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VOLUME 46, ISSUE 18
ISSUE DATE: September 15, 2014
RULE PROPOSALS

LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS


Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:31

Proposed Repeals and New Rules: N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.3, 2.4, 5.2, and 5.3

Proposed New Rules: N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.5, 2.6, and 5.4

Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors Rules
 
Authorized By: Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, David Freed, Acting Executive Director.
 
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:1-7.1 and 7.4, 45:1-14 et seq., and 45:5A-6 and P.L. 2013, c. 182 and P.L. 2013, c. 49.
 
Calendar Reference: See Summary below for explanation of exception to calendar requirement.
 
Proposal Number: PRN 2014-150.
 
Submit comments by November 14, 2014, to:
 
   David Freed, Acting Executive Director
   Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
   Post Office Box 45006
   Newark, New Jersey 07101
 
Or electronically at:

www.NJConsumerAffairs.gov/proposal/comment/
 
The agency proposal follows:
 
Summary

The Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors (the Board) is proposing to readopt N.J.A.C. 13:31 with repeals, new rules, and amendments. These rules are scheduled to expire on August 23, 2014, pursuant to Executive Order No. 66 (1978) and P.L. 2011, c. 45 (N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1). Because this notice of readoption has been filed with the Office of Administrative Law prior to August 23, 2014, the expiration date of the rules is extended by 180 days to February 19, 2015, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14B-5.1.c(2).

In compliance with Executive Order No. 66 (1978), the Board undertook a thorough review of the existing provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:31 in order to delete any unnecessary or unreasonable rules and to clarify existing provisions. The Board believes that the rules proposed for readoption, as changed, are necessary, reasonable, understandable, and responsive to the purposes for which they were promulgated.

The following is a summary of the existing rules of Chapter 31, which the Board proposes to readopt with repeals, new rules, and amendments. Subchapter 1 sets forth rules of general applicability. The Board is proposing that N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.1 which establishes requirements for Board meetings be readopted without change.

The Board is proposing to relocate the definition of "employee" from N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.5(e) and include it in the definitions for the chapter at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.2 because the term is used throughout the chapter. The Board is proposing to amend the relocated definition of "employee" in recognition of the common practice of hiring licensees and qualified journeyman electricians as temporary employees for work on projects.

In addition, the Board is proposing to amend the definition of "regular employee" to eliminate any confusion between the practice of hiring sub-contractors whose income is reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on a Form 1099 and regular employees whose income is reported to the IRS on a Form W-2.

The Board is also proposing to amend the definition of "regular employee" to include a requirement that the person is hired on an ongoing and continuous basis. The term "regular employee" appears in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k) and (l). These statutory provisions set forth exemptions from the requirement to secure an electrical contractor business permit for electrical work or construction performed by a regular [page=1931] employee who is a qualified journeyman electrician and performs the work on the premises occupied by a firm or corporation, and for work performed by regular employees of the State or of a municipality, county, or school district on the premises owned or occupied by the State, a municipality, county, or school district. The Board believes that as used in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k) and (l) a regular employee must be an individual employed on an ongoing and continuous basis because the person needs to be familiar with the facility's electrical systems and available to provide electrical work whenever the need arises. The Board also proposes to specify the "ongoing and continuous basis" requirement to prevent attempts to circumvent the business permit requirements by hiring licensees and qualified journeyman electricians on an ad hoc basis.

The Board is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.3, which establishes a bond requirement, to correct the terminology such that "obligor" is changed to "principal."

The Board is proposing technical amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.4, Compliance with laws, to update the rule language and include qualified journeyman electricians.

The Board is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.5, which concerns the identification of licensees and permit holders in business correspondence and advertisements, and on business vehicles, to reference only the electrical contractor business permit number. Because the business qualifier's electrical contractor license number and the business permit number are the same, except for an alphabetic prefix distinguishing the contractor and the business, the Board believes that it is unnecessary to require both. The contractor business permit number is sufficient for the consumer to identify the qualifying licensee.

The Board is proposing to make technical amendments to the names of the fees assessed in its fee schedule set forth at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6 to more accurately describe what the fee is for.

The Board is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7(h), which concerns the responsibilities of continuing education sponsors. The Board proposes to add a requirement for sponsors to keep accurate records of attendance for a six-year period consistent with the document retention requirements for licensees. This requirement will provide the Board with the ability to verify the documentation submitted by licensees and qualified journeyman electricians. The remainder of N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7, which sets forth continuing education requirements for licensees, is proposed to be readopted without change.

The Board is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.8, Notification of change of address or business name; service of process; termination or resignation of qualifying licensee, to include qualified journeyman electricians in the change of address notice requirement. The Board is also proposing to amend this provision to allow licensees, qualified journeyman electricians, and business permit holders to provide a post office box as the address of record, as long as the licensee, qualified journeyman electrician or business permit holder also provides a street address. These changes codify the current practice of the Board and Division of Consumer Affairs.

Subchapter 2 concerns licensure and business permit requirements. N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1, which concerns the qualifications of applicants for licensure, is proposed to be readopted without change.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.2 sets forth requirements applicable to the Board's licensing examination that applicants must pass in order to be licensed. The Board proposes a technical amendment to change all references to the National Electrical Contractor Licensing Examination to Board licensing examination. In addition, the Board proposes to amend subsection (a) to reflect that the examination is administered by a third-party vendor. Because the selection of the third-party vendor is done through the State Request for Proposal process, the third-party vendor is subject to change. Removing the reference to a specific vendor will relieve the Board from having to continually update this regulatory provision. The Board also proposes to amend subsection (a) to clarify that there are three sections to the examination.

In addition, the Board proposes to amend N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.2(b) to clarify that the applicant must pass all three sections of the examination and that an applicant sitting for the licensing examination for the first time must take all three sections of the examination. The Board is also proposing to amend subsection (b) to remove the last sentence and incorporate it into proposed new subsection (c). In proposed new subsection (c), the Board clarifies that an applicant who fails to pass any section(s) of the examination needs to retake only those sections.

The Board proposes new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.2(c)3, which provides applicants with three opportunities to successfully pass all three sections of the licensing examination, failing which, applicants will be required to retake all sections of the examination, including any that were previously passed. The Board believes that after the third unsuccessful attempt applicants should be retested on all sections of the examination to evidence continued familiarity with the previously tested subject matter.

In addition, the Board proposes new subsection (d), which provides that an applicant must successfully pass all sections of the licensing examination within five years of the date of approval to take the examination for the first time. The Board also proposes new subsection (e) to provide that an applicant must sit for the licensing examination within two years of the date of approval to take the examination for the first time. Under the existing rules, once an applicant satisfies the experiential requirement in N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1, there is no ongoing experiential requirement. The Board is concerned that the knowledge an applicant gains from the practical hands-on experience will become stale. The Board, therefore, is proposing new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.2(d) and (e) to ensure that the applicant takes and passes all three sections of the Board licensing examination in close proximity to satisfying the experiential requirement.

