Senate Bill No. 241
               Senate Bill No. 241

               PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-3


AN ACT CONCERNING  TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO TITLE 20
OF  THE  GENERAL   STATUTES   CONCERNING   CERTAIN
PROFESSIONAL    AND    OCCUPATIONAL     LICENSING,
CERTIFICATION   AND   REGISTRATION   AND   CERTAIN
EXAMINING BOARDS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER
PROTECTION.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section  1.  Section  20-288  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    As used in  this  chapter,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT:
    (1) "Board" means  the Architectural Licensing
Board appointed under  the  provisions  of section
20-289, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT;
    (2) "Architect" means  a person who engages in
the practice of architecture; and
    (3)  [The  "practice  of  architecture"]  "THE
PRACTICE    OF    ARCHITECTURE"    OR    "PRACTICE
ARCHITECTURE"  means  rendering   or  offering  to
render    [of]    service     by     consultation,
investigation,  evaluations, preliminary  studies,
plans,   specifications   and    coordination   of
structural  factors concerning  the  aesthetic  or
structural design and  contract  administration of
building  construction or  any  other  service  in
connection   with  the   designing   or   contract
administration  of building  construction  located
within the boundaries of this state, regardless of
whether [such persons  are]  ANY PERSON PERFORMING
SUCH DUTIES IS  performing  one  or all of [these]
SUCH duties or  whether  [they are] SUCH PERSON IS
performing them in person or as the directing head
of an office or organization performing them.
    Sec. 2. Section 20-289 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    There  shall  be  an  Architectural  Licensing
Board in the  Department  of  Consumer Protection.
The  board shall  consist  of  five  members.  The
Governor shall appoint  two  members of [said] THE
board  who  shall  be  public  members  and  three
members  of  [said]   THE   board   who  shall  be
architects residing in  this  state.  The Governor
shall have the  power  to  remove  any member from
office for misconduct,  incapacity  or  neglect of
duty. Members shall  not  be compensated for their
services but shall  be  reimbursed  for  necessary
expenses  incurred in  the  performance  of  their
duties. The board  shall  keep  a  record  of  its
proceedings  and  a   roster   of   all   licensed
architects entitled to  practice  architecture and
of all persons  holding  certificates of authority
under sections 20-295  and  20-295a of the general
statutes,  revised  to   1968,   and  corporations
holding  certificates  of  authorization  for  the
practice of architecture under section 20-298b, AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  in  this  state.  The board
shall adopt regulations,  in  accordance with [the
provisions of] chapter  54, concerning eligibility
for architectural licensing  examinations, appeals
of examination grades,  reciprocal  licensing  and
such  other  matters   as  [it]  THE  BOARD  deems
necessary to [effect]  CARRY  OUT  the purposes of
this chapter, AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS ACT. The board
shall, annually, during  the  month  of September,
prepare a roster  of  all  licensed architects and
the last-known mailing address of such architects.
A copy of such roster shall be placed on file with
the Secretary of  the  State  and  with  the  town
building department and  library of each town. The
Commissioner of Consumer  Protection,  with advice
and assistance from  the board, shall [make] ADOPT
regulations, IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  CHAPTER  54, (1)
concerning   professional   ethics   and   conduct
appropriate  to  establish  and  maintain  a  high
standard of integrity  and dignity in the practice
of the profession,  and [shall make rules] (2) for
the conduct of  the  board's  affairs  and for the
examination of applicants for a license. The board
shall, after public  notice,  hold  at  least  one
meeting per quarter,  in  each  calendar year, for
the  purpose  of   considering   applications  for
licenses  and  for   the   transaction   of  other
business. Any person  aggrieved  by  an order made
under this chapter,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS ACT, may
appeal [therefrom] FROM  SUCH ORDER as provided in
section 4-183. Appeals under this section shall be
privileged in respect  to  the  order of trial and
assignment.
    Sec. 3. Section 20-290 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    In  order  to   safeguard   life,  health  and
property, no person shall practice architecture in
this state, except  as  [hereinafter]  provided IN
THIS CHAPTER, AS  AMENDED  BY THIS ACT, or use the
title "architect", or  display  or  use any words,
letters, figures, title, sign, seal, advertisement
or  other device  to  indicate  that  such  person
practices  or  offers  to  practice  architecture,
unless  such  person   has  [secured]  OBTAINED  a
license as provided in this chapter, AS AMENDED BY
THIS  ACT.  [provided  nothing]  NOTHING  in  this
chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT, shall prevent any
Connecticut  corporation  in  existence  prior  to
1933, whose charter  authorizes  the  practice  of
architecture, from making plans and specifications
or supervising the  construction  of any building,
except that no  such corporation shall issue plans
or   specifications   unless    such    plans   or
specifications have been  signed  and sealed by an
architect licensed under  the  provisions  of this
chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    Sec. 4. Section 20-291 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    No person shall  receive  a  license under the
provisions of this  chapter,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT,  until  [he]   SUCH   PERSON  has  passed  an
examination  in such  technical  and  professional
subjects as may  be  prescribed by the board, with
the  consent  of   the  Commissioner  of  Consumer
Protection. Each person  who  applies to the board
for  a  license   under  the  provisions  of  this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS ACT, shall submit an
application, together with  evidence  of education
and training experience as prescribed by the board
in regulations adopted  in accordance with chapter
54. The board  may  accept  in  the  case  of  any
architect  currently  registered  or  licensed  in
another state in  lieu  of  the  examination (1) a
certificate of registration issued by the National
Council of Architectural  Registration  Boards; or
(2) evidence satisfactory  to  the board that such
architect  is  registered   in   a   state  having
registration requirements substantially  equal  to
the licensure requirements  of this state and that
[he] SUCH ARCHITECT  has  been  practicing in such
other state for  a  period  of at least ten years.
When the applicant  has passed such examination to
the satisfaction of  a  majority  of the board and
has paid to  the secretary of [said] THE board the
fees prescribed in  section 20-292, the Department
of   Consumer   Protection    shall   enroll   the
applicant's name and  address  in  the  roster  of
licensed architects and  issue  [to him] a license
TO THE APPLICANT,  which  shall  entitle [him] THE
APPLICANT to practice  as  an  architect  in  this
state.
    Sec. 5. Section 20-294 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The board may  suspend  for a definite period,
not to exceed  one  year, or revoke any license or
certificate  of  authority   ISSUED   UNDER   THIS
CHAPTER, AS AMENDED  BY THIS ACT, after notice and
hearing  in  accordance   with   the   regulations
[established]  ADOPTED  by   the  Commissioner  of
Consumer Protection, or may officially censure any
person holding [a] ANY SUCH license or certificate
of authority, (1)  if it is shown that the license
or  certificate  was  obtained  through  fraud  or
misrepresentation, [;] (2)  if  the  holder of the
license or certificate  has  been  found guilty by
[said]  THE board  or  by  a  court  of  competent
jurisdiction of any  fraud or deceit in [his] SUCH
HOLDER'S  professional  practice   or   has   been
convicted of a  felony,  [;]  (3) if the holder of
the license or  certificate  has been found guilty
by [said] THE  board  of  gross incompetency or of
negligence  in the  planning  or  construction  of
buildings, [;] OR  (4)  if  it  is  shown  to  the
satisfaction of the  board  that the holder of the
license or certificate  has violated any provision
of this chapter,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS ACT, or any
regulation   adopted   [thereunder]   UNDER   THIS
CHAPTER, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT.  The board may
reissue any SUCH  license or certificate which has
been revoked, and  [it]  may modify the suspension
of any SUCH  license or certificate which has been
suspended.
    Sec. 6. Section 20-296 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The board may,  upon  the complaint of any one
or more licensed  architects or on its own motion,
request the Department  of  Consumer Protection to
inquire into the  existence  of  any violations of
the provisions of this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, or THE  regulations  [established thereunder]
ADOPTED UNDER THIS  CHAPTER,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT. If the  board  determines that a violation of
any SUCH provision [of this chapter] OR REGULATION
exists, [it] THE  BOARD  may  issue an appropriate
order to the  person  or  persons  found  to be so
violating such provision  OR REGULATION, providing
for the immediate  discontinuance  of  [the  same]
SUCH VIOLATION.
    Sec. 7. Section 20-298 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The following activities are exempted from the
provisions of this  chapter,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT: [(a)] (1)  The  practice  of engineering by a
professional   engineer   licensed    under    the
provisions of chapter 391, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT,
and the performance  by such professional engineer
of architectural work for which he is qualified by
education and experience  and  which is incidental
to   his   engineering   work;   [(b)]   (2)   the
construction  or  alteration   of   a  residential
building to provide  dwelling  space  for not more
than two families, or of a private garage or other
accessory  building intended  for  use  with  such
residential building, or  of  any farm building or
structure  for agricultural  use;  [(c)]  (3)  the
preparation  of  details   and  shop  drawings  by
persons  other  than   architects,   for   use  in
execution  of  the  work  of  such  persons,  when
buildings  are designed  in  accordance  with  the
requirements of this  chapter,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT; [(d)] (4)  the  activities  of  employees  of
architects licensed in this state acting under the
instructions,  control  or  supervision  of  their
employers;  [(e)]  (5)   the   superintendence  by
builders,  or properly  qualified  superintendents
employed by such  builders, of the construction or
structural alteration of  buildings or structures;
[(f)] (6) the activities of officers and employees
of any public utility corporation whose operations
are under the  jurisdiction  of  the Department of
Public Utility Control;  [(g)]  (7) the activities
of officers and employees of the government of the
United States while  engaged  in this state in the
practice  of  architecture  for  said  government;
[(h)]   AND  (8)   the   making   of   plans   and
specifications for or  supervising the erection of
any building containing  less  than  five thousand
square feet total  area,  [;]  the making of plans
and specifications for or supervising the erection
of any addition containing less than five thousand
square feet total area to any building, [;] OR the
making of alterations  to  any  existing buildings
containing less than  five  thousand  square  feet
total area, [;]  provided  (A)  this  [subsection]
SUBDIVISION shall not  be construed to exempt from
the [operation of  the  other]  provisions of this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT, alterations in
buildings of more  than  five thousand square feet
total area, involving  the  safety or stability of
such  buildings,  [.   Said]  AND  (B)  THE  areas
SPECIFIED IN THIS SUBDIVISION are to be calculated
from the exterior  dimensions of the outside walls
of the building  and  shall include all occupiable
floors or levels.
    Sec.  8.  Section   20-298b   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The practice  of ARCHITECTURE or the offer
to  practice  architecture   in   this   state  by
individual licensed architects under the corporate
form or by  a  corporation, a material part of the
business  of  which   includes  architecture,  [as
defined in this  chapter,]  is permitted, provided
(1) such personnel  of  such corporation as act in
its  behalf as  architects,  its  chief  executive
officer and the holder or holders of not less than
two-thirds  of  the   voting   stock  thereof  are
licensed  under  the  provisions  of  [said]  THIS
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT, and [provided]
(2) such corporation has been issued a certificate
of authorization by the board. No such corporation
shall  be  relieved   of  responsibility  for  the
conduct  or  acts  of  its  agents,  employees  or
officers by reason  of  its  compliance  with  the
provisions  of  this   section,   nor   shall  any
individual practicing architecture  be relieved of
responsibility    for    architectural    services
performed  by  reason   of   his   employment   or
relationship with such corporation.
    (b)  A  qualifying   corporation   desiring  a
certificate of authorization  shall  file with the
board an application  upon  a  form  prescribed by
[said] THE board.  [which]  SUCH APPLICATION shall
state  (1)  the   name   and   address   of   such
corporation, (2) the  city  or town and the street
and number where  such  corporation is to maintain
its principal office  in this state, (3) the names
and  addresses  of   all   of   its  stockholders,
directors and officers,  [and]  (4) a statement as
to whether or  not  the  holder  or  holders of at
least  two-thirds of  the  voting  stock  of  such
corporation are persons  holding  a license issued
by  [said]  THE   board,   and   (5)   such  other
information  as may  be  required  by  [said]  THE
board. [, and  which]  THE  APPLICATION  shall  be
accompanied  by  an   application   fee  of  fifty
dollars. If all  requirements  of this chapter, AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  are  met,  the  board shall
issue  to  such   corporation   a  certificate  of
authorization   within   sixty    days   of   such
application, [;] provided  the board may refuse to
issue a certificate if any facts exist which would
entitle the board to suspend or revoke an existing
certificate. After obtaining  such  certificate of
authorization, any such  corporation  may practice
architecture    subject   to    the    regulations
[established]  ADOPTED  under   this  chapter,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT. [and provided all] ALL plans,
specifications, sketches, drawings  and  documents
pertaining to any  SUCH  services  rendered BY THE
CORPORATION shall be signed and bear the seal of a
Connecticut licensed architect  in accordance with
the  provisions  of   section   20-293   and   the
regulations  [established]  ADOPTED   under   this
chapter,  AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT.  Each  [such]
certificate  OF AUTHORIZATION  ISSUED  UNDER  THIS
SECTION  shall  be   renewable   annually  if  all
requirements of this  chapter,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, are met, [;] provided the board may refuse to
renew a certificate if any facts exist which would
entitle the board to suspend or revoke an existing
certificate. A corporation  holding  a certificate
of authorization [hereunder]  UNDER  THIS  SECTION
shall report any  changes  in the ownership of its
shares of stock or in the person holding the chief
executive office to  the  board within thirty days
after any such change.
    (c) Any certificate of authorization issued by
the board [pursuant  to  the provisions hereof may
be  revoked  or]   UNDER   THIS   SECTION  MAY  BE
suspended, for a period not to exceed one year, OR
REVOKED by the  board  after notice and hearing in
accordance  with  the   regulations  [established]
ADOPTED   by   the    Commissioner   of   Consumer
Protection, if it  is  shown  that:  [the] (1) THE
holder of such  certificate  of authorization does
not conform to  the  requirements of this section;
[that] (2) the  certificate  was  obtained through
fraud  or misrepresentation;  or  [that]  (3)  the
chief executive officer,  the holder of any of the
stock of the  corporation holding such certificate
of  authorization  or   any   licensed   architect
employed  by  or   acting   on   behalf   of  such
corporation  has been  censured  or  has  had  his
certificate of registration  suspended  or revoked
by the board pursuant to the provisions of section
20-294, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    (d)   Each  [such]   corporation   HOLDING   A
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORIZATION  UNDER  THIS  SECTION
shall file with  the  board  a  designation  of an
individual  or individuals  licensed  to  practice
architecture in this  state who shall be in charge
of architectural work  by such corporation in this
state. Such corporation  shall notify the board of
any change in  such designation within thirty days
after such change becomes effective.
    (e) Nothing in this section shall be construed
to prohibit any  corporation in existence prior to
1933, whose charter  authorizes  the  practice  of
architecture, from continuing  to  make  plans and
specifications  and  supervise   construction   as
authorized by section  20-290,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT.
