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Title 26: Professions and Occupations Chapter 15: ELECTRICIANS AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

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Title 26: Professions and Occupations

Chapter 15: ELECTRICIANS AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

 

§ 881. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(1) "Board" means the electricians' licensing board created under this chapter.

(2) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.

(3) "Complex structure" shall have the same meaning as the term "public building" as defined in 20 V.S.A. § 2900(8).

(4) "Electrical inspector" means a state electrical inspector employed pursuant to section 915 of this title.

(5) "Electrical installation" means wires, fixtures or apparatus installed in a complex structure or at the construction site of such structure for the transmission and use of commercially supplied or privately generated electrical energy.

(6) "Electrician's helper" means a person assisting in the construction, installation or repair of an electrical installation under the direct supervision of a master or journeyman electrician who is present at the work site.

(7) "Legislative body" means the board of selectmen of a town, the board of aldermen or city council of a city, or the board of trustees of an incorporated village.

(8) "Municipal inspector" means an electrical inspector authorized to conduct municipal inspections pursuant to section 898 of this title.

(9) "Registered apprentice" means an apprentice registered with the apprenticeship division of the state department of labor for electrical training.

(10) "Work notice" means the notice required to be filed under this chapter by an electrician prior to commencement of electrical work. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2003, No. 63, § 76, eff. June 11, 2003; 2003, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 10a, eff. April 1, 2005; 2005, No. 8, § 8, eff. April 25, 2005; 2005, No. 103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 5, 2006.)

§ 882. Exceptions

This chapter does not apply to:

(1) The construction, installation, operation, repair, or maintenance of electrical installations which are used by a public utility in rendering its authorized service; nor to the installation, operation, repair, and wiring associated with telecommunication services and equipment used for the transmission of information by electricity regardless of the location of such electrical installations, equipment or facilities.

(2) Electrical installations in ships, pipeline systems, railway rolling stock, automotive equipment, or portable sound equipment.

(3) The manufacture, testing, or repair of electrical equipment in the plant of the manufacturer of the equipment.

(4) The construction, repairs, or maintenance of buildings used exclusively for agricultural purposes on owner-occupied farms. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1983, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. April 11, 1984; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)

§ 891. Rules adopted by board

The electricians' licensing board created under section 901 of this title may adopt, amend, revise, and repeal rules providing reasonable standards and requirements applicable to any electrical installation as defined in section 881 of this title, except as provided in sections 882 and 892 of this title. The board, if it finds it practicable to do so, may adopt the provisions of a nationally recognized electrical code under authority of this section. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

§ 892. Work in progress

Rules adopted under section 891 of this title are not applicable to the construction, repair, or replacement of any electrical installation if the work is commenced within 30 days following their adoption, or to electrical installations in any structure standing or in the process of construction at the time of their adoption. (Added 1969, No. 284, § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 4.)

§ 893. Commencement of work; fees; work notice; inspection of work; certificate of completion

(a) Electrical work in a complex structure shall not commence until a work notice accompanied by the required fee is submitted to the department and the work notice is validated by the department. There shall be a base fee of $40.00 for each work notice, except for electrical work done in one and two family residential dwellings. In addition to the base fee, the following fees shall be charged:

(1) Services

(A) Temporary-$30.00.

(B) Permanent-1 phase and 3 phase through 400 amp-$35.00.

(C) Permanent-401 to 800 amp-$50.00.

(D) Permanent-801 amp and larger-$100.00.

(2) Transformers

(A) 1 to 25 KVA-$10.00 each.

(B) 26 to 75 KVA-$15.00 each.

(C) 76 to 200 KVA-$25.00 each.

(D) Over 200 KVA-$35.00 each.

(3) Motors and Generators

(A) Up to 5 hp, KW, KVA-$10.00 each.

(B) 5 to 25 hp, KW, KVA-$10.00 each.

(C) 25 to 100 hp, KW, KVA-$15.00 each.

(D) Over 100 hp, KW, KVA-$25.00 each.

(4) Other electrical work

(A) Each panel and feeder after the main disconnect-$35.00.

(B) Outlets for receptacles, switches, fixtures, electric baseboard (per 50 units or portion thereof)-$20.00.

(C) Yard lights signs-$5.00 each.

(D) Fuel oil, kerosene, LP, natural gas, and gasoline pumps-$15.00 each.

(E) Boilers, furnaces, and other stationary appliances-$10.00 each.

(F) Elevators-$75.00 each.

(G) Platform lifts-$40.00 each.

(H) Fire alarm initiating, signaling, and associated devices (per 50 units or portions thereof)-$30.00.

