BR 155 - Representative Sal Santoro, Representative Larry Clark (10/10/13)
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.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
To: Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations