.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 927, the second committee engrossment
(CEH0927-2), as follows:
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1.5for individuals licensed as plumbing contradictors, master plumbers, journeyman
1.6plumbers, restricted master plumbers, restricted journeyman plumbers, water conditioning
1.7contractors and water conditioning installers. The board shall adopt these rules pursuant to
1.8chapter 14 and as provided in subdivision 6, paragraphs (e) and (f);
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"Sec. .... [326B.438] MEDICAL GAS SYSTEMS.
1.16 Subdivision 1. Definitions. (a) For the purposes of this section, the terms defined in
1.17this subdivision have the meanings given them.
1.18 (b) "Medical gas" means medical gas as defined under the National Fire Protection
1.19Association NFPA99C Standard on Gas and Vacuum Systems.
1.20 (c) "Medical gas system" means a level 1, 2, or 3 piped medical gas and vacuum
1.21system as defined under the National Fire Protection Association NFPA99C Standard on
1.22Gas and Vacuum Systems.
1.23 Subd. 2. License and certification required. No person shall engage in the
1.24installation, maintenance, or repair of a medical gas system unless the person possesses a
1.25current Minnesota master or journeyman plumber's license and is certified under rules
1.26adopted by the Minnesota Plumbing Board.
2.1 Subd. 3. Temporary exemptions. (a) A person who on the effective date of
2.2this section holds a valid certificate authorized by the American Society of Sanitary
2.3Engineering (ASSE) in accordance with standards recommended by the National Fire
2.4Protection Association under NFPA99C is exempt from the requirements of subdivision
2.52 and may maintain and repair a medical gas system. This exemption applies only if a
2.6person maintains a valid certification authorized by the ASSE for the duration of the
2.8 (b) A person who on the effective date of this section possesses a current Minnesota
2.9master or journeyman plumber's license and a valid certificate authorized by the American
2.10Society of Sanitary Engineering in accordance with standards recommended by the
2.11National Fire Protection Association under NFPA 99C is exempt from the requirements of
2.12subdivision 2 and may install, maintain, and repair a medical gas system. This exemption
2.13applies only if a person maintains a valid master or journeyman plumber's license and
2.14valid certification authorized by the ASSE for the duration of the exemption period.
2.15 (c) The exemptions in paragraphs (a) and (b) expire 180 days after the board adopts
2.17 Subd. 4. Fees. The fee for a medical gas certificate issued by the plumbing board
2.18according to subdivision 2 is $30 per year.
2.19EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2009, except that the
2.20requirement under subdivision 2 that a master or journeyman plumber must be certified by
2.21the Minnesota Plumbing Board and the fee in subdivision 4 are not effective until 180
2.22days after the board adopts rules.
Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
Amend the title accordingly