Introduced House Bill (H)

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Backflow prevention and plumbing. Requires the environmental rules board (board) to adopt rules: (1) requiring the periodic testing of backflow prevention devices in premises that receive water from public water systems and contain at least four dwelling units; (2) establishing procedures for the testing; and (3) requiring the keeping of records. Requires the commissioner of the department of environmental management to establish a continuing professional education program for registered cross connection control device inspectors. Requires inspectors to take at least two hours of continuing professional education during each two year cycle. Provides that, to be included in the list of Backflow prevention and plumbing. Requires the environmental rules board (board) to adopt rules: (1) requiring the periodic testing of backflow prevention devices in premises that receive water from public water systems and contain at least four dwelling units; (2) establishing procedures for the testing; and (3) requiring the keeping of records. Requires the commissioner of the department of environmental management to establish a continuing professional education program for registered cross connection control device inspectors. Requires inspectors to take at least two hours of continuing professional education during each two year cycle. Provides that, to be included in the list of inspectors maintained by the commissioner, a person must pay a fee. Establishes the cross connection control device inspector continuing education fund, and provides for the fee proceeds to be deposited in the fund. Requires the plumbing commission to establish a continuing professional education program, and provides that persons holding valid plumbing licenses must complete at least two hours of continuing professional education in a two year period to renew their licenses. Establishes the plumbing compliance fund for purposes of enforcement. Provides for civil penalties imposed by the plumbing commission to be deposited in the plumbing compliance fund, and provides that, on June 29 of every odd-numbered year, 50% of the balance in the plumbers recovery fund shall be deposited in the plumbing compliance fund. ... View more