2003 -- S 0241 AS AMENDED
RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- ELECTRICIANS
Introduced By: Senator Roger R. Badeau
Date Introduced: February 04, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 5-6-29 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-6 entitled "Electricians" is
hereby amended to read as follows:
5-6-29. Persons and work exempt. -- (a) The provisions of this chapter do not apply to:
(1) The electrical work and equipment for the generation and primary distribution of
electric current, or the secondary distribution system up to and including the meters, where that
work and equipment is an integral part of the system owned and operated by an electric light and
power company in rendering its authorized service; or to the electrical work and electrical
equipment employed in connection with the manufacture and distribution of gas, where that work
and equipment is an integral part of the system owned and operated by a gas company in
rendering its authorized service.
(2) The electrical work and equipment employed in connection with the operation of
signals, or the transmission of intelligence, where that work and equipment is an integral part of
the communication system owned and operated by a municipality or by a telegraph or telephone
company, or any community antenna television system (CATV) subject to regulation under title
39 by the division of public utilities or any subcontractor of a CATV system, including the work
of a telephone company of installing, repairing or replacing all wiring on the load side of the last
fused distribution point, and all of the emergency wiring installed, replaced, or repaired by a
telephone company; or any community antenna television system (CATV) subject to regulation
under title 39 by the division of public utilities or any subcontractor of such CATV system.
(3) The electrical work and equipment in mines, ships, railway rolling stock, or
automotive equipment, or devices subject to the provisions of chapter 33 of title 23.
(4) Any work involved in the manufacture, test, or repair of electrical equipment in the
manufacturer's plant, but not including any electrical wiring other than that required for testing
(b) This chapter does not apply to installations in suitable laboratories of exposed
electrical wiring for experimental purposes only.
(c) This chapter does not forbid the installation of electrical work in a single-family or
two-family dwelling on the immediate premises of the dwelling by the owner of the dwelling if
living on, or about to live on, the premises.
(d) This chapter does not apply to any person who now holds or subsequently may hold a
hoisting engineer's license issued by the state and who excavates for and installs underground
conduits, provided, however, that hoisting engineers shall be prohibited from installing electrical
wiring and/or making the service connection of any such electrical wires and/or cables. A city,
town or such other authorized official shall issue a building permit to a licensed hoisting engineer
for excavation and installation of such underground conduits upon submission of a completed
application to the appropriate building official; provided, however, that a building permit will not
be required if the work is performed for an electric distribution company nor does it apply to any
person who now holds or may subsequently hold a license to operate a moving picture machine
regardless of whether or not that license was granted by any town or city council in the state or by
any person, board, or agency endowed with authority to issue that license.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.