Senate Bill #907 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS

Permits a Certificate C limited premises electrical license to be issued to the University of Rhode Island to perform certain electrical maintenance and repair.

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  • 2019 – S 0907
  • 2019 – S 0907 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – ELECTRICIANS
  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – ELECTRICIANS
  • Introduced By: Senator V. Susan Sosnowski
  • Date Introduced: May 22, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate Labor
  • (The University of Rhode Island)
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 5-6-10 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-6 entitled "Electricians" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 5-6-10. Limited premises certificate/license.
  • A Certificate C shall be issued to the department of transportation, state airport corporation, the University of Rhode Island, and manufacturing and industrial firms that regularly employ one or more Class B or Class M journeyperson electricians for installation and when the work performed by those individuals is limited to maintenance and repair of electrical wiring, devices, appliances, and equipment on the premises owned or occupied by the applicant. The application must be made by a responsible officer of the firm and contain a description of the premises within which work is to be done under the permit. All work must meet electrical and municipal codes and must be permitted accordingly by the municipality.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 5-6 of the General Laws entitled "Electricians"is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 5-6-10.3. Limited premises certificate/license - Certificate PC.
  • (a) A Certificate PC shall be issued to public institutions of higher education that regularly employ one or more Class B journeyperson electricians when the work performed by those individuals is limited to the replacement, retrofit, upgrade, maintenance, repair and/or minor alteration of electrical wiring, branch circuit devices, appliances, and equipment on the premises owned or occupied by the applicant. The application must be made by a responsible officer of the firm and contain a description of the premises within which work is to be done under the permit. All work must meet electrical and municipal codes and must be permitted accordingly by the municipality or appropriate state authority.
  • (b) The scope and size of any work performed under a certified PC shallbe limited to:
  • (1) For any project involving a single classroom or a single laboratory, work performed shall not exceed two thousand square feet (2,000 sq ft);
  • (2) For all other projects, work performed shall not exceed one thousand two hundred fifty square feet (1,250 sq ft);
  • (3) In no event may a project, within a single building or series of buildings, when the project spans multiple locations, be broken into smaller phases to satisfy the square foot limitations as set forth in this section;
  • (4) In no event shall any work be performed pursuant to a Certificate PC in any space under construction, which shall mean any room or space which has been demolished or gutted.
  • (c) For purposes of this section minor alterations shall include new installation of individual branch circuits within sight or within fifty feet (50');
  • (d) For purposes of this chapter, all work performed under a PC Certificate pursuant to the terms enumerated herein, shallnot be deemed or considered an installation.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage. ======== LC002566/SUB A ========
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – ELECTRICIANS
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  • This act would permit a Certificate C limited premises electrical license to be issued to the University of Rhode Island to perform certain electrical maintenance and repair as long as the university regularly employs one or more Class B or Class M journeyperson electricians.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002566 ========
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS – ELECTRICIANS
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  • This act would create a limited premises certificate license for public institutions of higher education that regularly employ Class B journeyperson electricians, which allows the public institution to hire workers to perform limited electrician like services under limited conditions.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002566/SUB A ========
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Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Passage

June 26, 2019 at 6:00pm
Yeas: 37 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo NV
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y