
             166      person, so as to ensure that the end result complies with applicable standards.
             167          [(21)] (24) "Individual" means a natural person.
             168          [(22)] (25) "Journeyman electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter as a
             169      journeyman electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to wire,


             170      install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other
             171      purposes.
             172          [(23)] (26) "Journeyman plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as a
             173      journeyman plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge
             174      to engage in the plumbing trade.
             175          [(24)] (27) "Master electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter as a master
             176      electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan,
             177      layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of electrical apparatus and equipment
             178      for light, heat, power, and other purposes.
             179          [(25)] (28) "Master plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter as a master
             180      plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge to properly plan and
             181      layout projects and supervise persons in the plumbing trade.
             182          [(26)] (29) "Person" means a natural person, sole proprietorship, joint venture,
             183      corporation, limited liability company, association, or organization of any type.
             184          [(27)] (30) (a) "Plumbing trade" means the performance of any mechanical work
             185      pertaining to the installation, alteration, change, repair, removal, maintenance, or use in
             186      buildings, or within three feet beyond the outside walls of buildings of pipes, fixtures, and
             187      fittings for:
             188          (i) delivery of the water supply;
             189          (ii) discharge of liquid and water carried waste; or
             190          (iii) the building drainage system within the walls of the building.
             191          (b) "Plumbing trade" includes work pertaining to the water supply, distribution pipes,
             192      fixtures and fixture traps, soil, waste and vent pipes, and the building drain and roof drains
             193      together with their devices, appurtenances, and connections where installed within the outside
             194      walls of the building.
             195          [(28)] (31) (a) "Ratio of apprentices" means, for the purpose of determining
             196      compliance with the requirements for planned programs of training and electrician apprentice
             197      licensing applications, the shop ratio of apprentice electricians to journeyman or master


             198      electricians shall be one journeyman or master electrician to one apprentice on industrial and
             199      commercial work, and one journeyman or master electrician to three apprentices on residential
             200      work.
             201          (b) On-the-job training shall be under circumstances in which the ratio of apprentices
             202      to supervisors is in accordance with a ratio of one-to-one on nonresidential work and up to
             203      three apprentices to one supervisor on residential projects.
             204          [(29)] (32) "Residential and small commercial contractor" means a person licensed
             205      under this chapter as a residential and small commercial contractor qualified by education,
             206      training, experience, and knowledge to perform or superintend the construction of
             207      single-family residences, multifamily residences up to four units, and commercial construction
             208      of not more than three stories above ground and not more than 20,000 square feet, or any of
             209      the components of that construction except plumbing, electrical work, mechanical work, and
             210      manufactured housing installation, for which the residential and small commercial contractor
             211      shall employ the services of a contractor licensed in the particular specialty, except that a
             212      residential and small commercial contractor engaged in the construction of single-family and
             213      multifamily residences up to four units may perform the mechanical work and hire a licensed
             214      plumber or electrician as an employee.
             215          [(30)] (33) "Residential building," as it relates to the license classification of
             216      residential journeyman plumber and residential master plumber, means a single or multiple
             217      family dwelling of up to four units.
             218          [(31)] (34) "Residential journeyman electrician" means a person licensed under this
             219      chapter as a residential journeyman electrician having the qualifications, training, experience,
             220      and knowledge to wire, install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat,
             221      power, and other purposes on buildings using primarily nonmetallic sheath cable.
             222          [(32)] (35) "Residential journeyman plumber" means a person licensed under this
             223      chapter as a residential journeyman plumber having the qualifications, training, experience,
             224      and knowledge to engage in the plumbing trade as limited to the plumbing of residential
             225      buildings.


