House File 2547 - Enrolled

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  1  1                                             HOUSE FILE 2547
  1  2
  1  3                             AN ACT
  1  4 MODIFYING PROVISIONS RELATING TO STATEWIDE LICENSURE AND
  1  5    CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRICIANS AND ALARM SYSTEM CONTRACTORS
  1  6    AND INSTALLERS, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
  1  7
  1  8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA:
  1  9
  1 10    Section 1.  Section 100C.1, subsection 1, Code Supplement
  1 11 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  1 12    1.  "Alarm system" means a system or portion of a
  1 13 combination system that consists of components and circuits
  1 14 arranged to monitor and annunciate the status of a fire alarm,
  1 15 security alarm, or medical alarm nurse call or supervisory
  1 16 signal=initiating devices and to initiate the appropriate
  1 17 response to those signals, but does not mean any such security
  1 18 system or portion of a combination system installed in a
  1 19 prison, jail, or detention facility owned by the state, a
  1 20 political subdivision of the state, the department of human
  1 21 services, or the Iowa veterans home.
  1 22    Sec. 2.  Section 100C.1, subsections 2 and 3, Code
  1 23 Supplement 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  1 24    2.  "Alarm system contractor" means a person engaging in or
  1 25 representing oneself as engaging in the activity or business
  1 26 of layout, installation, repair, alteration, addition,
  1 27 maintenance, or maintenance inspection of alarm systems in
  1 28 this state.
  1 29    3.  "Alarm system installer" means an employee of an alarm
  1 30 system contractor who is a person engaged in the layout,
  1 31 installation, repair, alteration, addition, or maintenance, or
  1 32 maintenance inspection of alarm systems as an employee of an
  1 33 alarm system contractor, or as an employee of any employer
  1 34 other than an alarm system contractor in a building or
  1 35 facility owned or occupied by such employer.
  2  1    Sec. 3.  Section 100C.1, subsection 13, paragraph b, Code
  2  2 Supplement 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  2  3    b.  An owner, partner, officer, or manager employed
  2  4 full=time by an alarm system contractor who is certified by
  2  5 the national institute for certification in engineering
  2  6 technologies in fire alarm systems or security systems at a
  2  7 level established by the fire marshal by rule or who meets any
  2  8 other criteria established by rule under this chapter.  The
  2  9 rules may provide for separate endorsements for fire alarm
  2 10 systems, security alarm systems, and medical alarm nurse call
  2 11 systems and may require separate qualifications for each.
  2 12    Sec. 4.  Section 100C.2, subsection 4, paragraph b, Code
  2 13 Supplement 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  2 14    b.  An employee or subcontractor of a certified alarm
  2 15 system contractor who is an alarm system installer, and who is
  2 16 not licensed pursuant to chapter 103 shall obtain and maintain
  2 17 certification as an alarm system installer and shall meet and
  2 18 maintain qualifications established by the state fire marshal
  2 19 by rule.
  2 20    Sec. 5.  Section 100C.6, Code Supplement 2007, is amended
  2 21 by adding the following new subsection:
  2 22    NEW SUBSECTION.  3.  Apply to a person licensed as an
  2 23 engineer pursuant to chapter 542B who provides consultation or
  2 24 develops plans or other work concerning the installation or
  2 25 design of fire protection systems.
  2 26    Sec. 6.  Section 100C.10, subsection 2, paragraph d, Code
  2 27 Supplement 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  2 28    d.  Three alarm system contractors, certified pursuant to
  2 29 this chapter, at least one of whom shall have experience with
  2 30 fire alarm systems, at least one of whom shall have experience
  2 31 with security alarm systems, and at least one of whom shall
  2 32 have experience with medical alarm nurse call systems.
  2 33    Sec. 7.  Section 103.1, subsection 7, Code Supplement 2007,
  2 34 is amended by striking the subsection.