(I) Fire alarm main panel and annunciator panels-$50.00 each.

(J) Fire pumps-$50.00.

(5) Reinspection fee. For each reinspection for code violations, there will be a fee of $125.00.

(b) The commissioner may establish inspection priorities for electrical inspections. Priorities shall be based on the relative risks to persons and property, the type and size of the complex structure and the type and number of electrical installations to be installed. Electrical installations regulated by the board shall be inspected by the commissioner or an electrical inspector in accordance with the procedures and priorities established by the commissioner.

(c) An electrical installation in any part of a complex structure shall not be covered unless it is inspected by an electrical inspector. The provisions of this subsection may be specifically waived by an electrical inspector in writing. Upon completion of a new electrical installation, the applicant shall request a final inspection by an electrical inspector in writing. Within five working days of receipt of the application, the commissioner, or inspector, shall conduct an inspection, establish a reasonable date for inspection or issue a waiver of inspection.

(d) A certificate of completion shall be issued if the commissioner or electrical inspector determines after inspection that the installation is in compliance with the standards and requirements adopted by the board.

(e) No part of a complex structure, in which part a new electrical installation has been made, shall be sold or conveyed for use or occupancy without first securing a certificate of completion for the new electrical installation.

(f) The commissioner or an inspector designated by the commissioner shall have authority to enter any premises in which an electrical installation subject to the rules of the board is being or has been installed, replaced, or repaired for the purpose of making such inspection as is necessary to carry out his responsibilities under this subchapter. If the owner or occupant of the premises refuses to permit entry by the commissioner, or an electrical inspector, any superior court, on application of the commissioner, shall have jurisdiction to issue an order enforcing such right of entry. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1973, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. March 11, 1974; 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974; 1983, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 11, 1984; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1991, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1999, No. 49, § 141; 2001, No. 65, § 2; 2009, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 29, 2010.)

§ 894. Energizing installations

(a) A new electrical installation in or on a complex structure or an electrical installation used for the testing or construction of a complex structure shall not be connected or caused to be connected, to a source of electrical energy unless prior to such connection, either a temporary or a permanent energizing permit is issued for that installation by the commissioner or an electrical inspector.

(b) This section shall not be construed to limit or interfere with a contractor's right to receive payment for electrical work for which a certificate of completion has been granted. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.)

§ 895. Issuance of order by commissioner

If the commissioner finds a violation of the rules adopted under section 891 of this title or that the structure is not in substantial compliance with the safety requirements of the department for that structure, the commissioner may issue an order directing the owner of the premises in which the violation is found, or the owner's agent and the person doing the work, to correct or remove the violation, withdraw validation of the work notice, or order the owner, any public utility, or any private party furnishing electricity to such installation to not connect or disconnect electrical energy from all or any portion of the electrical system until the cited violation is removed or corrected. The commissioner may order any one or a combination of these options in order to effect compliance. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 7.)

§ 896. Request for reconsideration; appeals

A person aggrieved by a refusal to grant a certificate of completion under section 893 of this title or by an order under section 895 of this title may request that the commissioner reconsider such refusal or order. A request for reconsideration shall be made in writing and shall be filed with the commissioner within 15 days after receipt of written notice of such refusal or order. The commissioner shall review the refusal or order within 30 days of the date the request for reconsideration is received. The commissioner shall issue an order amending, modifying, or affirming the prior refusal or order as circumstances require within 30 days of the date of the review. A person aggrieved by the commissioner's decision under this section may appeal to the superior court which shall hear the matter de novo. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 8.)

§ 897. Administrative penalties; enforcement; liability

(a) The commissioner may, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, assess an administrative penalty of not more than $1,000.00 for each violation against a person who violates any rule adopted under this subchapter, or any order lawfully issued under this subchapter. Penalties assessed under this section shall be based on the severity of the violation according to rules adopted by the commissioner.

(b) The superior court for the county in which occurs a violation of any rule adopted or any order lawfully issued under this subchapter, on application by the commissioner shall have jurisdiction to issue an order enjoining or restraining such violation. However, an election by the commissioner to proceed under this subsection shall not limit or restrict the commissioner's authority to assess an administrative penalty under subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Violation of any rule adopted under this subchapter shall be prima facie evidence of negligence in any civil action for damage or injury which is the result of the violation. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1973, No. 193 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 9, 1974; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 9.)