To implement P.L. 2013, c. 182, which revises the law concerning professional and occupational licenses, the Board proposes to repeal existing N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.3 and 2.4 and replace these sections with new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.3, 2.4, and 2.5. P.L. 2013, c. 182, which became effective on July 1, 2014, modified the reinstatement and reactivation requirements for professional or occupational licensees, registrants, and certificants. The proposed new sections reorganize the rules to distinguish between renewal, reactivation of an inactive license, and reinstatement of a suspended license due to the licensee's failure to renew before the date of licensure expiration (administrative suspension).

Proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.3 sets forth the requirements for licensure renewal. In accordance with P.L. 2013, c. 182, the Board proposes including in subsection (a) the requirement that the notice of renewal inform licensees that they have the option to renew as inactive.

Proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.4, implementing P.L. 2013, c. 182, sets forth the requirements for reactivating an inactive license. Subparagraph (a)4i provides that applicants who were engaged in the practice of electrical contracting in another state while holding an inactive State license and met the other state's continuing education requirements will be deemed to have satisfied the Board's continuing education requirements. The rule also provides that if the Board requires specific continuing education courses, those courses can be completed within 12 months following reactivation, unless the Board determines that there are practice deficiencies requiring remediation as set forth in subsection (b).

Proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.5 similarly sets forth the requirements for reinstating an administratively suspended license.

The Board is proposing to add new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6 to implement P.L. 2013, c. 49, which mandates that a professional or occupational board designated in section 2 of P.L. 1978, c. 73 (N.J.S.A. 45:1-15) that issues a professional or occupational license, certificate of registration, or certificate for which professional training, education, or experience is required, give a veteran credit towards its requirements for licensure or certification for any portion of the training, education, and experience received while serving as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States (Armed Forces) that is substantially equivalent to the training, education, or experience required for licensure or certification. The Board does not believe it is necessary to add similar rules for qualified journeyman electricians because qualified journeyman electricians do not need to satisfy an educational requirement and the Board currently accepts the electrical experience received while serving in the military to satisfy the experiential requirement in N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.1.

Proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6(a) would permit an applicant for an electrical contractor's license who has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces and who does not meet all of the training, education, and experience requirements for licensure under N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1, to apply to the Board for recognition of the applicant's training, education, and experience received while serving as a member of the Armed Forces [page=1932] as being substantially equivalent to the training, education, and experience required for licensure.

Proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6(b) sets forth the evidence that the applicant would be required to provide to establish that the relevant education, training, and experience received while in the military is substantially equivalent in scope and character to the education, training, and experience required by the Board for licensure. Proposed N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6(b)2i would require the applicant to submit verification of his or her military experience and training to the Board for determining substantial equivalence to the practical hands-on experience required under N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1.

Proposed N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6(b)2ii sets forth the procedure that an applicant must follow to have his or her military education and/or training evaluated for substantial equivalence to a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

Proposed N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6(b)3 would require that the applicant comply with all other requirements for licensure, including successful completion of the examination requirement.

Under proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6(c) the applicant would be responsible for providing timely and complete evidence of the education, training, and/or experience gained in the military for review and consideration. If all of the applicant's military training, education, or experience is not deemed substantially equivalent to the Board's requirements, N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6(d) would require the Board to credit whatever portion of the applicant's military training, education, or experience it deems to be substantially equivalent towards meeting the requirements of licensure. Additionally, proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6(e) provides that evidence of such education, training, or service will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Subchapter 3 sets forth standards of practice for licensed electrical contractors, business permit holders, and qualified journeyman electricians. N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.1, which requires worker's compensation insurance coverage for employees, and N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.2, which concerns work standards and inspections, are proposed to be readopted without change.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.3 outlines requirements imposed upon licensees concerning the use of official Board-provided pressure seals. The Board is proposing amendments to subsection (a) to better reflect the application process for electrical permits and inspections. The Board is proposing amendments to subsection (c) to include additional circumstances necessitating the immediate return of the seal to the Board. The Board also proposes to delete the last sentence in subsection (c) and recodify it as new subsection (h). The Board also proposes a technical amendment to recodified subsection (h) to change the word "new" to "replacement" pressure seal to be consistent with the reference in the fee schedule in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4, which sets forth requirements for the supervision of electrical work, is proposed to be readopted with technical amendments. The Board is clarifying in subsection (d) that the relevant work and experience must be electrical.

As noted above, the Board is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.5 to refer to the definition of "employee" in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.2 (by deleting existing subsection (e). The remainder of N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.5, which sets forth the requirements for parties to a joint venture in electrical contracting and subcontracting of electrical contracting, is proposed for readoption without change.

The Board is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.6, which sets forth the requirements for an identification card, to delete the reference to a "duly authorized agent acting on the licensee's behalf." This amendment clarifies that only the person to whom the identification card has been issued may use it; a licensee may not authorize anyone to act on his or her behalf.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.7, which prohibits a licensee from charging an excessive fee for services is proposed to be readopted without change.

The Board is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.8, which specifies the activities that require licensure and business permits, to include installing, maintaining, servicing, and handling exposed photovoltaic panels, solar inverters, and all other electrical components. The Board notes that photovoltaic cells and other electrical components become energized as soon as light hits them, thereby generating electrical power. As such, in the interest of public safety, the Board believes it is necessary to ensure that the installing, maintaining, servicing, and handling of these components is done by those licensed or permitted to engage in electrical contracting. The Board is also proposing a technical amendment to subsection (a) to delete the word "solar" before photovoltaic system because it is redundant.

The rules in Subchapter 4 set forth limited licensure exemptions. N.J.A.C. 13:31-4.1, which provides that businesses engaged in telecommunications wiring are exempt from the Board's license and business permit requirements, is proposed to be readopted with amendments. Specifically, the Board is proposing to amend subsection (a) to clarify that the telecommunication wiring exemption does not exempt a business entity from the license and business permit requirements for the work of an electrical contractor or when engaging in the alarm or locksmith business. The exemption applies to a business solely when it is engaged in telecommunication wiring as defined in the rule. The remainder of N.J.A.C. 13:31-4.1 is proposed to be readopted without change.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-4.2, which exempts well drillers or pump installers licensed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 58:4A-4.1 et seq. from licensure and business permit requirements imposed by the Board, is proposed to be readopted without change.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-4.3(a) and (b) are proposed for recodification as N.J.A.C 13:31-4.3(b) and (a) respectively to provide a more logical flow to the rule. The Board also proposes to amend the definition of "servicing or repairing" in recodified N.J.A.C. 13:31-4.3(b) to clarify that the exemption from the license and business requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:5A-9(a) does not include light emitting diode (LED) drivers. The Board believes that, because almost all LED lighting systems involve wiring, the replacement of LED drivers is a potentially dangerous activity for persons not properly trained in electrical contracting. Therefore, to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the general public, the Board is proposing to amend the rule to clarify that the replacement of LED drivers is not included within the statutory exemption authorizing unlicensed individuals to test, service, or repair electrical equipment or apparatus. Such work, therefore, must be performed by a licensed electrical contractor. The Board also notes that an LED lighting system exceeds 10 volts and, therefore, does not qualify for the statutory exemption under N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(i).

Subchapter 5 sets forth the registration and continuing education requirements for qualified journeyman electricians. The Board proposes technical amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.1 to remove the reference in subsection (a) to the date the registration requirement became effective because the date has passed. Similarly, the Board proposes to delete subsection (b), as the effective date of the regulation has passed and the provision is no longer relevant.

As discussed above, P.L. 2013, c. 182 revises the law concerning professional and occupational licenses. To implement this law, the Board proposes to repeal existing N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.2 and 5.3 and replace these sections with new N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.2, 5.3, and 5.4. The Board also proposes to recodify existing N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.4 and 5.5 as N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.5 and 5.6, respectively.

Proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.2 sets forth the requirements for renewal of registration as qualified journeyman electricians. In accordance with P.L. 2013, c. 182, the Board proposes including in subsection (a) the requirement that the notice of renewal inform registrants that they have the option to renew as inactive.

Proposed N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.3 sets forth the requirements for reactivating an inactive certificate of registration. Subparagraph (a)4i provides that applicants who were engaged in the practice of electrical contracting in another state during the period of inactivation and met the other state's continuing education requirements will be deemed to have satisfied the Board's continuing education requirements. The rule also provides that if the Board requires specific continuing education courses, those courses can be completed within 12 months following reactivation, unless the Board determines that there are practice deficiencies requiring remediation as set forth in subsection (b) of the rule. The Board also proposes to clarify that inactive qualified journeyman electricians may also not perform work as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(l) unless the [page=1933] inactive registrant holds a civil service title or completed an approved apprenticeship program as described in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(l).

Proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.4 similarly sets forth the requirements for reinstating an administratively suspended certificate of registration.

Recodified N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.5, which sets forth the continuing education requirements for qualified journeyman electricians and the requirements for continuing education course sponsors, and N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.6, which requires the Board to maintain a register of all applicants for registration as qualified journeyman electricians, are proposed to be readopted without change.

The Board has provided a 60-day comment period for this notice of proposal. Therefore, this notice is excepted from the rulemaking calendar requirement pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:30-3.3(a)5.
 
Social Impact

The Board believes that the existing rules, which have been in effect for the past seven years, have protected the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of New Jersey by identifying those individuals who are qualified and legally authorized to engage in the practice of electrical contracting. These rules establish the requisite standards for licensure and registration in the State and positively affect the regulated community by clarifying the various aspects of the practice of electrical contracting for the benefit of all licensed electrical contractors, business permit holders, and qualified journeyman electricians, and applicants for registration, licensure, and/or business permits. The readoption of N.J.A.C. 13:31 is essential for the Board to continue to regulate the practice of electrical contracting, to identify those individuals who are qualified to engage in the practice, and to ensure that every licensee, business permit holder, qualified journeyman electrician, and applicant for registration, licensure, and/or business permit is aware of the procedures involved in the issuance of a certificate of registration, license, and/or business permit.

The readoption of N.J.A.C. 13:31 continues the accepted practice standards for licensed electrical contractors, business permit holders, and qualified journeyman electricians established by the Board, and by so doing, provides licensees, permit holders, qualified journeyman electricians, and applicants for licensure and/or business permits or registration with a clear and comprehensive set of rules to guide them in their professional work. Applicants for registration, licensure, and/or business permits will benefit by having a set of rules that govern the manner in which they may qualify for licensure, business permits, or registration.

The Board has determined that the proposed new rules N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.4, 2.5, 5.3, and 5.4 implementing P.L. 2013, c. 182 will make it easier for licensees and qualified journeyman electricians to resume, after a period of inactivation or administrative suspension, engaging in the practice of electrical contracting within the State. The new rules allow licensees and qualified journeyman electricians to submit proof of compliance with another state's continuing education requirements and provide them with up to 12 months from the date of reactivation or reinstatement, as applicable, to take specific continuing education courses required by the Board. In addition, N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.5 and 5.4 no longer mandate retaking the licensing examination if the period of administrative suspension is for more than five years, but provides the Board the flexibility to determine if remediation is necessary to continue to ensure the safety and welfare of the public.

The Board has determined that proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6, implementing P.L. 2013, c. 49, would help New Jersey veterans transition from military to civilian life. New Jersey veterans who have received relevant training, education, and experience while in the military would be able to have that training, education, and experience evaluated for substantial equivalence to Board requirements. Whatever portion of the veteran's training, education, and/or experience is found to be substantially equivalent would be credited towards the requirements for licensure. This procedure would create an efficient process for licensing veterans in professional careers who have received valuable education and work skills while in the military, benefitting veterans as noted in the Economic Impact below. Prospective employers may also benefit from the increased pool of qualified potential employees. The Board anticipates that the proposed new rules would have no adverse effect on public health, safety, or welfare.

The Board believes that the rules proposed for readoption with repeals, new rules, and amendments will have a positive impact upon the general public by continuing to safeguard the public health, safety, and welfare by ensuring the maintenance of appropriate practice standards, which will enable licensees, business permit holders, and qualified journeyman electricians to provide the highest quality service in the performance of electrical work.
 
Economic Impact

The Board anticipates that the rules proposed for readoption with repeals, new rules, and amendments will not impose any new or additional significant costs upon applicants for licensure, registration, licensees, business permit holders, qualified journeyman electricians, or consumers, other than as discussed below. The rules proposed for readoption of the existing rules will continue the economic impact that the rules have had on such persons for the past seven years.

Specifically, Subchapter 1 will continue to impose costs upon electrical contractors and business permit holders to satisfy the bond requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.3. The proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.5 may lower the economic impact on licensees and permit holders to the extent there are costs are lessened by the decreased wording requirements on vehicles, stationery, and advertising. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6, which sets forth the Board's fee schedule, will continue to have a negative economic impact upon licensees, permit holders, and qualified journeyman electricians, although no new or additional fees will be imposed by the Board at this time.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7, concerning continuing education requirements, will continue to impose costs upon licensed electrical contractors to the extent that licensees must satisfy continuing education requirements during each triennial renewal period. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7 will continue to also have an economic impact upon continuing education sponsors to the extent that sponsors will be required to reapply for Board approval and remit the associated fee for a currently approved course that has changed since such approval was obtained. The proposed amendment to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7 may have an economic impact upon continuing education sponsors to the extent they do not already maintain attendance records and they incur costs associated with document retention.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.8 may continue to impose costs upon licensees, permit holders, and qualified journeyman electricians to the extent there are administrative costs associated with notifying the Board of any change in address and requires a qualifying licensee to notify the Board of any business name changes or the termination or resignation of his or her position with an electrical contracting business.