             226          [(33)] (36) "Residential master electrician" means a person licensed under this chapter
             227      as a residential master electrician having the qualifications, training, experience, and
             228      knowledge to properly plan, layout, and supervise the wiring, installation, and repair of
             229      electrical apparatus and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes on residential
             230      projects.
             231          [(34)] (37) "Residential master plumber" means a person licensed under this chapter
             232      as a residential master plumber having the qualifications, training, experience, and knowledge
             233      to properly plan and layout projects and supervise persons in the plumbing trade as limited to
             234      the plumbing of residential buildings.
             235          [(35)] (38) "Residential project," as it relates to an electrician or electrical contractor,
             236      means buildings primarily wired with nonmetallic sheathed cable, in accordance with standard
             237      rules and regulations governing this work, including the National Electrical Code, and in
             238      which the voltage does not exceed 250 volts line to line and 125 volts to ground.
             239          [(36)] (39) (a) "Specialty contractor" means a person licensed under this chapter under
             240      a specialty contractor classification established by rule, who is qualified by education,
             241      training, experience, and knowledge to perform those construction trades and crafts requiring
             242      specialized skill, the regulation of which are determined by the division to be in the best
             243      interest of the public health, safety, and welfare.
             244          (b) A specialty contractor may perform work in crafts or trades other than those in
             245      which he is licensed if they are incidental to the performance of his licensed craft or trade.
             246          [(37)] (40) "Unlawful conduct" is as defined in Sections 58-1-501 and 58-55-501 .
             247          [(38)] (41) "Unprofessional conduct" is as defined in Sections 58-1-501 and
             248      58-55-502 and as may be further defined by rule.
             249          [(39)] (42) "Wages" means amounts due to an employee for labor or services whether
             250      the amount is fixed or ascertained on a time, task, piece, commission, or other basis for
             251      calculating the amount.
             252          Section 2. Section 58-55-301 is amended to read:
             253           58-55-301. License required -- License classifications.


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


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


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


             338          (iii) Unemployment Insurance Division in the Department of Workforce Services, for
             339      purposes of Title 35A, Chapter 4, Employment Security Act;
             340          (iv) State Tax Commission; and
             341          (v) Internal Revenue Service.
             342          (3) In addition to the general requirements for each applicant in Subsection (1),
             343      applicants shall comply with the following requirements to be licensed in the following
             344      classifications:
             345          (a) (i) A master plumber shall produce satisfactory evidence that the applicant:
             346          (A) has been a licensed journeyman plumber for at least two years and had two years
             347      of supervisory experience as a licensed journeyman plumber in accordance with division rule;
             348          (B) has received at least an associate of applied science degree or similar degree
             349      following the completion of a course of study approved by the division and had one year of
             350      supervisory experience as a licensed journeyman plumber in accordance with division rule; or
             351          (C) meets the qualifications determined by the division in collaboration with the board
             352      to be equivalent to Subsection (3)(a)(i)(A) or (B).
             353          (ii) An individual holding a valid Utah license as a journeyman plumber, based on at
             354      least four years of practical experience as a licensed apprentice under the supervision of a
             355      licensed journeyman plumber and four years as a licensed journeyman plumber, in effect
             356      immediately prior to May 5, 2008, is on and after May 5, 2008, considered to hold a current
             357      master plumber license under this chapter, and satisfies the requirements of this Subsection
             358      (3)(a) for the purpose of renewal or reinstatement of that license under Section 58-55-303 .
             359          (iii) An individual holding a valid plumbing contractor's license or residential
             360      plumbing contractor's license, in effect immediately prior to May 5, 2008, is on or after May
             361      5, 2008:
             362          (A) considered to hold a current master plumber license under this chapter if licensed
             363      as a plumbing contractor and a journeyman plumber, and satisfies the requirements of this
             364      Subsection (3)(a) for purposes of renewal or reinstatement of that license under Section
             365      58-55-303 ; and


