91st General Assembly
Summary of HB0233
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ELECTRICIAN LICENSING ACT                                                  

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Electrician Licensing Act. Provides for regulation of      
   electricians  and  electrical  contractors.  Establishes   fines   for      
   violations  of  the Act. Provides for concurrent exercise by home rule      
   units. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to repeal this Act January  1,      
   2010. Effective January 1, 2000.                                            
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Labor)                                         
          Initial start-up costs would total approximately $198,500.           
          Additional expenses for administration and enforcement cannot        
          be predicted.                                                        
          HOME RULE NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)             
          HB 233 pre-empts home rule authority.                                
          STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)        
          Creates a personnel mandate for which reimbursement is               
          required; no cost estimate is available.                             
          HOUSING AFFORDABILITY NOTE (Housing Development Authority)           
          No fiscal effect on a single-family residence.                       
          FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 2, 3 (Dept. of Labor)                              
          Same as previous Dept. of Labor fiscal note.                         
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 2, 3 (Dept. of Corrections)                  
          There will be no fiscal or population impact on this Dept.           
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          30 ILCS 105/5.490 new                                                
        Provides for fee by rule.  Provides  that  fees  may  not  exceed      
   specified amounts. Changes dates in the Section regarding electricians      
   practicing  before  this  Act  from  January  1, 2000 to July 1, 2000.      
   Provides that governmental  inspectors  meeting  certain  requirements      
   shall  be  granted  a one year journeyman electrician license. Exempts      
   any  manufacturing  corporation  that  engages   in   the   activities      
   incidental  to  operation  or maintenance of its existing business and      
   facilities from the application of the Act. Provides that the Act does      
   apply  to  a  manufacturing  corporation  that  is  involved  in   new      
   construction  that  results  in  the  expansion  of  its  business and      
   existing facilities. Provides that the Act shall not be  construed  to      
   prevent  the  employees  of  an  owner  or  operator  of  a  farm from      
   conducting certain activities  in  regard  to  wiring,  apparatus,  or      
   equipment  for  electric  light,  heat,  or power on the farm. Exempts      
   certain persons from the application of the Act. Provides an exemption      
   for employees of an electric utility or  electric  utility  affiliate,      
   communications   or   railway   utility,   electric,   telephone,   or      
   telecommunication  cooperative,  or  telephone company under specified      
   conditions from the  application  of  the  Act  and  from  inspection.      
   Provides  for the deposit of fees and fines into the Electrical Safety      
   Standards Fund. Amends the State Finance Act to create the  Electrical      
   Safety  Standards Fund. Provides for an extension of time during which      
   a representative may continue to carry on the business of  a  decedent      
   after  the  death  of  a  master  electrician  who  is  an  electrical      
   contractor. Changes the effective date to July 1, 2000.                     
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                 
        Provides  that  the  Department  shall  establish  standards  and      
   qualifications  for  electrical  inspectors  by  rule.   Removes   the      
   requirement  that  Department  inspectors  hold  licenses as master or      
   journeyman electricians.                                                    
          HOUSING AFFORDABILITY NOTE, H-AM 2, 3                                
          (Housing Development Authority)                                      
          Same as previous housing affordability note.                         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 01-01-09

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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