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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 279-H.F.No. 1073 
           An act relating to occupations and professions; 
          providing advertising restrictions for plumbers; 
          providing for licensing of certain persons by the 
          electrical board; imposing penalties; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 325F.75; and 
          326.2421, subdivision 6. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 325F.75, is 
amended to read:  
    325F.75 [ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS; SCOPE; PENALTIES.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [RESTRICTIONS.] Except as provided in this 
section, where a plumbing license is required under section 
326.40, no person offering plumbing services may do any of the 
following unless the person employs a licensed master plumber or 
the person is a licensed master or journeyman plumber:  
    (1) advertise as a plumbing contractor, master 
plumber, journeyman plumber, or plumber; 
    (2) append the person's name to, or in connection with, the 
title "plumbing contractor," "master plumber," "journeyman 
plumber," or "plumber"; 
    (3) append the person's name to any other words that tend 
to represent the person as a plumbing contractor, master 
plumber, journeyman plumber, or plumber.  
    A person who advertises as a master plumber shall include 
in the advertisement the number of the person's license as a 
master plumber.  A person who advertises as a journeyman plumber 
must include in the advertisement the person's master or 
journeyman plumber license number.  A person who advertises as a 
plumbing contractor shall include in the advertisement the 
license number of the master plumber employed by the plumbing 
contractor. 
    A vehicle used to conduct plumbing business must 
prominently display on its exterior the license number of the 
master plumber or journeyman plumber performing plumbing 
services. 
    Subd. 2.  [SCOPE.] (a) This section does not apply applies 
to a person advertising plumbing services if that person does 
not engage in or work at the business of a master 
plumber engages in or works at the business of plumbing or 
offers plumbing services in a city of 5,000 or more population, 
or. 
    (b) This section also applies to a person advertising 
plumbing services who engages in or works at the business of 
plumbing or offers plumbing services in a city of less than 
5,000 in population that by ordinance require requires licensing 
to do business as a master or journeyman plumber. 
    Subd. 3.  [PENALTIES.] (a) A person who is found guilty of 
violating subdivision 1 is subject to a fine not to exceed $100 
for the first offense.  
    (b) A person who is found guilty of violating subdivision 1 
is subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 for the second offense.
    (c) A person who is found guilty of violating subdivision 1 
is subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment not to 
exceed 30 days, or both, for the third and subsequent offenses. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 326.2421, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [EXISTING CONTRACTORS.] Persons who on July 1, 
1985, are in the business of laying out, installing, 
maintaining, or repairing alarm and communication systems and 
who have filed a license application with the electrical board 
by July 1, 1986 September 1, 1987, shall be allowed to continue 
in that business as if licensed under subdivision 3 until final 
action is taken by the board upon their applications.  
Contractors who are in the business on July 1, 1985, and who 
file a license application with the board by July 1, 1986 
September 1, 1987, are exempt from the requirements of 
subdivision 4.  
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective January 1, 1988.  Section 2 is 
effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved May 28, 1987