Senate Bill No. 249

Introduced By _______________________________________________________________________________

A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act clarifying when a plumber's license is required in this state by a person working as a master or journeyman plumber; and amending section

37-69-301, MCA."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:

Section 1.  Section 37-69-301, MCA, is amended to read:

"37-69-301.   License required -- temporary exception by municipal resolution when licensed plumber not available. Any A person working at the field of plumbing in any incorporated city, town, or in any other area served by a public water supply or a public sewer system in this state, either as a master plumber or as a journeyman plumber, or who while working at the field of plumbing shall connect plumbing to or disconnect plumbing from a public water supply or public sewer system shall first secure a state license as hereinafter provided in this part. The council or commission of any a city or town or board of directors or managers of a water or sewer district or water utility, in cases where in which a duly licensed person or persons are is not reasonably available, may by ordinance, rule, or resolution duly adopted and upon reasonable notice by certified letter to the board of plumbers and upon their the board's approval, or after 30 days from the date of the postmark of the certified letter if the board fails to respond to the certified letter, authorize the practice in the field of plumbing by a person or persons who have has not obtained the state licenses as hereinafter license provided for in this part until such time as a duly licensed person or persons are is reasonably available or until the board of plumbers withdraws its authorization."