The rules in Subchapter 2 will continue to have an economic impact upon licensees and applicants for licensure. Under N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1, applicants will bear the costs associated with submitting the required application and supporting materials, as well as the costs of the examination required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.2. Proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.2 may also have an economic impact upon applicants for licensure to the extent they are unable to successfully pass all three sections of the Board licensing examination within five years of the date initially approved to take the examination or fail to sit for the Board licensing examination within two years of the date of approval because they may incur additional costs if they choose to reapply for licensure.

Under proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.3, licensees will continue to bear the costs associated with license renewal. Similarly, under proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.4 and 2.5, licensees who seek to reactivate or reinstate their license will continue to bear the costs associated with license reactivation and reinstatement. The Board believes that proposed N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.4 and 2.5 may have a positive economic impact upon licensees seeking to reactivate or reinstate their license. Accepting continuing education requirements of another state may save licensees the costs associated with completing the Board's continuing education requirements. New N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.5 may also have a positive economic impact upon licensees seeking reinstatement because, in accordance with P.L. 2013, c. 182, they are no longer required to pay all past delinquent renewal fees but only the one for the triennial period immediately preceding the renewal period for which reinstatement is sought. N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.4 and 2.5 may have a negative economic impact [page=1934] upon licensees seeking reactivation or reinstatement of their license to the extent the Board deems them in need of remediation and they are required to pass an examination or complete additional education or training.

The Board believes that proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6 may have a positive economic impact on New Jersey veterans. Crediting substantially equivalent education received in the military towards the requirements for licensure may save veterans tuition costs for duplicative education; crediting substantially equivalent training and experience may save veterans time in achieving licensure. Obtaining licensure may translate into landing higher paying jobs more quickly, which, in turn, may economically benefit the State through increased tax revenues and decreased unemployment.

The rules in Subchapter 3, concerning standards of practice, will continue to have an economic impact upon licensed electrical contractors and business permit holders. Business permit holders may bear the costs associated with obtaining worker's compensation insurance coverage under N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.1, the costs associated with obtaining work permits and inspections required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.2(b), and in remediating State Uniform Construction Code violations found in the licensee's work pursuant to the requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.2(c).

N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.3, which requires a licensee to use an official pressure seal on all applications for electrical permits and inspections, will continue to have an economic impact upon licensees who must pay for the pressure seal prior to its issuance by the Board. Similarly, in accordance with recodifed subsection (h), licensees will continue to bear the costs associated with obtaining a replacement pressure seal. Subsections (d) and (e) may continue to have a positive economic impact upon a business entity by allowing the entity to continue to engage in the business of electrical contracting for up to one year without the licensed electrical contractor to whom the pressure seal was issued, provided the Board is notified of the change and an appropriate replacement for the licensed contractor is hired.

The rules of Subchapter 4 will continue to impose costs upon those entities exempt from the licensure and business permit requirements imposed by the Board to the extent that these entities incur administrative expenses associated with submitting the application and documentation required for the exemption, notifying the Board of any changes in address or ownership, as required pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-4.1(g) and (h).

Under proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.2, qualified journeyman electricians will continue to bear the costs associated with registration renewal. Similarly, under proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.3 and 5.4, registrants who seek to reactivate or reinstate their certificate of registration will continue to bear the costs associated with registration reactivation and reinstatement. The Board believes that proposed N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.3 and 5.4 may have a positive economic impact upon registrants seeking to reactivate or reinstate their certificate of registration. Accepting continuing education requirements of another state may save registrants the costs associated with completing the Board's continuing education requirements. The Board also believes that proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.4 may have a positive economic impact upon registrants seeking reinstatement because, in accordance with P.L. 2013, c. 182, they are no longer required to pay all past delinquent renewal fees but only the one for the triennial period immediately preceding the renewal period for which reinstatement is sought. N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.3 and 5.4 may have a negative economic impact upon registrants seeking reactivation or reinstatement of their registration to the extent the Board deems them in need of remediation and they are required to pass an examination or complete additional education or training.
 
Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because the rules proposed for readoption with repeals, new rules, and amendments are governed by N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1 et seq., and, therefore, are not subject to any Federal standards or requirements governing the practice of electrical contracting.
 
Jobs Impact

The Board does not anticipate that the rules proposed for readoption with repeals, new rules, and amendments will result in an increase or decrease in the number of jobs in the State.
 
Agriculture Industry Impact

The Board does not anticipate that the rules proposed for readoption with repeals, new rules, and amendments will have any impact on the agriculture industry in the State.
 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Currently, the Board licenses approximately 8,960 active electrical contractors and approximately 6,785 electrical contracting business permit holders, and registers approximately 745 qualified journeyman electricians. If Board licensees, permit holders, and qualified journeyman electricians are considered "small businesses," within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-16 et seq., then the following analysis applies.

The rules proposed for readoption with repeals, new rules, and amendments contain the same compliance, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements and will continue to impose reporting, recordkeeping, and compliance requirements upon licensed electrical contractors, qualified journeyman electricians, and permit holders.

Subchapter 1 will continue to impose reporting and compliance requirements upon licensed electrical contractors, qualified journeyman electricians, and permit holders. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.5 requires all electrical contractors and permit holders to ensure that any commercial vehicle utilized in the provision of electrical contracting services is visibly marked on both sides with specific identifying information. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.5 also requires that all business correspondence, stationery, and advertising utilized by a licensee or permit holder contain identifying information. The rule also requires a licensee engaging in electrical contracting work to have a business permit in his or her possession.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7 continues to require all licensees to complete a course of study on each new edition of the National Electrical Code for purposes of continuing education. Proposed amendments to subsection (h) require continuing education sponsors to retain attendance records for six years. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.8 continues to require all licensees and business permit holders and, as proposed for amendment, qualified journeyman electricians, to report to the Board any change in their address of record. N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.8 also requires a licensee who has been terminated or has resigned his or her position as a qualifying licensee for a business to notify the Board of such action. A qualifying licensee must also notify the Board of any changes to the name of the electrical contracting business in which he or she is engaged as the qualifying licensee.

