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326.60 LICENSING IN CERTAIN CITIES; QUALIFICATIONS; RULES.
    Subdivision 1. Licensing in certain cities. In any city or town having a population of 5,000
or more according to the last federal census, no person shall engage in or work at the business
of water conditioning installation or servicing after January 1, 1970, unless (1) at all times an
individual licensed as a water conditioning contractor by the commissioner shall be responsible
for the proper water conditioning installation and servicing work of such person, and (2) all
installations, other than exchanges of portable equipment, are performed by a licensed water
conditioning contractor or licensed water conditioning installer. Any individual not so licensed
may perform water conditioning work that complies with the minimum standard prescribed by
the commissioner on premises or that part of premises owned and occupied by the worker as a
residence, unless otherwise prohibited by a local ordinance.
    Subd. 2. Qualifications for licensing. A water conditioning contractor license shall be
issued only to an individual who has demonstrated skill in planning, superintending, and servicing
water conditioning installations. A water conditioning installer license shall only be issued to an
individual other than a water conditioning contractor who has demonstrated practical knowledge
of water conditioning installation.
    Subd. 3. Rules. The commissioner shall:
    (1) prescribe rules, not inconsistent herewith, for the licensing of water conditioning
contractors and installers;
     (2) license water conditioning contractors and installers;
     (3) prescribe rules not inconsistent herewith for the examining of water conditioning
contractors and installers prior to first granting a license as a water conditioning contractor or
water conditioning installer; and
     (4) collect an examination fee from each examinee for a license as a water conditioning
contractor and an examination fee from each examinee for a license as a water conditioning
installer in an amount set forth in section 326.62. A water conditioning installer must successfully
pass the examination for water conditioning contractors before being licensed as a water
conditioning contractor.
History: 1969 c 898 s 4; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1974 c 471 s 16; 1977 c 305 s 45; 1980 c
487 s 11; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 2007 c 140 art 7 s 4