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SB 78 (BR 94) - W. Westerfield

     AN ACT relating to electricians.
     Amend KRS 227A.060 to require the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to administer its electrician licensing examination; allow an applicant to sit for the electrician licensing examination if the applicant has four years of experience or two years of experience plus an acceptable training course in electrical work; create a nonrenewable two-year provisional electrician license; require an applicant for a provisional license to have at least six years of verifiable experience since age 16; establish how a provisional license holder may become a licensed electrician; allow a former provisional license holder to apply for regular licensure as an electrician.


AMENDMENTS

     SFA1( W. Westerfield ) - Make a provisional electrician's license valid for one year; state that lapsed electrician licenses originally issued under KRS 227A.080 before the repeal of that statute are authorized to be reissued; require passing the relevant examination and paying a $100 fee before reissuance of the license; end reissuance after July 31, 2020.
     HCS1 - Retain original provisions; allow an applicant to sit for the electrician licensing examination if the applicant has completed two years of experience plus two years of a minimum four-year training course in electrical work acceptable to the department; require completion of the remaining two years of the training course within four years after becoming a licensed electrician; revoke the license of any electrician who fails to complete the training course; limit provisional licenses to Kentucky residents; require an applicant for a provisional license to have at least six years of verifiable experience with 2,080 annual work hours since age 16.
     HFA1( J. Miller ) - Clarify that at least four years of experience, or a combined four years of both education and experience, are required for electrician licensure.
     HFA2( J. Miller ) - Clarify that at least four years of experience, or a combined four years of both education and experience, are required for electrician licensure.
     HFA3( J. Miller ) - Clarify that at least four years of experience, or a combined four years of both education and experience, are required for electrician licensure.
     HFA4( J. Miller ) - Clarify that at least four years of experience, or a combined four years of both education and experience, are required for electrician licensure.

     Jan 11, 2018 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 16, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Jan 23, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Jan 24, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 25, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 25, 2018; 3rd reading, passed 26-10 with floor amendment (1)
     Jan 26, 2018 - received in House
     Jan 30, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
     Mar 02, 2018 - posted in committee
     Mar 21, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute; floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) filed to Bill
     Mar 22, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (1) and (2) withdrawn; floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (4) filed to Bill
     Apr 14, 2018 - taken from Rules; placed in the Consent Orders of the Day; 3rd reading; floor amendment (3) defeated; passed 45-44 with Committee Substitute; received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1); Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1); Bill passed 21-13; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor