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326.2421 Alarm and communication systems.

Subdivision 1. Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 6 s 11

Subd. 2. Exemption. No person or company exempt under subdivision 1 or licensed pursuant to section 326.242, subdivision 4 or 6, may be required to obtain any authorization, permit, franchise, or license from, or pay any fee, franchise tax, or other assessment to, any agency, department, board, or political subdivision of the state as a condition for performing any work described herein.

Subd. 3. Alarm and communication contractor's licenses. No person may lay out, install, maintain, or repair alarm and communication systems, unless the person is licensed as an alarm and communication contractor under this subdivision, or is a licensed electrical contractor under section 326.242, subdivision 6, or is an employee of the contractor. The board of electricity shall issue an alarm and communication contractor's license to any individual, corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other business entity that provides adequate proof that a bond and insurance in the amounts required by section 326.242, subdivision 6, have been obtained by the applicant. The board shall set license fees pursuant to section 16A.1285. Installation of alarm and communication systems are subject to inspection and inspection fees as provided in section 326.244, subdivision 1a.

Subd. 4. Examination. No alarm and communication contractor shall be issued a license by the board under this section unless the contractor or an employee of the contractor has passed an alarm and communication system examination given by the board of electricity.

Subd. 5. Repealed, 1Sp1985 c 6 s 11

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 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 September 1, 1987, are exempt from the requirements of subdivision 4.

Subd. 7. Repealed, 1987 c 384 art 3 s 14

Subd. 8. Hazardous locations. The provisions of this section shall not apply to work performed in hazardous classified locations covered by articles 500 to 517 of the National Electrical Code as that code was approved by the American National Standards Institute and was in effect January 14, 1985.

Subd. 9. Limitation. Nothing in this section prohibits a unit of local government from charging a franchise fee to the operator of a cable communications company as defined in section 238.02.

HIST: 1Sp1985 c 6 s 1; 1986 c 373 s 7; 1987 c 279 s 2; 1995 c 233 art 2 s 52; 1997 c 7 art 1 s 125; 2002 c 328 s 22,23

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