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House Bill No. 6036

Public Act No. 03-186

AN ACT CONCERNING RADON MITIGATORS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 20-420 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

(a) No person shall hold oneself out to be a contractor or salesperson without first obtaining a certificate of registration from the commissioner as provided in this chapter, except that an individual or partner, or officer or director of a corporation registered as a contractor shall not be required to obtain a salesperson's certificate. No certificate shall be given to any person who holds oneself out to be a contractor that performs radon mitigation unless such contractor provides evidence, satisfactory to the commissioner, that the contractor [has attended a program approved by the Commissioner of Public Health and received a passing score on an examination approved by said commissioner] is certified as a radon mitigator by the National Radon Safety Board or the National Environmental Health Association.

Sec. 2. Subsection (d) of section 20-427 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

(d) The commissioner may, after notice and hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, impose a civil penalty on any person who engages in or practices the work or occupation for which a certificate of registration is required by this chapter without having first obtained such a certificate of registration or who wilfully employs or supplies for employment a person who does not have such a certificate of registration or who wilfully and falsely pretends to qualify to engage in or practice such work or occupation, or who engages in or practices any of the work or occupations for which a certificate of registration is required by this chapter after the expiration of his certificate of registration or who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. Such penalty shall be in an amount not more than five hundred dollars for a first violation of this subsection, not more than seven hundred fifty dollars for a second violation of this subsection occurring not more than three years after a prior violation, [and] not more than one thousand five hundred dollars for a third or subsequent violation of this subsection occurring not more than three years after a prior violation and, in the case of radon mitigation work, such penalty shall be not less than two hundred fifty dollars. Any civil penalty collected pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in the Consumer Protection Enforcement Fund established in section 21a-8a.

Approved June 26, 2003