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CHAPTER 282--S.F.No. 2786

An act

relating to occupations; modifying effective dates for restricted plumber licenses;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 326.402, subdivisions 1, 3.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 326.402, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Licensure.

(a) The commissioner of labor and industry shall grant a restricted journeyman or restricted master plumber license to an individual if:

(1) the individual completes an application with information required by the commissioner of labor and industry;

(2) the completed application is accompanied by a fee of $30;

(3) the commissioner of labor and industry receives the completed application and fee before January October 1, 2008;

(4) the completed application demonstrates that the applicant has had at least two years for a restricted journeyman plumber license or four years for a restricted master plumber license of practical plumbing experience in the plumbing trade prior to the application for a restricted journeyman plumber license demonstrates that, prior to the application, the applicant has had at least two years of practical plumbing experience in the plumbing trade; and

(5) during the entire time for which the applicant is claiming experience in contracting for plumbing work under clause (4), the applicant was in compliance with all applicable bond requirements of section 326.40 the completed application for a restricted master plumber license demonstrates that, prior to the application, the applicant has had:

(i) at least four years of practical plumbing experience in the plumbing trade; or

(ii) at least two years of practical plumbing experience as a plumbing contractor in the plumbing trade.

(b) Until October 1, 2008, the commissioner may waive penalties for an applicant who failed to post a bond after June 30, 1999, under section 326.40, subdivision 2, if the commissioner finds that the penalty would cause undue hardship or the waiver is otherwise warranted under the circumstances.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 326.402, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Application period.

Applications for restricted master plumber and restricted journeyman plumber licenses must be submitted to the commissioner prior to January October 1, 2008.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 5, 2008

Signed by the governor May 8, 2008, 9:53 a.m.