             366          (B) considered to hold a current residential master plumber license under this chapter
             367      if licensed as a residential plumbing contractor and a residential journeyman plumber, and
             368      satisfies the requirements of this Subsection (3)(a) for purposes of renewal or reinstatement of
             369      that license under Section 58-55-303 .
             370          (b) A master residential plumber applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that the
             371      applicant:
             372          (i) has been a licensed residential journeyman plumber for at least two years and had
             373      two years of supervisory experience as a licensed residential journeyman plumber in
             374      accordance with division rule; or
             375          (ii) meets the qualifications determined by the division in collaboration with the board
             376      to be equivalent to Subsection (3)(b)(i).
             377          (c) A journeyman plumber applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence of:
             378          (i) successful completion of the equivalent of at least four years of full-time training
             379      and instruction as a licensed apprentice plumber under supervision of a licensed master
             380      plumber or journeyman plumber and in accordance with a planned program of training
             381      approved by the division;
             382          (ii) at least eight years of full-time experience approved by the division in
             383      collaboration with the Plumbers Licensing Board; or
             384          (iii) satisfactory evidence of meeting the qualifications determined by the board to be
             385      equivalent to Subsection (3)(c)(i) or (c)(ii).
             386          (d) A residential journeyman plumber shall produce satisfactory evidence of:
             387          (i) completion of the equivalent of at least three years of full-time training and
             388      instruction as a licensed apprentice plumber under the supervision of a licensed residential
             389      master plumber, licensed residential journeyman plumber, or licensed journeyman plumber in
             390      accordance with a planned program of training approved by the division;
             391          (ii) completion of at least six years of full-time experience in a maintenance or repair
             392      trade involving substantial plumbing work; or
             393          (iii) meeting the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to Subsection


             394      (3)(d)(i) or (d)(ii).
             395          (e) The conduct of licensed apprentice plumbers and their licensed supervisors shall be
             396      in accordance with the following:
             397          (i) while engaging in the trade of plumbing, a licensed apprentice plumber shall be
             398      under the immediate supervision of a licensed master plumber, licensed residential master
             399      plumber, licensed journeyman plumber, or a licensed residential journeyman plumber; and
             400          (ii) a licensed apprentice plumber in the fourth through tenth year of training may
             401      work without supervision for a period not to exceed eight hours in any 24-hour period, but if
             402      the apprentice does not become a licensed journeyman plumber or licensed residential
             403      journeyman plumber by the end of the tenth year of apprenticeship, this nonsupervision
             404      provision no longer applies.
             405          (f) A master electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that the
             406      applicant:
             407          (i) is a graduate electrical engineer of an accredited college or university approved by
             408      the division and has one year of practical electrical experience as a licensed apprentice
             409      electrician;
             410          (ii) is a graduate of an electrical trade school, having received an associate of applied
             411      sciences degree following successful completion of a course of study approved by the division,
             412      and has two years of practical experience as a licensed journeyman electrician;
             413          (iii) has four years of practical experience as a journeyman electrician; or
             414          (iv) meets the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to Subsection
             415      (3)(f)(i), (ii), or (iii).
             416          (g) A master residential electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that
             417      the applicant:
             418          (i) has at least two years of practical experience as a residential journeyman
             419      electrician; or
             420          (ii) meets the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to this practical
             421      experience.


             422          (h) A journeyman electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence that the
             423      applicant:
             424          (i) has successfully completed at least four years of full-time training and instruction
             425      as a licensed apprentice electrician under the supervision of a master electrician or journeyman
             426      electrician and in accordance with a planned training program approved by the division;
             427          (ii) has at least eight years of full-time experience approved by the division in
             428      collaboration with the Electricians Licensing Board; or
             429          (iii) meets the qualifications determined by the board to be equivalent to Subsection
             430      (3)(h)(i) or (ii).
             431          (i) A residential journeyman electrician applicant shall produce satisfactory evidence
             432      that the applicant:
             433          (i) has successfully completed two years of training in an electrical training program
             434      approved by the division;
             435          (ii) has four years of practical experience in wiring, installing, and repairing electrical
             436      apparatus and equipment for light, heat, and power under the supervision of a licensed master,
             437      journeyman, residential master, or residential journeyman electrician; or
             438          (iii) meets the qualifications determined by the division and applicable board to be
             439      equivalent to Subsection (3)(i)(i) or (ii).
             440          (j) The conduct of licensed apprentice electricians and their licensed supervisors shall
             441      be in accordance with the following:
             442          (i) A licensed apprentice electrician shall be under the immediate supervision of a
             443      licensed master, journeyman, residential master, or residential journeyman electrician. An
             444      apprentice in the fourth year of training may work without supervision for a period not to
             445      exceed eight hours in any 24-hour period.
             446          (ii) A licensed master, journeyman, residential master, or residential journeyman
             447      electrician may have under immediate supervision on a residential project up to three licensed
             448      apprentice electricians.
             449          (iii) A licensed master or journeyman electrician may have under immediate


