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Idaho–SB 1138 (Licensing)  

Issue: Journeyman Electricians License

Affects: Those who require an electricians license

Send comments to: Regan Ratliff, rratliff@apsp.org

Summary:  This bill creates new requirements for journeyman electricians, which may affect those who work on pools/spas. 

It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a provisional journeyman electrician in this state until such person has received a provisional journeyman electrician's license, as defined in this chapter, issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter by the administrator of the division of building safety.

Any person who has met the requirements of section 54-1007(4), Idaho Code, and who wishes to perform the actual physical work of installing electrical wiring or equipment to convey electric current, or apparatus to be operated by such current, while under the constant on-the-job supervision of a qualified journeyman electrician may upon application, for the purposes of this chapter, be known as a provisional journeyman electrician.

Provisional journeyman electrician's licenses shall be issued for a period of six (6) months and shall expire six (6) months from the date issued, during which time a provisional journeyman electrician shall apply for and take the journeyman electrician examination. A six (6) month renewal shall be issued upon application if:

  1. The applicant has taken, but failed to pass, the journeyman electrician examination within the six (6) month period;
  2. The applicant has failed to take the journeyman electrician examination within the six (6) month period and has shown that exceptional circumstances prevented the applicant from taking the journeyman electrician examination.

A provisional journeyman electrician's license shall be issued and renewed only once.

APSP members are encouraged to send comments or concerns. 

Status:  At the March 22 hearing, this measure passed the committee unamended by an undisclosed vote.

03/14/19 Bill Version: https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2019/legislation/S1138E1.pdf

02/25/19 Bill Version: https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2019/legislation/S1138.pdf