HB 41/LM (BR 138) - M. Harmon, S. Santoro
AN ACT relating to alarm systems.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 227, relating to fire prevention and protection, to establish an Alarm System Contractor Licensure Board; define terms; forbid alarm contracting activities by those who are not properly authorized by the board; describe when an alarm system contractor acts as a personal emergency response system provider or contractor; institute an emergency 911 response protocol for unanswered voice-to-voice communication responses to customers; exempt various persons and entities from the board requirements under defined circumstances, including telephone installers, utility companies, fire protection sprinkler contractors, architects, locksmiths, and hospitals; establish board purpose, membership, appointment, and meeting procedures; require board to promulgate administrative regulations, determine applicant qualifications, conduct investigations, and establish renewal and continuing education standards; allow the board to establish fees, control licensure, and enter into reciprocal agreements with other states; mandate that the board keep a register of applications granted or refused; establish registration requirements for certain alarm contractor employees; create licensing rules for qualifying agents of alarm contractors; set certification standards for alarm system contractors; require liability insurance coverage by alarm system contractors; allow board to create alarm system contractor classifications and additional standards; grant board power to charge reasonable fees to applicants and practitioners; delineate complaint and investigation standards, practices, and penalties; list restrictions on and powers of local governments regarding alarm system contractors; create transition period for initial implementation of board authority; direct that the combined sections be known as the "Christine Talley Act."
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Oct 3-To: Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations
Jan 8-introduced in House; to Licensing & Occupations (H)