THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2325

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2010

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to contractors.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that homeowners, inspectors, and government agencies have difficulty identifying the number of licensed tradespersons performing electrical and plumbing work on construction job sites. Further, it may be difficult to determine whether the ratio of licensed to unlicensed tradesmen performing electrical and plumbing work on construction job sites comply with requirements under state law.

The purpose of this Act is to provide for the identification of licensed electricians and plumbers and the enforcement of licensing requirements on construction job sites, to protect public safety and comply with state law.

SECTION 2. Section 444-9.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"444-9.5 Licensing of electrical or plumbing workers. (a) At least half of all individuals performing electrical or plumbing work employed on a construction job site by an electrical or plumbing contractor shall be licensed in accordance with chapter 448E. The board may waive this requirement in any county when there are insufficient licensed electrical or plumbing workers in that county to comply herewith.

(b) All individuals licensed in accordance with chapter 448E, and who are employed on a construction job site by an electrical or plumbing contractor, shall visibly display their license on their person while on the construction job site."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Contractors; Licensing of Electricians and Plumbers

 

Description:

Requires identification of licensed individuals performing electrical and plumbing work on a construction job site.

 

 

 

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