§ 898. Municipal inspection

(a) A legislative body may establish inspection procedures and appoint trained and qualified municipal inspectors to conduct electrical inspections. If the commissioner determines that the inspection procedures and the training and qualifications of the municipal inspectors are sufficient, the commissioner may assign the department's responsibility for conducting inspections of electrical installations regulated by the board within that municipality to the municipality. An assignment of responsibility under this section shall not affect the authority of the commissioner under this subchapter. If the commissioner assigns responsibility for municipal inspections under this section, the commissioner may exempt all electrical installations within the municipality from inspection by the state under section 893 of this title. The legislative body may establish reasonable fees for inspections for the purpose of defraying the cost of the same. Such fees will be in lieu of fees established u

nder subsection 893(a) of this title.

(b) Work notices, certificates of completion, and energizing permits shall be issued by municipal inspectors in the same manner and subject to the same conditions that they are issued by the state electrical inspectors under sections 893 and 894 of this title shall apply to municipal inspections under this section.

(c) A municipal inspector shall have authority to enter any premises in which an electrical installation subject to rules adopted under section 891 of this title is being installed, replaced, or repaired for the purpose of making such inspection as is necessary to carry out his or her responsibilities under this subchapter.

(d)(1) If, after inspection of the electrical installation, a violation of the rules of the board is found, a municipal inspector may:

(A) issue an order directing the electrician of record or the owner of the premises in which the violation is found, to correct or remove the violation;

(B) withdraw validation of the work notice; or

(C) order the owner, any public utility or any private party furnishing electricity to such installation to disconnect electrical energy from all or any portion of the electrical system until the violation is removed or corrected.

(2) A municipal inspector may order any one or combination of these options set forth in subdivision (1) of this subsection, as necessary to effect compliance with the board's rules.

(e) Acceptance of an assignment of responsibility under this section shall not preclude a municipality from conducting its own electrical inspection program.

(f) A person aggrieved by a refusal of a municipal inspector to issue a certificate of completion or by any other action of a municipal inspector or the municipality relating to this section may appeal to the commissioner by filing a written application for a hearing with the commissioner within 15 calendar days after written notice of such refusal or action. A person filing an application in accordance with this subsection, shall be entitled to notice and an opportunity for a hearing before the commissioner within 45 calendar days. Within 30 calendar days after the hearing, the commissioner shall issue an order amending, modifying, or affirming the action by the municipal inspector or municipality.

(g) The results of all inspections conducted by municipal inspectors under this section shall be reported monthly to the commissioner. Reports shall include the date of inspections, locations of the work inspected, the name and license number of the contractor performing the work, violations found, orders issued, and the date of any completion certificates or energizing permits issued.

(h) Municipal inspectors shall participate in training provided by the department of public safety. The department shall also provide continuing consultation, review, and assistance as may be necessary to municipal inspectors.

(i) The commissioner may revoke an assignment of responsibility to a municipality granted under this section if the commissioner determines that the training or qualifications of the municipal inspectors or the inspection procedures adopted by the legislative body are insufficient. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 2003, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 10b, eff. April 1, 2005.)

§ 899. Private inspections

(a) Upon a determination that the resources of the state and the municipality are insufficient to provide the approval or inspection services required by this chapter, the commissioner may assign responsibility for inspecting electrical installations on its own premises to a private corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship that has an ongoing need for services. Applications to conduct private inspections under this section shall be in the manner prescribed by the commissioner.

(b) The commissioner may grant an application under this section if he or she determines that the applicant has the ability to carry out inspections. The commission shall consider at least the following factors:

(1) the size of the facility;

(2) self-insurance or other indication of incentive and motivation for safety;

(3) whether the applicant's training program for inspectors and inspection procedures are at least equivalent to the state's program and procedures.

(c) A person authorized to perform private inspections under this section shall:

(1) participate in state-sponsored training programs;

(2) file monthly reports with the commissioner containing the number and type of inspections, electrical installations, violations for that month, and the license numbers of the electrical contractors performing work;

(3) permit electrical inspectors to perform random inspections of the applicant's facility;

(4) pay the department an annual flat fee. The amount of the fee shall be negotiated by the department and the applicant and shall take into consideration the cost to the applicant of conducting private inspections. The fee shall not exceed the fee established under section 893 of this title.

(d) The commissioner may revoke an approval to conduct private inspections whenever the commissioner determines that the training program is insufficient or that the business has failed to comply with the provisions of subdivisions (c)(1)-(3) of this section. (Added 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 11.)

§ 901. Electricians' licensing board

(a) A board for the licensing of electricians is created, to be known as the "electricians' licensing board."

(b) The board consists of the commissioner of public safety or a member of that department designated by the commissioner and four persons appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The four appointed members shall serve for terms of three years, beginning July 1 in the year of appointment, and they shall include one licensed master electrician, one licensed journeyman electrician, one person associated with the public electrical utility industry who is knowledgeable in technical as well as operational issues of the electrical utility industry, and one person associated with the fire insurance industry. No more than two appointed members' terms shall expire in the same year.

