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SB 128 (BR 544) - P. Hornback

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Amend KRS 227.205 and 227.530 to establish the Electrical Division within the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction; confirm Executive Order 2013-894.


     HFA (1/P, S. Riggs) - Retain original provisions; define "board," "department," "roofing contractor," and "roofing; establish exemptions for Sections 4 to 16 of the bill and establish fines; create the Kentucky Board of Roofing Contractors; grant the department the authority to promulgate administrative regulations, approve education providers and courses of study, establish education guidelines, approve or deny licensure, and conduct hearings; assign the department authority to issue licenses to qualified roofing contractors; require annual license renewal; establish reasons for license denial; establish fees for education providers and examinations; establish a revolving fund for the administration and enforcement of the roofing program; establish requirements for roofing contractors; require the department to establish an on-line permitting system and require roofing contractors to obtain a permit for any job; establish permitting exemptions; permit local governments to continue established permitting and inspection programs for roofing contractors; allow inspectors employed and authorized by the department to review roofing contractor permits and licenses; authorize inspectors to issue stop-work orders; establish appeal rights for roofing contractors aggrieved by a final order of the department.
     HFA (2/Title, S. Riggs) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (3/P, S. Santoro) - Retain original provisions except 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 Section 7 to require that load control or energy conservation devices 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 prohibit that the provisions of KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 from requiring a homeowner or farmer performing electrical work on his or her real property to be licensed; amend KRS 211.350 and 227.205 to conform; repeal KRS 132.815, 227.450, and 227.500.
     HFA (4/Title, S. Santoro) - Make title amendment.
     HFA (5, D. Owens) - Retain original provisions; create a new section of KRS Chapter 91A to allow a consolidated local government that imposes a general license tax on insurance companies to impose a separate additional levy dedicated to a specific purpose, and to set forth the conditions under which such a levy may be imposed; amend KRS 91.200, and 91A.080 to conform.
     HFA (6/Title, D. Owens) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 6-introduced in Senate
     Feb 12-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 27, 2014; 3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Feb 28-received in House
     Mar 4-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Mar 17-posted in committee
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 25, 2014
     Mar 21-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 26-floor amendments (3) and (4-title) filed
     Mar 27-floor amendments (5) and (6-title) filed
     Mar 28-3rd reading, passed 98-0
     Mar 31-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 11-signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 125)

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