             450      supervision on nonresidential projects only one licensed apprentice electrician.
             451          (k) An alarm company applicant shall:
             452          (i) have a qualifying agent who is an officer, director, partner, proprietor, or manager
             453      of the applicant who:
             454          (A) demonstrates 6,000 hours of experience in the alarm company business;
             455          (B) demonstrates 2,000 hours of experience as a manager or administrator in the alarm
             456      company business or in a construction business; and
             457          (C) passes an examination component established by rule by the commission with the
             458      concurrence of the director;
             459          (ii) if a corporation, provide:
             460          (A) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint
             461      cards of all corporate officers, directors, and those responsible management personnel
             462      employed within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the
             463      applicant within the state; and
             464          (B) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint
             465      cards of all shareholders owning 5% or more of the outstanding shares of the corporation,
             466      except this shall not be required if the stock is publicly listed and traded;
             467          (iii) if a limited liability company, provide:
             468          (A) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint
             469      cards of all company officers, and those responsible management personnel employed within
             470      the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within the
             471      state; and
             472          (B) the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and fingerprint
             473      cards of all individuals owning 5% or more of the equity of the company;
             474          (iv) if a partnership, the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and
             475      fingerprint cards of all general partners, and those responsible management personnel
             476      employed within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the
             477      applicant within the state;


             478          (v) if a proprietorship, the names, addresses, dates of birth, Social Security numbers,
             479      and fingerprint cards of the proprietor, and those responsible management personnel employed
             480      within the state or having direct responsibility for managing operations of the applicant within
             481      the state;
             482          (vi) be of good moral character in that officers, directors, shareholders described in
             483      Subsection (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel have
             484      not been convicted of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or any other crime
             485      that when considered with the duties and responsibilities of an alarm company is considered
             486      by the board to indicate that the best interests of the public are served by granting the
             487      applicant a license;
             488          (vii) document that none of the applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described
             489      in Subsection (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel have
             490      been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by reason of mental defect
             491      or disease and not been restored;
             492          (viii) document that none of the applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described
             493      in Subsection (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel are
             494      currently suffering from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or dependence;
             495          (ix) file and maintain with the division evidence of:
             496          (A) comprehensive general liability insurance in form and in amounts to be
             497      established by rule by the commission with the concurrence of the director;
             498          (B) workers' compensation insurance that covers employees of the applicant in
             499      accordance with applicable Utah law; and
             500          (C) registration as is required by applicable law with the:
             501          (I) Division of Corporations and Commercial Code;
             502          (II) Unemployment Insurance Division in the Department of Workforce Services, for
             503      purposes of Title 35A, Chapter 4, Employment Security Act;
             504          (III) State Tax Commission; and
             505          (IV) Internal Revenue Service; and