    Sec. 9. Section 20-299 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    [For the purposes of] AS USED IN this chapter,
AS  AMENDED  BY   THIS  ACT,  UNLESS  THE  CONTEXT
OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
    (1) "Professional engineer" means a person who
is  qualified  by   reason  of  his  knowledge  of
mathematics,  the  physical   sciences   and   the
principles    of    engineering,    acquired    by
professional education and  practical  experience,
to engage in engineering practice, including [the]
rendering or offering  to  render  to  clients any
professional   service   such   as   consultation,
investigation,  evaluation,  planning,  design  or
responsible   supervision  of   construction,   in
connection  with  any  public  or  privately-owned
structures,   buildings,   machines,    equipment,
processes, works or  projects  [wherein]  IN WHICH
the public welfare  or  the  safeguarding of life,
public  health  or   property   is   concerned  or
involved;
    (2) "Land surveyor" means a person who engages
in the practice  of  that  branch  of  engineering
commonly  known as  land  surveying  and  includes
surveying and measuring the area of any portion of
the earth's surface, the lengths and directions of
the bounding lines and the contour of the surface,
for their correct  determination  and  description
and for conveyancing  or for recording, or for the
establishment   or   reestablishment    of    land
boundaries   and  the   plotting   of   land   and
subdivisions   [thereof]   OF   LAND,   and   like
measurements  and  operations   involved   in  the
surveying of mines;
    (3) "Automatic fire  sprinkler  system  layout
technician"  means  a   person,  licensed  by  the
Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to this
chapter,  AS  AMENDED   BY  THIS  ACT,  to  design
automatic fire sprinkler system layouts;
    (4) "Automatic fire  sprinkler  system layout"
means preparing and  designing shop drawings to be
used   for   the   installation,   alteration   or
modification  of  an   automatic   fire  sprinkler
system; [and]
    (5) "National Institute  for  Certification in
Engineering  Technologies"  means   a   nationally
recognized  organization  which   determines   the
qualifications of automatic  fire sprinkler system
layout   technicians   through    a    series   of
standardized examinations; AND
    (6) "BOARD" MEANS THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
FOR  PROFESSIONAL  ENGINEERS  AND  LAND  SURVEYORS
APPOINTED UNDER THE  PROVISIONS OF SECTION 20-300,
AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    Sec.  10.  Section   20-300   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There shall be  in  the Department of Consumer
Protection  a  State   Board   of   Examiners  for
Professional Engineers and  Land  Surveyors, which
shall consist of  twelve  persons appointed by the
Governor, three of  whom  shall  hold  licenses as
professional engineers, two  of  whom  shall  hold
combined licenses as  professional  engineers  and
land  surveyors, four  of  whom  shall  be  public
members and three  of  whom shall hold licenses as
land surveyors. The  members  holding  licenses as
professional engineers, the  members  holding  the
combined licenses and  the  public  members  shall
administer  the provisions  of  this  chapter,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT, as to licensure and issuance,
reissuance, suspension or  revocation  of licenses
concerning    the   practice    of    professional
engineering. The members  holding licenses as land
surveyors,  the  members   holding   the  combined
licenses and the  public  members shall administer
the provisions of this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, as to  licensure  and  issuance,  reissuance,
suspension or revocation  of  licenses  concerning
the practice of  land  surveying. The Governor may
remove any member  of  the  board  for misconduct,
incompetence or neglect  of  duty.  The members of
the board shall  receive no compensation for their
services but shall  be  reimbursed  for  necessary
expenses  incurred in  the  performance  of  their
duties. The board  shall  keep a true and complete
record of all its proceedings. The Commissioner of
Consumer Protection, with  advice  and  assistance
from  the  board,   shall   adopt  regulations  in
accordance   with  chapter   54   (1)   concerning
professional  ethics and  conduct  appropriate  to
establish  and  maintain   a   high   standard  of
integrity  and dignity  in  the  practice  of  the
profession, and [shall  make  rules]  (2)  for the
conduct  of  the   board's  affairs  and  for  the
examination of applicants for A license.
    Sec.  11.  Section   20-300b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    There shall be  in  the Department of Consumer
Protection a Survey  and  Map  Standards  Advisory
Committee,  which shall  consist  of  six  persons
appointed   by  the   Commissioner   of   Consumer
Protection, two of  whom  shall  be members of the
[Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and
Land Surveyors] BOARD  who  hold  licenses as land
surveyors and who  primarily engage in the private
practice of land surveying, one of whom shall be a
licensed land surveyor  actively  engaged  in  the
private practice of  land  surveying,  two of whom
shall be selected  from  a  list of three licensed
land  surveyors  submitted   by   the  Connecticut
Association of Land Surveyors, and the director of
the [consumer protection]  legal  division  OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER  PROTECTION. The members of
the committee shall  serve  at  the commissioner's
pleasure. The members shall not be compensated for
their   services.   The   committee   shall   make
recommendations  to  the  commissioner  concerning
minimum  standards  of   accuracy,   content   and
certifications   for   surveys    and   maps.   In
consultation with the  committee, the commissioner
shall  adopt  regulations,   in   accordance  with
chapter 54, establishing such minimum standards of
accuracy, content and  certifications  for surveys
and maps.
    Sec.  12.  Section   20-302   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    No person shall  practice or offer to practice
the  profession  of  engineering  in  any  of  its
branches, including land  surveying,  or  use  any
title  or  description   tending   to  convey  the
impression that [he] SUCH PERSON is a professional
engineer or a  land  surveyor,  unless  [he]  SUCH
PERSON has been  licensed  or [exempted] IS EXEMPT
under the provisions  of  this chapter, AS AMENDED
BY THIS ACT.  The following shall be considered as
minimum evidence satisfactory  to  the  board that
the applicant is  qualified  for  licensure  as  a
professional engineer, engineer-in-training,  land
surveyor or surveyor-in-training, respectively:
    (1) Professional engineer:  Graduation from an
approved course in  engineering  in  a  school  or
college approved by  the  board as of satisfactory
standing, a specific  record of an additional four
years  of active  practice  in  engineering  work,
which shall be  of a character satisfactory to the
board, and the  successful passing of a written or
written and oral  examination  prescribed  by  the
board, with the  consent  of the commissioner, the
first part of  which  shall  test  the applicant's
knowledge  of  fundamental  engineering  subjects,
including mathematics and  the  physical sciences,
and  the second  part  of  which  shall  test  the
applicant's ability to  apply  the  principles  of
engineering to the actual practice of engineering.
In lieu of  graduation  as  [herein]  specified IN
THIS SUBDIVISION, the  board  may  accept,  as  an
alternative, six years  or  more  of experience in
engineering work which  shall  be  of  a character
satisfactory to the board and which shall indicate
knowledge, skill and  education approximating that
attained  through  graduation   from  an  approved
course in engineering.  The  board  may  waive the
written examination requirement  in the case of an
applicant who submits  a specific record of twenty
years or more  of  lawful  practice in engineering
work which shall be of a character satisfactory to
the  board  and  which  shall  indicate  that  the
applicant is competent to be in responsible charge
of such work,  and may waive the first part of the
written  examination  for  an  applicant  who  has
completed an approved  course  in  engineering and
has   at  least   eight   years   of   engineering
experience.
    (2)   Engineer-in-training:  The   board   may
license as an engineer-in-training a person who is
a graduate of an approved course in engineering or
who has had  the alternative experience prescribed
in subdivision (1)  of  this  section  and who has
successfully  passed  the   first   part   of  the
examination    specified   [therein]    IN    SAID
SUBDIVISION. Licensure as  an engineer-in-training
shall remain valid  for a period of ten years from
date of issuance  of  an applicant's first license
toward  meeting  in   part   the  requirements  of
subdivision (1) OF THIS SECTION.
    (3) Land surveyor: Graduation from a school or
college approved by  the  board as of satisfactory
standing, including the  completion of an approved
course  in surveying,  a  specific  record  of  an
additional three years  of active practice in land
surveying,  which  shall   be   of   a   character
satisfactory  to the  board,  and  the  successful
passing  of  a   written   or   written  and  oral
examination,  prescribed by  the  board  with  the
consent of the  commissioner,  for  the purpose of
testing   the   applicant's   knowledge   of   the
fundamentals of land  surveying and the procedures
pertaining [thereto] TO LAND SURVEYING. In lieu of
graduation   as   [herein]   specified   IN   THIS
SUBDIVISION,  the  board   may   accept,   as   an
alternative, six years  or  more  of experience in
surveying  work which  shall  be  of  a  character
satisfactory to the board and which shall indicate
knowledge, skill and  education approximating that
attained through completion  of an approved course
in surveying. The  board  may  waive  the  written
examination  requirement  in   the   case   of  an
applicant who submits a specific record of sixteen
years or more  of  lawful  practice  in  surveying
work, at least  ten  of  which  shall have been in
land surveying, of a character satisfactory to the
board and which  shall indicate that the applicant
is competent to  be  in responsible charge of such
work.
    (4)   Surveyor-in-training:  The   board   may
license as a  surveyor-in-training a person who is
a graduate of  a school or college approved by the
board or who is scheduled to graduate from such an
institution within three months after applying for
licensure, or who  has  had  six  years or more of
experience in surveying  work [which work is] of a
character  satisfactory to  the  board  and  which
indicates   knowledge,   skill    and    education
approximating that attained  through completion of
an approved course in surveying, provided any such
person  has successfully  passed  part  1  of  the
national examination relating  to  fundamentals of
land      surveying.      Licensure      as      a
surveyor-in-training  shall  remain  valid  for  a
period of ten  years  from the date of issuance of
an applicant's first  license  toward  meeting  in
part the requirements  of  subdivision (3) OF THIS
SECTION.
    Sec.  13.  Section   20-303   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    [A candidate failing  on]  ANY APPLICANT FOR A
LICENSE UNDER THIS  CHAPTER,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT, WHO FAILS  AN examination GIVEN UNDER SECTION
20-302, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  may  apply for
reexamination  upon notification  of  failure  and
will be reexamined  upon  payment of an additional
fee AS PROVIDED  IN  SECTION 20-305, AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT.
    Sec.  14.  Section   20-304   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The board shall  authorize  the  Department of
Consumer  Protection  to  issue  a  license,  upon
payment of a fee as provided [for in this chapter]
IN SECTION 20-305,  AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT, to any
applicant who, in  the  opinion  of the board, has
satisfactorily met all  the  requirements  of this
chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT. The issuance of a
license by the  department  shall be evidence that
the person named  [therein]  IN  SUCH  LICENSE  is
entitled to all  the  rights  and  privileges of a
licensed professional engineer,  or  of a licensed
land   surveyor,  while   such   license   remains
[unrevoked or unexpired]  VALID.  Nothing  in this
chapter,  AS  AMENDED   BY   THIS  ACT,  shall  be
construed as permitting  a person licensed only as
a land surveyor  to  practice  any other branch of
the profession of  engineering nor as permitting a
licensed professional engineer  to  practice  land
surveying unless [he] SUCH PERSON is a holder of a
valid combined license  as  professional  engineer
and land surveyor.  The  Commissioner  of Consumer
Protection, with the  advice and assistance of the
board, [shall have  authority  to  make] MAY ADOPT
regulations,  IN  ACCORDANCE   WITH   CHAPTER  54,
pertaining to the  design  and  use  of  seals  by
licensees under this  chapter,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT. Each agency,  department, board or commission
of the state or political subdivision of the state
shall accept, subject  to  review  for conformance
with  all approved  policies  and  standards,  any
final  drawings, specifications,  plots,  reports,
papers or documents  relative to the practice of a
licensed professional engineer or land surveyor [,
as defined in  section  20-299,]  when  sealed and
submitted on behalf  of  an employer by a licensed
professional engineer or licensed land surveyor.
    Sec.  15.  Section   20-304a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The [Board  of  Examiners for Professional
Engineers and Land  Surveyors established pursuant
to section 20-300  is  authorized  to]  BOARD  MAY
issue an automatic  fire  sprinkler  system layout
technician's  license  to   any   person  who  has
received level III certification from the National
Institute   for   Certification   in   Engineering
Technologies  in  the  field  of  fire  protection
engineering technology or  a subfield of automatic
sprinkler system layout.  [Anyone]  ANY PERSON who
is a professional  engineer licensed in accordance
with the provisions of this chapter, AS AMENDED BY
THIS  ACT,  a   plumbing   AND  PIPING  journeyman
licensed pursuant to  chapter  393,  AS AMENDED BY
THIS  ACT,  a   plumbing   AND  PIPING  contractor
licensed pursuant to  chapter  393,  AS AMENDED BY
THIS  ACT,  or   a   journeyman  sprinkler  fitter
licensed pursuant to  chapter  393,  AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT, shall  be  exempt  from  such  licensing
requirement.
    (b) The Commissioner  of  Consumer  Protection
shall adopt regulations,  in  accordance with [the
provisions of] chapter  54,  for  the  issuance of
automatic    fire    sprinkler    system    layout
technician's licenses and  to prescribe the amount
of the fees  required  pursuant  to  this section.
Upon the adoption  of  such  regulations, the fees
required by this section shall be as prescribed in
such regulation.
    Sec.  16.  Section   20-305   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Applications for licensure UNDER THIS CHAPTER,
AS  AMENDED  BY   THIS  ACT,  shall  be  on  forms
prescribed  and furnished  by  the  Department  of
Consumer Protection. The nonrefundable application
fee for a  professional  engineer LICENSE shall be
forty dollars. The  nonrefundable  application fee
for  an  engineer-in-training   LICENSE  shall  be
thirty-eight dollars, which  shall  accompany  the
application and which  shall  include  the cost of
the  issuance  of  a  license.  The  nonrefundable
application fee for  a land surveyor LICENSE shall
be forty dollars.  The  nonrefundable  application
fee for a  surveyor-in-training  LICENSE  shall be
thirty-two  dollars,  which  shall  accompany  the
application and which  shall  include  the cost of
the issuance of a license. The initial license fee
for a professional  engineer  LICENSE  or  A  land
surveyor LICENSE shall be one hundred ten dollars.
The application fee  for  a  combined  license  as
professional engineer and  land  surveyor shall be
forty dollars. The  initial  license  fee for such
combined license shall be one hundred ten dollars.
    Sec.  17.  Section   20-306   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  (1)  The   [department]   DEPARTMENT   OF
CONSUMER  PROTECTION shall  notify  by  mail  each
person licensed under  this chapter, AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT, of  the  date of the expiration of [his]
SUCH license and  the  amount  of the fee required
for  its renewal  for  one  year.  [License]  SUCH
LICENSE  renewals  shall  be  accompanied  by  the
payment of the professional services fee for class
G, as defined in section 33-182l, in the case of a
professional  engineer  LICENSE,   A  professional
engineer and land  surveyor  COMBINED  LICENSE, or
[in the case  of]  a  land  surveyor  LICENSE. The
license shall be  considered lapsed if not renewed
within thirty days following the normal expiration
date.
    (2) Annual renewal  of  [the  license  of]  AN
engineer-in-training       LICENSE      or       A
surveyor-in-training   LICENSE   shall    not   be
required.     [An     engineer-in-training      or
surveyor-in-training certificate] ANY SUCH LICENSE
shall remain valid  for a period of ten years from
the date of its original issuance and, during this
time, it shall  meet  in part the requirements for
licensure  as  a  professional  engineer  or  land
surveyor.  It  shall   not  be  the  duty  of  the
department   to   notify    the   holder   of   an
engineer-in-training       LICENSE      or       A
surveyor-in-training  license  of   the   date  of
expiration of [his]  SUCH  license  other  than to
publish it annually in the roster.
