PLUMBING & HEATING CONTRACTORS CHANGES.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
Senate Bill 156 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 1, 2017
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE TYPES OF ACTIVITY REGULATED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PLUMBING, HEATING, AND FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTORS AND TO REAUTHORIZE THE BOARD TO ISSUE LICENSES FOR CERTAIN RESTRICTED CLASSIFICATIONS.
Intro. by Tucker.

Status: Ch. SL 2017-15 (Senate Action) (May 23 2017)
S 156/S.L. 2017-15

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 23 2017 - More information

    AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE TYPES OF ACTIVITY REGULATED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PLUMBING, HEATING, AND FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTORS AND TO REAUTHORIZE THE BOARD TO ISSUE LICENSES FOR CERTAIN RESTRICTED CLASSIFICATIONS. Enacted May 23, 2017. Effective May 23, 2017.


  • Summary date: Apr 4 2017 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amends proposed GS 87-21(l) to additionally exclude a residential energy service network (RESNET) certified home energy rater from the provisions of Article 2 of GS Chapter 87 to the extent the person does not claim to be a plumbing or heating contractor and is not acting in the capacity of a plumbing or heating contractor in the course of the person's duties. 


  • Summary date: Mar 30 2017 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Amends GS 87-21 to include persons, firms, and corporations who, for valuable consideration, verify, inspect, evaluate, or test fire sprinklers, or offer to do so, in addition to the currently listed or proposed activities, with those deemed to be in the business of plumbing, heating, or fire sprinkler contracting. Authorizes the Board to establish additional restricted classifications to provide for the licensing of any person (currently proposed, of persons) desiring to engage in contracting and installing fuel piping from an approved fuel source on the premises to a point inside the residence.

    Makes the act effective when it becomes law (currently, effective July 1, 2017).


  • Summary date: Mar 1 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 87-21(a) to clarify that any person, firm, or corporation, who for valuable consideration verifies, inspects, evaluates, tests, installs, alters, or restores, or offers the same, either plumbing, heating group number one, heating group number two, or heating group number three (terms defined in this subsection) is deemed and held to be engaged in the business of plumbing, heating, or fire sprinkler contracting regulated by the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors (Board).

    Amends GS 87-21(b) to authorize the Board to establish additional restricted classifications for (1) the licensing of any person, partnership, firm, or corporation desiring to engage in a specific phase of heating, plumbing, or fire sprinkling contracts; (2) the licensing of any person, partnership, firm, or corporation desiring to engage in a specific phase of heating, plumbing, or fire sprinkling contracting that is an incidental part of their primary business that is a lawful business other than heating, plumbing, or fire sprinkling contracting; and (3) licensing of persons desiring to engage in contracting and installing fuel piping from an approved fuel source on the premises to a point inside the residence. 

    Adds that the provisions of Article 2 of GS Chapter 87 do not apply to home inspectors licensed under Article 9F of GS Chapter 143 or certified Code-enforcement officials licensed under Article 9C of GS Chapter 143 who do not claim to be a plumbing or heating contractor, or who is not acting in the capacity of a plumbing or heating contractor in the course of their respective duties as home inspectors or Code-enforcement officials.

    Effective July 1, 2017.


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