             506          (x) meet with the division and board.
             507          (l) Each applicant for licensure as an alarm company agent shall:
             508          (i) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division accompanied by
             509      fingerprint cards;
             510          (ii) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 ;
             511          (iii) be of good moral character in that the applicant has not been convicted of a
             512      felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or any other crime that when considered
             513      with the duties and responsibilities of an alarm company agent is considered by the board to
             514      indicate that the best interests of the public are served by granting the applicant a license;
             515          (iv) not have been declared by any court of competent jurisdiction incompetent by
             516      reason of mental defect or disease and not been restored;
             517          (v) not be currently suffering from habitual drunkenness or from drug addiction or
             518      dependence; and
             519          (vi) meet with the division and board if requested by the division or the board.
             520          (m) (i) Each applicant for licensure as an elevator mechanic shall:
             521          (A) provide documentation of experience and education credits of not less than three
             522      years work experience in the elevator industry, in construction, maintenance, or service and
             523      repair; and
             524          (B) satisfactorily complete a written examination administered by the division
             525      established by rule under Section 58-1-203 ; or
             526          (C) provide certificates of completion of an apprenticeship program for elevator
             527      mechanics, having standards substantially equal to those of this chapter and registered with
             528      the United States Department of Labor Bureau Apprenticeship and Training or a state
             529      apprenticeship council.
             530          (ii) (A) If an elevator contractor licensed under this chapter cannot find a licensed
             531      elevator mechanic to perform the work of erecting, constructing, installing, altering, servicing,
             532      repairing, or maintaining an elevator, the contractor may:
             533          (I) notify the division of the unavailability of licensed personnel; and


             534          (II) request the division issue a temporary elevator mechanic license to an individual
             535      certified by the contractor as having an acceptable combination of documented experience and
             536      education to perform the work described in Subsection (3)(m)(ii)(A).
             537          (B) (I) The division may issue a temporary elevator mechanic license to an individual
             538      certified under Subsection (3)(m)(ii)(A)(II) upon application by the individual, accompanied
             539      by the appropriate fee as determined by the department under Section 63J-1-504 .
             540          (II) The division shall specify the time period for which the license is valid and may
             541      renew the license for an additional time period upon its determination that a shortage of
             542      licensed elevator mechanics continues to exist.
             543          (4) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act,
             544      the division may make rules establishing when Federal Bureau of Investigation records shall
             545      be checked for applicants as an alarm company or alarm company agent.
             546          (5) To determine if an applicant meets the qualifications of Subsections (3)(k)(vi) and
             547      (3)(l)(iii), the division shall provide an appropriate number of copies of fingerprint cards to the
             548      Department of Public Safety with the division's request to:
             549          (a) conduct a search of records of the Department of Public Safety for criminal history
             550      information relating to each applicant for licensure as an alarm company or alarm company
             551      agent and each applicant's officers, directors, shareholders described in Subsection
             552      (3)(k)(ii)(B), partners, proprietors, and responsible management personnel; and
             553          (b) forward to the Federal Bureau of Investigation a fingerprint card of each applicant
             554      requiring a check of records of the F.B.I. for criminal history information under this section.
             555          (6) The Department of Public Safety shall send to the division:
             556          (a) a written record of criminal history, or certification of no criminal history record,
             557      as contained in the records of the Department of Public Safety in a timely manner after receipt
             558      of a fingerprint card from the division and a request for review of Department of Public Safety
             559      records; and
             560          (b) the results of the F.B.I. review concerning an applicant in a timely manner after
             561      receipt of information from the F.B.I.


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


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


             618          (b) resolve any outstanding citations or disciplinary actions with the division[,];
             619          (c) satisfy any Section 58-55-503 judgment and sentence or nontrial resolution[,];
             620          (d) complete a new financial responsibility review as required under Section
             621      58-55-306 , using only titled assets[,]; and
             622          (e) pay in full any reimbursement amount as provided in Title 38, Chapter 11,
             623      Residence Lien Restriction and Lien Recovery Fund Act.
             624          (6) At the time of license renewal, each elevator contract licensee and elevator
             625      mechanic licensee shall show satisfactory evidence of having completed eight hours of
             626      approved professional education during the last year of a two-year period in accordance with
             627      standards defined by rule by the division in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah
             628      Administrative Rulemaking Act.
             629          Section 5. Section 58-55-305 is amended to read:
             630           58-55-305. Exemptions from licensure.
             631          (1) In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Section 58-1-307 , the following
             632      persons may engage in acts or practices included within the practice of construction trades,
             633      subject to the stated circumstances and limitations, without being licensed under this chapter:
             634          (a) an authorized representative of the United States government or an authorized
             635      employee of the state or any of its political subdivisions when working on construction work
             636      of the state or the subdivision, and when acting within the terms of the person's trust, office, or
             637      employment;
             638          (b) a person engaged in construction or operation incidental to the construction and
             639      repair of irrigation and drainage ditches of regularly constituted irrigation districts,
             640      reclamation districts, and drainage districts or construction and repair relating to farming,
             641      dairying, agriculture, livestock or poultry raising, metal and coal mining, quarries, sand and
             642      gravel excavations, well drilling, as defined in Section 73-3-25 , hauling to and from
             643      construction sites, and lumbering;
             644          (c) public utilities operating under the rules of the Public Service Commission on
             645      construction work incidental to their own business;