  2 35    Sec. 8.  Section 103.1, subsection 8, Code Supplement 2007,
  3  1 is amended to read as follows:
  3  2    8.  "Electrical contractor" means a person affiliated with
  3  3 an electrical contracting firm or business who is, or who
  3  4 employs a person who is, licensed by the board as either a
  3  5 class A or class B master electrician and who is also
  3  6 registered with the state of Iowa as a contractor.
  3  7    Sec. 9.  Section 103.1, subsection 13, Code Supplement
  3  8 2007, is amended by striking the subsection.
  3  9    Sec. 10.  Section 103.1, subsection 14, Code Supplement
  3 10 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  3 11    14.  "Routine maintenance" means the repair or replacement
  3 12 of existing electrical apparatus or equipment, including but
  3 13 not limited to wires, cables, switches, receptacles, outlets,
  3 14 fuses, circuit breakers, and fixtures, of the same size and
  3 15 type for which no changes in wiring are made, but does not
  3 16 include any new electrical installation or the expansion or
  3 17 extension of any circuit.
  3 18    Sec. 11.  Section 103.2, subsection 2, paragraphs b and d,
  3 19 Code Supplement 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  3 20    b.  Two members shall be master electricians or electrical
  3 21 contractors, one of whom is a contractor signed to a
  3 22 collective bargaining agreement or a master electrician
  3 23 covered under a collective bargaining agreement and one of
  3 24 whom is a nonunion contractor not signed to a collective
  3 25 bargaining agreement or a master electrician who is not a
  3 26 member of a union.
  3 27    d.  Two members, one a union member covered under a
  3 28 collective bargaining agreement and one a nonunion member, who
  3 29 is not a member of a union, each of whom shall not be a member
  3 30 of any of the aforementioned groups described in paragraphs
  3 31 "a" through "c", and shall represent the general public.
  3 32    Sec. 12.  Section 103.6, subsection 1, Code Supplement
  3 33 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  3 34    1.  Adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A and in doing so
  3 35 shall be governed by the minimum standards set forth in the
  4  1 most current publication of the national electrical code
  4  2 issued and adopted by the national fire protection
  4  3 association, and amendments to the code, which code and
  4  4 amendments shall be filed in the offices of the secretary of
  4  5 state law library and the board and shall be a public record.
  4  6 The board shall adopt rules reflecting updates to the code and
  4  7 amendments to the code.  The board shall promulgate and adopt
  4  8 rules establishing wiring standards that protect public safety
  4  9 and health and property and that apply to all electrical
  4 10 wiring which is installed subject to this chapter.
  4 11    Sec. 13.  Section 103.8, Code Supplement 2007, is amended
  4 12 to read as follows:
  4 13    103.8  ACTIVITIES WHERE LICENSE REQUIRED == EXCEPTIONS.
  4 14    1.  No person, except a person licensed as an electrical
  4 15 contractor, shall engage in the business of providing new
  4 16 electrical installations or any other electrical services
  4 17 regulated under this chapter.
  4 18    2.  Except as provided in sections 103.13 and 103.14, no
  4 19 person shall, for another, plan, lay out, or supervise the
  4 20 installation of wiring, apparatus, or equipment for electrical
  4 21 light, heat, power, and other purposes unless the person is
  4 22 licensed by the board as an electrical contractor, a class A
  4 23 master electrician, or a class B master electrician.
  4 24    Sec. 14.  Section 103.10, Code Supplement 2007, is amended
  4 25 by adding the following new subsection:
  4 26    NEW SUBSECTION.  5.  The board may reject an application
  4 27 for licensure under this section from an applicant who would
  4 28 be subject to suspension, revocation, or reprimand pursuant to
  4 29 section 103.35.
  4 30    Sec. 15.  Section 103.11, Code Supplement 2007, is amended
  4 31 to read as follows:
  4 32    103.11  WIRING OR INSTALLING == SUPERVISING APPRENTICES ==
  4 33 LICENSE REQUIRED == QUALIFICATIONS.
