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HOUSE BILL NO. 390
INTRODUCED BY B. LAWSON
AN ACT PERMITTING THE BOARD OF PLUMBERS AND THE STATE ELECTRICAL BOARD TO RENEW A TEMPORARY PRACTICE PERMIT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS; AND AMENDING SECTIONS 37-1-305, 37-68-311, AND 37-69-306, MCA.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 37-1-305, MCA, is amended to read:
"37-1-305. Temporary practice permits. (1) A board may issue a temporary practice permit to a person licensed in another state that has licensing standards substantially equivalent to those of this state if the board determines that there is no reason to deny the license under the laws of this state governing the profession or occupation. The person may practice under the permit until a license is granted or until a notice of proposal to deny a license is issued. The permit may not be issued until the board receives verification from the state or states in which the person is licensed that the person is currently licensed and is not subject to pending charges or final disciplinary action for unprofessional conduct or impairment.
(2) A board may issue a temporary practice permit to a person seeking licensure in this state who has met all licensure
requirements other than passage of the licensing examination.
The Except as provided in 37-68-311 and 37-69-306, a permit
is valid until the person either fails the first license examination for which the person is eligible following issuance of the
permit or passes the examination and is granted a license."
Section 2. Section 37-68-311, MCA, is amended to read:
"37-68-311. Examination fee -- license fee -- specific exemption for apprentices. (1) Master electricians and journeyman or residential electricians installing or intending to install for hire electric wiring or equipment to convey electric current or apparatus to be operated by this current shall make application for a license to the department. The application must be on a form furnished by the department and must be accompanied by an examination fee set by the board. The forms must state the applicant's full name and address, the extent of work experience, and other information required by the board. If the applicant has complied with the rules adopted by the board and, being qualified, has successfully completed the examination, the applicant shall pay to the department a license fee set by the board for a master electrician's license or for a journeyman or a residential electrician's license, and upon receipt of the fee the department shall issue the proper license to the applicant.
(2) A person serving a 4-year electrician apprenticeship under the supervision of a licensed electrician is exempt from the licensing provision of this section during training. Credit for the time spent in an electrical school must be given to the master electrician, journeyman electrician, residential electrician, or apprentice, up to a total of 2 years, on the 4-year requirement.
(3) In addition to the temporary permits authorized in 37-1-305, the board may, on a case-by-case basis at the board's discretion and in accordance with criteria determined by the board, renew a temporary practice permit for a person who fails the first license examination for which the person is eligible but who submits a temporary practice permit renewal application to the board stating that the person intends to retake the license examination on the next available date."
Section 3. Section 37-69-306, MCA, is amended to read:
"37-69-306. Examination -- issuance of license. (1) An applicant for a license to work in the field of plumbing shall be examined as to his qualifications by the department, subject to 37-1-101(4). The department shall examine each applicant for a license to determine his skill and qualifications as a master plumber or journeyman plumber.
(2) The applicant, upon successfully passing the examination prescribed by the board, shall be issued a license authorizing him to engage in the field of plumbing as a master plumber or journeyman plumber in the state of Montana.
(3) In the case of a firm or corporation, the examination and issuance of a license to an individual of the firm or to a principal of the firm or corporation satisfies the requirements of this chapter as to master plumbers but not as to journeyman plumbers. No individual, firm, or corporation may do the work of a master plumber unless licensed under this chapter.
(4) In addition to the temporary permits authorized in 37-1-305, the board may, on a case-by-case basis at the board's discretion and in accordance with criteria determined by the board, renew a temporary practice permit for a person who fails the first license examination for which the person is eligible but who submits a temporary practice permit renewal application to the board stating that the person intends to retake the license examination on the next available date."
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