This document includes Senate 3rd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 3:29 PM by lpoole.




Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

House Sponsor: Lee B. Perry


9     General Description:
10          This bill modifies the Utah Construction Trades Licensing Act.
11     Highlighted Provisions:
12          This bill:
13          ▸     defines "certified HVAC technician";
14          ▸     requires the Construction Services Commission to create a continuing education
15     program for certified HVAC technicans;
16          ▸     requires a licensee who is a "certified HVAC technician" to complete eight hours of
17     continuing education every two years;
18          ▸     grants rulemaking authority to the commission, with the concurrence of the Division
19     of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL), to create the continuing
20     education program; and
21          ▸     provides that DOPL may charge a fee to administer the continuing education
22     program.
23     Money Appropriated in this Bill:
24          None
25     Other Special Clauses:
26          None
27     Utah Code Sections Affected:

28     ENACTS:
29          58-55-302.8, Utah Code Annotated 1953

31     Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
32          Section 1. Section 58-55-302.8 is enacted to read:
33          58-55-302.8. Continuing education requirements for a licensee who is authorized
34     to install a gas or combustion system.
35          (1) As used in this section, "certified HVAC technician" means an individual:
36          (a) whose license authorizes the individual to install, repair, maintain, clean, or replace
37     a residential or commercial gas appliance or a combustion system as described in Subsection
38     58-55-308(2); Ŝ→ [
and] ←Ŝ
39          (b) who has received the training and certification described in Subsection
40     58-55-308(2)(c) Ŝ→ [
.] ; and
40a     (c) who is not licensed under Subsection 58-55-301(2) as a master plumber, residential master
40b     plumber, journeyman plumber, residential journeyman plumber, or apprentice plumber. ←Ŝ
41          (2) The commission shall, with the concurrence of the division, establish by rule a
42     continuing education program for certified HVAC technicians.
43          (3) Beginning January 1, 2016, during each two-year renewal cycle established by rule
44     under Subsection 58-55-303(1), a certified HVAC technician shall complete eight hours of
45     continuing education.
46          (4) The division may contract with a person to establish and maintain a continuing
47     education registry to include:
48          (a) an online application for a continuing education course provider to apply to the
49     division for approval of the course for inclusion in the continuing education program;
50          (b) a list of courses that the division has approved for inclusion in the continuing
51     education program; and
52          (c) a list of courses that a certified HVAC technician:
53          (i) has completed under the continuing education program; and
54          (ii) may access to monitor compliance with the continuing education requirements
55     under Subsection (2).
56          (5) The division may charge a fee, established by the division under Section 63J-1-504,
57     to administer the requirements of this section.

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