  4 34    Except as provided in section 103.13, no person shall, for
  4 35 another, wire for or install electrical wiring, apparatus, or
  5  1 equipment, or supervise an apprentice electrician or
  5  2 unclassified person, unless the person is licensed by the
  5  3 board as an electrical contractor, a class A master
  5  4 electrician, or a class B master electrician, or is licensed
  5  5 as a class A journeyman electrician, or a class B journeyman
  5  6 electrician, and is employed by an electrical contractor, or
  5  7 is working under the supervision of a class A master
  5  8 electrician, or a class B master electrician.
  5  9    Sec. 16.  Section 103.12, subsection 1, Code Supplement
  5 10 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  5 11    1.  An applicant for a class A journeyman electrician
  5 12 license shall have successfully completed an apprenticeship
  5 13 training program registered by the bureau of apprenticeship
  5 14 and training of the United States department of labor in
  5 15 accordance with the standards established by that department
  5 16 or shall have received training or experience for a period of
  5 17 time and under conditions as established by the board by rule.
  5 18 An applicant may petition the board to receive a waiver of
  5 19 this requirement.  The board shall determine a level of
  5 20 on=the=job experience as an unclassified person sufficient to
  5 21 qualify for a waiver.
  5 22    Sec. 17.  Section 103.12, subsection 2, Code Supplement
  5 23 2007, is amended by striking the subsection and inserting in
  5 24 lieu thereof the following:
  5 25    2.  In addition, an applicant shall meet examination
  5 26 criteria based upon the most recent national electrical code
  5 27 adopted pursuant to section 103.6 and upon electrical theory,
  5 28 as determined by the board.
  5 29    Sec. 18.  Section 103.12, Code Supplement 2007, is amended
  5 30 by adding the following new subsection:
  5 31    NEW SUBSECTION.  5.  The board may reject an application
  5 32 for licensure under this section from an applicant who would
  5 33 be subject to suspension, revocation, or reprimand pursuant to
  5 34 section 103.35.
  5 35    Sec. 19.  Section 103.13, Code Supplement 2007, is amended
  6  1 to read as follows:
  6  2    103.13  SPECIAL ELECTRICIAN LICENSE == QUALIFICATIONS.
  6  3    The board shall by rule provide for the issuance of special
  6  4 electrician licenses authorizing the licensee to engage in a
  6  5 limited class or classes of electrical work, which class or
  6  6 classes shall be specified on the license.  Each licensee
  6  7 shall have experience, acceptable to the board, in each such
  6  8 limited class of work for which the person is licensed.  The
  6  9 board may reject an application for licensure under this
  6 10 section from an applicant who would be subject to suspension,
  6 11 revocation, or reprimand pursuant to section 103.35.
  6 12    Sec. 20.  Section 103.15, Code Supplement 2007, is amended
  6 13 to read as follows:
  6 14    103.15  APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN == UNCLASSIFIED PERSON.
  6 15    1.  A person shall be licensed by the board and pay a
  6 16 licensing fee to work as an apprentice electrician while
  6 17 participating in an apprenticeship training program registered
  6 18 by the bureau of apprenticeship and training of the United
  6 19 States department of labor in accordance with the standards
  6 20 established by that department.  An apprenticeship shall be
  6 21 limited to six years from the date of licensure, unless
  6 22 extended by the board upon a finding that a hardship existed
  6 23 which prevented completion of the apprenticeship program.
  6 24 Such licensure shall entitle the licensee to act as an
  6 25 apprentice to an electrical contractor, a class A master
  6 26 electrician, a class B master electrician, a class A
  6 27 journeyman electrician, or a class B journeyman electrician as
  6 28 provided in subsection 3.