Subchapter 2 imposes various compliance requirements upon applicants for initial licensure as electrical contractors and upon electrical contractors seeking to renew, reactivate, or reinstate their licenses. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1, an applicant for initial licensure must submit proof to the Board that he or she is over the age of 21, holds a high school diploma or equivalency certificate, and has five years of practical hands-on experience working with tools in the installation, alteration, or repair of wiring for electric light, heat, or power. N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.2 requires an applicant to obtain a passing grade on all three sections of the Board's licensing examination as a prerequisite to licensure. A regulatory flexibility analysis is not required for proposed amendments to N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.2 because the proposed amendments apply only to applicants for licensure who cannot be considered small businesses because they do not yet have a license to practice as an electrical contractor. N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.3 requires licensees to submit their renewal applications to the Board, along with the specified renewal fee, prior to the date of their license expiration. If a licensee submits the renewal application within 30 days following the date of his or her license expiration, he or she must also remit a late fee with the application. If a licensee fails to submit the renewal application within 30 days of the license expiration date, he or she must cease engaging in the practice of electrical contracting because his or her license is considered suspended. N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.4 requires licensees applying for reactivation to submit a renewal application, a certification of employment for each job held during the period of inactive license, and a renewal fee. Licensees seeking reactivation must also submit evidence of completing all continuing education requirements or, if applicable, having satisfied the requirements of another state.

[page=1935] Under N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.5, a licensee applying for reinstatement of an expired license must submit a reinstatement application, a certification of employment for each job held during the period of administrative suspension, the renewal fee for the triennial period for which reinstatement is sought, and a reinstatement fee. Licensees seeking reinstatement must also submit evidence of having completed all continuing education requirements or, if applicable, having satisfied the requirements of another state.

A regulatory flexibility analysis is not required for proposed new N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.6 because the proposed rule applies only to applicants for licensure who cannot be considered small businesses because they do not yet have a license to practice as an electrical contractor.

Subchapter 3 imposes recordkeeping and compliance requirements upon licensees and business permit holders. N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.1 requires all business permit holders to obtain worker's compensation insurance for all individuals employed by the business permit holder or his or her subcontractor. The business permit holder is required to maintain a certificate of insurance as proof of such coverage, and must ensure that all temporary employees working under the supervision of the permit holder have worker's compensation coverage. N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.2 requires all licensees and permit holders to comply with specified work standards, such as ensuring that all work is performed in conformity with the standards of the State Uniform Construction Code.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.3 requires a licensed contractor to sign and seal all applications for electrical permits and inspections. An electrical contractor is prohibited from allowing any person other than the licensee from using the pressure seal. A licensee who has had his or her license suspended or revoked, or who has registered as inactive, must return the pressure seal to the Board. Proposed amendments to subsection (c) require the return of the pressure seal to the Board if a licensee's employment has terminated or the licensee resigns his or her position as a qualifying licensee for a business, or if the business entity for which the seal was issued ceases to operate. Recodified subsection (h) continues to require a licensee seeking the reissuance of a pressure seal that has been returned to the Board to pay a fee to have a new pressure seal issued. N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.3 continues to provide, however, that, if the licensee is rendered incapable of fulfilling his or her professional duties, the business may delay returning the pressure seal to the Board for up to six months provided the Board is notified in writing of the name of a person who can qualify the business entity to remain in business. All work performed during this interim six-month period must be performed or supervised by the new qualifying person. At the end of the six-month interim period, or at the end of any extension to this period provided by the Board, the pressure seal must be returned to the Board.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4 requires the qualifying licensee to assume full responsibility for the inspection and supervision of all electrical work performed by the business permit holder. All work must be performed in accordance with recognized safety standards. Specifically, the qualifying licensee must inspect and supervise the work of all employees as required, and must provide on-site supervision of all employees commensurate with their level of competence and the complexity of the work performed. The qualifying licensee must also be personally available to handle emergent situations and is, therefore, prohibited from being absent on a regular and continuous basis from the principal office of the permit holder or from the work site. N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.5 requires all parties to a joint venture for the purpose of performing electrical work in the State to hold business permits issued by the Board.

N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.6 prohibits a licensee from allowing an unlicensed or unauthorized person to use the wallet sized identification card issued to the licensee at the time of license and/or business permit renewal. The licensee is also required to present the identification card, upon request, to any duly licensed inspection agency upon all applications for electrical permits. A licensee is prohibited from using the identification card of another licensee. N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.7 prohibits a licensee from charging an excessive fee for electrical contracting services.

Subchapter 4 imposes reporting and compliance requirements upon persons granted a limited exemption from the licensure and business permit requirements of the Electrical Contractors Licensing Act and the rules of Chapter 31. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-4.1, a business engaged solely in telecommunications wiring may be exempt from the Board's licensure and business permit requirements provided it submits an application to the Board documenting all relevant information, and remits the fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6. An exempt entity must notify the Board in writing of any change of address within 10 days, and of any change in name, ownership, or form of ownership within 30 days.

Subchapter 5, which deals with qualified journeyman electricians, does not require a regulatory flexibility analysis because those persons currently registered with the Board as qualified journeyman electricians in order to perform electrical work under the statutory exemption set forth at N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k) and (l) are not considered "small businesses" within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-16 et seq. (Act), because they are firm or corporation employees or employees of the State or of a municipality, county, or school district and, therefore, no regulatory flexibility analysis applies to this class of registrants. Applicants for registration as qualified journeyman electricians who are employed as supervisors by Board licensees or permit holders also are not considered "small businesses" within the meaning of the Act because they are employed by electrical contracting businesses and, therefore, no regulatory flexibility analysis applies to this class of registrants. If electrical contracting business permit holders are considered "small businesses," within the meaning of the Act, however, then the following analysis applies. The proposed amendments and rules in Subchapter 5 do not impose any reporting, recordkeeping, or compliance requirements upon electrical contracting business permit holders.

No additional professional services will be needed to comply with the rules proposed for readoption with repeals, new rules, and amendments. The costs associated with the reporting, recordkeeping, and compliance requirements of the rules proposed for readoption with repeals, new rules, and amendments are discussed in the Economic Impact above. The Board believes that the rules proposed for readoption with repeals, new rules, and amendments should be uniformly applied to all licensed electrical contractors, business permit holders, and qualified journeyman electricians in order to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the general public in the provision of electrical contracting services and, therefore, no differing compliance requirements for any licensee, permit holder, or qualified journeyman electrician are provided based upon the size of the business.
 
Housing Affordability Impact Analysis

The rules proposed for readoption with amendments, repeals, and new rules will have an insignificant impact on affordable housing in New Jersey and there is an extreme unlikelihood that the rules would evoke a change in the average costs associated with housing because the rules concern standards for the practice of electrical contracting.
 
