County Amendments Added to Electricians Licensing Bill

Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio

The Economic Matters Business Regulations Subcommittee moved favorable on HB1119 Board of Electricians – Licensing and Regulation of Electricians with amendments.  HB1119 as amended will create a statewide licensing program for Master, Journeymen, and Apprentice electricians while maintaining local enforcement authority for the provision of electrical services.

MACo is pleased that Delegate Haddaway-Riccio accommodated county concerns in the amendments to HB1119, including the ability to maintain local electrical boards, administer registrations and permitting, and issue certain licenses. MACo also appreciates the work of Commissioner Michael Vorgetts of the State Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation in developing the amended version of the bill. The input of MACo’s Second Vice President, Washington County Commissioner John Barr on the Task Force to Study Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements for Electricians in 2013 laid the groundwork for MACo’s work on this legislation.

For more information, see the bill information page, bill text, and fiscal note for the bill, and previous coverage on Conduit Street:

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