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.
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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