Smart Growth Development Impact Analysis

The rules proposed for readoption with amendments, repeals, and new rules will have an insignificant impact on smart growth and there is an extreme unlikelihood that the rules would evoke a change in housing production in Planning Areas 1 or 2, or within designated centers, under the State Development and Redevelopment Plan in New Jersey because the rules concern standards for the practice of electrical contracting.
 
Full text of the rules proposed for readoption may be found in the New Jersey Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 13:31.
 
Full text of the rules proposed for repeal may be found in the New Jersey Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.3, 2.4, 5.2, and 5.3.
 
Full text of the proposed amendments and new rules follows (additions indicated in boldface thus; deletions indicated in brackets [thus]):
 
SUBCHAPTER 1. GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
 
13:31-1.2   Definitions
 
[(a)] The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
 
. . .
 
[page=1936] "Employee" means a person whose remuneration is reported on a Form W-2 to the Internal Revenue Service, and whose work is supervised pursuant to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4.
 
. . .
 
"Regular employee" as used in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-[18(l)]18(k) and (l) means an individual [who receives a regular salary] hired to work on an ongoing and continuous basis, whose remuneration is reported on a Form W-2 to the Internal Revenue Service, for the performance of functions, which include those associated with the installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical work for the State, county, municipality, or school district which occupies the premises on which such work is done.
 
13:31-1.3   Bonds
 
An action may be maintained on the bond required by N.J.S.A. 45:5A-19 by any person injured, aggrieved, or damaged through the failure of the [obligor] principal to perform the duties prescribed for electrical contractors under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1[,] et seq., or any rule of the Board.
 
13:31-1.4   Compliance with laws
 
Electrical contractors, qualified journeyman electricians, and business permit holders shall comply with all general and special Federal, State, and municipal laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to the business of electrical contracting and those employed or engaged [therein] in the practice of electrical contracting. Violations of any such Federal, State, and municipal laws, ordinances, and regulations may be deemed occupational misconduct within the meaning of N.J.S.A. 45:1-21(e) and may subject a licensee or registrant to disciplinary action as set forth at N.J.S.A. 45:1-21 et seq.
 
13:31-1.5   Identification of licensees and permittees; vehicles; stationery; advertising
 
(a) All commercial vehicles utilized in the practice of licensed electrical contracting shall be visibly marked on both sides with the following information:
 
1. The name of the licensed electrical contractor in lettering at least three inches in height; and
 
2. The words ["Electrical Contractor license number" or "Electrical Contractor Lic. #" followed by the license number of the qualifying licensee and the words] "Electrical Contractor business permit number" or "Electrical Contractor Bus. Permit #" followed by the business permit number of the business permit holder in lettering at least three inches in height[; and].
 
[3. The name of the owner or lessee of the vehicle and the municipality from which the licensee practices or where the licensee has a principal office in lettering at least three inches in height.]
 
i. Where available space for lettering is limited, either by design of the vehicle or by the presence of other legally specified identification markings, making strict compliance with (a)1[,] or 2 [or 3] above impractical, the size of the lettering shall be as close to three inches high as possible within the limited space, provided the name is clearly visible and readily identifiable.
 
(b) All business correspondence and stationery shall display the following information:
 
1. (No change.)
 
2. The words ["Electrical Contractor license number" or "Electrical Contractor Lic. #" followed by the license number of the qualifying licensee and the words] "Electrical Contractor business permit number" or "Electrical Contractor Bus. Permit #" followed by the business permit number of the business permit holder; and
 
3. (No change.)
 
(c) All advertising shall include the following information:
 
1. (No change.)
 
2. The words ["Electrical Contractor license number" or "Electrical Contractor Lic. #" followed by the license number of the qualifying licensee and the words] "Electrical Contractor business permit number" or "Electrical Contractor Bus. Permit #" followed by the business permit number of the business permit holder; and
 
3. (No change.)
 
(d)-(e) (No change.)
 
13:31-1.6   Fee schedule
 
(a) The following fees shall be charged by the Board:
 
1.-5. (No change.)
 
6. [Initial business] Business permit:
 
i.-iii. (No change.)
 
7.-8. (No change.)
 
9. Initial/replacement pressure seal [press]............................ $ 25.00
 
10. [Duplicate] Replacement license/business permit fee......... $ 25.00
 
11.-16. (No change.)
 
13:31-1.7   Continuing education requirements
 
(a)-(g) (No change.)
 
(h) All sponsors of continuing education programs or courses shall:
 
1.-3. (No change.)
 
4. Solicit program or course evaluations from both participants and the instructors; [and]
 
5. Submit a fee pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6 for each submission of course or program offering(s) for which Board approval is sought[.]; and
 
6. Retain accurate records of attendance for a six-year period and submit such documentation to the Board upon request.
 
(i)-(k) (No change.)
 
13:31-1.8   Notification of change of address or business name; service of process; termination or resignation of qualifying licensee
 
(a) Every licensee, qualified journeyman electrician, and business permit holder shall give notice to the Board of any change of his or her address of record within 10 days of such change. For purposes of this section, "address of record" means an address designated by a licensee, qualified journeyman electrician, or business permit holder which is part of the public record and which may be disclosed upon request. "Address of record" may be a licensee, qualified journeyman electrician, or business permit holder's home, business, or mailing address, but shall not be a post office box unless the licensee, qualified journeyman electrician, or business permit holder also provides another address that includes a street, city, state, and zip code.
 
(b)-(d) (No change.)
 
SUBCHAPTER 2.    LICENSURE AND BUSINESS PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
 
13:31-2.2   Examinations
 
[(a) The Board examination shall be the National Electrical Contractor Licensing Examination developed and administered by Thomson Prometric, LLC.]
 
(a) The Board licensing examination shall be prepared and administered by a third-party vendor, but no license shall be granted except by the Board. The examination shall consist of three written sections: electrical contractor, business and law, and alarm systems.
 
(b) An applicant must obtain a passing grade on all sections of the [National Electrical Contractor Licensing Examination. Any applicant who fails to pass the Board examination shall not be eligible to retake the examination for six months from the date of such failure.] Board licensing examination. An applicant taking the licensing examination for the first time shall take all sections of the examination.
 
(c) Any applicant who fails to pass any section(s) of the Board licensing examination shall retake the failed section(s) as provided below:
 
1. An applicant shall not be eligible to retake the failed section(s) for six months from the date of such failure;
 
2. If an applicant fails to obtain a passing score on the previously failed section(s) during the second examination, the applicant shall not be eligible to retake those section(s) of the examination for six months following the date of reexamination; and
 
3. If the applicant fails to obtain a passing score on the previously failed section(s) during the third examination, the applicant shall forfeit all passing scores received on any section(s) and shall be required to retake all sections of the examination.
 
