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S.218

Introduced by   Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans District

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Professions and occupations; contractors; licensing

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to increase consumer protection for plumbing and electrical work performed by unlicensed professional contractors by requiring adherence to recognized safety standards.

AN ACT RELATING TO REQUIRING UNLICENSED PROFESSIONAL PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS’ ADHERENCE TO RECOGNIZED SAFETY STANDARDS

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  26 V.S.A. § 910(6) is amended to read:

(6)  Any electrical work in a building used for dwelling or residential purposes which contains no more than two dwelling units.  All work performed under this subdivision shall conform to a nationally recognized electrical code if one is adopted by the board under section 891 of this title.

Sec. 2.  26 V.S.A. § 2173(a) is amended to read:

(a)  The plumber's examining board may, pursuant to the provisions of

3 V.S.A. chapter 25 (Administrative Procedure Act), make and revise such plumbing rules as necessary for protection of the public health.  The rules shall be in effect in every city, village, and town having a public water system or public sewerage system and apply to all premises connected to the systems and all public buildings containing plumbing or water treatment and heating specialties whether they are connected to a public water or sewerage system and apply to all structures that contain plumbing or water treatment and heat specialties.  The local board of health and the commissioner of public safety shall each have authority to enforce these rules.  The rules shall be limited to minimum performance standards reasonably necessary for the protection of the public against accepted health hazards.  The board may, if it finds it practicable to do so, adopt the provisions of a nationally recognized plumbing code.

Sec. 3.  26 V.S.A. § 21989(a)(8) is added to read:

(8)  Plumbing installed or maintained in a building used for dwelling or residential purposes which contains no more than two dwelling units.  All work performed under this subdivision shall conform to a nationally recognized plumbing code if one is adopted by the board under subsection 2173(a) of this title.

Sec. 4.  REPEAL

26 V.S.A. § 2198(b) is repealed.



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