(c) The governor shall appoint one of the members of the board to serve as its chairman. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1971, No. 14, § 14, eff. March 11, 1971; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 12; 1993, No. 218 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2005, No. 8, § 9, eff. April 25, 2005.)

§ 902. Master electricians

(a) To be eligible for licensure as a master electrician, an applicant shall:

(1) have been licensed as a journeyman electrician under this chapter for at least two years; or

(2) have had comparable experience and training, within or without this state, acceptable to the board; and

(3) pass an examination to the satisfaction of the board.

(b) Upon successful completion of the examination and payment of the required fee, the applicant shall receive a master electrician's license in the form of a wallet-size card. This license shall be carried by the master electrician at all times while performing his or her trade and shall be displayed upon request. Upon the request by the licensee and upon payment of the required fee, the board shall issue a license certificate suitable for framing.

(c) A person licensed under this chapter as a master electrician is entitled to design, install, repair, maintain, and replace electrical installations including lightning rods, fire alarms, and fire detection systems as his or her principal business or in the course of another business conducted by him or her, and may employ other persons licensed under this chapter or electrician's helpers to perform work in connection with electrical installations under his or her direction. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1971, No. 42, § 1, eff. April 7, 1971; 1973, No. 214 (Adj. Sess.), § 25; 1979, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 13.)

§ 903. Journeyman electricians

(a) To be eligible for licensure as a journeyman electrician an applicant shall:

(1) provide verification by the Vermont apprenticeship council of completion of an apprenticeship in electrical wiring which included both instruction and practice in work processes; or

(2) have had equivalent training and experience, within or without this state, acceptable to the board; and

(3) pass an examination to the satisfaction of the board.

(b) Upon successful completion of the examination and payment of the required fee, the applicant shall receive a journeyman electrician's license in the form of a wallet-size card. This license shall be carried by the journeyman at all times while performing his or her trade and shall be displayed upon request. Upon request by the licensee and payment of the required fee, the board shall issue a license certificate suitable for framing.

(c) A person licensed under this chapter as a journeyman electrician is entitled to perform electrical installations under the direction of a master electrician, and may supervise an apprentice electrician or an electrician's helper employed by a master electrician under the master electrician's direction. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1971, No. 42, § 2, eff. April 7, 1971; 1979, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 14.)

§ 904. Type-S journeyman electrician

(a) To be eligible for licensure as a type-S journeyman an applicant shall:

(1) complete an accredited training and experience program recognized by the board; or

(2) have had training and experience, within or without this state, acceptable to the board; and

(3) pass an examination to the satisfaction of the board in one or more of the following fields:

(A) Automatic gas or oil heating;

(B) Outdoor advertising;

(C) Refrigeration or air conditioning;

(D) Appliance and motor repairs;

(E) Well pumps;

(F) Farm equipment;

(G) Any miscellaneous specified area of specialized competence.

(b) Upon successful completion of the examination and payment of the required fee for each field in which a license is to be issued, the applicant shall receive a license in the form of a wallet-size card which shall be carried at all times while performing his or her trade and shall be displayed upon request. Upon request of the licensee and upon payment of the required fee, the board shall issue a license certificate suitable for framing. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1971, No. 42, § 3, eff. April 7, 1971; 1979, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 15.)

§ 905. Application; examinations and fees

(a) Each applicant for a license shall submit to the board, on forms furnished by it, a written application containing such relevant information as the board may require, accompanied by the required examination fee. The examination fee shall be established by the board but shall be no greater than the cost associated with administering the examination. Notwithstanding 32 V.S.A. § 502(a), if the examination is conducted by an outside testing service, the required examination fee may be paid directly to the testing service.

(b) Examinations shall be conducted in writing and shall include a practical skills examination. The examination shall cover theoretical and practical aspects of electrical work, together with pertinent laws and rules. In addition, the master electrician's examination shall contain questions on the installation of lightning rods, fire alarms, and fire detection systems.

(c) An applicant who fails the examination may, upon payment of the required fee, retake the examination.

(d) Three-year electrical license fees shall be: For a masters license (initial and renewal) $150.00; For a journeyman's license (initial and renewal) $115.00; For a type-S journeyman's license (initial and renewal) per field $115.00; The fee for a certificate for framing shall be: $ 10.00.   

(e) If a license is allowed to lapse, it may be renewed within one year of its expiration date by the payment of $25.00 in addition to the renewal fee.