    (3) Renewal of  [his]  ANY  license UNDER THIS
CHAPTER, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  or payment of
renewal fees shall not be required of any licensee
serving in the  armed  forces of the United States
until   the  next   renewal   period   immediately
following the termination  of  such service or the
renewal  period following  the  fifth  year  after
[his] SUCH LICENSEE'S  entry  into  such  service,
whichever  occurs  first.   The   status  of  such
licensees shall be  indicated in the annual roster
of professional engineers and land surveyors.
    (b)   Notwithstanding   the    provisions   of
subsection (a) of  this  section  concerning fees,
any person who is licensed under the provisions of
this chapter, AS  AMENDED  BY THIS ACT, who is age
sixty-five or over  and  who is no longer actively
engaged in the  practice  of engineering or any of
its branches, or  land  surveying, may renew [his]
SUCH license ANNUALLY  upon  payment of [an annual
fee of] the professional services fee for class A,
as defined in section 33-182l.
    Sec.  18.  Section   20-306a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The practice  of  or the offer to practice
professional   engineering  in   this   state   by
individual licensed professional  engineers or the
practice  of  or   the   offer  to  practice  land
surveying in this  state  by  individual  licensed
land surveyors under  the  corporate  form or by a
corporation, a material  part  of  the business of
which includes engineering  or  land surveying, is
permitted, provided (1)  such  personnel  of  such
corporation as act  in  its behalf as engineers or
land surveyors are  licensed  or [exempted] EXEMPT
from  licensure  under   the  provisions  of  this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT, and [provided]
(2) such corporation has been issued a certificate
of registration by  the board as provided [herein]
IN THIS SECTION.  No  such  corporation  shall  be
relieved of responsibility for the conduct or acts
of its agents,  employees or officers by reason of
its  compliance  with   the   provisions  of  this
section,  nor  shall   any  individual  practicing
engineering  or  land  surveying  be  relieved  of
responsibility for engineering  or  land surveying
services performed by  reason of his employment or
relationship  with  such  corporation.  All  final
drawings, specifications, plots,  reports or other
engineering or land  surveying papers or documents
involving  the practice  of  engineering  or  land
surveying which are  prepared  or  approved by any
such corporation or  engineer or land surveyor for
use of or for delivery to any person or for public
record within this  state  shall be dated and bear
the signature and  seal  of  the  engineer or land
surveyor  who  prepared   them   or   under  whose
supervision they were prepared.
    (b)  A  qualifying   corporation   desiring  a
certificate of registration  shall  file  with the
board an application upon a form prescribed by the
Department of Consumer  Protection  accompanied by
an application fee  of four hundred fifty dollars.
Each such certificate  shall  expire  annually and
shall be renewable  [annually]  upon  payment of a
fee of three  hundred dollars. If all requirements
of this chapter,  AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT, are met,
the board shall  authorize the department to issue
to such corporation  a certificate of registration
within  thirty  days   of  such  application,  [;]
provided the board  may  refuse  to  authorize the
issuance of a certificate if any facts exist which
would entitle the  board  to  suspend or revoke an
existing certificate.
    (c) Each such  corporation shall file with the
board   a  designation   of   an   individual   or
individuals licensed to  practice  engineering  or
land surveying in  this  state  who  shall  be  in
charge of engineering  or  land  surveying by such
corporation in this  state. Such corporation shall
notify the board of any change in such designation
within  thirty  days  after  such  change  becomes
effective.
    Sec.  19.  Section   20-306b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) One or  more  architects,  each of whom is
licensed under the  provisions  of chapter 390, AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  one  or  more  professional
engineers or one  or  more  land surveyors each of
whom is licensed  under  the  provisions  of  this
chapter,  AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  may  form  a
corporation   for   the    joint    practice    of
architecture,  professional engineering  and  land
surveying services, or  for  the joint practice of
architecture    and    professional    engineering
services,   or   for   the   joint   practice   of
architecture and land  surveying  services, or for
the joint practice of professional engineering and
land  surveying  services,  provided  (1)  persons
licensed   as  architects,   engineers   or   land
surveyors under chapter  390  or  this chapter, AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  together  own not less than
two-thirds of the voting stock of the corporation,
and the members  of  each  profession  forming the
corporation together own  at least twenty per cent
of the voting  stock  of  the corporation, (2) the
personnel in responsible charge of the practice of
architecture  for  such   corporation   shall   be
licensed under [said]  chapter  390, AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT, and  the personnel in responsible charge
of the practice  of  engineering or land surveying
for such corporation  shall be licensed under this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  and  (3) such
corporation has been issued a joint certificate of
registration  by  the   Department   of   Consumer
Protection at the  direction  of the Architectural
Licensing Board and the appropriate members of the
STATE   Board  of   Examiners   for   Professional
Engineers  and  Land   Surveyors   designated   to
administer  the provisions  of  this  chapter,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT, with respect to professional
engineers  or  land  surveyors.  Such  corporation
shall, upon request by the Architectural Licensing
Board  or  the   STATE   Board  of  Examiners  for
Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, provide
the requesting board  with  information concerning
its officers, directors, beneficial owners and all
other  aspects  of   its   business  organization.
Corporations for SUCH  joint practice in existence
as of July 1, 1992, may continue to be governed by
the provisions of  this  subsection  as revised to
1989, provided the  certificate  issued under this
section did not  expire more than two years before
that date.
    (b)  Application by  such  corporation  FOR  A
CERTIFICATE  OF REGISTRATION  UNDER  THIS  SECTION
shall be made  to  both  boards  jointly on a form
prescribed   by   [said]    THE   department   and
accompanied by an  application fee of four hundred
fifty dollars. Each  such certificate shall expire
annually [but] AND shall be renewable upon payment
of  a  fee   of  three  hundred  dollars,  if  all
requirements  of  [said]   chapter  390  and  this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS ACT, with respect to
corporate practice are  met.  The  boards by joint
action may refuse  to  authorize  the  issuance or
renewal of a  certificate if any facts exist which
would entitle the  boards  to suspend or revoke an
existing certificate.
    (c) Any corporation issued a certificate under
this section shall  be required to comply with all
provisions of chapter  390  and  this  chapter, AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  with  respect  to corporate
practice.
    (d) No such  corporation  shall be relieved of
responsibility for the  conduct  or  acts  of  its
agents, employees or  officers  by  reason  of its
compliance with the  provisions  of  this section,
nor shall any  individual practicing architecture,
engineering  or  land  surveying  be  relieved  of
responsibility for services performed by reason of
his   employment   or   relationship   with   such
corporation.
    (e)  All fees  collected  under  this  section
shall be paid  to  the State Treasurer for deposit
in the General Fund.
    (f) The Commissioner  of  Consumer Protection,
with   the   advice    and   assistance   of   the
Architectural Licensing Board  and the appropriate
members  of  the  STATE  Board  of  Examiners  for
Professional   Engineers   and    Land   Surveyors
designated to administer  the  provisions  of this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS ACT, with respect to
professional engineers or  land  surveyors,  shall
adopt [and promulgate]  regulations, [to carry out
the administration of this section,] in accordance
with chapter 54,  TO  CARRY  OUT THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION.
    Sec.  20.  Section   20-307a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  Department of  Consumer  Protection  may,
upon request of  the  [State Board of Registration
for  Professional Engineers  and  Land  Surveyors]
BOARD or on  its  own  motion,  inquire  into  the
existence of violations  of the provisions of this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY THIS ACT. If, after notice
and opportunity for  hearing  as  provided  in the
regulations   [established]   ADOPTED    by    the
Commissioner  of Consumer  Protection,  the  board
determines that a  violation  of  any provision of
this chapter, AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  or  any
[regulations]   REGULATION  adopted   [thereunder]
UNDER  THIS  CHAPTER,  AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,
exists, [it] THE  BOARD  may  issue an appropriate
order to the  person  or  persons  found  to be so
violating such provision  OR REGULATION, providing
for the immediate  discontinuance  of  [the  same]
SUCH VIOLATION.
    Sec.  21.  Section   20-308   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The board  may,  upon  application and the
payment of a  fee  of one hundred fifty dollars to
the Department of  Consumer  Protection, authorize
[said] THE department  to  issue  a  license  as a
professional engineer, or  a combined license as a
professional engineer and  land  surveyor or, upon
application [therefor] and the payment of a fee of
one hundred fifty dollars, to issue a license as a
land  surveyor  to   any   person   who   holds  a
certificate   of   qualification,   licensure   or
registration issued to  [him]  SUCH  PERSON by THE
proper  authority  of   any  state,  territory  or
possession of the  United  States, or any country,
or   the   National    Bureau    of    Engineering
Registration, provided the  requirements  for  the
licensure   or   registration    of   professional
engineers  or  land  surveyors  under  which  such
license,   certificate   of    qualification    or
registration was issued  shall  not  conflict with
the provisions of this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, and shall  be  of  a  standard not lower than
that specified in  section  20-302,  AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT. Upon  request  of any such applicant the
board may, if  it  determines that the application
is in apparent  good  order,  authorize [said] THE
department to grant  to  such applicant permission
in  writing  to   practice   engineering  or  land
surveying or both  for  a specified period of time
while such application  is  pending. The board may
waive the first  part of the examination specified
in subdivision (1)  of  section 20-302, AS AMENDED
BY THIS ACT,  in  the  case  of  an  applicant for
licensure as a  professional  engineer who holds a
certificate as an  engineer-in-training  issued to
him by THE  proper  authority  [in]  OF any state,
territory  or possession  of  the  United  States,
provided the requirements  under  which [such] THE
certificate was issued  do  not  conflict with the
provisions of this  chapter,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT, and are  of a standard at least equal to that
specified  in [that]  SAID  subdivision  (1).  The
board  may waive  that  part  of  the  examination
specified in subdivision (3) of section 20-302, AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT, relating to THE fundamentals
of land surveying, in the case of an applicant for
licensure  as  a   land   surveyor   who  holds  a
certificate as a  surveyor-in-training  issued  to
him by THE  proper  authority  [in]  OF any state,
territory  or possession  of  the  United  States,
provided   the  requirements   under   which   the
certificate was issued  do  not  conflict with the
provisions of this  chapter,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT, and are  of a standard at least equal to that
specified in [that] SAID subdivision (3).
    (b) The board may, upon application [therefor]
and the payment of a fee to be fixed by the board,
authorize  [said  department]  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
CONSUMER  PROTECTION to  issue  a  license  as  an
engineer-in-training to any  person  who  holds  a
certificate       of       qualification        as
engineer-in-training    or    surveyor-in-training
issued to him by THE proper authority of any state
or territory or  possession  of the United States,
or  any country,  provided  the  requirements  for
certification  under  which  such  certificate  of
qualification was issued  do not conflict with THE
provisions of this  chapter,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT, and are  of  a  standard  at  least  equal to
[those]  THAT  specified  in  section  20-302,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    Sec.  22.  Section   20-309   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  [following-described]  FOLLOWING  persons
shall  be  exempt  from  the  provisions  of  this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT:  [(a)]  (1) An
employee or a  subordinate  of  a person holding a
license under this  chapter,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT, provided the  work  of such employee shall be
under the responsible  supervision  of a person so
licensed;   [(b)]  (2)   any   corporation   whose
operations  are  under  the  jurisdiction  of  the
Department  of  Public  Utility  Control  and  the
officers and employees  of any such corporation or
any contracting corporation  affiliated  with  any
such corporation; [(c)]  (3)  any manufacturing or
scientific  research and  development  corporation
and  the  officers   and  employees  of  any  such
corporation while engaged  in  the  performance of
their employment by such corporation, provided the
engineering work performed  by  such  corporation,
officers and employees  shall be incidental to the
research   and   development    or   manufacturing
activities of such corporation; [(d)] (4) officers
and employees of  the  government  of  the  United
States while engaged  within  this  state  in  the
practice of the  profession of engineering or land
surveying  for  said  government;  [(e)]  AND  (5)
architects licensed under  chapter 390, AS AMENDED
BY THIS ACT, in the performance of work incidental
to their profession.
    Sec.  23.  Section   20-330   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    As used in  this  chapter,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT:
    (1) "Contractor" means  any  person  regularly
offering to the  general  public  services  of his
employees or himself  in  the  field of electrical
[or] WORK, plumbing  and  piping WORK, solar WORK,
heating, piping and  cooling WORK, fire protection
sprinkler  systems  WORK,  elevator  installation,
repair and maintenance  work or irrigation WORK as
[hereinafter] defined IN THIS SECTION;
    (2) "Electrical work"  means the installation,
erection, maintenance, alteration or repair of any
wire, cable, conduit,  busway,  raceway,  support,
insulator,   conductor,   appliance,    apparatus,
fixture or equipment  which generates, transforms,
transmits or uses  electrical  energy  for  light,
heat, power or  other  purposes, but [on and after
October  1, 1990,  shall]  DOES  not  include  low
voltage wiring, not  exceeding  twenty-four volts,
used within a lawn sprinkler system;
    (3)  "Plumbing  and  piping  work"  means  the
installation, repair, replacement,  alteration  or
maintenance of gas, water and associated fixtures,
laboratory  equipment, sanitary  equipment,  other
than  subsurface  sewage  disposal  systems,  fire
prevention apparatus, all  water systems for human
usage,  sewage  treatment   facilities   and   all
associated fittings within  a  building  and shall
include  lateral storm  and  sanitary  lines  from
buildings to the mains, swimming pools and pumping
equipment, and shall include making connections to
back flow prevention  devices,  and  shall include
low  voltage  wiring,  not  exceeding  twenty-four
volts, used within  a  lawn  sprinkler system, but
[on  and after  July  1,  1984,  shall]  DOES  not
include (A) solar  work,  except for the repair of
those portions of a solar hot water heating system
which include the  basic  domestic  hot water tank
and the tie-in  to  the  potable water system, and
[on and after  April  1,  1989, shall not include]
(B)   the   installation,   repair,   replacement,
alteration  or  maintenance   of  fire  prevention
apparatus   within   a   structure,   except   for
standpipes which are  not  connected  to sprinkler
systems;
    (4)  "Solar  work"   means  the  installation,
repair, replacement, alteration  or maintenance of
an  active, passive  or  hybrid  solar  hot  water
heating system;
    (5) "Heating, piping  and  cooling work" means
the installation, repair, replacement, maintenance
or  alteration  of   any   apparatus  for  piping,
appliances,  devices or  accessories  for  heating
systems,   excluding   sheet   metal   work;   air
conditioning and refrigeration  systems,  boilers,
including apparatus and  piping for the generation
or  conveyance of  steam  and  associated  pumping
equipment, but [on  and after July 1, 1984, shall]
DOES not include solar work;
    (6)  "Apprentice" means  [anyone]  ANY  PERSON
registered with [the  Connecticut State Apprentice
Training Division of] the Labor Department for the
purpose of learning a skilled trade;
    (7)   "Elevator   installation,   repair   and
maintenance   work"   means    the   installation,
erection, maintenance and  repair  of all types of
elevators, dumb waiters,  escalators,  and  moving
walks  and  all  mechanical  equipment,  fittings,
associated piping and  wiring  from  a  source  of
supply  brought  to   the  equipment  room  by  an
unlimited electrical contractor  for  all types of
machines  used  to  hoist  or  convey  persons  or
materials, but does not include temporary hoisting
machines used for hoisting materials in connection
with any construction job or project;
    (8)   "Elevator   maintenance"    means    the
lubrication,   inspection   and   replacement   of
controls, hoistway and car parts;
    (9) "Fire protection  sprinkler  systems work"
means    the    layout,    on-site    fabrication,
installation,   alteration  or   repair   of   any
automatic or manual  sprinkler system designed for
the protection of  the  interior  or exterior of a
building or structure  from fire, or any piping or
tubing and appurtenances  and equipment pertaining
to such system  including overhead and underground
water  mains, fire  hydrants  and  hydrant  mains,
standpipes  and  hose   connections  to  sprinkler
systems,   sprinkler   tank    heaters   excluding
electrical wiring, air  lines  and thermal systems
used  in  connection   with  sprinkler  and  alarm
systems  connected  thereto,   foam  extinguishing
systems or special  hazard systems including water
spray,  foam,  carbon   dioxide  or  dry  chemical
systems,  halon  and  other  liquid  or  gas  fire
suppression systems, [. "Fire protection sprinkler
systems work"] BUT does not [mean] INCLUDE (A) any
engineering design work  connected with the layout
of fire protection  sprinkler  systems  or (B) any
work  performed by  employees  of  or  contractors
hired by a  public  water  system,  as  defined in
subsection (a) of section 25-33d;
    (10) "State Fire Marshal" means the State Fire
Marshal or any  member  of  the  Division of State
Police to whom  the  Commissioner of Public Safety
has delegated powers under section 29-291;
    (11)  "Journeymen sprinkler  fitter"  means  a
specialized pipe fitter craftsman, experienced and
skilled   in   the    installation,    alteration,
maintenance   and  repair   of   fire   protection
sprinkler systems; AND
    (12)  "Irrigation  work"   means   making  the
connections to back  flow  prevention devices, and
low  voltage  wiring,  not  exceeding  twenty-four
volts, used within a lawn sprinkler system.