             646          (d) sole owners of property engaged in building:
             647          (i) no more than one residential structure per year and no more than three residential
             648      structures per five years on their property for their own noncommercial, nonpublic use; except,
             649      a person other than the property owner or individuals described in Subsection (1)(e), who
             650      engages in building the structure must be licensed under this chapter if the person is otherwise
             651      required to be licensed under this chapter; or
             652          (ii) structures on their property for their own noncommercial, nonpublic use which are
             653      incidental to a residential structure on the property, including sheds, carports, or detached
             654      garages;
             655          (e) (i) a person engaged in construction or renovation of a residential building for
             656      noncommercial, nonpublic use if that person:
             657          (A) works without compensation other than token compensation that is not considered
             658      salary or wages; and
             659          (B) works under the direction of the property owner who engages in building the
             660      structure; and
             661          (ii) as used in this Subsection (1)(e), "token compensation" means compensation paid
             662      by a sole owner of property exempted from licensure under Subsection (1)(d) to a person
             663      exempted from licensure under this Subsection (1)(e), that is:
             664          (A) minimal in value when compared with the fair market value of the services
             665      provided by the person;
             666          (B) not related to the fair market value of the services provided by the person; and
             667          (C) is incidental to the providing of services by the person including paying for or
             668      providing meals or refreshment while services are being provided, or paying reasonable
             669      transportation costs incurred by the person in travel to the site of construction;
             670          (f) a person engaged in the sale or merchandising of personal property that by its
             671      design or manufacture may be attached, installed, or otherwise affixed to real property who
             672      has contracted with a person, firm, or corporation licensed under this chapter to install, affix,
             673      or attach that property;


             674          (g) a contractor submitting a bid on a federal aid highway project, if, before
             675      undertaking construction under that bid, the contractor is licensed under this chapter;
             676          (h) (i) a person engaged in the alteration, repair, remodeling, or addition to or
             677      improvement of a building with a contracted or agreed value of less than $3,000, including
             678      both labor and materials, and including all changes or additions to the contracted or agreed
             679      upon work; and
             680          (ii) notwithstanding Subsection (1)(h)(i) and except as otherwise provided in this
             681      section:
             682          (A) work in the plumbing and electrical trades on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project within
             683      any six month period of time:
             684          (I) must be performed by a licensed electrical or plumbing contractor, if the project
             685      involves an electrical or plumbing system; and
             686          (II) may be performed by a licensed journeyman electrician or plumber or an
             687      individual referred to in Subsection (1)(h)(ii)(A)(I), if the project involves a component of the
             688      system such as a faucet, toilet, fixture, device, outlet, or electrical switch;
             689          (B) installation, repair, or replacement of a residential or commercial gas appliance or
             690      a combustion system on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project must be performed by a person who has
             691      received certification under Subsection 58-55-308 (2) except as otherwise provided in
             692      Subsection 58-55-308 (2)(d) or 58-55-308 (3);
             693          (C) installation, repair, or replacement of water-based fire protection systems on a
             694      Subsection (1)(h)(i) project must be performed by a licensed fire suppression systems
             695      contractor or a licensed journeyman plumber;
             696          (D) work as an alarm business or company or as an alarm company agent shall be
             697      performed by a licensed alarm business or company or a licensed alarm company agent, except
             698      as otherwise provided in this chapter;
             699          (E) installation, repair, or replacement of an alarm system on a Subsection (1)(h)(i)
             700      project must be performed by a licensed alarm business or company or a licensed alarm
             701      company agent;


