Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1026 -- Licensure of Electrical Contractors

Sponsor:  Nasheed

This bill establishes the Missouri Electrical Industry Licensing
Board in the Division of Professional Registration within the
Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional
Registration to regulate and license electrical contractors.  In
its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Specifies that the board's eight members, appointed by the
Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, will serve
four-year terms, not to exceed two terms.  Four members must be
in good standing with the National Electrical Contractors
Association, two members with the Associated Builders and
Contractors, and two members with the Independent Electrical
Contractors Association;

(2)  Requires the board to meet at least four times annually and
allows board members to be reimbursed for expenses and receive
compensation of up to $70 per day;

(3)  Allows contractors practicing prior to January 1, 2005, to
be issued a statewide license if they have completed 12,000 hours
of verifiable practical experience and hold an electrical license
that is in good standing which was issued by any authority that
requires a written test;

(4)  Allows the division to establish licensing fees to cover
administrative costs and to develop reciprocal licensing
agreements with other states;

(5)  Creates the Missouri Electrical Industry Licensing Board
Fund which will be used solely for the administration and
operation of the board; and

(6)  Allows the board to file complaints against contractors with
the Administrative Hearing Commission and suspend or revoke
licenses based on the commission's findings.

Any person or corporation who knowingly violates the provisions
of the bill will be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
Last Updated November 17, 2009 at 9:26 am