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New law adds license requirements

Published (3/4/2010)
By Nick Busse
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Effective Aug. 1, 2010, a new law will add training and licensure requirements for school boiler operators and certain types of contractors.

Sponsored by Rep. Tim Mahoney (DFL-St. Paul) and Sen. Linda Scheid (DFL-Brooklyn Park), the law will clarify statutes relating to the licensing of various construction trades. Selected provisions include:

• requiring eight hours of annual training for school boiler operators;

• forbidding contractors from advertising services for which they are not licensed;

• establishing licensure requirements for those who install and maintain medical gas systems;

• requiring licensure for anyone who installs water conditioning systems; and

• allowing cities to establish rules that require exterior work on buildings to be completed within a certain time frame following issuance of a building permit.

Mahoney described the legislation as a “housekeeping bill” for the Department of Labor and Industry.

HF927*/ SF1004/CH183

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