Substitute Senate Bill No. 959

Public Act No. 99-174

An Act Concerning Occupational Licensing for Pool and Spa Maintenance and Repair Work.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (a) As used in this section, "swimming pool maintenance and repair work" means the performance of all plumbing, heating and electrical work necessary to service, modify or repair any swimming pool, hot tub, spa or similar recreational or therapeutic equipment, where such work commences at an outlet, receptacle, connection, back-flow preventor or fuel supply pipe previously installed by a person holding the proper license.

(b) On or after July 1, 2000, the following limited licenses for swimming pool maintenance and repair work may be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection upon authorization of the Plumbing and Piping Work Board established under the provisions of section 20-331 of the general statutes: A limited swimming pool maintenance and repair contractor's license and a limited swimming pool maintenance and repair journeyman's license.

(c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the Plumbing and Piping Work Board, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes to implement the provisions of this section, including establishing the amount and type of experience and training required to qualify an applicant for an examination for any limited license for swimming pool maintenance and repair work.

(d) Any person engaged in swimming pool maintenance and repair work prior to July 1, 1999, may apply to the Department of Consumer Protection for the appropriate limited license and such license shall be issued without examination upon demonstration by the applicant of experience and training equivalent to the experience and training required to qualify for examination for the appropriate limited license.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1999.

Approved June 23, 1999

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