Read 1st time February 17, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 71, RSMo, relating to provisions relative to all cities and towns, by adding thereto one new section relating to the licensing of electricians and plumbers by certain municipalities.
Section A. Chapter 71, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 71.215, to read as follows:
71.215. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 77.505, RSMo, any city, town or village in any county of the third classification may provide, by ordinance, for the licensing of persons who perform electrical work or plumbing work for compensation or holds himself or herself out as a qualified electrician or plumber within such city, town or village, regardless of whether such person is licensed to perform similar work in another jurisdiction.
2. Any city, town or village authorized to license persons who perform electrical work pursuant to subsection 1 of this section may require a person to pass an electrical work examination that is approved by such city, town or village in order to receive such license.
3. Any city, town or village authorized to license persons who perform electrical work or plumbing work pursuant to subsection 1 of this section may require the payment of a fee in order for a person to receive such license. Such fee shall be calculated so that the total of all fees collected shall not exceed the costs of administering the provisions of this section.
4. Those persons performing electrical work as part of their employment by any utility, including, but not limited to, any such utility that is created or regulated pursuant to chapter 91, RSMo, chapter 393, RSMo, or chapter 394, RSMo, or as part of their employment by a railroad corporation, as defined in section 388.010, RSMo, shall not be subject to licensure pursuant to this section.
5. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any person to be licensed pursuant to this section, if such
person is employed on a full-time basis by an employer to do electrical or plumbing installation or maintenance for
such employer solely on such employer's own property. For the purposes of this subsection, "employer" includes
both public and private entities.