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326.01 Definitions.

Subdivision 1. Words, terms and phrases. For the purpose of this chapter, the terms defined in this section have the meanings ascribed to them.

Subd. 2. Class A master electrician. The term "Class A master electrician" means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to install, alter, repair, plan, lay out, and supervise the installing, altering, and repairing of electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes who is licensed as such by the Board of Electricity.

Subd. 3. Class A journeyman electrician. The term "Class A journeyman electrician" means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to install, alter, repair, and supervise the installing, altering, or repairing of electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes who is licensed as such by the Board of Electricity.

Subd. 4. Special electrician. The term "special electrician" means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to install, alter, repair, and supervise the installing, altering, or repairing of special classes of electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes or for special classes of electrical work who is licensed as such by the Board of Electricity. The scope of any special electrician license created by the board under section 326.242, subdivision 4, shall be limited to that provided for by the rules adopted by the board.

Subd. 5. Contractor. The term "contractor" means a person, partnership, or corporation operating a business that undertakes or offers to undertake to plan for, lay out, or install or to make additions, alterations, or repairs in the installation of electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment for light, heat, power, and other purposes with or without compensation who is licensed as such by the Board of Electricity. A contractor's license does not of itself qualify its holder to perform or supervise the electrical work authorized by holding any class of electrician's or other personal electrical license.

Subd. 6. Class B master electrician. The term "Class B master electrician" means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to install, alter, repair, plan, lay out, and supervise the installing, altering, and repairing of electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment for single phase systems of not over 200 ampere capacity for light, heat, power, and other purposes on any farm or in any single family dwelling located in any town or municipality which has a population of less than 2500 inhabitants who is licensed as such by the Board of Electricity.

Subd. 6a. Class B journeyman electrician. The term "Class B journeyman electrician" means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to install, alter, repair, and supervise the installing, altering, or repairing of electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment for single phase systems of not more than 200 ampere capacity for light, heat, power, and other purposes on any farm or in any single family dwelling located in any town or municipality which has a population of less than 2500 inhabitants who is licensed as such by the Board of Electricity.

Subd. 6b. Class A installer. The term "Class A installer" means a person who has the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to properly lay out and install electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment for major electrical home appliances and such other electrical equipment as is determined by the state Board of Electricity pursuant to section 326.242, subdivision 3, on the load side of the main service on farmsteads or in any town or municipality with less than 1,500 inhabitants, which is not contiguous to a city of the first class and does not contain an established business of a master electrician, and who is licensed as such by the state Board of Electricity.

Subd. 6c. Class B installer. The term "Class B installer" means a person who has the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to properly lay out and install electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment on center pivot irrigation booms on the load side of the main service on farmsteads, and install other electrical equipment determined by the state Board of Electricity. A Class B installer must be licensed by the Board of Electricity.

Subd. 6d. Repealed, 2003 c 58 s 8

Subd. 6e. Owner. An owner is a natural person who physically performs electrical work on premises the person owns and actually occupies as a residence or owns and will occupy as a residence upon completion of construction.

Subd. 6f. Electrical work. The term "electrical work" means the installing, altering, repairing, planning, or laying out of electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment for light, heat, power, or other purposes. The installing, alteration, repairing, planning, or laying out of electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment for light, heat, power, or other purposes includes, but is not limited to, the performance of any work governed by the standards referred to in section 326.243.

Subd. 6g. Personal supervision. The term "personal supervision" means that a person licensed to perform electrical work oversees and directs the electrical work performed by an unlicensed person such that:

(1) the licensed person actually reviews the electrical work performed by the unlicensed person;

(2) the licensed person is immediately available to the unlicensed person at all times for assistance and direction; and

(3) the licensed person is able to and does determine that all electrical work performed by the unlicensed person is performed in compliance with section 326.243.

The licensed person is responsible for the compliance with section 326.243 of all electrical work performed by the unlicensed person.

Subd. 6h. Complaint committee. The term "complaint committee" means a committee of the board which is authorized by the board or other provisions of chapter 214 or sections 326.241 to 326.248 to investigate, mediate, or initiate administrative or legal proceedings on behalf of the board with respect to complaints filed with or information received by the board alleging or indicating violations of sections 326.241 to 326.248. The complaint committee shall consist of at least one board member, the board's executive secretary, its assistant executive secretary, and the attorney general staff member assigned to provide legal services to the board.

Subd. 6i. Demarcation. "Demarcation" means listed equipment as identified in Minnesota Rules, part 3800.3619, such as a transformer, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), battery, control panel, or other device that isolates technology circuits or systems from nontechnology circuits or systems, including plug or cord and plug connection.

Subd. 6j. Residential dwelling. A "residential dwelling" is an individual dwelling of a one-family, two-family, or multifamily dwelling as defined in the National Electrical Code pursuant to section 326.243, including its garage or accessory building.