(d) If an applicant fails to obtain a passing score on all sections of the Board licensing examination within five years of the date of approval to take the examination for the first time, the application for licensure shall be deemed abandoned and closed.
 
[page=1937] (e) If an applicant fails to sit for the Board licensing examination within two years of the date of approval to take the examination for the first time, the application for licensure shall be deemed abandoned and closed.
 
[(c)] (f) An applicant shall complete all required application forms and questionnaires supplied by the Board. Examinations shall be held at least four times a year. Information about scheduled examinations and [deadlines for] submissions of completed applications including appropriate fees may be obtained from the Board offices at Post Office Box 45006, Newark, New Jersey 07101 and on the Board's website at www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/electric/index.htm.
 
13:31-2.3   License renewal
 
(a) The Board shall send a notice of renewal to each licensee at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the license. The notice of renewal shall explain inactive renewal and advise the licensee of the option to renew as inactive. If the notice to renew is not sent 60 days prior to the expiration date, no monetary penalties or fines shall apply to the holder for failure to renew provided that the license is renewed within 60 days from the date the notice is sent or within 30 days following the date of license expiration, whichever is later.
 
(b) A licensee shall renew his or her license for a period of three years from the last expiration date. The licensee shall submit a renewal application to the Board, along with the renewal fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6, prior to the date of license expiration.
 
(c) A licensee may, upon application to the Board, renew his or her license by choosing inactive status. A licensee electing to renew his or her license as inactive shall not engage in the practice of electrical contracting, or hold himself or herself out as eligible to engage in the practice of electrical contracting in New Jersey until such time as the license is returned to active status.
 
(d) If a licensee does not renew the license prior to its expiration date, the licensee may renew the license within 30 days of its expiration by submitting a renewal application, a renewal fee, and a late fee as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6. During this 30-day period, the license shall be valid and the licensee shall not be deemed practicing without a license.
 
(e) A licensee who fails to submit a renewal application within 30 days of license expiration shall have his or her license suspended without a hearing.
 
(f) A licensee who continues to engage in the practice of electrical contracting with a suspended license shall be deemed to be engaging in the unauthorized practice of electrical contracting and shall be subject to action consistent with N.J.S.A. 45:1-14 et seq., even if no notice of suspension has been provided to the individual.
 
13:31-2.4   License reactivation
 
(a) A licensee who holds an inactive license pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.3(c) may apply to the Board for reactivation of the inactive license. A licensee seeking reactivation of an inactive license shall submit:
 
1. A renewal application;
 
2. A certification of employment listing each job held during the period of inactive license status, which includes the name, address, and telephone number of each employer;
 
3. The renewal fee for the triennial period for which reactivation is sought as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6; and
 
4. Evidence of having completed all continuing education credits for the current triennial registration period that were required to be completed during the triennial period immediately prior to the renewal period for which reactivation is sought, consistent with the requirements set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7.
 
i. An applicant who holds a valid, current license in good standing issued by another state to engage in the practice of electrical contracting and submits proof of having satisfied that state's continuing education requirements for that license, shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of (a)4 above. If the other state does not have any continuing education requirements, the requirements of (a)4 above apply.
 
ii. To the extent that specific courses are required to satisfy the continuing education requirement for, or are required to have been satisfied prior to, the triennial period for which reactivation is sought, the Board will allow applicants to take the courses within 12 months following reactivation. If the Board concludes, in accordance with (b) below, that there are practice deficiencies in need of remediation, then (b) below shall apply.
 
(b) If a Board review of an application establishes a basis for concluding that there may be practice deficiencies in need of remediation prior to reactivation, the Board may require the applicant to submit to and successfully pass an examination or an assessment of skills, a refresher course, or other requirements as determined by the Board prior to reactivation of the license. If that examination or assessment identifies deficiencies or educational needs, the Board may require the applicant, as a condition of reactivation of licensure, to take and successfully complete any education or training or to submit to any supervision, monitoring, or limitations, that the Board determines are necessary to assure that the applicant practices with reasonable skill and safety. The Board, in its discretion, may restore the license subject to the applicant's completion of the training within a period of time prescribed by the Board following the restoration of the license. The Board in its discretion may restore the license subject to the applicant's completion of the training within a period of time prescribed by the Board following the restoration of the license. In making its determination whether there are practice deficiencies requiring remediation, the Board shall consider the following factors including, but not limited to:
 
1. Length of duration license was inactive;
 
2. Employment history;
 
3. Professional history;
 
4. Disciplinary history and any action taken against the applicant's license by any licensing board;
 
5. Actions affecting the applicant's privileges taken by any institution, organization, or employer related to the practice of electrical contracting or other professional or occupational practice in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction;
 
6. Pending proceedings against a professional or occupational license issued to the licensee by a professional board in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction; and
 
7. Civil litigation related to the practice of electrical contracting or other professional or occupational practice in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction.
 
13:31-2.5   License reinstatement
 
(a) Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-7.1.c, a licensee who has had his or her license suspended pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.3(e) may apply to the Board for reinstatement. A licensee applying for reinstatement shall submit:
 
1. A reinstatement application;
 
2. A certification of employment listing each job held during the period of suspended license, which includes the name, address, and telephone number of each employer;
 
3. The renewal fee for the triennial period for which reinstatement is sought;
 
4. The past due renewal fee for the triennial period immediately preceding the renewal period for which reinstatement is sought;
 
5. The reinstatement fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6; and
 
6. Evidence of having completed all continuing education credits for the current triennial registration period which were required to be completed during the triennial period immediately prior to the renewal period for which reinstatement is sought, consistent with the requirements set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7.
 
i. An applicant who holds a valid, current license in good standing issued by another state to engage in the practice of electrical contracting and submits proof of having satisfied that state's continuing education requirements for that license, shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of (a)6 above. If the other state does not have any continuing education requirements, the requirements of (a)6 above apply.
 
[page=1938] ii. To the extent that specific courses are required to satisfy the continuing education requirement for, or are required to have been satisfied prior to, the triennial period for which reinstatement is sought, the Board will allow applicants to take the courses within 12 months following reinstatement. If the Board concludes, in accordance with (b) below, that there are practice deficiencies in need of remediation, (b) below shall apply.
 