    Sec.  24.  Section   20-331   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  There  shall  be  in  the  Department  of
Consumer Protection separate  examining boards for
each  of  the  following  occupations:  [(a)]  (1)
Electrical work; [(b)]  (2)  plumbing  and  piping
work; [(c)] (3)  heating, piping and cooling work;
[(d)]  (4)  elevator   installation,   repair  and
maintenance work, and  [(e)]  (5)  fire protection
sprinkler systems work.
    (b) The Electrical Work Board and the Heating,
Piping and Cooling  Work  Board shall each consist
of nine members  who  shall  be  residents of this
state, one of  whom  shall be a general contractor
or  an  unlimited  contractor  licensed  for  such
occupations under this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, two of  whom  shall  be unlimited contractors
licensed for such  occupations under this chapter,
AS AMENDED BY  THIS  ACT,  neither  of whom at the
time  of appointment  shall  be  a  member  or  an
employee of a  member  of a trade union or a party
or an employee  of  a  party  to a contract with a
trade union, three  of  whom  shall  be  unlimited
journeymen  licensed for  such  occupations  under
this chapter, AS  AMENDED  BY THIS ACT, who at the
time of appointment  shall  be  members of a trade
union, and three of whom shall be public members.
    (c) The Plumbing  and  Piping Work Board shall
consist of twelve  members  who shall be residents
of this state,  one  of  whom  shall  be a general
contractor or an unlimited contractor licensed for
such occupations under this chapter, AS AMENDED BY
THIS  ACT,  two   of   whom   shall  be  unlimited
contractors licensed for  such  occupations  under
this chapter, AS  AMENDED  BY THIS ACT, neither of
whom at the  time of appointment shall be a member
or an employee  of  a member of a trade union or a
party or an employee of a party to a contract with
a  trade union,  one  of  whom  shall  be  a  well
drilling contractor registered pursuant to section
25-129, four of whom shall be unlimited journeymen
licensed for such  occupations under this chapter,
AS  AMENDED BY  THIS  ACT,  who  at  the  time  of
appointment shall be members of a trade union, and
four of whom shall be public members.
    (d)  The  Elevator  Installation,  Repair  and
Maintenance Board shall  consist  of eight members
who shall be  residents  of  this  state, three of
whom shall be  unlimited  contractors, two of whom
shall be elevator  craftsmen,  licensed  for  such
occupation under this  chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, and three  of  whom  shall be public members,
provided at least one of the unlimited contractors
shall  be  a   member   of   either  the  National
Association  of  Elevator   Contractors   or   the
National Elevator Industries, Incorporated.
    (e)  The  Fire  Protection  Sprinkler  Systems
Board shall consist  of  nine members who shall be
residents of this  state,  two  of  whom  shall be
journeymen sprinkler fitters, two of whom shall be
fire protection sprinkler  contractors,  three  of
whom shall be public members, one of whom shall be
a representative of the State Fire Marshal and one
of whom shall be a local fire marshal.
    (f) The contractor  and journeymen or elevator
craftsmen members of  each board ESTABLISHED UNDER
THIS SECTION shall  be  appointed  by the Governor
from a list  of  names submitted by employers' and
employees'   associations   in    the   respective
occupations. The Governor  may  fill  any  vacancy
occurring in the membership of any SUCH board, may
remove any member  for  cause,  after  notice  and
hearing,  and shall  remove  any  licensed  member
whose license is  not renewed or whose license has
become void, revoked  or suspended. Each member of
[each board] SUCH  BOARDS  shall,  before entering
upon the duties  of  his  office,  take  the  oath
provided by law for public officers. Members shall
not be compensated for their services but shall be
reimbursed for necessary  expenses incurred in the
performance of their duties.
    Sec.  25.  Section   20-332   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Each examining  board  ESTABLISHED  UNDER
SECTION 20-331, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT, shall have
a seal and its members may administer oaths in the
performance of their duties. Each board shall keep
a record of  its proceedings and a complete roster
of all persons  licensed  or  registered by it and
entitled to practice  [such] THE occupation WITHIN
THE BOARD'S JURISDICTION in this state. Each board
shall biennially furnish  a copy of such roster to
each town clerk and shall notify such clerk of any
deletions from such  roster  within  five  days of
such deletion.
    (b) The Commissioner  of  Consumer Protection,
with the advice  and assistance of the appropriate
board, [shall have  power  to  make all necessary]
(1)  MAY ADOPT  regulations,  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
CHAPTER  54,  for   the   pursuit,   practice  and
standards   of   the    occupations   within   the
jurisdiction of the boards for the preservation of
the   public   safety,   [and   shall,   in   such
regulations,] (2) except  as  provided [herein] IN
THIS CHAPTER, AS  AMENDED BY THIS ACT, SHALL ADOPT
REGULATIONS, IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  CHAPTER  54,  TO
establish the amount  and  type  of experience and
training required to  qualify  an applicant for an
examination  for  any   license,   and  (3)  shall
determine the specific  area  of a trade for which
limited licenses shall be issued and the areas for
which no license shall be required.
    (c) If, after A hearing in accordance with the
regulations   [established]   ADOPTED    by    the
Commissioner of Consumer  Protection,  it  appears
that the provisions of this chapter, AS AMENDED BY
THIS  ACT, or  the  regulations  [issued  pursuant
thereto] ADOPTED UNDER THIS CHAPTER, AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT, have  been  violated, in addition to the
penalties  [hereinafter  provided   a]   IN   THIS
CHAPTER, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS ACT, THE APPROPRIATE
board shall report such violation to the office of
the state's attorney  for  the  superior court for
the  judicial district  in  which  such  violation
occurred.
    Sec.  26.  Section   20-333   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The Department of  Consumer  Protection  shall
hold at least four examinations each year, at such
times as the  appropriate  board may determine and
in such locations  as  may  be convenient, written
notice  of  the   time  and  place  of  each  such
examination to be given to each applicant at least
ten days prior  to  such  examination. To obtain a
license UNDER THIS  CHAPTER,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT,  an  applicant   shall   have   attained  his
eighteenth  birthday  and   shall   furnish   such
evidence of competency  as  the appropriate board,
with   the   consent    of    the   [commissioner]
COMMISSIONER   OF   CONSUMER   PROTECTION,   shall
require. The applicant  shall  satisfy  such board
that he is  of  good  moral character, possesses a
diploma or other  evidence  of graduation from the
eighth grade of  grammar  school,  or possesses an
equivalent   education   to   be   determined   on
examination and has the requisite skill to perform
the work in the trade for which he is applying for
a  license  and   can   comply   with   all  other
requirements of this  chapter,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, and the  regulations [established thereunder]
ADOPTED UNDER THIS  CHAPTER,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT. Upon application  for  [a]  ANY SUCH license,
the  applicant  shall  pay  to  the  department  a
nonrefundable   application  fee   of   forty-five
dollars for a  license  under subdivisions (2) and
(3)  of subsection  (a)  of  section  20-334a,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  or  a  fee  of seventy-five
dollars for a  license  under  subdivision  (1) of
[said] subsection (a), subdivisions (1) and (2) of
subsection (b), [of  said section] and subdivision
(1) of subsection  [(d)](c) of section 20-334a, AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT.  The [Department of Consumer
Protection] DEPARTMENT shall conduct such written,
oral and practical examinations as the appropriate
board, with the  consent  of  the [Commissioner of
Consumer Protection] COMMISSIONER, deems necessary
to test the knowledge of the applicant in the work
for which a  license  is  being sought. Any person
completing   the  required   apprentice   training
program for a  journeyman's  license  under [said]
section 20-334a, AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS ACT, shall,
within  thirty  days  following  such  completion,
apply for a  licensure  examination  given  by the
[Department of Consumer Protection] DEPARTMENT. If
an  applicant  does   not   pass   such  licensure
examination,   the   [Commissioner   of   Consumer
Protection] COMMISSIONER shall provide each failed
applicant with information  on  how  to retake the
examination   and   a    report   describing   the
applicant's  strengths  and   weaknesses  in  such
examination. The applicant  may  take  up  to  two
additional examinations during the one-year period
commencing on the  date  of  his first examination
application,  provided,  [that   if   he]  IF  THE
APPLICANT does not  pass  his third examination he
may not be examined again until one year after the
date of such  third  examination.  Any  apprentice
permit issued under  [said]  section  20-334a,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  to  an  applicant who fails
three  licensure  examinations   in  any  one-year
period shall remain  in  effect  if such applicant
applies  for  and   takes   the   first  licensure
examination given by  the  [Department of Consumer
Protection]  DEPARTMENT  following   the  one-year
period  from  the  date  of  his  third  and  last
unsuccessful  licensure  examination.   Otherwise,
such permit shall be revoked as of the date of the
first  examination given  by  the  [Department  of
Consumer    Protection]    DEPARTMENT    following
expiration  of  such   one-year  period.  When  an
applicant  has  qualified   for   a  license,  the
[Department  of  Consumer  Protection]  DEPARTMENT
shall, upon receipt  of  the license fee, issue to
such [a person]  APPLICANT a license entitling him
to engage in  the  work  or occupation for which a
license  was  sought   and   shall  register  each
successful applicant's name  and  address  in  the
roster of licensed persons authorized to engage in
the  work or  occupation  within  the  appropriate
board's   authority.  Each   board   may   declare
forfeited the application fee of any applicant who
has failed to  appear  for  examination  at  three
successive examinations for  which  written notice
has been sent. All fees and other moneys collected
by the department shall be promptly transmitted to
the State Treasurer as provided in section 4-32.
    Sec.  27.  Section   20-334   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) No person  shall  engage  in,  practice or
offer  to  perform  the  work  of  any  occupation
[covered by] SUBJECT  TO  this chapter, AS AMENDED
BY THIS ACT, in this state unless [he] SUCH PERSON
has  first  obtained  a  license  as  provided  in
section  20-333,  AS   AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  or
possesses a card  of  registration from the [State
Apprentice Training Division]  LABOR DEPARTMENT or
the board and  [shall be] IS subject to all OF the
regulations  [established]  ADOPTED   under   this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS ACT, for the purpose
of governing apprenticeship  training, or has been
issued a license  for  such  particular work under
this chapter prior to July 6, 1967.
    (b)  The  Department  of  Consumer  Protection
shall  furnish  to   each  qualified  applicant  a
license  certifying that  the  holder  thereof  is
entitled to engage  in  the work or occupation for
which the person  has  been issued a license under
this chapter, AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  and the
holder of such  license  shall  carry  it  on  his
person while engaging  in such work or occupation.
Such  license  shall  be  shown  to  any  properly
interested  person on  request.  No  such  license
shall be transferred  to  or  used  by  any person
other than the  person  to  whom  the  license was
issued.  Contractors  shall  display  their  state
license number on  all commercial vehicles used in
their business and  shall display such number in a
conspicuous manner on  all printed advertisements,
bid  proposals, contracts,  invoices  and  on  all
stationery used in  their business. The department
shall keep a  register  in  which shall be entered
the names of all persons to whom such licenses are
issued. [, and  said] THE register shall be at all
times open to public inspection.
    (c)  Each  board   ESTABLISHED  UNDER  SECTION
20-331, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  may suspend or
revoke  any  license  or  certificate  granted  or
issued by it  UNDER  THIS  CHAPTER,  AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT, if  the holder [thereof] OF SUCH LICENSE
OR  CERTIFICATE  is  convicted  of  a  felony,  is
grossly  incompetent, engages  in  malpractice  or
unethical  conduct  or   knowingly   makes  false,
misleading or deceptive  representations regarding
his work or  violates  the [rules and] regulations
[established]  ADOPTED  under   this  chapter,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT.  Before  any SUCH license is
suspended or revoked,  such  holder shall be given
notice and opportunity  for hearing as provided in
regulations   [established]   ADOPTED    by    the
Commissioner of Consumer  Protection.  Any  person
whose license has  been  suspended or revoked may,
after ninety days, apply to the board to have [the
same] SUCH LICENSE reinstated.
    Sec.  28.  Section   20-334a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Except  as   OTHERWISE   provided  [under
subsection (b) of]  IN this section, the following
licenses  may  be  issued  by  the  Department  of
Consumer  Protection, upon  authorization  of  the
boards, under the provisions of section 20-333, AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT:
    (1) (A) An  unlimited contractor's license may
be  issued  to  a  person  who  has  served  as  a
journeyman [at] IN  the trade for which he seeks a
license for not  less  than two years and, if such
service as a  journeyman  was  outside this state,
has  furnished  evidence   satisfactory   to   the
appropriate  state  board  that  such  service  is
comparable to similar  service  in  this state, or
has furnished satisfactory  evidence  of education
and experience and has passed an examination which
has  demonstrated that  he  is  competent  in  all
aspects  of  such   trade   to   be  an  unlimited
contractor. [; (B)  a]  (B) A limited contractor's
license may be issued to a person who fulfills the
requirements  of  [subdivision  (1)  (A)  of  this
section] SUBPARAGRAPH (A)  OF  THIS SUBDIVISION as
to a specific  area  or areas within the trade for
which he seeks  a  license.  [;  (C)  the] (C) THE
holder of an  unlimited  or a limited contractor's
license may, within  the  trade,  or  the  area or
areas  of  the   trade,  for  which  he  has  been
licensed,   furnish  supplies   and   do   layout,
installation,  repair  and  maintenance  work  and
distribute and handle  materials, provided nothing
[herein] IN THIS SUBDIVISION shall be construed to
authorize the performance  of any action for which
licensure  is required  under  the  provisions  of
chapter 390 or  391,  AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT. Such
licensee shall furnish  the  board  with  evidence
that he will  comply  with  all state requirements
pertaining    to   workers'    compensation    and
unemployment  insurance  and  that  such  evidence
shall  be available  to  any  properly  interested
person  prior  to   the   issuance  of  a  license
[hereunder] UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION.
