1st Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/19/2012 04:41pm
A bill for an act
relating to building codes; modifying plumbing code requirements related to
sump pumps and drain tiles; amending Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement,
section 326B.46, subdivision 1a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2011 Supplement, section 326B.46, subdivision 1a,
is amended to read:
(a) An individual without a contractor
license may do plumbing work on the individual's residence in accordance with
subdivision 1, paragraph (a).
(b) An individual who is an employee working on the maintenance and repair of
plumbing equipment, apparatus, or facilities owned or leased by the individual's employer
and which is within the limits of property owned or leased, and operated or maintained by
the individual's employer, shall not be required to maintain a contractor license as long
as the employer has on file with the commissioner a current certificate of responsible
individual. The responsible individual must be a master plumber or, in an area of the
state that is not a city or town with a population of more than 5,000 according to the
last federal census, a restricted master plumber. The certificate must be signed by the
responsible individual and must state that the person signing the certificate is responsible
for ensuring that the maintenance and repair work performed by the employer's employees
complies with sections 326B.41 to 326B.49, all rules adopted under those sections and
sections 326B.50 to 326B.59, and all orders issued under section 326B.082. The employer
must pay a filing fee to file a certificate of responsible individual with the commissioner.
The certificate shall expire two years from the date of filing. In order to maintain a
current certificate of responsible individual, the employer must resubmit a certificate of
responsible individual, with a filing fee, no later than two years from the date of the
previous submittal. The filing of the certificate of responsible individual does not exempt
any employee of the employer from the requirements of this chapter regarding individual
licensing as a plumber or registration as a plumber's apprentice.
(c) If a contractor employs a licensed plumber, the licensed plumber does not need a
separate contractor license to perform plumbing work on behalf of the employer within
the scope of the licensed plumber's license.
(d) A person may perform and offer to perform building sewer or water service
installation without a contractor's license if the person is in compliance with the bond and
insurance requirements of subdivision 2.
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