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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . establishes continuing education requirements for electricians and plumbers; and
14 . requires the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to establish a
15 continuing education program and provides for its administration.
16 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
18 Other Special Clauses:
20 Utah Code Sections Affected:
22 58-55-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 198
24 58-55-302.7, Utah Code Annotated 1953
26 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
27 Section 1. Section 58-55-302.7 is enacted to read:
28 58-55-302.7. Continuing education requirements for electricians and plumbers.
29 (1) As used in this section:
30 (a) "Licensed electrician" means an individual licensed under this chapter as an
31 apprentice electrician, journeyman electrician, or master electrician.
32 (b) "Licensed plumber" means an individual licensed under this chapter as an
33 apprentice plumber, journeyman plumber, or master plumber.
34 (2) During each two-year renewal cycle established by rule under Subsection
35 58-55-303 (1):
36 (a) a licensed electrician shall complete the number of hours of continuing education
37 that the division specifies under the continuing education program established under this
38 section; and
39 (b) a licensed plumber shall complete the number of hours of continuing education that
40 the division specifies under the continuing education program established under this section.
41 (3) The commission shall, with the concurrence of the division, establish by rule:
42 (a) a continuing education program for licensed electricians; and
43 (b) a continuing education program for licensed plumbers.
44 (4) The division may contract with a person to establish and maintain a continuing
45 education registry to include:
46 (a) an online application for a continuing education course provider to apply to the
47 division for approval of the course for inclusion in the continuing education program;
48 (b) a list of courses that the division has approved for inclusion in the continuing
49 education program; and
50 (c) a list of courses that:
51 (i) a licensed electrician or licensed plumber has completed under the continuing
52 education program; and
53 (ii) the licensed electrician or licensed plumber may access to monitor compliance with
54 the continuing education requirement under Subsection (2).
55 (5) The division may charge a fee, established by the division under Section 63J-1-504 ,
56 to administer the requirements of this section.
57 Section 2. Section 58-55-303 is amended to read:
58 58-55-303. Term of license -- Expiration -- Renewal.
59 (1) Each license issued under this chapter shall be issued in accordance with a two-year
60 renewal cycle established by rule. The division may by rule extend or shorten a renewal period
61 by as much as one year to stagger the renewal cycle it administers.
62 (2) At the time of renewal, the licensee shall show satisfactory evidence of:
63 (a) continuing financial responsibility as required under Section 58-55-306 [
64 (b) if the licensee is an apprentice electrician or plumber, journeyman electrician or
65 plumber, or master electrician or plumber, completion of the number of hours of continuing
66 education that the division specifies under a continuing education program that the division
67 establishes under Section 58-55-302.7 .
68 (3) Each license automatically expires on the expiration date shown on the license
69 unless the licensee renews the license in accordance with Section 58-1-308 .
70 (4) The requirements of Subsection 58-55-302 (9) shall also apply to applicants seeking
71 to renew or reinstate a license.
72 (5) In addition to any other requirements imposed by law, if a license has been
73 suspended or revoked for any reason, the applicant must pay in full all fines imposed by the
74 division, resolve any outstanding citations or disciplinary actions with the division, satisfy any
75 Section 58-55-503 judgment and sentence or nontrial resolution, complete a new financial
76 responsibility review as required under Section 58-55-306 , using only titled assets, and pay in
77 full any reimbursement amount as provided in Title 38, Chapter 11, Residence Lien Restriction
78 and Lien Recovery Fund Act.
Legislative Review Note
as of 2-3-10 5:10 PM