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SENATE BILL NO. 218
INTRODUCED BY K. MILLER
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT PROVIDING THAT, SUBJECT TO REQUIRED PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS, A PERSON DOES NOT HAVE TO BE LICENSED TO PERFORM ELECTRICAL WORK ON ANY PROPERTY OWNED BY THE PERSON; AND AMENDING SECTION 37-68-103, MCA."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 37-68-103, MCA, is amended to read:
"37-68-103. Exemptions. (1)
Nothing in this This chapter shall be deemed to does not apply to the installation,
alteration, or repair of electrical signal or communications equipment owned or operated by a public utility or a city. For
purposes of this exemption, "communications equipment" includes telephone wire inside a customer's premises. Nothing in
this This chapter prohibits does not prohibit a public utility from doing inside wiring to install, alter, repair, or maintain
electrical equipment, installations, or facilities in buildings owned by the public utility if the work is accomplished by an
employee who is a licensed electrician. If the building owned by the public utility is open to the public and the inside
wiring constitutes major renovation or construction, the installation, alteration, repair, or maintenance of electrical
equipment, installations, or facilities is subject to permits and inspections required by law.
(2) The licensing or inspection provisions of this chapter do not apply to regularly employed maintenance electricians
doing maintenance work on the business premises of their employer,
nor and the licensing or inspection provisions of this
chapter do they not apply to line work on the business premises of the employer when ordinary and customary in-plant or
onsite installations, modifications, additions, or repairs are performed.
Nothing in this This chapter shall may not be construed to require an individual to hold a license while or for doing
electrical work on his the person's own property or residence provided that said property or residence is maintained for his
own use if the person obtains all required permits for the work and submits to all required inspections of the work.
(4) An individual, firm, partnership, or corporation may engage in business as an electrical contractor without an
electrician's license if all electrical work performed by
such the individual, firm, partnership, or corporation is under the
direction, control, and supervision of a licensed master electrician or under the direction, control, and supervision of a
journeyman electrician for residential construction consisting of less than five living units in a single structure.
Any A person who plugs in an electrical appliance where an approved electrical outlet is already installed shall may
not be considered as an installer.
No The provisions of this chapter shall may not in any manner interfere with, hamper, preclude, or prohibit any a
vendor of any an electrical appliance from selling, delivering, and connecting any electrical appliance if the connection
does not necessitate the installation of electrical wiring of the structure where the appliance is to be connected."
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