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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 applies to a person advertising plumbing services if that person engages in or works at the business of plumbing or offers plumbing services in a city of 5,000 or more population.

(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 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 $200 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.

HIST: 1985 c 142 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 279 s 1; 1987 c 329 s 21