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                         Laws of Minnesota 1986 

                        CHAPTER 402-S.F.No. 125 
           An act relating to labor; changing the definition of 
          plumber's apprentice for the purpose of employment 
          licensing; requiring the registration of plumber's 
          apprentices; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 
          326.01, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in 
          Minnesota Statutes, chapter 326.  
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 326.01, 
subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [PLUMBER'S APPRENTICE.] A "plumber's apprentice" 
is any person, other than a journeyman or master plumber, who, 
as his principal occupation, is engaged in working as an 
employee of a master plumber plumbing contractor under the 
immediate and personal supervision of either a master or 
journeyman plumber or plumbing contractor in learning and 
assisting in the installation of plumbing.  
    Sec. 2.  [326.401] [PLUMBER'S APPRENTICES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [REGISTRATION.] A plumber's apprentice must 
be registered with the commissioner of health on a registration 
application form supplied by the commissioner showing the date 
of beginning training, age, schooling, previous experience, 
employer, and other information required by the commissioner. 
    Subd. 2.  [JOURNEYMAN EXAM.] When a plumber's apprentice 
has completed four years of practical plumbing experience, he or 
she is eligible to take the journeyman plumbing examination.  Up 
to 24 months of practical plumbing experience prior to 
registration as an apprentice may be applied to the four-year 
experience requirement.  However, none of this practical 
plumbing experience may be applied if the person did not have 
any practical plumbing experience in the 12-month period 
immediately prior to registration.  The commissioner may adopt 
rules to evaluate whether the person's past practical plumbing 
experience is applicable in preparing for the journeyman's 
examination.  If two years after completing the training the 
person has not taken the examination, the four years of 
experience shall be forfeited. 
    The commissioner may allow an extension of the two year 
period for taking the exam for cases of hardship or other 
appropriate circumstances. 
    Subd. 3.  [FEES.] The department of health may assess fees 
to pay for the administration of the apprentice registration 
    Approved March 24, 1986

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