Substitute Senate Bill No. 1081

Public Act No. 01-66

AN ACT CONCERNING LICENSURE OF SHEET METAL WORKERS, GLAZIERS, AND SWIMMING POOL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WORKERS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (e) of section 20-334a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(e) The following licenses for sheet metal work may be issued by the department upon authorization of the examining board for heating, piping, cooling and sheet metal work, under the provisions of section 20-333, in addition to any licenses or permits issued for such work under subsection (a) of this section:

(1) Prior to [July 1, 2000] January 1, 2002, a limited contractor's license for large commercial sheet metal work may be issued to any person who has worked as a sheet metal contractor or successfully worked in such trade in the capacity of a journeyman sheet metal worker for not less than two years.

(2) On or after [July 1, 2000] January 1, 2002, a limited contractor's license for large commercial sheet metal work may be issued to any person who has (A) served as a journeyman in the trade for which such person seeks a license for not less than two years, and (B) if such service as a journeyman was outside this state, furnished evidence satisfactory to the examining board for heating, piping, cooling and sheet metal work that such service is comparable to similar service in this state.

(3) Prior to [July 1, 2000] January 1, 2002, a limited journeyman's license for large commercial sheet metal work may be issued to any person who has (A) successfully completed a bona fide apprenticeship program, including not less than four years of experience in the trade for which such person seeks a license, or (B) demonstrated such person's competency to perform such work by furnishing proof of continuous employment in such trade for not less than eight thousand hours within the previous five years, subject to the approval of the examining board for heating, piping, cooling and sheet metal work.

(4) On or after [July 1, 2000] January 1, 2002, a limited journeyman's license for large commercial sheet metal work may be issued to any person who has (A) successfully completed a bona fide apprenticeship program, including not less than four years of experience in the trade for which such person seeks a license, and (B) demonstrated such person's competency to perform all services included in the trade for which a license is sought by successfully completing the applicable state licensure examination.

Sec. 2. Subsection (f) of section 20-334a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(f) On and after [October 1, 2000] January 1, 2002, the following licenses for automotive glass work and flat glass work may be issued by the department upon authorization of the examining board for automotive glass work and flat glass work, under the provisions of section 20-333:

(1) On and after [October 1, 2000] January 1, 2002, but before [October 1, 2001] January 1, 2003, an unlimited contractor's license for automotive glass work or flat glass work may be issued to any person who has served as a journeyman in the trade for which such person seeks a license for not less than three years. On and after [October 1, 2001] January 1, 2002, an unlimited contractor's license for automotive glass work or flat glass work may be issued to any person who (A) has served as a journeyman in the trade for which such person seeks a license for not less than three years and, if such service as a journeyman was outside this state, has furnished evidence satisfactory to the examining board for automotive glass work and flat glass work that such service is comparable to similar service in this state, and (B) has furnished satisfactory evidence of education and experience and has passed an examination which has demonstrated that such person is competent in all aspects of such trade to be an unlimited contractor for automotive glass work or flat glass work.

(2) On and after [October 1, 2000] January 1, 2002, but before [October 1, 2001] January 1, 2003, an unlimited journeyman's license for automotive glass work or flat glass work may be issued to any person who has served in the trade for which such person seeks a license for not less than two years. On and after [October 1, 2001] January 1, 2002, an unlimited journeyman's license for automotive glass work or flat glass work may be issued to any person who has successfully completed a bona fide apprenticeship program as required by the examining board for automotive glass work and flat glass work, and has demonstrated such person's competency to perform all services included in the trade for which a license is sought by successfully completing the applicable state licensure examination.

Sec. 3. Subsection (d) of section 20-417aa of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(d) Any person engaged in swimming pool maintenance and repair work prior to July 1, 1999, may apply to the Department of Consumer Protection for the appropriate limited license and such license shall be issued without examination upon demonstration by the applicant of experience and training equivalent to the experience and training required to qualify for examination for the appropriate limited license, if such applicant makes such application to the department not later than January 1, 2002.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved June 6, 2001