  6 29    2.  a.  A person shall be licensed as an unclassified
  6 30 person by the board to perform electrical work if the work is
  6 31 performed under the personal supervision of a person actually
  6 32 licensed to perform such work and the licensed and
  6 33 unclassified persons are employed by the same employer.  After
  6 34 one hundred continuous days of employment as a nonlicensed
  6 35 unclassified person, the unclassified person must receive a
  7  1 license from the board.  A person shall not be employed
  7  2 continuously for more than one hundred days as an unclassified
  7  3 person without having obtained a current license from the
  7  4 board.  For the purposes of this subsection, "one hundred
  7  5 continuous days of employment" includes any days not worked
  7  6 due to illness, holidays, weekend days, and other absences
  7  7 that do not constitute separation from or termination of
  7  8 employment.  Any period of employment as a nonlicensed
  7  9 unclassified person shall not be credited to any applicable
  7 10 experiential requirement of an apprenticeship training program
  7 11 registered by the bureau of apprenticeship and training of the
  7 12 United States department of labor.
  7 13    b.  Licensed persons shall not permit unclassified persons
  7 14 to perform electrical work except under the personal
  7 15 supervision of a person actually licensed to perform such
  7 16 work.  Unclassified persons shall not supervise the
  7 17 performance of electrical work or make assignments of
  7 18 electrical work to unclassified persons.  Electrical
  7 19 contractors Any person employing unclassified persons
  7 20 performing electrical work shall maintain records establishing
  7 21 compliance with this section, which shall designate all
  7 22 unclassified persons performing electrical work.
  7 23    3.  Apprentice electricians and unclassified persons shall
  7 24 do no electrical wiring except under the direct personal
  7 25 on=the=job supervision and control and in the immediate
  7 26 presence of a licensee pursuant to this chapter as specified
  7 27 in section 103.11.  Such supervision shall include both
  7 28 on=the=job training and related classroom training as approved
  7 29 by the board.  The licensee may employ or supervise apprentice
  7 30 electricians and unclassified persons at a ratio not to exceed
  7 31 three apprentice electricians and unclassified persons to one
  7 32 licensee, except that such ratio and the other requirements of
  7 33 this section shall not apply to apprenticeship classroom
  7 34 training.
  7 35    4.  For purposes of this section, "the direct personal
  8  1 on=the=job supervision and control and in the immediate
  8  2 presence of a licensee" shall mean the licensee and the
  8  3 apprentice electrician or unclassified person shall be working
  8  4 at the same project location but shall not require that the
  8  5 licensee and apprentice electrician or unclassified person be
  8  6 within sight of one another at all times.
  8  7    5.  An apprentice electrician shall not install, alter, or
  8  8 repair electrical equipment except as provided in this
  8  9 section, and the licensee employing or supervising an
  8 10 apprentice electrician shall not authorize or permit such
  8 11 actions by the apprentice electrician.
  8 12    6.  The board may reject an application for licensure under
  8 13 this section from an applicant who would be subject to
  8 14 suspension, revocation, or reprimand pursuant to section
  8 15 103.35.
  8 16    Sec. 21.  Section 103.16, subsection 1, Code Supplement
  8 17 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  8 18    1.  Examinations for licensure shall be given offered as
  8 19 often as deemed necessary by the board, but no less than one
  8 20 time per month quarter.  The scope of the examinations and the
  8 21 methods of procedure shall be prescribed by the board.  The
  8 22 examinations given by the board shall be the Experior
  8 23 assessment examination, or a successor examination approved by
  8 24 the board, or an examination prepared by a third=party testing
  8 25 service which is substantially equivalent to the Experior
  8 26 assessment examination, or a successor examination approved by
  8 27 the board.
  8 28    Sec. 22.  Section 103.19, subsection 1, Code Supplement
  8 29 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  8 30    1.  Licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire
  8 31 every three years, with the exception of licenses for
  8 32 apprentice electricians and unclassified persons, which shall
  8 33 expire on an annual basis.  All license applications shall
  8 34 include the applicant's social security number, which shall be
  8 35 maintained as a confidential record and shall be redacted
  9  1 prior to public release of an application or other record
  9  2 containing such social security number.  The board shall
  9  3 establish the fees to be payable for examination and license
  9  4 issuance and renewal in amounts not to exceed the following:
  9  5    a.  For examinations:
  9  6    (1)  Class A master electrician, one hundred twenty=five
  9  7 dollars.
