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MASSACHUSETTS – Pool/spa licensing

 

Issue:  HB 2812 – LICENSING FOR POOL/SPA 

 

Affects:  Those who build or service swimming pools and spas.

 

Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org

 

Bill Summary:  This measure states that no later than July 1, 2017, the division of professional licensure shall adopt regulations to implement this section, including establishing the amount and type of experience, training and examination requirements for a person to obtain a license:

 

(1) Any person actively engaged in swimming pool construction and installation work prior to July 1, 2017, may apply to the division of professional licensure for such license. The division shall issue such license without examination upon demonstration by the applicant of experience and training equivalent to the experience and training required to qualify for examination for such license.

 

(2) Any person actively engaged in swimming pool maintenance, service and repair work prior to July 1, 2017, may apply to the division of professional licensure for such license. The division shall issue such license without examination upon demonstration by the applicant of experience and training equivalent to the experience and training required to qualify for examination of such license.

 

No person shall maintain service or repair a swimming pool unless such person holds either a swimming pool builder license or a swimming pool service license issued by the division of professional licensure or is a direct employee of a company that at all times has at least one employee who holds a swimming pool service and repair license.

 

Any person found to be in violation of this measure shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more $1,000 for a first violation, not more than $1500 for a second violation and not more than $3000 for each violation occurring less than 3 years after a second or subsequent violation.

 

Status: Introduced January 20. Referred to Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure January 23

 

View proposed legislation:  https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H2812.pdf