SB 755 - This act creates the Missouri Electrical Industry Licensing Board. The Board shall consist of nine members from various districts created in the act. Any member may be removed from the Board by the governor for neglect of duty, incompetency, or unethical conduct. The Board along with the Division of Professional Registration shall adopt rules regarding licensure, professional conduct, and competency requirements. The Division in conjunction with the Board may negotiate reciprocal licensing agreements with other states.
The act provides license requirements for a statewide electrical contractor's license. Electrical contractors who hold a license that was issued in this state which required, prior to 2005, the passage of an examination, and who have completed twelve thousand hours of practical experience shall be issued a statewide license. Each electrical contracting firm must have at least one licensed electrical contractor at a supervisory level.
Persons operating as an electrical contractor in a political subdivision that does not require a local license is not required to possess a statewide license to operate as an electrical contractor in such political subdivision. Political subdivisions are still allowed to establish their own local electrical contractor's license, but shall recognize a statewide license in lieu of a local license for the purposes of performing contracting work within the political subdivision.
The act also creates the Missouri Electrical Industry Licensing Board Fund which shall consists of money collected under the act. Any money remaining in the fund at the end of the biennium shall not go to the credit of the general revenue fund.
When an licensed electrical contractor transfers employment to a new company, then all permits on the license must first be cleared. The licensee must notify the Division of the licensee's intent to transfer employment and any current active permits on the license. Upon notification, the Division must notify all affected political subdivisions.
The Board may suspend or refuse to issue or renew a license for causes specified in the act. The Board must publish a list of valid statewide license holders, a list of current enforcement actions against license holders, and procedures for filing grievances against licensees.
An individual whose license has been revoked must wait one year to reapply for licensure, and relicensure is at the discretion of the board. Any person who knowingly violates the provisions of this act is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
This act is substantially similar to HB 1513 (2014), HCS/HB 2118 (2014), and HB 762 (2013).