  9  8    (2)  Class A journeyman electrician, sixty dollars.
  9  9    b.  a.  For each year of the three=year license period for
  9 10 issuance and renewal:
  9 11    (1)  Electrical contractor, one hundred twenty=five
  9 12 dollars.
  9 13    (2)  Class A master electrician, class B master
  9 14 electrician, one hundred twenty=five dollars.
  9 15    (3)  Class A journeyman electrician, class B journeyman
  9 16 electrician, or special electrician, twenty=five dollars.
  9 17    c.  b.  For apprentice electricians or unclassified
  9 18 persons, twenty dollars.
  9 19    Sec. 23.  Section 103.22, subsections 1, 6, and 10, Code
  9 20 Supplement 2007, are amended to read as follows:
  9 21    1.  Apply to a person licensed as an engineer pursuant to
  9 22 chapter 542B, registered as an architect pursuant to chapter
  9 23 544A, licensed as a landscape architect pursuant to chapter
  9 24 544B, licensed as a manufactured or mobile home retailer or
  9 25 certified as a manufactured or mobile home installer pursuant
  9 26 to chapter 103A, or designated as lighting certified by the
  9 27 national council on qualifications for the lighting
  9 28 professions providing consultations and developing plans
  9 29 concerning electrical installations who is exclusively engaged
  9 30 in the practice of the person's profession.
  9 31    6.  Prohibit an owner of property from performing work on
  9 32 the owner's principal residence, if such residence is an
  9 33 existing dwelling rather than new construction and is not an
  9 34 apartment that is attached to any other apartment or building,
  9 35 as those terms are defined in section 499B.2, and is not
 10  1 larger than a single=family dwelling, or farm property,
 10  2 excluding commercial or industrial installations or
 10  3 installations in public use buildings or facilities, or
 10  4 require such owner to be licensed under this chapter.  In
 10  5 order to qualify for inapplicability pursuant to this
 10  6 subsection, a residence shall qualify for the homestead tax
 10  7 exemption.
 10  8    10.  Apply to a person performing alarm system
 10  9 installations pursuant to section 103.14 or to a person
 10 10 engaged in the design, installation, erection, repair,
 10 11 maintenance, or alteration of class two or class three remote
 10 12 control, signaling, or power=limited circuits, optical fiber
 10 13 cables or other cabling, or communications circuits, including
 10 14 raceways, as defined in the national electrical code for
 10 15 voice, video, audio, and data signals in commercial or
 10 16 residential premises.
 10 17    Sec. 24.  Section 103.22, Code Supplement 2007, is amended
 10 18 by adding the following new subsection:
 10 19    NEW SUBSECTION.  11.  Require any person, including an
 10 20 employee of the state or any political subdivision of the
 10 21 state, performing routine maintenance to be licensed under
 10 22 this chapter.
 10 23    Sec. 25.  2007 Iowa Acts, chapter 197, section 33,
 10 24 subsection 2, is amended to read as follows:
 10 25    2.  All new electrical installations for residential
 10 26 applications in excess of single=family residential
 10 27 applications, including an apartment that is attached to any
 10 28 other apartment or building, as those terms are defined in
 10 29 section 499B.2.
 10 30    Sec. 26.  Section 103.24, as enacted by 2007 Iowa Acts,
 10 31 chapter 197, section 34, is amended to read as follows:
 10 32    103.24  STATE INSPECTION == INAPPLICABILITY IN CERTAIN
 10 33 POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS == ELECTRICAL INSPECTORS == CERTIFICATE
 10 34 OF QUALIFICATION.
 10 35    1.  No person other than the holder of an electrical
 11  1 inspector's certificate of qualification shall be appointed to
 11  2 act as an electrical inspector and to enforce this chapter as
 11  3 an electrical inspector and to enforce this chapter or any
 11  4 applicable resolution or ordinance within the inspector's
 11  5 jurisdiction.  The board shall establish by rule standards for
 11  6 the certification and decertification of state electrical
 11  7 inspectors appointed by the state or a political subdivision
 11  8 to enforce this chapter or any applicable resolution or
 11  9 ordinance within the inspector's jurisdiction, and for
 11 10 certified electrical inspector continuing education
 11 11 requirements.
