senate Bill S5132

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows the county of Suffolk to establish a master electrician licensing board

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Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.257
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1533
substituted for s5132
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a7298
ordered to third reading cal.1533
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2014 referred to local government
May 10, 2013 referred to local government

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S5132 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7298
Law Section:
County Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง236-a, County L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7124

S5132 - Bill Texts

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Allows the county of Suffolk to establish a master electrician licensing board.

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BILL NUMBER:S5132

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the county law, in relation to county
master electrician licensing

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Authorizes Suffolk County to consider the adoption of a county law
regarding master electrician licensing.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one amends Section 226-a of the County Law relating to county
master electrician licensing. The county of Suffolk is authorized to
establish a board of examiners for master electricians and to empower
the board to assume all licensing duties within the county. Local law
enacted pursuant to this section shall supersede licensing
requirements promulgated by a municipality.

JUSTIFICATION:

As a means of collecting revenue, municipalities in Suffolk County
have begun requiring electricians to be licensed by that municipality
in order to work within the town or villages' jurisdiction. This is a
burden for electricians because they have to register with several
municipalities and obtain licenses for each. This legislation would
empower. the Suffolk county Electrical Licensing Board to assume all
licensing duties within Suffolk County with respect to the licensure
of master electricians. This board would be enabled to issue one
single permit at the county level that would allow electricians to
work within any municipality contained within Suffolk County without
having to procure any additional license, resulting in increased
flexibility for electricians.

Currently in Suffolk County, only two municipalities issue their own
electrical licensing permits. This legislation would pre-empt these
licenses and also would stop other municipalities from requiring
electrician licensing as a means of revenue collection.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

S.7124 (of 2012)

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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    S. 5132                                                  A. 7298

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              May 10, 2013
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, GARBARINO, GRAF --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by -- M. of A. LUPINACCI, SWEENEY -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Local Governments

AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to county master electrician
  licensing

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.    Subdivision  1  of  section 236-a of the county law, as
amended by chapter 343 of the laws  of  2008,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of the general city law or any other
law  to  the contrary, the counties of Dutchess, SUFFOLK and Westchester
are each hereby authorized to establish a county board of examiners  for
master  electricians  and  to empower such board to assume all licensing
duties within each such county with respect to the licensure  of  master
electricians.  The  counties  of Dutchess, SUFFOLK and Westchester shall
provide for master electrician's duties and responsibilities in  accord-
ance with the local law of each such county.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01637-01-3

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