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HOUSE BILL NO. 394
INTRODUCED BY C. AHNER
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT CLARIFYING WHO IS A POWER SUPPLIER; CLARIFYING THE CONNECTION AND ENERGIZING REQUIREMENTS FOR POWER SUPPLIERS; PROVIDING FOR CRIMINAL PENALTIES; AMENDING SECTIONS 50-60-605 AND 50-60-607, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE EFFECTIVE DATE."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 50-60-605, MCA, is amended to read:
"50-60-605. Power supplier
not to energize installation without inspection tag connection and energizing
requirements. Individuals, firms, cooperatives, corporations, associations, or municipalities selling electricity or that
install, maintain, or connect electricity to any customer are power suppliers. Except for temporary connections which the
department may authorize by rule for a period not exceeding 14 days without a preconnection inspection, power suppliers
A power supplier may not connect with or energize an electrical installation under this part unless the owner or a licensed
electrical contractor has delivered to the power supplier an inspection tag covering the installation, issued by the
department of commerce unless the department of commerce has:
(1) issued a permit to the power supplier;
(2) ensured that a preconnection inspection has been conducted; and
(3) issued an inspection tag."
Section 2. Section 50-60-607, MCA, is amended to read:
"50-60-607. Unlawful acts -- criminal penalties.
It is unlawful for a (1) A person, partnership, company, firm,
association, or corporation, cooperative, municipality, or other than a power supplier to may not energize an electrical
installation under this part unless:
(a) an application for an inspection tag covering the installation, together with the inspection fee, has been forwarded to the department of commerce; and
(b) a preconnection inspection has taken place.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3), a person violating any provision of this part is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined $1,000 for each occurrence.
(3) Upon proof of supervisory direction, an employee directed by a supervisor to violate any provision of this part is not subject to penalties provided for in subsection (2). A supervisor who directs an employee to violate any provision of this part is subject to the penalties provided for in subsection (2)."
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Effective date. [This act] is effective on passage and approval.
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