§ 5-70-4. Licensing authority.
(a) There is established a board of examination and licensing of telecommunications systems contractors, technicians, and installers that shall be composed of seven (7) members. Five (5) members of the board shall be telecommunications systems professionals who shall be qualified for licensing under the provisions of this chapter. One of these members shall also hold, at the time of appointment, an electrical contractor license, certificate A, issued by this state. Each of the four (4) categories shall be represented by a minimum of one licensed professional within that category. Each telecommunications professional member of the board shall be actively engaged in either/or the design, installation, alteration, service, and testing of telecommunications systems, as defined by this chapter, for ten (10) consecutive years immediately prior to appointment. One member of the board shall be, at the time of appointment, an electrical inspector serving a city or town in this state. One member of the board shall be, at the time of appointment, a designated representative of the state building code commission who is knowledgeable in codes and regulations involving telecommunications. Each member of the board shall be a qualified elector of the state for three (3) consecutive years prior to appointment.
(b) Each member of the board shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate to serve for a term of five (5) years and until his or her successor is appointed and qualified. Not more than one member of the board shall be directly employed with or by any single business, firm, or corporation.
(c) Initial appointments to the board shall be made for one, two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), six (6), and seven (7) years in order to provide for the expiration of one position each year.
(d) Vacancies occurring in the membership of the board shall be filled by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate for the unexpired portion of the term.
(e) Each member of the board shall take and subscribe to the oath of office required of state officials generally.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 346, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 134, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 174, § 1.)