    (2) (A) An  unlimited journeyman's license may
be issued to  any  person who has completed a bona
fide apprenticeship program,  including  not  less
than four years' experience in the trade for which
he  seeks a  license,  and  has  demonstrated  his
competency to perform all services included in the
trade  for  which   a   license   is   sought   by
successfully  completing  the   applicable   state
licensure examination. (B)  A limited journeyman's
license may be issued to a person who fulfills the
requirements  of  [subdivision  (2)  (A)  of  this
section] SUBPARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION in a
specific area or  areas  of the trade for which he
seeks a license,  provided  [that]  the  length of
experience required may  be  less  than four years
for such area or areas of the trade.
    (3) (A) An elevator craftsman's license may be
issued  to  any   person   who  has  completed  an
apprenticeship program, has  at  least  two years'
experience in elevator  installation,  repair  and
maintenance   work  and   has   demonstrated   his
competency to perform  such  work. (B) An elevator
helper's license may be issued for the performance
of elevator maintenance  under  the supervision of
an elevator craftsman.
    (4) An apprentice's  permit  may be issued for
the performance of  work in a trade licensed under
the provisions of this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, for the  purpose  of training, which work may
be  performed only  under  the  supervision  of  a
licensed   contractor,  journeyman   or   elevator
craftsman.
    (5) An apprentice permit shall expire upon the
failure of the  apprentice  holding such permit to
apply for the first licensure examination given by
the [Department of Consumer Protection] DEPARTMENT
following completion of  his  apprentice  training
program as [defined]  PROVIDED  in subdivision (2)
of this subsection.
    (b) [On and  after  July  1,  1984,  the]  THE
following licenses for solar work may be issued by
the   department,  upon   authorization   of   the
examining board for  heating,  piping  and cooling
work, under the  provisions  of section 20-333, AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  including an examination on
solar work:
    (1) A solar contractor's license may be issued
to any person who (A) not later than July 1, 1984,
(i) has been  issued  a  P-1,  P-3, S-1, S-3, S-5,
S-7, D-1 or  D-3  license under subdivision (1) of
subsection (a) of  this  section  or  installs  at
least  six  fully   operational  solar  hot  water
heating systems and  (ii)  qualifies  for  a solar
contractor's  license  under  section  20-333,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT, or (B) has served as a solar
journeyman for not less than two years.
    (2) A solar journeyman's license may be issued
to any person who (A) not later than July 1, 1984,
(i) is issued  a P-2, P-4, S-2, S-4, S-6, S-8, D-2
or D-4 license under subdivision (2) of subsection
(a) of this section and (ii) qualifies for a solar
journeyman's  license  under  section  20-333,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  (B)  after July 1, 1984, is
issued a P-2,  P-4, S-2, S-4, S-6, S-8, D-2 or D-4
license under subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of
this section and  whose  bona  fide apprenticeship
program includes instruction  in solar work or (C)
after July 1,  1984,  completes  a bona fide solar
work apprenticeship program  and has not less than
two  years' experience  in  solar  work.  A  solar
journeyman may work  only under the supervision of
a licensed solar contractor.
    (3) A solar  apprentice's permit may be issued
for the performance  of solar work for the purpose
of training. Such work may be performed only under
the supervision of  a licensed solar contractor or
journeyman.
    (c) [On or  after  April  1,  1989,  the]  THE
following licenses for  fire  protection sprinkler
systems work may  be  issued  by  the  department:
[under the provisions  of  section  20-330:] (1) A
fire protection sprinkler contractor's license may
be issued to  a  person  who provides satisfactory
evidence  of  education  and  experience  in  fire
protection sprinkler systems  work  [as defined in
subdivision (9) of  section  20-330]  and  who has
passed  an  examination   which  has  demonstrated
competence  in  all   aspects   of   such   trade.
Applicants FOR SUCH  LICENSE shall complete a form
provided by the  commissioner;  (2)  a  journeyman
sprinkler fitter's license  may  be  issued  to  a
person   who   has    completed    a   bona   fide
apprenticeship   program   pursuant   to   section
20-334c, and who  has  not  less  than  four years
experience in fire  protection  sprinkler  systems
work [as defined  in  subsection  (9)  of  section
20-330,]  or who  has  been  licensed  under  this
section, and has  passed  an examination which has
demonstrated competence in  all  aspects  of  such
trade. Applicants FOR  SUCH LICENSE shall complete
a form provided by the commissioner.
    (d) [On or  after  October  1,  1990, the] THE
following  licenses for  irrigation  work  may  be
issued by the department upon authorization of the
examining board for plumbing and piping work under
the provisions of  section  20-333,  AS AMENDED BY
THIS   ACT:  (1)   An   irrigation   [contractors]
CONTRACTOR'S  license  and   (2)   an   irrigation
[journeyman] JOURNEYMAN'S license.
    Sec.  29.  Section   20-334b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any apprenticeship program established for the
purpose of providing  education  and  training for
persons seeking licensure  for plumbing and piping
work OR FOR HEATING, PIPING AND COOLING WORK shall
provide all such  persons entering the program [on
and  after  July  1,  1982,]  with  education  and
training  in  solar   work.   [Any  apprenticeship
program established for  the  purpose of providing
education  and  training   for   persons   seeking
licensure for heating,  piping  and  cooling  work
shall  provide  all   such  persons  entering  the
program on and  after July 1, 1983, with education
and training in solar work.]
    Sec.  30.  Section   20-334c  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any apprenticeship program established for the
purpose of providing  education  and  training for
persons seeking licensure for journeyman sprinkler
fitter's  work  shall  provide  all  such  persons
entering the program  [on and after July 1, 1988,]
with education and  training  in  fire  protection
sprinkler systems work.  [as  defined  in  section
20-330.]
    Sec.  31.  Section   20-335   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any person who  has  successfully completed an
examination for his  initial  license  UNDER  THIS
CHAPTER, AS AMENDED  BY THIS ACT, shall pay to the
Department  of  Consumer   Protection   a  fee  of
seventy-five dollars for a contractor's license or
a fee of sixty dollars for any other SUCH license.
All SUCH licenses shall expire annually. No person
shall  carry  on   or   engage   in  the  work  or
occupations [covered by]  SUBJECT TO this chapter,
AS AMENDED BY  THIS  ACT,  after the expiration of
his license until  [he]  SUCH  PERSON  has  [made]
FILED  AN application  bearing  the  date  of  his
registration card [to  said]  WITH THE APPROPRIATE
board.  Such  application  shall  be  in  writing,
addressed to the secretary of the board from which
such renewal is  sought  and  signed by the person
applying for such  renewal.  [Each]  THE board may
renew such license  if  THE  application  for such
renewal is received  by  [said] THE board no later
than one month  after  the  date  of expiration of
such license, upon  payment to the department of a
renewal fee of seventy-five dollars in the case of
a contractor and  of  sixty  dollars for any other
SUCH license. [,  and  the]  THE  department shall
issue a receipt  stating the fact of such payment,
which receipt shall be a license to engage in such
work or occupation.  A  licensee who has failed to
renew his license  for  a  period of over one year
from the date  of  expiration  [thereof]  OF  SUCH
LICENSE  shall  have   it   reinstated  only  upon
complying with the requirements of section 20-333,
AS AMENDED BY  THIS  ACT.  All  license  fees  and
renewal fees paid  to  the  department pursuant to
this section shall  be  deposited  in  the General
Fund.
    Sec.  32.  Section   20-337   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Nothing in this  chapter,  AS  AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, shall require  that  the ownership or control
of a business  engaged  in  providing  the work or
services licensed under  the  provisions  of  this
chapter, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT, be vested in a
[licensed] person LICENSED  UNDER THIS CHAPTER, AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT, but all the work and services
[covered by the  definitions] set forth in section
20-330, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT, shall be performed
by persons licensed  for  such  work or occupation
under this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    Sec.  33.  Section   20-338b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Any  licensed  contractor  [,  as  defined  in
section 20-330,] who seeks to obtain a permit from
a building official  [,]  may  sign  the  BUILDING
permit  application  personally   [,]   or   [such
licensed contractor may]  delegate  the signing of
the building permit  application  to  an employee,
subcontractor  or  other  agent  of  the  licensed
contractor,  provided, the  licensed  contractor's
employee, subcontractor or  other agent submits to
the  building  official  a  dated  letter  on  the
licensed contractor's letterhead,  signed  by  the
licensed contractor, stating  that  the  bearer of
the letter is  authorized  to  sign  the  building
permit application as  the  agent  of the licensed
contractor. The letter  shall  not  be a copy or a
facsimile, but shall be an original letter bearing
the original signature of the licensed contractor.
The letter shall also include: (1) The name of the
municipality where the  work  is  to be performed;
(2) the job  name or a description of the job; (3)
the starting date  of the job; (4) the name of the
licensed contractor; (5)  the name of the licensed
contractor's agent; and (6) the license numbers of
all contractors [who  shall] TO be involved in the
work.
    Sec.  34.  Section   20-340   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The provisions of  this chapter, AS AMENDED BY
THIS  ACT,  shall  not  apply  to:  (1)  [persons]
PERSONS  employed  by   any   federal,   state  or
municipal  agency; (2)  employees  of  any  public
service   company   regulated   by   the   [state]
Department of Public  Utility  Control  or  of any
corporate affiliate of  any  such company when the
work performed by such affiliate is on behalf of a
public service company, BUT in either case only if
the  work performed  is  in  connection  with  the
rendition of public utility service, including the
installation or maintenance  of wire for community
antenna television service,  or  is  in connection
with the installation  or  maintenance  of wire or
telephone sets for  single-line  telephone service
located inside the  premises  of  a  consumer; (3)
employees of any  municipal  corporation specially
chartered  by  [the  state  of  Connecticut]  THIS
STATE;  (4)  employees  of  any  contractor  while
[said]    SUCH    contractor     is     performing
electrical-line or emergency  work  for any public
service  company;  (5)   persons  engaged  in  the
installation, maintenance, repair  and  service of
electrical  or  other   appliances   of   a   size
customarily  used  for  domestic  use  where  such
installation commences at  an outlet receptacle or
connection   previously   installed   by   persons
licensed to do  the  same  and maintenance, repair
and service is  confined  to  the appliance itself
and  its  internal  operation;  (6)  employees  of
industrial firms whose  main  duties  concern  the
maintenance of the  electrical  WORK, plumbing and
piping  WORK,  solar  WORK,  heating,  piping  and
cooling WORK, or elevator installation, repair and
maintenance work of  such firm on its own premises
or on premises  leased  by it for its own use; (7)
the  fabrication  of   electrical,   plumbing  and
piping, fire protection  sprinkler systems, solar,
heating,   piping   and    cooling   or   elevator
installation,  repair  and  maintenance  equipment
used in the production of goods sold by industrial
firms; (8) persons  performing  work  necessary to
the  manufacture  or   repair  of  any  apparatus,
appliances,   fixtures,   equipment   or   devices
produced by it for sale or lease; (9) employees of
stage  and  theatrical  companies  performing  the
operation,   installation   and   maintenance   of
electrical   equipment   if    such   installation
commences at an  outlet  receptacle  or connection
previously installed by  persons  licensed to make
such installation; (10)  employees  of  carnivals,
circuses or similar  transient amusement shows who
install    electrical    work,    provided    such
installation shall be  subject  to the approval of
the State Fire  Marshal  prior to use as otherwise
provided by law  and  shall comply with applicable
municipal ordinances and regulations; (11) persons
engaged in the  installation,  maintenance, repair
and   service  of   electrical,   plumbing,   fire
protection sprinkler systems,  solar, and heating,
piping  and  cooling   equipment   in   and  about
single-family residences owned  and occupied or to
be occupied by  such  persons;  provided  any such
installation,  maintenance  and  repair  shall  be
subject to inspection and approval by the building
official  of  the   municipality   in  which  such
residence is located  and  shall  conform  to  the
requirements of the State Building Code.
    Sec.  35.  Section   20-340b  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) As used in this section:
    (1) "Telecommunications electrical work" means
work permitted to  be  performed  by  holders of a
limited electrical contractor's  license  (T-1) as
provided by regulation ADOPTED UNDER THIS CHAPTER,
AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    (2)  "Public  service   technician"  means  an
employee of a  public  service company, as defined
[by] IN section 16-1, or any affiliate of any such
company, [on or  after  January  1,  1980,] who is
engaged in telecommunications  electrical work AND
who  is  not   otherwise   exempt  from  licensing
pursuant to section  20-340,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT.
    (b)  Notwithstanding any  provisions  of  THIS
chapter, [393] AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  to the
contrary,  a  public  service  technician  may  be
issued  a  certificate   of  registration  by  the
Department    of   Consumer    Protection,    upon
authorization  of  the   [State]  Electrical  Work
[Examining] Board, in  lieu  of  any license which
otherwise might be required under this chapter, AS
AMENDED  BY THIS  ACT,  which  shall  entitle  the
holder [thereof] OF  SUCH  CERTIFICATE  to perform
telecommunications   electrical   work   only   as
provided  in this  section,  provided  the  public
service company or  its  affiliate  which  employs
[said] THE public  service technician certifies to
the [State] Electrical Work [Examining] Board that
the  [individual]  EMPLOYEE   has   obtained  such
training and experience deemed necessary by [said]
THE public service  company  or  its  affiliate to
perform    telecommunications   electrical    work
included in such employee's job functions.
    (c) The content  and  duration of the training
and experience programs  provided  by  the  public
service company or  its affiliate must be relevant
to the duties of the employee and must be approved
biennially  by  [the   State  Apprentice  Training
Division of] the  Labor  Department.  In reviewing
the programs and  training  provided  by  a public
service  company  or  its  affiliate,  the  [State
Apprentice  Training  Division]  LABOR  DEPARTMENT
shall consider the specialization of the employees
of the company,  the  employee's  previous company
training, the service  record  of the company, the
experience of the company in training employees to
perform  telecommunications electrical  work,  and
the  quality  assurance   measures   used  by  the
company.
    (d)  An employee  enrolled  in  the  company's
training  programs shall  be  issued  a  trainee's
certificate  by  such   company,   valid  for  the
duration of the  training program, and may perform
telecommunications electrical work  only under the
supervision of an  employee  of the public service
company  or its  affiliate  who  is  a  registered
public service technician  or holds a journeyman's
license.
    (e)  A  public  service  company  employing  a
public service technician shall inform the [State]
Electrical Work [Examining]  Board upon the change
in  job  description   or   termination   of   any
registered  public service  technician  previously
certified to the  board pursuant to subsection (b)
of  this  section   and   upon   the  issuance  or
termination of a trainee's certificate provided to
an employee pursuant  to  subsection  (d)  of this
section.
