DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Licensing of electricians. Establishes the electricians commission. Requires electrical contractors and journeyman electricians to obtain a license from the commission. Establishes testing requirements to obtain a license. Establishes rules and fees governing electricians to be adopted by the commission, with license suspension and revocation possible for noncompliance. Allows political subdivisions to enact regulations. Forbids licensure by political subdivisions. Establishes the electricians recovery fund consisting of fees and surcharges collected by the commission. Allows recovery from the fund by an aggrieved party up to $30,000 per judgment, with a lifetime limit of $75,000 with respect to an individual licensee. Requires suspension of a judgment debtor's license until the fund has been repaid with interest for payments made to an aggrieved party. Provides for one year temporary license without testing to persons who have worked as an electrician for at least four years. Suspends disciplinary actions and sanctions under the law until January 1, 2004.