|SB 0962||Reg. Telecommunications & Information Systems Contractors|
|LR Number:||S3573.01I||Fiscal Note:||3573-01|
|Committee:||Commerce and Environment|
|Last Action:||03/19/96 - Hearing Scheduled But Not Heard S Commerce & Environment C|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1996|
SB 962 - The act creates the Board of Telecommunications and Information Technology Systems Contractors. The Board shall consist of seven members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. Terms shall be for seven years, except that the initial members shallbe appointed to terms of one, two, three, four, five, six and seven years, respectively. A member may be appointed to two, consecutive full terms.
The Board shall establish and administer tests for contractors, license qualified applicants, establish fees and review complaints regarding licensing and conduct of licensees. Licenses are for one year and may be renewed. Current providers of service are exempted from the exam, upon showing necessary experience. All licensees shall post a surety bond of ten thousand dollars, as assurance against damage or injury sustained due to improper performance of licensed business or failure to pay fees.
No person may provide or offer telecommunications or information technology services without a license from the board, except for the work of cities, public utilities, FCC-licensed radio and TV stations, architects, engineers and end-use customers. A violation is a Class A misdemeanor.
The Board may suspend or refuse to renew a license for cause. The Board may compel the attendance of witnesses and production of documents on matters under hearing or investigation by the Board.
The Board shall maintain licensing reciprocity with other states.
The act preempts political subdivisions from regulating this business.
The act contains penalty provisions.