    (f) A registered  public service technician or
employee  of  a  public  service  company  or  its
affiliate issued a  trainee's  certificate by such
company may only  perform  such  work on behalf of
such public service  company  or its affiliate and
only while in the direct employment of such public
service company or  its  affiliate.  [,  and such]
SUCH registration or trainee's certificate will be
immediately  relinquished  upon   termination   of
employment from such public service company or its
affiliate.
    (g) A registered public service technician may
not  supervise  any   duly  registered  apprentice
performing work under  a permit issued pursuant to
subdivision  (4)  of  subsection  (a)  of  section
20-334a, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    (h)    The   public    service    technician's
registration shall expire  annually. [and the] THE
fee  FOR  REGISTRATION   AS   A   PUBLIC   SERVICE
TECHNICIAN shall be  the  same fee as that charged
for a journeyman's  license  UNDER SECTION 20-335,
AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    (i)  Registered  public   service  technicians
shall be subject  to the same disciplinary actions
as  journeymen, including,  but  not  limited  to,
actions  authorized  under   sections  20-334,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT, 20-341 and 21a-9.
    (j) Supervisory personnel  of a public service
company  or its  affiliate  authorized  to  employ
registered public service  technicians pursuant to
this section may  act  as an agent of such company
for the purpose of taking out a permit pursuant to
section  20-332-16(b)  of   the   regulations   of
Connecticut state agencies.
    (k)  In  lieu  of  displaying  a  contractor's
license  number PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  20-334,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  each public service company
or  its  affiliate  authorized  pursuant  to  this
section  to  employ   registered   public  service
technicians shall display  its name, logo or other
trademark which clearly  identifies the company on
all commercial vehicles  used  in its business and
in   a   conspicuous   manner   on   all   printed
advertisements, bid proposals, contracts, invoices
and on all stationery used in its business.
    Sec.  36.  Section   20-341s  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    As used in [this section and sections 20-341t]
SECTIONS  20-341s  to   20-341bb,   inclusive,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT:
    (1) "Commissioner" means  the  Commissioner of
Consumer Protection;
    (2)   "Mechanical   contractor"    means   any
corporation,  association,  firm,  partnership  or
other business organization  regularly offering to
the  public  the  services  of  its  employees  in
plumbing and piping work or in heating, piping and
cooling work, but  does not [mean] INCLUDE (A) any
corporation,  association,  firm,  partnership  or
other business organization  which  performs  such
work exclusively on  single  family or multifamily
private residences or  dwellings consisting of not
more than four  units  or  which employs less than
ten  persons  licensed  to  perform  plumbing  and
piping work or heating, piping and cooling work in
accordance with the  provisions  of  chapter  393,
[or] AS AMENDED  BY THIS ACT, (B) any corporation,
association, firm, partnership  or  other business
organization which is engaged in the installation,
repair, alteration, or replacement of sewer lines,
storm drainage lines  or water lines and services,
[.  The  term  "mechanical  contractor"  does  not
include] OR (C) an individual licensed pursuant to
chapter 393, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT;
    (3) "Plumbing and  piping work" [means work as
defined] HAS THE  SAME  MEANING  AS  SET  FORTH in
subdivision (3) of  section  20-330, AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT;
    (4) "Heating, piping  and cooling work" [means
work as defined] HAS THE SAME MEANING AS SET FORTH
in subdivision (5)  of  section 20-330, AS AMENDED
BY THIS ACT; AND
    (5) "Apprentice" [means  a  person as defined]
HAS THE SAME  MEANING  AS SET FORTH in subdivision
(6) of section 20-330, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    Sec.  37.  Section   20-341u  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Any  mechanical   contractor   seeking  a
certificate of registration  shall  apply  to  the
commissioner in writing,  on  a  form  provided by
[said] THE commissioner.  Such  application  shall
include the applicant's name, business address and
such other information  as [said] THE commissioner
may REQUIRE by  regulation  [require]  ADOPTED  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 54.
    (b)  Each application  for  a  certificate  of
registration   UNDER   THIS   SECTION   shall   be
accompanied by a fee of one hundred ten dollars.
    (c)  All  applicants   for  a  certificate  of
registration  UNDER  THIS   SECTION  shall  submit
satisfactory   proof   establishing    that    the
applicant:
    (1) Has fulfilled  all  of  its obligations to
the state and  is  current  on all tax payments to
the state; AND
    (2)   Employs   only   persons   licensed   or
registered pursuant to  chapter 393, AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT, and [further] agrees that all work shall
be performed in accordance with said chapter.
    Sec.  38.  Section   20-341w  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Upon  refusal   to   issue   or  renew  a
certificate    UNDER    SECTION    20-341v,    the
commissioner  shall  notify   the   applicant,  by
certified mail, of  the  [denial]  REFUSAL  and of
[his] THE APPLICANT'S  right  to request a hearing
within ten days  from  the  date of receipt of the
notice of [denial] REFUSAL.
    (b) [In the event] IF the applicant requests a
hearing within such [ten days] TEN-DAY PERIOD, the
commissioner shall give  notice of the grounds for
[his] SUCH refusal  and  shall  conduct  a hearing
concerning such refusal  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  chapter  54  concerning  contested
[matters] CASES.
    Sec. 39. Subsection  (a) of section 20-341x of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)    The    commissioner     may     conduct
investigations and hold  hearings  on  any  matter
under  the  provisions   of  sections  20-341s  to
20-341bb,  inclusive,  AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT.
[Said]  THE  commissioner   may  issue  subpoenas,
administer oaths, compel  testimony  and order the
production of books, records and documents. If any
person refuses to appear, to testify or to produce
any  book,  record,  paper  or  document  when  so
ordered, upon application  of  the commissioner, a
judge of the Superior Court may make such order as
may be appropriate  to  aid  in the enforcement of
this section.
    Sec.  40.  Section   20-341z  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Sections 20-341s to  20-341bb,  inclusive,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT, shall not apply to any of the
following  persons  or   organizations:   (1)  The
government of the  state,  municipalities  of  the
state or any  department or agency of the state or
such municipalities; (2)  the  government  of  the
United  States  or   any  of  its  departments  or
agencies;  (3)  any  school,  public  or  private,
offering as part of a vocational education program
courses and training in any aspect of plumbing and
piping work or  heating,  piping and cooling work;
(4) any public  service  company  regulated by the
[state] Department of  Public  Utility  Control or
any corporate affiliate  of any such company where
the work performed  by such affiliate is on behalf
of a public  service  company, in either case only
if the work  performed  is  in connection with the
rendition of public utility service.
    Sec.  41.  Section  20-341gg  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)   AS  USED   IN   THIS   SECTION,   "MAJOR
CONTRACTOR" MEANS (1)  ANY  PERSON  ENGAGED IN THE
BUSINESS  OF  CONSTRUCTION,   STRUCTURAL   REPAIR,
STRUCTURAL ALTERATION, DISMANTLING  OR  DEMOLITION
OF  A  STRUCTURE  OR  ADDITION  THAT  EXCEEDS  THE
THRESHOLD LIMITS PROVIDED  IN  SECTION  29-276b OR
(2) ANY PERSON  WHO,  UNDER  THE  DIRECTION  OF  A
GENERAL CONTRACTOR, PERFORMS  OR OFFERS TO PERFORM
ANY  WORK  THAT   IMPACTS   UPON   THE  STRUCTURAL
INTEGRITY OF A  STRUCTURE  OR  ADDITION, INCLUDING
REPAIR, ALTERATION, DISMANTLING OR DEMOLITION OF A
STRUCTURE OR ADDITION  THAT  EXCEEDS THE THRESHOLD
LIMITS  PROVIDED IN  SECTION  29-276b.  SUCH  WORK
INCLUDES, BUT IS  NOT LIMITED TO, ROOFING, MASONRY
AND STRUCTURAL FRAME WORK.
    [(a) On and  after  July  1,  1990, no] (b) NO
person shall engage  in  or  offer  to perform the
work of any  major contractor in this state on any
proposed  structure  or   existing   structure  or
addition  that  exceeds   the   threshold   limits
contained in section  29-276b  unless  such person
has first obtained  a  LICENSE  OR  CERTIFICATE OF
registration as required  under  the provisions of
chapter 539 or  A REGISTRATION from the Department
of  Consumer Protection  in  accordance  with  the
provisions of this  section.  Individuals licensed
under chapter 393,  AS  AMENDED BY THIS ACT, shall
be exempt from  the  provisions  of  this  chapter
while engaging in  work  that they are licensed to
perform. If the  individual  or the firm, company,
partnership   or   corporation    employing   such
individual is engaged  in  work  on a structure or
addition  that  exceeds   the   threshold   limits
contained   in  section   29-276b   and   requires
licensure under chapter  393,  AS  AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, the firm, company, partnership or corporation
shall  be  exempt  from  the  provisions  of  this
chapter,  AS  AMENDED   BY  THIS  ACT,  concerning
registration of major  contractors,  if  the firm,
company,  partnership or  corporation  employs  an
individual who is  licensed  as a contractor under
chapter 393, AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS ACT, to perform
such work. The  department  shall  furnish to each
qualified applicant a registration certifying that
the  holder  [thereof]  OF  SUCH  REGISTRATION  is
entitled to engage  in  the  work  for  which  the
person has been  issued  a registration under this
subsection, and the  holder  of  such registration
shall carry it  on  his  person  while engaging in
such work. Such registration shall be shown to any
properly interested person  upon  request. No such
registration shall be  transferred  to  or used by
any person other  than  the  person  to  whom  the
registration  was  issued.  The  department  shall
maintain rosters of registrants [updated annually]
and  SHALL  UPDATE   SUCH  ROSTERS  ANNUALLY.  THE
DEPARTMENT may provide  copies  of  rosters to the
public for an  appropriate fee. The department may
suspend or revoke  any registration issued by [it]
THE DEPARTMENT if  the  holder  [thereof]  OF SUCH
REGISTRATION is convicted  of a felony, is grossly
incompetent, engages in  malpractice  or unethical
conduct or knowingly  makes  false,  misleading or
deceptive representations regarding  his  work  or
violates  any  regulation   [established]  ADOPTED
under SUBSECTION (c)  OF  this section. Before any
registration is suspended  or revoked, such holder
shall  be given  notice  and  AN  opportunity  for
hearing as provided  in  regulations [established]
ADOPTED  under  subsection   [(b)]   (c)  of  this
section.
    [(b) "Major contractor"  means  (1) any person
engaged   in   the   business   of   construction,
structural    repair,    structural    alteration,
dismantling  or  demolition   of  a  structure  or
addition  that  exceeds   the   threshold   limits
provided in section 29-276b or (2) any person who,
under  the  direction  of  a  general  contractor,
performs  or  offers  to  perform  any  work  that
impacts  upon  the   structural   integrity  of  a
structure   or   addition,    including    repair,
alteration,  dismantling  or   demolition   of   a
structure or addition  that  exceeds the threshold
limits  provided in  section  29-276b.  Such  work
includes, but is  not limited to, roofing, masonry
and structural frame work.]
    (c) [Not later  than January 1, 1990, the] THE
Commissioner of Consumer  Protection  shall  adopt
regulations, in accordance  with  [the  provisions
of] chapter 54,  to  implement  the  provisions of
[subsection (a) of] this section. Such regulations
shall (1) establish  the registration requirements
for major contractors, (2) specify application and
registration fees, and  (3) establish occupational
standards  for  the  preservation  of  the  public
safety.
    Sec.  42.  Section   20-342   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    As used in  this  chapter,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (1)  "Person"  means   any  individual,  firm,
association, partnership, joint stock association,
trust, limited liability company or corporation;
    (2)  "Board"  means   the   STATE   Board   of
Television    and    Radio    Service    Examiners
[hereinafter   created]   APPOINTED    UNDER   THE
PROVISIONS OF SECTION  20-343,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT;
    (3)  "Licensed electronics  technician"  means
any individual who  has been licensed by the board
pursuant to the  provisions  of section 20-350, AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT;
    (4) "Apprentice electronics  technician" means
an individual to  whom  a  permit as an apprentice
has been issued  pursuant  to  the  provisions  of
section 20-351;
    (5) "Licensed antenna  technician"  means  any
individual licensed pursuant to section 20-353, AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT;
    (6)  "Licensed radio  electronics  technician"
means any individual  licensed pursuant to section
20-353, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT;
    (7) "Receiving equipment"  means television or
radio   receiving   apparatus    and    associated
components, including, but not limited to, antenna
receiving systems, phonographs, tape recorders and
audiovisual equipment;
    (8)   "Service"   means    the   installation,
maintenance, repair, replacement,  inspection  and
modification of receiving equipment; and
    (9) "Service dealer"  means  a person engaging
in the business  of servicing receiving equipment,
having an established location for the performance
of such service.
    Sec.  43.  Section   20-343   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) There shall  be  within  the Department of
Consumer Protection a  State  Board  of Television
and Radio Service Examiners which shall administer
and enforce the  provisions  of  this  chapter, AS
AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT.  [Said]  THE  board  shall
consist of five members appointed by the Governor,
three OF WHOM  SHALL BE public members, and two OF
WHOM SHALL BE  television  technicians  [, both of
whom  shall]  WHO   meet   the  qualifications  of
subsection (a) of  section  20-350,  AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT. The  Governor  shall  fill  vacancies by
appointment for the unexpired portion of the term.
Members  of  the   board   shall   serve   without
compensation but shall be reimbursed for necessary
expenses  incurred in  the  performance  of  their
duties.
    (b) ANNUALLY, DURING  THE  MONTH  OF JULY, THE
BOARD SHALL ELECT  ONE  OF ITS MEMBERS AS CHAIRMAN
AND ANOTHER AS  SECRETARY. THE BOARD SHALL MEET AT
LEAST QUARTERLY ON  A DATE AND AT A TIME AND PLACE
WHICH IT SHALL  DETERMINE  AND AT SUCH OTHER TIMES
AS MAY BE  SPECIFIED UPON THE CALL OF THE CHAIRMAN
OR OF THREE MEMBERS.
    Sec. 44. Subsection  (a)  of section 20-344 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The Commissioner  of  Consumer Protection,
with the advice and assistance of the board shall:
(1)   Establish  such   qualifications   for   the
licensing   and   registration    of   electronics
technicians,  apprentice electronics  technicians,
antenna technicians, radio  electronics technician
and   service  dealers,   in   addition   to   the
qualifications  prescribed  by  this  chapter,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  as  the  commissioner finds
necessary  for  the  public  interest  and  public
safety; (2) prescribe  limitations  and conditions
governing the employment  of  licensed electronics
technicians  and  the   employment,  training  and
supervision of apprentice  electronics technicians
and the conduct  of  apprenticeship  programs; (3)
effectuate means of  eliminating irresponsible and
inferior television and  radio service methods and
means  of  regulating  unethical  and  financially
unstable   radio  and   television   service   and
[repairmen] REPAIR PERSONS;  (4)  provide  for the
posting by service  dealers  of  their  charges at
their places of  business  in such manner as to be
clearly visible; and  (5)  [make  all]  ADOPT such
reasonable [rules and]  regulations, IN ACCORDANCE
WITH CHAPTER 54,  as  the  commissioner  may  deem
necessary or desirable  to  carry  out and enforce
the provisions of this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT.
