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Bill Detail: SB19-156


Title Sunset State Electrical Board
Status Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Finance (03/20/2019)
Bill Subjects
House Sponsors T. Sullivan (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 02/21/2019

Sunset Process - Senate Business, Labor, and Technology
Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department
of regulatory agencies' sunset review and report on the state electrical

board by:
  • Continuing the functions of the board for 13 years, until
2032 (sections 1 and 2 of the bill);
  • Repealing the limitations on the fees that local jurisdictions
may charge (sections 7 and 8);
  • Clarifying that cables and systems utilized for conveying
power are not exempt from regulation when they are part
of a building's electrical system (section 7);
  • Defining direct supervision, with regard to the oversight
of apprentices, and supervision of electrical work
(sections 3, 6, and 9);
  • Repealing the requirement that the board notify an
applicant that he or she is qualified to take a licensure
examination (section 5);
  • Directing the governor to consider that at least one of the
4 members of the board who must be a master or
journeyman electrician should be an electrician who works
primarily in the residential sector (section 4);
  • Clarifying that traffic signals are exempt from regulation
(section 7);
  • Repealing redundant language regarding an inspection
exemption and obsolete language regarding providing
copies of the electrical code and standards (section 7); and
  • Subjecting to regulation the alteration of existing facilities
that are otherwise exempt from regulation (section 7).
Sections 10 through 17 make conforming amendments to
harmonize the bill with House Bill 19-1172, the bill to recodify and
reorganize title 12.

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