Chief Sponsor: Fred C. Cox

Senate Sponsor: ____________


9     General Description:
10          This bill modifies the Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     modifies the continuing education requirements for certain contractor licensees.
14     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
15          None
16     Other Special Clauses:
17          None
18     Utah Code Sections Affected:
19     AMENDS:
20          58-55-302.5, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 430

22     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
23          Section 1. Section 58-55-302.5 is amended to read:
24          58-55-302.5. Continuing education requirements of contractor licensees --
25     Continuing education courses.
26          (1) Each contractor licensee under a license issued under this chapter shall complete
27     six hours of approved continuing education during each two-year renewal cycle established by

28     rule under Subsection 58-55-303(1).
29          (2) (a) The commission shall, with the concurrence of the division, establish by rule a
30     program of approved continuing education for contractor licensees.
31          [(b) Before a new course or a course being considered for reapproval may be included
32     in the program of approved continuing education for contractor licensees, the commission and
33     the division shall invite and consider written input, received within 30 days of the invitation,
34     regarding the course from:]
35          (b) The program shall allow as an approved continuing education course any course
36     related to the health, safety, or welfare of the public or of a licensee that is offered or approved
37     by one or more of the following organizations, or another organization as determined by
38     commission rule with the concurrence of the division:
39          (i) the Associated General Contractors of Utah;
40          (ii) the Home Builders Association of Utah;
41          (iii) the Utah Subcontractors Council;
42          (iv) the Utah Plumbing & Heating Contractors Association;
43          (v) the Independent Electrical Contractors of Utah; [and]
44          (vi) the Rocky Mountain Gas Association[.];
45          (vii) the American Institute of Architects; or
46          (viii) the International Code Council.
47          (3) The division may contract with a person to establish and maintain a continuing
48     education registry to include:
49          [(a) an online application for a continuing education course provider to apply to the
50     division for approval of the course for inclusion in the program of approved continuing
51     education;]
52          [(b) a list of courses that the division has approved for inclusion in the program of
53     approved continuing education; and]
54          (a) a list of approved continuing education courses; and
55          [(c)] (b) a list of courses that:
56          (i) a contractor licensee has completed under the program of approved continuing
57     education; and
58          (ii) the licensee may access to monitor the licensee's compliance with the continuing

59     education requirement established under Subsection (1).
60          (4) The division may charge a fee, as established by the division under Section
61     63J-1-504, to administer the requirements of this section.

Legislative Review Note
     as of 1-22-15 4:24 PM

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