    Sec.  45.  Section   20-346   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The board may  hold  hearings  on  any  matter
under the provisions  of  this chapter, AS AMENDED
BY THIS ACT.  Such  hearings shall be conducted in
accordance  with  the   regulations  [established]
ADOPTED by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection
IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 54.
    Sec. 46. Subsection  (c)  of section 20-349 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c) Any person  desiring  to be licensed UNDER
THIS CHAPTER, AS  AMENDED BY THIS ACT, shall apply
to  the board  in  writing,  on  forms  which  the
Department of Consumer  Protection  shall provide,
stating: [his] (1)  SUCH  PERSON'S name, residence
address  and  business   address;   (2)   a  brief
description of his  qualifications,  including the
length and nature  of  his  experience; (3) in the
case of an apprentice, the name of his employer or
supervisor; and (4)  such other information as the
department may require.  Each  application  for  a
license as a  service dealer shall be [subject to]
ACCOMPANIED BY a  fee of one hundred dollars. [and
each] EACH application for a license as a licensed
electronics  technician,  [or]   licensed  antenna
technician   or   licensed    radio    electronics
technician shall be  [subject to] ACCOMPANIED BY a
fee of forty  dollars. [and each] EACH application
for a permit  as  an  apprentice shall be [subject
to] ACCOMPANIED BY  a  fee  of  twenty dollars. [;
provided, if] IF a service dealer as an individual
is a licensed  electronics  technician or licensed
radio electronics technician, only one license fee
shall be charged  in  the  amount  of  one hundred
dollars. On receipt  of  an  application under the
provisions of this  section, the board may, for an
additional fee of twenty dollars, authorize [said]
THE department to  issue  a temporary permit which
will [permit] ALLOW  the applicant to serve in the
capacity for which  he  seeks  licensure until the
next examination for  such  license, provided only
one such temporary  permit shall be issued to such
applicant. All SUCH  fees  shall  be  paid  to the
department.
    Sec. 47. Subsection  (c)  of section 20-350 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (c) The board  may authorize the Department of
Consumer Protection to  issue  a  service dealer's
license to (1)  any  person engaged in the sale or
servicing  of receiving  equipment  who  holds  an
unrestricted electronics technician  license,  [or
to] (2) any such person who has a holder of such a
license in his employ, or [to] (3) any such person
who otherwise procures the services of a holder of
such a license.  [, provided, when] WHEN a service
dealer license has  been  issued  to  an applicant
UNDER THIS SUBSECTION  based on the qualifications
of a regular  employee  who  has  been  issued  an
unrestricted electronics technician  license,  and
the active services  of  such  employee  with  the
service dealer licensee have been terminated, such
service dealer license shall be of no effect until
the  service  dealer   is   again   qualified   in
accordance with the  provisions  [hereof]  OF THIS
SUBSECTION,  and  no  such  service  dealer  shall
engage in the  business [hereby] regulated BY THIS
CHAPTER, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT, during the period
for which he is not so qualified.
    Sec.  48.  Section   20-353   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The Department  of Consumer Protection, at
the direction of  the board, [shall have authority
to]  MAY  issue  restricted  licenses,  either  as
apprentice  electronics  technician,   electronics
technician,    antenna   technician    or    radio
electronics  technician, to  applicants  otherwise
eligible  [hereunder]  UNDER   THIS   CHAPTER,  AS
AMENDED  BY  THIS   ACT,   who  demonstrate  their
competence in any  particular  television or radio
electronics field but  who,  in the opinion of the
board, have insufficient  training  and experience
to service all types of receiving equipment.
    (b)  The  board,   with  the  consent  of  the
Commissioner of Consumer  Protection,  may prepare
written,  oral  and   practical   examinations  to
determine the qualifications  of persons who apply
for restricted licenses  or  renewals [thereof] OF
SUCH   LICENSES.  Such   examinations   shall   be
administered  by  the   Department   of   Consumer
Protection.
    Sec.  49.  Section   20-354   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  board  may  revoke  or  suspend  any
license or permit as a service dealer, electronics
technician,  apprentice  electronics   technician,
antenna technician or radio electronics technician
for: (1) Conduct of a character likely to mislead,
deceive or defraud  the  public  or the board; (2)
engaging   in   any   untruthful   or   misleading
advertising;  and (3)  violation  of  any  of  the
provisions of this  chapter,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT, or any  regulation  [established  thereunder]
ADOPTED UNDER THIS  CHAPTER,  AS  AMENDED  BY THIS
ACT.
    (b) No such  revocation or suspension shall be
ordered  by  the  board  except  upon  notice  and
hearing   as   provided    in    the   regulations
[established]  ADOPTED  by   the  Commissioner  of
Consumer Protection IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 54.
    Sec.  50.  Section   20-355   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) Each person engaged in servicing receiving
equipment  shall  exhibit  his  license  upon  THE
request of any interested party.
    (b) No person  shall: [present] (1) PRESENT or
attempt to present,  as  his  own,  the license of
another; [or] (2) knowingly give false evidence of
a material nature  to  the  board,  or  any member
[thereof]  OF  THE   BOARD,  for  the  purpose  of
procuring a license;  [or]  (3)  represent himself
falsely  as  or  impersonate  a  licensed  service
dealer,    licensed    electronics     technician,
apprentice   electronics   technician,    licensed
antenna technician or  licensed  radio electronics
technician; [or] (4)  use  or  attempt  to  use  a
license or permit  which  has expired or which has
been suspended or  revoked;  or (5) use or attempt
to use a  license or permit which is restricted in
excess of the  restriction  imposed  [thereon]  ON
SUCH LICENSE OR  PERMIT.  Any  person who violates
any provision of  this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, shall be  fined  not  more  than five hundred
dollars or imprisoned  for  not more than one year
or be both fined and imprisoned.
    (c)  Licenses  issued   to   service  dealers,
electronics  technicians, apprentice  technicians,
antenna   technicians   and    radio   electronics
technicians UNDER THIS CHAPTER, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, shall not be transferable.
    (d) All licenses issued UNDER THIS CHAPTER, AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  shall expire annually. If a
licensee has failed  to  renew  his license within
one year after its expiration, his application for
renewal shall be  considered  as a new application
under section 20-350, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    Sec.  51.  Section   20-356   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    All  charges  to  customers  made  by  persons
licensed  [hereunder]  UNDER   THIS   CHAPTER,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  for  installing, servicing,
maintaining or repairing receiving equipment shall
be made out  in duplicate form, one of which shall
be delivered to  the  customer  when completed and
shall state indelibly,  accurately and clearly the
date or dates  when  the  work  was performed, the
make, model and  serial  number  of  the receiving
equipment, the full name and license number of the
licensed  person, the  name  and  address  of  the
customer,   the   customer    complaint,   and   a
computation of the  charge. Such computation shall
separately specify the  work for which such charge
was made and  the amount charged for labor and for
each part or  replacement,  whether  such  part or
replacement was new or used.
    Sec. 52. Subdivision  (1) of section 20-367 of
the general statutes,  as  amended by section 1 of
public act 97-174,  is  repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (1)  "Board"  means  the  [Connecticut]  State
Board of Landscape  Architects appointed under the
provisions of section 20-368.
    Sec.  53.  Section   20-372   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The  issuance   of   a   license  by  the
Department  of  Consumer   Protection   shall   be
evidence that the  person  named [therein] IN SUCH
LICENSE is entitled  to  the rights and privileges
of  a  licensed  landscape  architect  while  such
license remains [unrevoked  or  unexpired]  VALID.
The board may  deny  or  refuse  to  authorize the
issuance of a  license  by  [said]  THE department
upon proof of  the  commission  by an applicant of
any act or  omission  which would constitute cause
for disciplinary action  under  this  chapter,  AS
AMENDED BY THIS  ACT,  if committed by a licensee.
The department shall  keep  a  record of the names
and   addresses   of    all   licensed   landscape
architects, which record  shall  be  open  to  the
public. The department  shall  keep  an  index and
record of each  license. The license shall contain
the name of  the  person  to  whom  issued and his
address and principal  place of business. Licenses
to practice landscape architecture shall remain in
full force until  revoked  or suspended for cause,
as provided in section 20-373.
    (b)  Each landscape  architect  [so]  licensed
UNDER THIS CHAPTER,  AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT, shall
have a seal  approved  by  the  board, which shall
contain the name  of  the  landscape architect and
the words "licensed  landscape architect, state of
Connecticut", and such  other  words or figures as
the board may  deem necessary. Working drawings or
reports prepared for  plans  or  projects which by
the terms of this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT,
shall  be  prepared   by   a   licensed  landscape
architect shall be  stamped  with  the seal of the
landscape architect. No  person shall designate or
imply  that he  is  the  author  of  such  working
drawings or reports unless [he] SUCH PERSON was in
responsible charge of  their  preparation, whether
made by him  personally,  or  under  his immediate
supervision.
    Sec. 54. Subsection  (a) of section 20-377m of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  A  person   seeking   a   certificate  of
registration as an  interior  designer shall apply
to the commissioner in writing, on a form provided
by [said] THE commissioner. Such application shall
include the applicant's  name,  residence address,
business address and  such  other  information  as
[said] THE commissioner may by regulation require.
    Sec.  55.  Section   20-377n  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) Except as  provided  in  [subsections (b),
(c) and (d)]  SUBSECTION  (b)  of this section, no
person   shall  be   issued   a   certificate   of
registration as an  interior  designer unless [he]
SUCH PERSON submits  satisfactory  proof that [he]
SUCH PERSON has  passed  (1)  the uniform national
examination established by  the  National  Council
for Interior Design Qualifications or [that he has
passed] (2) any  other  examination with standards
or requirements equal  to  or  greater  than those
established   by  such   council,   provided   the
requirements [in] OF this subsection shall not [be
applicable] APPLY to an architect licensed in this
state.
    (b) The commissioner  may  issue a certificate
of registration as  an  interior designer, without
examination,  to  any   person  who  is  currently
registered or licensed  in  another  state  having
registration    or    licensing    standards    or
requirements  equal  to   or   greater   than  the
standards or requirements  established in sections
20-377k to 20-377v,  inclusive, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT.
    [(c)   The   commissioner    shall   issue   a
certificate  of  registration   as   an   interior
designer, without examination,  to  any person who
used or was  identified  by the title of "interior
designer"  for  one   year   or  more  immediately
preceding October 1,  1983,  and  who is otherwise
qualified for a  certificate of registration as an
interior   designer   in   accordance   with   the
provisions  of  sections   20-377k   to   20-377v,
inclusive, provided such  person  applies for such
certificate not later than July 1, 1991.
    (d) The commissioner  may  issue a certificate
of registration as  an  interior  designer  to any
person who submits  satisfactory proof that he has
passed, prior to  October  1,  1988,  the  uniform
national examination established  by  the Interior
Design Society of Chicago, Illinois, provided such
person applies for such certificate not later than
July 1, 1989.]
    Sec.  56.  Section   20-377o  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) Upon receipt  of  a  completed application
and fee, the  commissioner  shall:  (1)  Issue and
deliver  to  the   applicant   a   certificate  of
registration  as  an  interior  designer;  or  (2)
refuse to issue such certificate. The commissioner
may  suspend,  revoke   or  refuse  to  renew  any
certificate  issued  under   sections  20-377k  to
20-377v, inclusive, AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS ACT, for
any of the  reasons  stated in section 20-377s, AS
AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    (b) Upon refusal  to  issue a certificate, the
commissioner shall notify  the  applicant  of  the
denial  and of  [his]  THE  APPLICANT'S  right  to
request a hearing within ten days from the date of
receipt of the notice of denial.
    (c) [In the event] IF the applicant requests a
hearing within such  ten  days,  the  commissioner
shall give notice  of  the  grounds  for [his] THE
COMMISSIONER'S refusal and shall conduct a hearing
concerning such refusal  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  chapter  54  concerning  contested
[matters] CASES.
    Sec. 57. Subsection  (a) of section 20-377q of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)    The    commissioner     may     conduct
investigations and hold  hearings  on  any  matter
under  the  provisions   of  sections  20-377k  to
20-377v, inclusive, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT. [Said]
THE commissioner may  issue  subpoenas, administer
oaths, compel testimony  and  order the production
of books, records  and  documents.  If  any person
refuses to appear,  to  testify  or to produce any
book, record, paper  or  document when so ordered,
upon application of  the  commissioner, a judge of
the Superior Court  may  make such order as may be
appropriate to aid  in  the  enforcement  of  this
section.
    Sec. 58. Subsection  (a) of section 20-377r of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The commissioner may revoke or suspend any
certificate  of  registration   as   an   interior
designer for: (1) Conduct of a character likely to
mislead, deceive or  defraud  the public or [said]
THE commissioner; (2)  gross  incompetence  or (3)
violation of any  of  the  provisions  of sections
20-377k to 20-377v,  inclusive, AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT,  or  any   regulation  [established]  ADOPTED
pursuant to any of such provisions.
    Sec.  59.  Section   20-377s  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  A  registered   interior  designer  shall
exhibit  his  certificate   of  registration  upon
request by any interested party.
    (b) No person shall: (1) Present or attempt to
present, as his  own,  the certificate of another,
(2) knowingly give  false  evidence  of a material
nature to the  commissioner  for  the  purpose  of
procuring a certificate, (3) use or attempt to use
a certificate which  has expired or which has been
suspended  or  revoked,   (4)   represent  himself
falsely as, or  impersonate, a registered interior
designer or (5)  include his certificate number as
a part of  any  advertisement  or represent in any
manner  that  his   certificate   of  registration
constitutes an endorsement  of  the quality of his
workmanship   or  of   his   competency   by   the
commissioner.
    (c) Certificates of  registration issued to an
interior designer shall  not  be  transferable  or
assignable.
    (d) All certificates  of  registration  issued
under  the  provisions   of  sections  20-377k  to
20-377v, inclusive, [except  those  issued  during
the period commencing  July  1,  1988,  and ending
June 30, 1989]  AS  AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT,  shall
expire annually.
    (e) The fee  for  renewal  of a certificate of
registration as an  interior designer shall be one
hundred  fifty  dollars,  provided  any  architect
licensed in this  state  shall  not be required to
pay such fee.
    [(f)  No certificate  of  registration  issued
during the period  commencing  July  1,  1988, and
ending June 30,  1989,  shall expire prior to July
1,   1989.   Commencing   July   1,   1989,   such
certificates shall expire annually.]
    Sec.  60.  Section   20-377t  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    The  [Commissioner  of   Consumer  Protection]
COMMISSIONER shall adopt regulations in accordance
with [the provisions  of]  chapter 54, in order to
carry out the  provisions  of  sections 20-377k to
20-377v, inclusive, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    Sec.  61.  Section   20-419   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    As used in  this chapter, [the following terms
shall have the  following  meanings] AS AMENDED BY
THIS ACT, unless  the  context  [clearly  denotes]
otherwise REQUIRES:
    (1)  "Certificate"  means   a  certificate  of
registration issued under section 20-422.
    (2) "Commissioner" means  the  Commissioner of
Consumer Protection or  any  person  designated by
[said] THE commissioner  to administer and enforce
this chapter, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    (3) "Contractor" means any person who owns and
operates  a  home   improvement  business  or  who
undertakes,  offers  to  undertake  or  agrees  to
perform   any   home    improvement.   [The   term
"contractor"]  "CONTRACTOR"  does  not  include  a
person for whom the total cash price of all of his
home  improvement  contracts   with   all  of  his
customers does not  exceed  one  thousand  dollars
during any period of twelve consecutive months.
