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                            CHAPTER 62-S.F.No. 1355 
                  An act relating to professions; extending the 
                  application period for power limited technicians; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 326.242, 
                  subdivision 3d. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 326.242, 
        subdivision 3d, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3d.  [POWER LIMITED TECHNICIAN.] (a) Except as 
        otherwise provided by law, no person shall install, alter, 
        repair, plan, lay out, or supervise the installing, altering, or 
        repairing of electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment for 
        technology circuits or systems unless: 
           (l) the person is licensed by the board as a power limited 
        technician; and 
           (2) the electrical work is: 
           (i) for a licensed contractor and the person is an 
        employee, partner, or officer of, or is the licensed contractor; 
        or 
           (ii) performed under the supervision of a master 
        electrician or power limited technician also employed by the 
        person's employer on technology circuits, systems, apparatus, 
        equipment, or facilities owned or leased by the employer that 
        are located within the limits of property owned or leased, 
        operated, and maintained by the employer. 
           (b) An applicant for a power limited technician's license 
        shall (1) be a graduate of a four-year electrical course in an 
        accredited college or university; or (2) have had at least 36 
        months' experience, acceptable to the board, in planning for, 
        laying out, supervising, and installing wiring, apparatus, or 
        equipment for power limited systems, provided however, that the 
        board may by rule provide for the allowance of up to 12 months 
        (2,000 hours) of experience credit for successful completion of 
        a two-year post high school electrical course or other technical 
        training approved by the board. 
           (c) The board may initially set experience requirements 
        without rulemaking, but must adopt rules before July 1, 2004. 
           (d) Licensees must attain eight hours of continuing 
        education acceptable to the board every renewal period. 
           (e) A person who has submitted an application by June 30, 
        2003, to take the alarm and communications examination 
        administered by the board, and who has achieved a minimal score 
        of 70 percent on the examination by September 30, 2003, may 
        obtain a power limited technician license without further 
        examination by submitting an application and a license fee of 
        $30. 
           (f) A company holding an alarm and communication license as 
        of June 30, 2003, may designate one person who may obtain a 
        power limited technician license without passing an examination 
        administered by the board by submitting an application and 
        license fee of $30. 
           (g) A person who has submitted an application by September 
        30, 2005, to take the power limited technician examination 
        administered by the board is not required to meet the 
        qualifications set forth in paragraph (b). 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 19, 2005 
           Signed by the governor May 23, 2005, 11:30 a.m.