House Bill 1106
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Plumbing commission matters. Requires the plumbing commission (commission) to approve a continuing professional education (CPE) program for persons who hold licenses as a plumbing contractor or a journeyman plumber, or both. Requires the commission to adopt rules to establish criteria for CPE. Requires a person subject to the CPE requirement to complete at least two hours of CPE every two years. Provides that: (1) compliance with the CPE requirement may be documented only on the plumbing contractor license if a person holds both a plumbing contractor and a journeyman plumber license; and (2) a person may receive CPE credit or renew a license only if certain criteria are met. Allows the commission, by rule, to exempt certain persons if the commission determines that the exemption is in the public interest. Establishes the plumbing compliance fund (fund). Provides that: (1) the fund shall be administered by the professional licensing agency (agency); (2) administration expenses of the fund shall be paid from the money in the fund; and (3) the fund consists of penalties for certain violations and money deposited from the plumbers recovery fund. Provides that the agency may enter into a memorandum of understanding with the attorney general providing for use of money from the fund for enforcement actions conducted by the attorney general. Requires that: (1) the agency and the attorney general annually submit to the commission any memorandum of understanding entered into for review; and (2) 50% of the balance in the plumbers recovery fund be deposited in the plumbing compliance fund on June 29 of every odd-numbered year.
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