HB 38/LM (BR 155) - S. Santoro, L. Clark
AN ACT relating to electrical inspections.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 227A to specify contents of an electrical permit and stipulate that applying for a permit implies consent to an electrical inspection; require the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to appoint and assign electrical inspectors to each county; permit the department to allow local governments to administer inspection program; require certain work conducted by an electrical utility on customer's property to be performed by an electrician or master electrician; repeal sections of KRS Chapter 227 and reenact as new sections of KRS Chapter 227A with specified changes; reenact and amend KRS 227.460 to provide for electrical inspections by the department if a city fails to establish an authorized program; reenact and amend KRS 227.480 to allow permit applications to be submitted the following day in emergency situations; exempt homeowners doing work on their own homes; require the department to promulgate regulations describing circumstances where inspections are required; reenact and amend KRS 227.487 to allow local programs with a fee schedule established as of January 1, 2014, to continue, and to specify requirements for electrical work requiring a permit; reenact and amend KRS 227.489 to conform; reenact and amend KRS 227.491 to specify recordkeeping requirements by inspectors; reenact and amend KRS 227.492 to conform; reenact and amend KRS 227.495 to give inspectors the authority to pull an electrical service under certain conditions; specify scheduling requirements for inspection; provide permit holder appeal rights; reenact and amend KRS 227.530 to assign the Electrical Advisory Committee to the Electrical Division and appoint the commissioner to the committee; amend KRS 227A.010 to define "alteration," "commissioner," "division," "electrical inspector," "electrical system," and "repair"; amend KRS 227A.030 to conform; amend KRS 227A.050 to specify use of funds in the trust and agency account for the administration and enforcement responsibilities of the division; amend KRS 227A.130 to allow local governments to fix penalties for violations and to establish fines for violation of the chapter; amend KRS 198B.060 to allow local governments to petition for authority to approve electrical permits if the provisions of KRS Chapter 227A are met; amend KRS 211.350 and 227.205 to conform; repeal KRS 132.815, 227.450, and 227.500.
HB 38 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Retain original provisions except amend Section 5 to stipulate that load control or energy conservation devices shall be installed, removed, or maintained in accordance with standards provided in the National Electrical Code and to allow the department to promulgate administrative regulations for reporting and recordkeeping requirements; restore language deleted from KRS 227.491(2) to prohibit an electrical inspector from attempting to overrule the judgment of another inspector and amend subsection (3) to clarify language; amend KRS 227A.030 to stipulate that the provisions of KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall not require a homeowner or farmer performing electrical work on his or her real property to be licensed.
HFA (1, R. Crimm) - Retain original provisions but specify that a "minor repair" made by a homeowner does not include installing or altering a new hot wire to or from the electrical service panel.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Nov 6-To: Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations
Jan 7-introduced in House; to Licensing & Occupations (H)
Jan 30-posted in committee
Feb 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 13-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Feb 14-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
Feb 18-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 83-8 with Committee Substitute
Feb 28-received in Senate
Mar 6-to Judiciary (S)