Subd. 6k. Power limited technician. The term "power limited technician" means a person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience, and technical knowledge to install, alter, repair, plan, lay out, and supervise the installing, altering, and repairing of electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment for technology circuits or systems who is licensed as such by the Board of Electricity.

Subd. 6l. Technology circuits or systems. "Technology circuits or systems" means class 2 or class 3 circuits or systems for, but not limited to, remote control, signaling, control, alarm, and audio signal, including associated components as covered by the National Electrical Code, articles 640, 645, 725, 760, 770, and 780, and which are isolated from circuits or systems other than class 2 or class 3 by a demarcation and are not process control circuits or systems; antenna and communication circuits or systems as covered by chapter 8 of the National Electrical Code; and circuitry and equipment for indoor lighting and outdoor landscape lighting systems that are supplied by the secondary circuit of an isolating power supply operating at 30 volts or less as covered by the National Electrical Code, article 411. The planning, laying out, installing, altering, and repairing of technology circuits or systems must be performed in accordance with the applicable requirements of the National Electrical Code pursuant to section 326.243.

Subd. 6m. Process control circuits or systems. "Process control circuits or systems" are circuits or systems, regardless of electrical classification, that are integrated with a manufacturing, mining, energy, finishing, conveyance of equipment or product, material handling or packaging process that makes or assembles, or similar process. Process control systems does not include premises network and communication systems whose purpose or function is not dedicated to process control circuits or systems.

Subd. 7. Journeyman plumber. A "journeyman plumber" is any person, other than a master plumber, who, as a principal occupation, is engaged as an employee of, or otherwise working under the direction of, a master plumber in the practical installation of plumbing.

Subd. 8. Master plumber. A "master plumber" is any person skilled in the planning, superintending, and the practical installation of plumbing and otherwise lawfully qualified to contract for plumbing and installations and to conduct the business of plumbing and who is familiar with the laws and rules governing the same.

Subd. 9. Plumber's apprentice. A "plumber's apprentice" is any person, other than a journeyman or master plumber, who, as a principal occupation, is engaged in working as an employee of a plumbing contractor under the immediate and personal supervision of either a master or journeyman plumber or plumbing contractor in learning and assisting in the installation of plumbing.

Subd. 10. High pressure steam piping. "High pressure steam piping" means steam piping operating under a pressure of 15 pounds or more per square inch.

Subd. 11. Journeyman steamfitter. A "journeyman steamfitter" is any person, other than a contracting steamfitter, who, as a principal occupation, is engaged in the practical installation of high pressure steam work.

Subd. 12. Contracting steamfitter. A "contracting steamfitter" is any person skilled in the planning, superintending, and the practical installation of high pressure steamfitting, and who is familiar with the laws and rules governing the same.

Subd. 13. Steamfitter's apprentice. A "steamfitter's apprentice" is any person, other than a journeyman or master steamfitter, who, as a principal occupation, is engaged in learning and assisting in the installation of high pressure steamfitting.

Subd. 14. Person. The term "person" includes an individual, partnership, association, joint stock company, trust, or corporation.

Subd. 15. Distributor. The term "distributor" includes any person who engages, or contracts to engage, in the distribution of motion picture films and is a resident of, or legally authorized to do business in, this state.

Subd. 16. Exhibitor. The term "exhibitor" includes any person who engages, or contracts to engage, in the exhibition of motion picture films and is a resident of, or legally authorized to do business in, this state.

Subd. 17. License. The term "license" includes the offering, intending or making of a license agreement, contract, or any type of agreement whereby a film, the distribution of which is controlled by one of the parties is to be supplied to and exhibited in a theatre owned, controlled, or operated by the other party.

Subd. 18. Feature motion picture film. The term "feature motion picture film" means all motion pictures, whether copyrighted or uncopyrighted, including positive and negative prints and copies or reproductions of such prints, which films contain photoplays or other subjects and are produced for public exhibition. The term shall not include films commonly known as short subjects, newsreels, trailers, serials, reissues, foreign, and western pictures, and road shows.

Subd. 19. Exhibition season. The term "exhibition season" means a period of 12 months as may be selected by the producer-distributor, but there shall be no lapse of time between the termination of one season and the beginning of the next.

Subd. 20. Repealed, 1992 c 464 art 1 s 19

Subd. 21. Repealed, 1989 c 209 art 1 s 33

HIST: (5872, 5887, 5887-23, 5887-30, 5887-30e) 1907 c 457 s 8; 1913 c 554 s 1; 1933 c 349 s 5; 1937 c 367 s 1,6; 1937 c 370 s 4; 1941 c 460 s 1; 1943 c 474 s 1; 1947 c 253 s 1; 1957 c 907 s 1-3; 1967 c 602 s 10-16; 1979 c 121 s 1; 1985 c 73 s 1-4; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1Sp1985 c 6 s 2; 1986 c 373 s 1,2; 1986 c 402 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1991 c 289 s 1-9; 2002 c 328 s 1-7; 2003 c 58 s 1

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