Bill Summary for S 88 (2019-2020)

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Feb 19 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 88 (Public) Filed Tuesday, February 19, 2019
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THE STATUTES REGULATING ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS TO ENABLE LICENSED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS EMPLOYED BY SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, AND NONPROFITS TO MAKE REPAIRS AND CONDUCT MAINTENANCE AT ALL FACILITIES AT ALL TIMES WHEN DONE AT THE DIRECTION OF THE SCHOOL, HOSPITAL, OR NONPROFIT.
Intro. by Sawyer, T. Alexander.

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Amends GS 87-43.1, which sets out exceptions from the provisions of Article 4 of GS Chapter 87, Electrical Contractors. Adds further specificity to the exception for a person installing, maintaining, altering, or repairing electric work, wiring, devices, appliances, or equipment upon the person's own property when the property is not intended at the time for rent, lease, or sale, requiring the electric work to also be for that person's own benefit. Further specifies that this exception does not limit the ability of local boards of education, hospitals, or nonprofit organizations from employing personnel licensed under Article 4 to perform maintenance and repairs on property owned or in the possession of that local board of education, hospital, or nonprofit organization.

Amends GS 87-43.2, which sets out electrical contractor licensure requirements, specifying that Article 4 does not limit the ability of a licensee who is regularly employed by a local board of education to maintain an individual license or to contract or perform work at the direction of a nonprofit, a hospital, or a local board of education for any building or facility owned or in possession of that local board of education, regardless of whether all or a portion of the building or facility is being leased or otherwise provided for another entity or event. 

Amends GS 115C-524, explicitly authorizing local boards of education to employ personnel who are licensed as electrical contractors pursuant to Article 4 of GS Chapter 87.

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