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Title 26 : Professions and Occupations

Chapter 015 : Electricians and Electrical Installations

Subchapter 003 : Licensing Electricians

(Cite as: 26 V.S.A. § 901)
  • § 901. Electricians’ Licensing Board; membership; powers

    (a) Creation. A board for the licensing of electricians is created, to be known as the “Electricians’ Licensing Board.”

    (b) Membership. The Board consists of the Commissioner of Public Safety or a member of that Department designated by the Commissioner and four persons appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.

    (1) The four appointed members shall serve for terms of three years, beginning on July 1 in the year of appointment, and they shall include one licensed master electrician, one licensed journeyman electrician, one person associated with the public electrical utility industry who is knowledgeable in technical as well as operational issues of the electrical utility industry, and one person associated with the fire insurance industry.

    (2) Not more than two appointed members’ terms shall expire in the same year.

    (3) The Governor shall appoint one of the members of the Board to serve as its chair.

    (c) Continuing education; sunset review.

    (1) Not less than once every five years, the Board shall review electricians’ continuing education or other continuing competency requirements. The review results shall be in writing and address the following:

    (A) the renewal requirements for electricians;

    (B) the renewal requirements in other jurisdictions, particularly in the Northeast region;

    (C) the cost of the renewal requirements for electricians;

    (D) an analysis of the utility and effectiveness of the renewal requirements with respect to public protection; and

    (E) recommendations to the Commissioner on whether the continuing education or other continuing competency requirements should be modified.

    (2) The Commissioner shall respond to the Board within 45 days of its submitted review results. The Commissioner may require the Board to reduce, modify, or otherwise change the renewal requirements, including by proposing any necessary amendments to statute or rule. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1971, No. 14, § 14, eff. March 11, 1971; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 12; 1993, No. 218 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2005, No. 8, § 9, eff. April 25, 2005; No. 152 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. April 1, 2021; 2019, No. 178 (Adj. Sess.), § 36, eff. July 1, 2021.)