SB 1166 Creates the Missouri Chimney Safety Act
LR Number:4633S.01I Fiscal Note:4633-01
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization
Last Action:02/27/02 - Second Read and Referred S Financial & Governmental Journal page:S386
Organizations, Veterans Affairs & Elections Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1166 - This act creates the "Missouri Chimney Safety Act". The Missouri Chimney Safety Board is created within the Division of Fire Safety in the Department of Public Safety. The Board members shall consist of professional chimney sweeps, a representative of the Division of Fire Safety and a representative of the insurance industry.

The Board is responsible for the licensing and regulation of chimney sweeps and persons that engage in practices related to the cleaning of chimneys and other types of stoves and fireplaces. The act exempts certain HEARTH , FPI and HVAC certified persons from the need for licensure if engaged in activities related to their certification. Unlicensed persons are authorized to assist licensed chimney sweeps if the licensee provides personal, on-site supervision at all times.

The Board may prescribe by the rule the required application fee and examinations to become licensed. Once licensed, the act provides for license renewal every three years. As part of the renewal application, the licensee must submit and provide documentation showing completion of the required continuing education hours and must submit to retesting by the board on the current professional standards.

The Board may take disciplinary action against the licensee for good cause. The licensee shall have the right to appeal to the administrative hearing commission.

Any person who engages in the unlicensed practice of any profession regulated by this act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.