A N A C T
RELATING TO ELECTRICIANS
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 5-6-2 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-6 entitled "Electricians" is hereby amended to read as follows:
5-6-2. Work for which license required. -- No person, firm, or corporation shall enter into, engage in, solicit, advertise, bid for, or work at the business of installing wires, conduits, apparatus, fixtures, electrical signs, and other appliances for carrying or using electricity for light, heat, fire alarms, as defined in chapter 28.25 of title 23, entitled "fire alarm systems", or power purposes, exclusive of low voltage wiring for heating/refrigeration equipment, or work at the business of removing and reattaching existing electrical meters, unless that person, firm, or corporation shall have received a license and a certificate therefor, issued by the state board of examiners of electricians of the division of professional regulation of the department of labor and training in accordance with the provisions hereinafter set forth.
Any person, firm or corporation which is required to apply for a permit from a local building official for any work required to be performed by a person licensed under the provisions of this chapter, shall cause such work to be performed by a person licensed under the provisions of this chapter
, provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to owner-occupied single family homes. provided, however, that the provisions of this section, except the provision regarding removing and reattaching existing electrical meters, shall not apply to owner-occupied single family homes.
SECTION 2. Chapter 23-27.3 of the General Laws entitled "State Building Code" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
23-27.3-113.1.1. Issuance of permits for siding. -- A building official shall issue a permit for the installation of siding only in conjunction with a notice that it is illegal to remove or reattach an electrical meter without an electrician's license and that removal or reattachment of an electrical meter without an electrician's license is a crime, which upon conviction shall be punishable in accordance with the provisions of RIGL 5-6-28.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.