(f) The fee for replacement of a lost or damaged license shall be: $20.00. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1979, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 16; 1991, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 7; 1999, No. 49, §§ 142, 143; 2001, No. 65, § 3; 2009, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. May 29, 2010.)

§ 906. Examinations not required

Licenses shall be issued without examination on payment of the required fee. A master's or journeyman's license, as the case may be, shall be issued to a person to whom a master electrician's license or a journeyman electrician's license has been previously issued by another state, whose standards are equivalent to those of this state, if under the laws or regulations of the state issuing the license a similar privilege is granted to electricians licensed under the laws of this state. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 17.)

§ 907. Recognition of experience in or out of state

The board, in determining the qualifications of an applicant for a license, may in its discretion give recognition, in the case of an application for a master's license, to the applicant's experience as a licensed journeyman in another state, or in the case of an application for a journeyman's license, to an apprenticeship served in another state, or may otherwise give recognition to experience or prior qualifications. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1973, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. March 11, 1974; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 18.)

§ 908. Expiration and renewal of licenses; continuing education

(a) All licenses expire on the last day of a month designated by the board. A license shall be valid for three years. The board shall renew the license of a person holding a valid license issued under this chapter on receipt of an application for renewal and the required fee on or before the expiration date of his license, except as provided in section 892 of this title.

(b) All journeyman and master electricians shall, as a condition of license renewal, complete 15 hours of instruction, approved by the board, on the national electrical code during the preceding 36-month period. All holders of a type-S journeyman license shall, as a condition of renewal, complete eight hours of instruction, approved by the board, on the subject of the license holder's specialty during the preceding 36 months, except that holders of multiple type-S licenses shall not be required to complete more than 15 hours of instruction during the preceding 36 months. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1979, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 19; 1991, No. 234 (Adj. Sess.), § 8; 2001, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 44f, eff. June 27, 2002; 2003, No. 63, § 77, eff. June 11, 2003.)

§ 909. Revocation, suspension and refusing of renewal of license

The board, after notice to the licensee and opportunity for hearing, may revoke or suspend a license issued under this chapter, or refuse to renew the license of a person who has made application for renewal:

(1) If the license was wrongfully or fraudulently obtained;

(2) If the licensee has violated or failed to comply with any provision of this chapter, or any rule, regulation, or requirement adopted under this chapter;

(3) If the licensee is found by the board to be unqualified to hold the license. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)

§ 910. License not required

A license shall not be required for the following types of work:

(1) Any electrical work, including construction, installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical installations in, on or about equipment or premises, which are owned or leased by the operator of any industrial or manufacturing plant, if the work is done under the supervision of an electrical engineer or master electrician in the employ of the operator;

(2) Installation in laboratories of exposed electrical wiring for experimental purposes only;

(3) Any electrical work by an owner or his or her regular employees in the owner's freestanding single unit residence, in outbuildings accessory to such freestanding single unit residence, or any structure on owner-occupied farms;

(4) Electrical installations performed as a part of a training project of a vocational school or other educational institution. However, the installation shall be inspected if the building in which the installation is made, is to be used as a "complex structure";

(5) Electrical work performed by an electrician's helper under the direct supervision of a person who holds an appropriate license issued under this chapter;

(6) Any electrical work in a building used for dwelling or residential purposes which contains no more than two dwelling units;

(7) Installation of solar electric modules and racking on complex structures to the point of connection to field-fabricated wiring and erection of net metered wind turbines. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1973, No. 146 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 11, 1974; 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; 2009, No. 159 (Adj. Sess.), § 18d, eff. June 4, 2010.)

§ 911. Penalty

Any person who installs, replaces, or repairs any electrical installation except as provided in sections 882 and 910 of this title, without first obtaining an appropriate license under this subchapter, or employs a person to make any electrical installation for which he or she is not properly licensed under this chapter, or procures any license wrongfully or by fraud, shall be fined not more than $500.00 for each offense. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 21.)

§ 912. Repealed. 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 24.

§ 913. License fees and licenses

All licenses shall be issued by the chairman of the board. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1975, No. 118, § 77; 1999, No. 49, § 144.)

§ 914. Members of board; per diem and expenses

Each appointed member of the board is entitled to a per diem and expenses as provided in 32 V.S.A. § 1010. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1987, No. 274 (Adj. Sess.), § 22.)

§ 915. Employment of inspectors; appropriation

The department of public safety is authorized to employ inspectors as necessary for carrying out the responsibilities of the commissioner under section 893 of this title. (Added 1969, No. 284 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; amended 1979, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 9; 1999, No. 49, § 145; 2003, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 10c, eff. April 1, 2005.)