    (4) "Home improvement"  includes,  but  is not
limited to, the  repair,  replacement, remodeling,
alteration,       conversion,       modernization,
improvement, rehabilitation or sandblasting of, or
addition to any  land  or building or that portion
thereof which is  used or designed to be used as a
private residence, dwelling  place  or residential
rental property, or the construction, replacement,
installation or improvement of driveways, swimming
pools,    porches,   garages,    roofs,    siding,
insulation,   solar  energy   systems,   flooring,
patios, landscaping, fences, doors and windows and
waterproofing  in connection  with  such  land  or
building or that  portion thereof which is used or
designed  to  be  used  as  a  private  residence,
dwelling place or  residential rental property, in
which the total  cash  price  for  all work agreed
upon between the  contractor and owner exceeds two
hundred  dollars.  "Home   improvement"  does  not
include: (A) The  construction  of a new home; (B)
the sale of goods by a seller who neither arranges
to perform nor  performs,  directly or indirectly,
any  work  or   labor   in   connection  with  the
installation  or  application   of  the  goods  or
materials;  (C) the  sale  of  goods  or  services
furnished for commercial  or  business  use or for
resale, provided commercial  or  business use does
not include use  as  residential  rental property;
(D)  the  sale  of  appliances,  such  as  stoves,
refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners and
others  which are  designed  for  and  are  easily
removable  from  the   premises  without  material
alteration thereof; AND  (E)  any  work  performed
without  compensation by  the  owner  on  his  own
private residence or residential rental property.
    (5)  "Home  improvement   contract"  means  an
agreement between a  contractor  and  an owner for
the performance of a home improvement.
    (6) "Owner" means a person who owns or resides
in a private  residence  and  includes  any  agent
thereof. An owner of a private residence shall not
be required to  reside  in  such  residence  to be
deemed an owner under this subdivision.
    (7) "Person" means an individual, partnership,
limited liability company or corporation.
    (8) "Private residence"  means a single family
dwelling, a multifamily dwelling consisting of not
more than six  units, or a unit, common element or
limited  common  element   in  a  condominium,  as
defined in section 47-68a, or in a common interest
community, as defined in section 47-202.
    (9) "Salesman" means  any  individual  who (A)
negotiates  or  offers   to   negotiate   a   home
improvement contract with an owner or (B) solicits
or otherwise endeavors  to  procure  by  any means
whatsoever,  directly  or   indirectly,   a   home
improvement contract from  an owner on behalf of a
contractor.
    (10)  "Residential rental  property"  means  a
single  family dwelling,  a  multifamily  dwelling
consisting of not  more than six units, or a unit,
common element or  limited  common  element  in  a
condominium, as defined in section 47-68a, or in a
common interest community,  as  defined in section
47-202, which is not owner occupied.
    Sec. 62. Subsection  (a)  of section 20-420 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) No person  shall  hold himself out to be a
contractor or salesman  without  first obtaining a
certificate of registration  from the commissioner
as provided in  this  chapter,  AS AMENDED BY THIS
ACT, except that  an  individual  or  partner,  or
officer or director of a corporation registered as
a contractor shall  not  be  required  to obtain a
salesman's certificate. No  certificate  shall  be
given to [anyone] ANY PERSON who holds himself 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
United States Environmental  Protection Agency and
received a passing  score  on  the  national Radon
Contractor Proficiency (RCP) examination.
    Sec.  63.  Section   20-420a  of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) No corporation  shall  perform or offer to
perform home improvements  in  this  state  unless
such corporation has  been issued a certificate of
registration  by  the  [Commissioner  of  Consumer
Protection]  COMMISSIONER.  No   such  corporation
shall  be  relieved   of  responsibility  for  the
conduct  and acts  of  its  agents,  employees  or
officers by reason  of  its  compliance  with  the
provisions  of  this   section,   nor   shall  any
individual    contractor    be     relieved     of
responsibility for home  improvements performed by
reason of his employment or relationship with such
corporation.
    (b)  A  qualifying   corporation   desiring  a
certificate of registration  shall  apply  to  the
commissioner, in writing,  on  a  form provided by
[said] THE commissioner.  [Said]  THE  application
shall  state  the   name   and   address  of  such
corporation, the city  or  town and the street and
number where such  corporation  is to maintain its
principal place of  business  in  this  state, the
names and addresses  of officers, a statement that
one  or  more   individuals   who   shall  direct,
supervise or perform  home  improvements  for such
corporation   are  registered   home   improvement
contractors and such  other  information as [said]
THE commissioner may require.
    (c) Any certificate issued by the commissioner
pursuant  to  this   section  may  be  revoked  or
suspended by the  commissioner  after  notice  and
hearing  in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of
chapter 54 concerning  contested  [matters] CASES,
if it is shown that the holder of such certificate
has not conformed  to  the  requirements  of  this
chapter,  AS  AMENDED   BY   THIS  ACT,  that  the
certificate   was  obtained   through   fraud   or
misrepresentation or that the contractor of record
employed  by  or   acting   on   behalf   of  such
corporation   has   had    his    certificate   of
registration   suspended   or   revoked   by   the
commissioner. The commissioner may refuse to issue
or renew a  certificate  if  any facts exist which
would  entitle  the  commissioner  to  suspend  or
revoke an existing certificate.
    (d) Each such  corporation shall file with the
commissioner upon application or renewal thereof a
designation  of  an   individual   or  individuals
registered to perform  home  improvements  in this
state   who  shall   direct   or   supervise   the
performance   of   home   improvements   by   such
corporation in this  state. Such corporation shall
notify the commissioner  of  any  change  in  such
designation within thirty  days  after such change
becomes effective.
    (e) Each such  corporation shall file with the
commissioner upon application or renewal thereof a
certificate of good  standing issued by the office
of the secretary  of  the  state. Such corporation
shall notify the  commissioner  of  any  change in
corporate good standing  within  thirty days after
such change becomes effective.
    Sec. 64. Subsection  (a)  of section 20-421 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Any  person   seeking  a  certificate  of
registration shall apply  to  the  commissioner in
writing,  on  a   form   provided  by  [said]  THE
commissioner. [Such] THE application shall include
the applicant's name,  residence address, business
address, business telephone  number and such other
information  as  [said]   THE   commissioner   may
require.
    Sec.  65.  Section   20-423   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  Upon  refusal   to   issue   or  renew  a
certificate,  the commissioner  shall  notify  the
applicant  of  the   denial   and   of  [his]  THE
APPLICANT'S right to  request a hearing within ten
days from the  date  of  receipt  of the notice of
denial.
    (b) [In the event] IF the applicant requests a
hearing within such  ten  days,  the  commissioner
shall give notice  of  the  grounds  for [his] THE
COMMISSIONER'S refusal and shall conduct a hearing
concerning such refusal  in  accordance  with  the
provisions  of  chapter  54  concerning  contested
[matters] CASES.
    (c)  [In  the  event]  IF  the  commissioner's
denial of a  certificate  is  sustained after such
hearing, an applicant may make new application not
less than one  year  after  the date on which such
denial was sustained.
    Sec. 66. Subsection  (a)  of section 20-424 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)    The    commissioner     may     conduct
investigations and hold  hearings  on  any  matter
under the provisions  of  this chapter, AS AMENDED
BY THIS ACT.  [Said]  THE  commissioner  may issue
subpoenas, administer oaths,  compel testimony and
order  the  production   of   books,  records  and
documents. If any  person  refuses  to  appear, to
testify or to  produce  any book, record, paper or
document when so  ordered, upon application of the
commissioner, a judge  of  the  Superior Court may
make such order  as  may  be appropriate to aid in
the enforcement of this section.
    Sec. 67. Subsection  (a)  of section 20-426 of
the general statutes is repealed and the following
is substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a) The commissioner  may  revoke,  suspend or
refuse  to  issue  or  renew  any  certificate  of
registration as a  home  improvement contractor or
salesman or place  a  registrant  on  probation or
issue a letter  of reprimand for: (1) Conduct of a
character likely to  mislead,  deceive  or defraud
the  public  or   [said]   THE  commissioner;  (2)
engaging   in   any   untruthful   or   misleading
advertising; (3) failing to reimburse the guaranty
fund established pursuant  to  section  20-432 for
any moneys paid to an owner pursuant to subsection
(o) of section  20-432;  (4)  unfair  or deceptive
business practices; or (5) violation of any of the
provisions of the  general  statutes  relating  to
home improvements or  any regulation [established]
ADOPTED pursuant to any of such provisions.
    Sec.  68.  Section   20-540   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  As  used  in  this  section  and  section
20-541, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT:
    (1)  "Gas  service  work"  means  the  repair,
alteration    or   maintenance    of    equipment,
appliances,  accessories  or  fixtures  within  or
adjacent to a  building or structure in connection
with the utilization  of  gas supplied by a public
service company.
    (2) "Public service  gas  technician" means an
employee of a  public  service company, as defined
in section 16-1, who is engaged in the supervision
or performance of gas service work.
    (b) Notwithstanding any  provisions of chapter
393, AS AMENDED  BY  THIS  ACT, to the contrary, a
public service gas  technician  shall  be issued a
certificate of registration  by  the Department of
Consumer Protection in  lieu  of any license which
otherwise might be  required  under  said chapter,
which shall entitle  the  holder [thereof] OF SUCH
CERTIFICATE to perform  gas  service  work only as
provided  in this  section,  provided  the  public
service company which  employs  [said]  THE public
service gas technician certifies to the Department
of  Consumer  Protection   that  the  [individual]
EMPLOYEE has obtained such training and experience
deemed  necessary by  [said]  THE  public  service
company to perform  gas  service  work included in
such employee's job  functions. All public service
gas  technicians  employed  by  a  public  service
company prior to  July 1, 1995, who have completed
a gas public service company's training program or
are participating in  such  a program on said date
shall be issued a certificate of registration upon
the payment of  the fee required in subsection (h)
of this section.
    (c) The content  and  duration of the training
and experience programs  provided  by  the  public
service company shall be relevant to the duties of
the employee and  shall  be approved biennially by
[the state Apprentice  Training  Division  of] the
Labor Department. In  reviewing  the  programs and
training provided by a public service company, the
[state   Apprentice   Training   Division]   LABOR
DEPARTMENT shall consider  the  specialization  of
the  employees  of  the  company,  the  employee's
previous company training,  the  service record of
the company, the  experience  of  the  company  in
training employees to perform gas service work and
the  quality  assurance   measures   used  by  the
company.
    (d)  An employee  enrolled  in  the  company's
training  programs shall  be  issued  a  trainee's
certificate by such company valid for the duration
of  the  training  program  and  may  perform  gas
service work only  under  the  supervision  of  an
employee of the  public  service  company who is a
registered public service  gas technician or holds
a journeyman's license.
    (e)  A  public  service  company  employing  a
public service gas  technician  shall  inform  the
Department of Consumer  Protection upon the change
in  job  description   or   termination   of   any
registered   public   service    gas    technician
previously certified pursuant to subsection (b) of
this section and  upon the issuance or termination
of a trainee's certificate provided to an employee
pursuant to subsection (d) of this section.
    (f) A registered public service gas technician
or employee of  a  public service company issued a
trainee's certificate by  such  company  may  only
perform such work on behalf of such public service
company and only while in the direct employment of
such public service  company.  [,  and  such] SUCH
registration  or trainee's  certificate  shall  be
immediately  relinquished  upon   termination   of
employment from such public service company.
    (g) A registered public service gas technician
may not supervise  any  duly registered apprentice
performing work under  a permit issued pursuant to
subdivision  (4)  of  subsection  (a)  of  section
20-334a, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    (h)  The  public   service   gas  technician's
registration   shall   expire    annually.    Upon
application for a license, the applicant shall pay
to the department  a nonrefundable application fee
of forty-five dollars. The fee for registration as
a public service  gas technician shall be the same
fee as that  charged  for  a  journeyman's license
UNDER SECTION 20-335, AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT.
    (i) The Department  of Consumer Protection may
suspend or revoke  a certificate granted or issued
by it pursuant  to  this  section  if  the  holder
[thereof] OF SUCH  CERTIFICATE  is  convicted of a
felony,  is  grossly   incompetent,   engages   in
malpractice  or  unethical  conduct  or  knowingly
makes    false,    misleading     or     deceptive
representations regarding his  work. Prior to such
suspension or revocation,  such  holder  shall  be
given notice and  AN  opportunity  for  hearing as
provided in regulations  [established]  ADOPTED by
the  Commissioner  of   Consumer  Protection.  Any
person whose certificate  has  been suspended may,
after ninety days, apply to the department to have
[the same] SUCH CERTIFICATE reinstated.
    (j) The Department of Consumer Protection may,
after notice and  hearing,  impose a civil penalty
on any person  who (1) engages in or practices gas
service  work  without  having  first  obtained  a
trainee's   certificate  or   a   certificate   of
registration for such work, (2) wilfully employs a
person who does  not  have  a certificate for such
work, (3) wilfully and falsely pretends to qualify
to engage in or practice such work, or (4) engages
in or practices  such work after the expiration of
his  certificate. 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
and  not  more  than  one  thousand  five  hundred
dollars  for each  violation  of  this  subsection
occurring less than  three years after a second or
subsequent violation of this subsection.
    (k) The Department  of Consumer Protection may
act  in  accordance   with   the   provisions   of
subdivision (7) of  section 21a-7 in the case of a
person who: (1)  Knowingly  engages  in  fraud  or
material   deception  in   order   to   obtain   a
certificate to perform  gas  service work or doing
so in order  to  aid  another  in obtaining such a
certificate; (2) performs work beyond the scope of
such  a  certificate;   (3)   illegally   uses  or
transfers  such  a   certificate;   (4)   performs
incompetent or negligent  gas  service  work;  (5)
knowingly  makes false,  misleading  or  deceptive
representations  to  the   public   regarding  gas
service work to  be performed; or (6) violates any
provision  of  the   general   statutes   or   any
regulation   [established]   ADOPTED   thereunder,
relating to his profession or occupation.
    (l)  In  lieu  of  displaying  a  contractor's
license  number,  each   public   service  company
authorized  pursuant to  this  section  to  employ
registered public service  gas  technicians  shall
display its name,  logo  or  other trademark which
clearly identifies the  company  on all commercial
vehicles used in its business and in a conspicuous
manner   on  all   printed   advertisements,   bid
proposals,   contracts,  invoices   and   on   all
stationery used in its business.
    Sec.  69.  Section   20-541   of  the  general
statutes  is  repealed   and   the   following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    Pursuant to sections  16-19  and  16-19a,  the
Department of Public  Utility Control shall ensure
that  a public  service  company,  as  defined  in
section  16-1,  fully   recovers   the   costs  of
performing  gas service  work  [,  as  defined  in
section 20-540,] exclusively  from charges for the
performance of such work. The Department of Public
Utility   Control   shall    receive    complaints
concerning potential violations  of  this section,
and, for those  complaints  which  the  department
determines warrant an  investigation, conduct such
investigations.
    Sec.  70.  Section   20-345   of  the  general
statutes is repealed.

Approved April 17, 1998