 11 12    a.  On and after January 1, 2009, a person appointed to act
 11 13 as an electrical inspector for the state shall obtain an
 11 14 inspector's certificate of qualification within one year of
 11 15 such appointment and shall maintain the certificate thereafter
 11 16 for the duration of the inspector's service as an electrical
 11 17 inspector.
 11 18    b.  On and after January 1, 2014, a person appointed to act
 11 19 as an electrical inspector for a political subdivision shall
 11 20 obtain an inspector's certificate of qualification within one
 11 21 year of such appointment and shall maintain the certificate
 11 22 thereafter for the duration of the inspector's service as an
 11 23 electrical inspector.
 11 24    2.  State inspection shall not apply within the
 11 25 jurisdiction of any political subdivision which, pursuant to
 11 26 section 103.29, provides by resolution or ordinance standards
 11 27 of electrical wiring and its installation that are not less
 11 28 than those prescribed by the board or by this chapter and
 11 29 which further provides by resolution or ordinance for the
 11 30 inspection of electrical installations within the limits of
 11 31 such subdivision by a certified electrical inspector.  A copy
 11 32 of the certificate of each electrical inspector shall be
 11 33 provided to the board by the political subdivision issuing the
 11 34 certificate.
 11 35    3.  State inspection shall not apply to routine
 12  1 maintenance.
 12  2    Sec. 27.  Section 103.25, as enacted by 2007 Iowa Acts,
 12  3 chapter 197, section 35, is amended to read as follows:
 12  4    103.25  REQUEST FOR INSPECTION == FEES.
 12  5    At or before commencement of any installation required to
 12  6 be inspected by the board, the licensee or owner making such
 12  7 installation shall submit to the state fire marshal's office a
 12  8 request for inspection.  The board shall prescribe the methods
 12  9 by which the request may be submitted, which may include
 12 10 electronic submission or through a form prescribed by the
 12 11 board that can be submitted either through the mail or by a
 12 12 fax transmission.  The board shall also prescribe methods by
 12 13 which inspection fees can by paid, which may include
 12 14 electronic methods of payment.  If the board or the state fire
 12 15 marshal's office becomes aware that a person has failed to
 12 16 file a necessary request for inspection, the board or the
 12 17 state fire marshal's office shall send a written notification
 12 18 by certified mail that the request must by filed within
 12 19 fourteen days.  Any person filing a late request for
 12 20 inspection shall pay a delinquency fee in an amount to be
 12 21 determined by the board.  Failure to file a late request
 12 22 within fourteen days shall be subject to a civil penalty to be
 12 23 determined by the board by rule.
 12 24    Sec. 28.  Section 103.26, as enacted by 2007 Iowa Acts,
 12 25 chapter 197, section 36, is amended to read as follows:
 12 26    103.26  CONDEMNATION == DISCONNECTION == OPPORTUNITY TO
 12 27 CORRECT NONCOMPLIANCE.
 12 28    If the inspector finds that any installation or portion of
 12 29 an installation is not in compliance with accepted standards
 12 30 of construction for safety to health and property, based upon
 12 31 minimum standards set forth in the local electrical code or
 12 32 the national electrical code adopted by the board pursuant to
 12 33 section 103.6, the inspector shall by written order condemn
 12 34 the installation or noncomplying portion or order service to
 12 35 such installation disconnected and shall send a copy of such
 13  1 order to the board, the state fire marshal, and the electrical
 13  2 utility supplying power involved.  If the installation or the
 13  3 noncomplying portion is such as to seriously and proximately
 13  4 endanger human health or property, the order of the inspector
 13  5 when approved by the inspector's superior supervisor shall
 13  6 require immediate condemnation and disconnection by the
 13  7 applicant.  In all other cases, the order of the inspector
 13  8 shall establish a reasonable period of time for the
 13  9 installation to be brought into compliance with accepted
 13 10 standards of construction for safety to health and property
 13 11 prior to the effective date established in such order for
 13 12 condemnation or disconnection.
