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Senate Bill No. 220

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-21

AN ACT CLARIFYING THE EXEMPTION OF CABLE INSTALLERS FROM OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 20-340 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to (1) persons employed by any federal, state or municipal agency; (2) employees of any public service company regulated by the state Department of Public Utility Control or of any corporate affiliate of any such company when the work performed by such affiliate is on behalf of a public service company, in either case only if the work performed is in connection with the rendition of public utility service INCLUDING THE INSTALLATION OR MAINTENANCE OF WIRE FOR COMMUNITY ANTENNA TELEVISION SERVICE or is in connection with the installation or maintenance of wire or telephone sets for single-line telephone service located inside the premises of a consumer; (3) employees of any municipal corporation specially chartered by the state of Connecticut; (4) employees of any contractor while said contractor is performing electrical-line or emergency work for any public service company; (5) persons engaged in the installation, maintenance, repair and service of electrical or other appliances of a size customarily used for domestic use where such installation commences at an outlet receptacle or connection previously installed by persons licensed to do the same and maintenance, repair and service is confined to the appliance itself and its internal operation; (6) employees of industrial firms whose main duties concern the maintenance of the electrical, plumbing and piping, solar, heating, piping and cooling, or elevator installation, repair and maintenance work of such firm on its own premises or on premises leased by it for its own use; (7) the fabrication of electrical, plumbing and piping, fire protection sprinkler systems, solar, heating, piping and cooling or elevator installation, repair and maintenance equipment used in the production of goods sold by industrial firms; (8) persons performing work necessary to the manufacture or repair of any apparatus, appliances, fixtures, equipment or devices produced by it for sale or lease; (9) employees of stage and theatrical companies performing the operation, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment if such installation commences at an outlet receptacle or connection previously installed by persons licensed to make such installation; (10) employees of carnivals, circuses or similar transient amusement shows who install electrical work, provided such installation shall be subject to the approval of the State Fire Marshal prior to use as otherwise provided by law and shall comply with applicable municipal ordinances and regulations; (11) persons engaged in the installation, maintenance, repair and service of electrical, plumbing, fire protection sprinkler systems, solar, and heating, piping and cooling equipment in and about single-family residences owned and occupied or to be occupied by such persons; provided any such installation, maintenance and repair shall be subject to inspection and approval by the building official of the municipality in which such residence is located and shall conform to the requirements of the State Building Code.

Sec. 2. Section 20-357 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

This chapter shall not apply to any of the following persons or organizations: (1) The government of the state, municipalities of the state, or any department or agency of the state or such municipalities; (2) the government of the United States or any of its departments or agencies; (3) any school, public or private, offering as part of a vocational education program courses and training in the installation, maintenance, repair, replacement, testing, inspection and modification of receiving equipment and the instructors and teachers of such courses and training; provided the exemption granted by this subdivision shall be applicable only to the service of receiving equipment rendered in and as part of a regularly constituted vocational educational program and when such service is not offered to the public for hire; (4) any bona fide manufacturer of receiving equipment or the component parts of receiving equipment; (5) any public service company regulated by the Department of Public Utility Control INCLUDING ANY COMMUNITY ANTENNA TELEVISION COMPANY, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 16-1, AS AMENDED or any of their corporate affiliates where the work performed for such affiliates is on behalf of such public service company; (6) dealers and repairers licensed under the provisions of section 14-52 AS AMENDED provided, the exemption granted by this subdivision shall apply only to sales, installation and removal of receiving equipment for motor vehicles.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved April 29, 1996. Effective April 29, 1996.

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