ORDINANCE NO. BL2006-1097
An Ordinance amending Article I of Chapter 6.20 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to require that apprentice electricians doing business within the area of the Metropolitan Government be licensed, to add additional provisions regarding apprenticeship programs, and to add penalty provisions and additional grounds for violations.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 6.20.020 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following provision as subsection H:
"Metropolitan apprentice electrician" means one who is enrolled in an apprenticeship program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training in accordance with the requirements of 29 C.F.R. § 29, or any nationally accredited apprenticeship program, and consists of, at a minimum, 8,000 hours of documented practical experience combined with a minimum of 600 hours of classroom and/or shop instruction in the electrical trade."
Section 2. That Section 6.20.030 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be and the same is hereby amended by adding after the phrase "be employed as a master electrician," the phrase "apprentice electrician,".
Section 3. That Section 6.20.090 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following new subsection D:
"D. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article to the contrary, any master electrician, electrical equipment installer, or low-voltage wiring installer who possesses a current and valid license issued in accordance with the provisions of Article I of Chapter 6.20 in effect at the time of the enactment of the ordinance requiring the licensing of electricians, shall retain and be entitled to all of the rights and privileges of a licensed master electrician, licensed electrical equipment installer, or licensed low-voltage wiring installer, and shall be entitled to renew such license."
Section 4. That Section 6.52.120 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws be and the same is hereby amended as follows:
1. By amending subsection A. by deleting the first sentence in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new provision:
"The board of electrical examiners and appeals shall revoke or suspend a registration or license issued to any electrical contractor, master electrician, equipment contractor, equipment installer, low-voltage contractor, low-voltage wiring installer, or apprentice electrician and may impose penalties including but not limited to the issuance of stop work orders, fines, and suspension of work privileges upon positive proof that such person or persons:"
2. By adding the following provisions at the end of subsection A.:
"6. Permitting himself or his company to represent itself as in the business or art of electrical services unless it employs a master electrician;
7. Knowingly took out a permit for work to be done by persons without a license issued by the board of electrical examiners and appeals to engage in electrical work, including the construction, renovation, installation, alteration, extension, removal, reparation, maintenance, or servicing of any electrical systems for which a permit is required, as a master electrician, electrical equipment installer, or low-voltage wiring installer."
3. By adding the following new subsection E.:
"E. The department of codes administration shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter through the use of initial work-site inspections, scheduled work-site inspections, and unannounced work-place inspections."
Section 5. Except as amended herein, all previous ordinances not inconsistent with the terms of this Ordinance shall continue in full force and effect.
Section 6. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after is enactment, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Sam
|Introduced:||June 6, 2006|
|Passed First Reading:||June 6, 2006|
|Referred to:||Codes, Fair & Farmers Market Committee|
|Deferred to July 18, 2006:||June 20, 2006|
|Deferred to August 15, 2006:||July 18, 2006|
|Deferred Indefinitely :||August 15, 2006|
|Withdrawn:||August 21, 2007|