A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ISSUANCE OF A LIMITED PLUMBING CONTRACTOR LICENSE TO INSTALL AND SERVICE BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLIES AND TO ALLOW COURTS TO AWARD THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PLUMBING, HEATING, AND FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTORS REASONABLE COSTS OF INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF VIOLATIONS.
Senate committee substitute to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Deletes proposed changes to GS 89G-1 and to GS 89G-9.
Amends GS 87-21 to require the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors (Board) to issue a limited plumbing contractor license to those who do not have the required Class I or Class II plumbing license but want to engage in the contracting, installation, repair, or replacement of (1) exterior potable water service lines or backflow preventers serving irrigation systems or domestic water service systems of two-inch diameter or smaller; (2) exterior building sewer or water service piping of two-inch diameter or smaller; (3) water purification systems or their components; or (4) components, pumps, or pumping equipment associated with water well systems.
Amends GS 87-25.1 to allow a court to award the Board costs associated with the investigation and prosecution of violations of Article 2 (Plumbing and Heating Contractors) or rules promulgated under the Article. Deletes the provision setting the venue for actions as the superior court of any county in which the acts are alleged to have been committed or in the county where the defendants reside.
Updates the act's titles to reflect the bill's new content.
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