 13 13    Sec. 29.  2007 Iowa Acts, chapter 197, section 39,
 13 14 subsection 1, is amended to read as follows:
 13 15    1.  A political subdivision performing electrical
 13 16 inspections prior to December 31, 2007, shall continue to
 13 17 perform such inspections.  After December 31, 2012 2013, a
 13 18 political subdivision may choose to discontinue performing its
 13 19 own inspections and permit the board to have jurisdiction over
 13 20 inspections in the political subdivision.  If a political
 13 21 subdivision seeks to discontinue its own inspections prior to
 13 22 December 31, 2012 2013, the political subdivision shall
 13 23 petition the board.  If On or after January 1, 2014, if a
 13 24 unanimous vote of the board finds that a political
 13 25 subdivision's inspections are inadequate by reason of
 13 26 misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance, the board may
 13 27 suspend or revoke the political subdivision's authority to
 13 28 perform its own inspections, subject to appeal according to
 13 29 the procedure set forth in section 103.35 and judicial review
 13 30 pursuant to section 17A.19.  A political subdivision not
 13 31 performing electrical inspections prior to December 31, 2007,
 13 32 may make provision for inspection of electrical installations
 13 33 within its jurisdiction, in which case it shall keep on file
 13 34 with the board copies of its current inspection ordinances or
 13 35 resolutions and electrical codes.
 14  1    Sec. 30.  2007 Iowa Acts, chapter 197, section 41,
 14  2 subsection 4, is amended to read as follows:
 14  3    4.  Except when an inspection reveals that an installation
 14  4 or portion of an installation is not in compliance with
 14  5 accepted standards of construction for safety to health and
 14  6 property, based upon minimum standards set forth in the local
 14  7 electrical code or the national electrical code adopted by the
 14  8 board pursuant to section 103.6, such that an order of
 14  9 condemnation or disconnection is warranted pursuant to section
 14 10 103.26, an inspector shall not add to, modify, or amend a
 14 11 construction plan as originally approved by the state fire
 14 12 marshal or the state building code commissioner in the course
 14 13 of conducting an inspection.
 14 14    Sec. 31.  Section 103.35, as enacted by 2007 Iowa Acts,
 14 15 chapter 197, section 44, is amended to read as follows:
 14 16    103.35  APPEAL PROCEDURES.
 14 17    1.  Upon receipt of a notice of appeal filed pursuant to
 14 18 section 103.34, the chairperson or executive secretary of the
 14 19 board may designate a hearing officer from among the board
 14 20 members to hear the appeal or may set the matter for hearing
 14 21 before the full board at its next regular meeting.  A majority
 14 22 of the board shall make the decision.
 14 23    2.  Upon receiving the notice of appeal filed pursuant to
 14 24 section 103.34, the board shall notify all persons served with
 14 25 the order appealed from.  Such persons may join in the hearing
 14 26 and give testimony in their own behalf.  The board shall set
 14 27 the hearing date on a date not more than fourteen days after
 14 28 receipt of the notice of appeal unless otherwise agreed by the
 14 29 interested parties and the board.
 14 30    Sec. 32.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act, being deemed of
 14 31 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment.
 14 32
 14 33
 14 34                                                             
 14 35                               PATRICK J. MURPHY
 15  1                               Speaker of the House
 15  2
 15  3
 15  4                                                             
 15  5                               JOHN P. KIBBIE
 15  6                               President of the Senate
 15  7
 15  8    I hereby certify that this bill originated in the House and
 15  9 is known as House File 2547, Eighty=second General Assembly.
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 15 12                                                             
 15 13                               MARK BRANDSGARD
 15 14                               Chief Clerk of the House
 15 15 Approved                , 2008
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 15 17
 15 18                            
 15 19 CHESTER J. CULVER
 15 20 Governor