SCS/SB 240 - This act creates a statewide license for electrical contractors, which shall be issued by the Division of Professional Registration. Any person who is operating as an electrical contractor in a political subdivision that does not require the contractor to hold a local license is not required to possess a statewide license. However, each corporation, firm, institution, organization, company, or representative thereof who engages in electrical contracting must have a least one statewide licensed electrical contractor employed at a supervisory level. Electrical contractors who hold a license that was issued by an authority in the State of Missouri prior to January 1, 2018, and that required the passing of a nationally accredited written examination based upon the National Electrical Code and completion of twelve thousand hours of practical experience shall be issued a statewide license.
Political subdivisions may still establish their own local electrical contractor's license, but must recognize a statewide license in lieu of such local license. If a political subdivision fails to recognize a statewide license, then the licensee may file a complaint with the Division. The Division shall perform an investigation, and if it determines that the political subdivision failed to recognize a statewide license then the Division shall notify and give the political subdivision thirty days to comply with the law. Following the thirty days, if the political subdivision still refuses to recognize the statewide license then the Division shall notify the Director of the Department of Revenue who shall withhold local sales tax dollars until the political subdivision is in compliance with the law.
An applicant for statewide licensure must be at least twenty-one years of age, provide proof of liability insurance in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars, pass a standardized and nationally accredited electrical assessment examination, and complete practical hours as specified in the act.
Starting in 2020, statewide licenses shall be renewed once every three years.
Any officer or agent of a corporation, partnership, or association who violates the act is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
This act is similar to HB 807 (2017), SB 773(2016), HCS/HB 2063 (2016), SB 250 (2015), HB 369 (2015), SB 755 (2014), and HB 762 (2013).