             702          (F) installation, repair, or replacement of a heating, ventilation, or air conditioning
             703      system (HVAC) on a Subsection (1)(h)(i) project must be performed by an HVAC contractor
             704      licensed by the division;
             705          (G) installation, repair, or replacement of a radon mitigation system or a soil
             706      depressurization system must be performed by a licensed contractor; and
             707          (H) if the total value of the project is greater than $1,000, the person shall file with the
             708      division a one-time affirmation, subject to periodic reaffirmation as established by division
             709      rule, that the person has:
             710          (I) public liability insurance in coverage amounts and form established by division
             711      rule; and
             712          (II) if applicable, workers compensation insurance which would cover an employee of
             713      the person if that employee worked on the construction project;
             714          (i) a person practicing a specialty contractor classification or construction trade which
             715      the director does not classify by administrative rule as significantly impacting the public's
             716      health, safety, and welfare;
             717          (j) owners and lessees of property and persons regularly employed for wages by
             718      owners or lessees of property or their agents for the purpose of maintaining the property, are
             719      exempt from this chapter when doing work upon the property;
             720          (k) (i) a person engaged in minor plumbing work incidental to the replacement or
             721      repair of a fixture or an appliance in a residential or small commercial building, or structure
             722      used for agricultural use, as defined in Section 58-56-4 , provided that no modification is made
             723      to:
             724          (A) existing culinary water, soil, waste, or vent piping; or
             725          (B) a gas appliance or combustion system; and
             726          (ii) except as provided in Subsection (1)(e), installation for the first time of a fixture or
             727      an appliance is not included in the exemption provided under Subsection (1)(k)(i);
             728          (l) a person who ordinarily would be subject to the plumber licensure requirements
             729      under this chapter when installing or repairing a water conditioner or other water treatment


             730      apparatus if the conditioner or apparatus:
             731          (i) meets the appropriate state construction codes or local plumbing standards; and
             732          (ii) is installed or repaired under the direction of a person authorized to do the work
             733      under an appropriate specialty contractor license;
             734          (m) a person who ordinarily would be subject to the electrician licensure requirements
             735      under this chapter when employed by:
             736          (i) railroad corporations, telephone corporations or their corporate affiliates, elevator
             737      contractors or constructors, or street railway systems; or
             738          (ii) public service corporations, rural electrification associations, or municipal utilities
             739      who generate, distribute, or sell electrical energy for light, heat, or power;
             740          (n) a person involved in minor electrical work incidental to a mechanical or service
             741      installation;
             742          (o) a student participating in construction trade education and training programs
             743      approved by the commission with the concurrence of the director under the condition that:
             744          (i) all work intended as a part of a finished product on which there would normally be
             745      an inspection by a building inspector is, in fact, inspected and found acceptable by a licensed
             746      building inspector; and
             747          (ii) a licensed contractor obtains the necessary building permits; [and]
             748          (p) a delivery person when replacing any of the following existing equipment with a
             749      new gas appliance, provided there is an existing gas shutoff valve at the appliance:
             750          (i) gas range;
             751          (ii) gas dryer;
             752          (iii) outdoor gas barbeque; or
             753          (iv) outdoor gas patio heater[.];
             754          (q) a person performing maintenance on an elevator as defined in Subsection
             755      58-55-102 (14), if the maintenance is not related to the operating integrity of the elevator; and
             756          (r) an apprentice or helper of an elevator mechanic licensed under this chapter when
             757      working under the general direction of the licensed elevator mechanic.


             758          (2) A compliance agency as defined in [Subsection] Section 58-56-3 [(4)] that issues a
             759      building permit to a person requesting a permit as a sole owner of property referred to in
             760      Subsection (1)(d) shall notify the division, in writing or through electronic transmission, of the
             761      issuance of the permit.


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