(b) If a Board review of an application establishes a basis for concluding that there may be practice deficiencies in need of remediation prior to reinstatement, the Board may require the applicant to submit to and successfully pass an examination or an assessment of skills, a refresher course, or other requirements as determined by the Board prior to reinstatement license. If that examination or assessment identifies deficiencies or educational needs, the Board may require the applicant, as a condition of reinstatement of licensure, to take and successfully complete any education or training or to submit to any supervision, monitoring, or limitations, as the Board determines are necessary to assure that the applicant practices with reasonable skill and safety. The Board in its discretion may restore the license subject to the applicant's completion of the training within a period of time prescribed by the Board following the restoration of the license. In making its determination whether there are practice deficiencies requiring remediation, the Board shall consider the following factors including, but not limited to:
 
1. Length of duration license was suspended;
 
2. Employment history;
 
3. Professional history;
 
4. Disciplinary history and any action taken against the applicant's license by any licensing board;
 
5. Actions affecting the applicant's privileges taken by any institution, organization, or employer related to the practice of electrical contracting or other professional or occupational practice in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction;
 
6. Pending proceedings against a professional or occupational license issued to the licensee by a professional board in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction; and
 
7. Civil litigation related to the practice of electrical contracting or other professional or occupational practice in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction.
 
13:31-2.6   Credit towards licensure for education, training, and experience received while serving as a member of the Armed Forces
 
(a) An applicant who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States and who does not meet all of the training, education, and experience requirements for licensure under N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1 may apply to the Board for recognition of the applicant's training, education, or experience received while serving as a member of the Armed Forces, which the Board shall consider together with any training, education, and experience obtained outside of the Armed Forces, for determining substantial equivalence to the training, education, and experience required for certification.
 
(b) The Board shall issue a license to the applicant, if the applicant presents evidence to the Board that:
 
1. The applicant has been honorably discharged from active military service;
 
2. The relevant training, experience, and education the applicant has received in the military and outside the military is substantially equivalent in scope and character to the training, experience, and education required for licensure under N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1.
 
i. An applicant seeking credit for military training and experience shall submit to the Board the applicant's Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) Document, DD Form 2586 or a successor form, as amended and supplemented.
 
ii. An applicant seeking credit for education courses completed while in the military and outside of the military that are not part of an earned bachelor's degree in electrical engineering shall submit to the Board a transcript of his or her education for a determination that the education courses completed are substantially equivalent in level, scope, and intent to the educational background under N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1. For the purpose of determining substantial equivalence of the applicant's military education or training, the Board shall consider only those courses relevant to the practice of electrical engineering that have been evaluated by the American Council on Education for substantial equivalence to civilian postsecondary curricula; and
 
3. The applicant complies with all other requirements for licensure, including successful completion of the Board's licensing examination as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.2.
 
(c) It is the applicant's responsibility to provide timely and complete evidence of the education, training, and/or service gained in the military for review and consideration.
 
(d) If the applicant's military training, education, or experience, or a portion thereof, is not deemed to be substantially equivalent to that required for licensure, the Board shall credit whatever portion of the military training, education, or experience that is substantially equivalent towards meeting the requirements under N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.1 for the issuance of the license.
 
(e) Satisfactory evidence of such education, training, or service will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
 
SUBCHAPTER 3.    STANDARDS OF PRACTICE
 
13:31-3.3   Pressure seal and signature requirements
 
(a) At the time of the issuance of the license or as soon thereafter as deemed appropriate, the Board shall furnish a pressure seal to every licensed electrical contractor. The cost of the pressure seal, as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6, shall be paid for by the licensed electrical contractor to whom it is issued. The pressure seal shall be used exclusively by the licensed electrical contractor in the conduct of his or her practice. The licensed electrical contractor shall be required to [impress the pressure] sign and seal [upon] all applications for electrical permits and inspection [by the appropriate duly licensed State inspection agency and shall sign all applications for electrical permits]. The pressure seal shall remain the property of the Board and shall be returned to the Board as provided in (c) below.
 
(b) (No change.)
 
(c) A licensee [whose license is suspended or revoked as a result of either a disciplinary order or a failure to pay licensing fees, or who has registered with the Board as inactive pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.4, or who has been terminated or has resigned from his or her position as a qualifying licensee for a business, shall immediately return to the Board the previously issued official pressure seal. A licensee seeking a new pressure seal following the return of a previously issued pressure seal to the Board shall remit the fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6 for the issuance of the new pressure seal.] shall immediately return to the Board the previously issued official pressure seal when:
 
1. The licensee has had his or her license suspended or revoked as a result of either a disciplinary order or a failure to pay licensing fees, or has registered with the Board as inactive pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-2.4;
 
2. The licensee's employment has been terminated or the licensee has resigned from the business entity for which the pressure seal was issued;
 
3. The licensee no longer holds a position as a qualifying licensee for the business for which the pressure seal was issued; or
 
4. The business entity for which the pressure seal was issued ceases to operate.
 
(d)-(g) (No change.)
 
(h) A licensee seeking a replacement pressure seal following the return of a previously issued pressure seal to the Board shall remit the fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6 for the issuance of the replacement pressure seal.
 
13:31-3.4   Supervision of electrical work
 
(a) The qualifying licensee shall assume full responsibility for the inspection and supervision of all electrical work, other than electrical activities exempt pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18, to be performed by the [page=1939] business permit holder in compliance with N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.4 and, if applicable, the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., and its implementing rules set forth in the Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23.
 
(b)-(c) (No change.)
 
(d) A qualifying licensee, licensee, or qualified journeyman electrician shall provide the following supervision:
 
1. If the employee performing the electrical work has less than three and one half years electrical experience working under the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., and its implementing rules set forth in the Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23, the qualifying licensee, licensee, or qualified journeyman electrician shall ensure constant on-site supervision of the employee; or
 
2. If the employee performing the electrical work has more than three and one half years electrical experience working under the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., and its implementing rules set forth in the Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23, the qualifying licensee, licensee, or qualified journeyman electrician shall provide the employee with a verbal or written work order specifying the type of work to be performed, and at the conclusion of the job, the employee shall confirm that the work order has been completed.
 
(e) (No change.)
 
13:31-3.5   Joint ventures; subcontracting of electrical work
 
(a)-(d) (No change.)
 
[(e) The term "employee," as used in (d) above, is defined to mean persons hired to work on an ongoing and continuous basis, whose remuneration is reported on a Form W-2 to the Internal Revenue Service, and whose work is supervised pursuant to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4.]
 
13:31-3.6   Identification card required
 
(a) (No change.)
 
(b) Use of an identification card by any person other than the licensee to whom it is issued [or his duly authorized agent acting on the licensee's behalf] shall be deemed to be the use or employment of dishonesty, fraud, deception, misrepresentation, or false pretense. Such conduct shall be unlawful and may be grounds for the suspension or revocation of the license of the unauthorized user if he or she is already licensed by the Board or may result in other disciplinary action against such unauthorized user by the Board pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-21 et seq. With respect to an unlicensed user, such conduct shall be grounds for the refusal to issue a State license at any point in the future or any other action permitted by law pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 45:1-14 et seq., including a finding that such person has engaged in the unlicensed practice of electrical contracting.
 
13:31-3.8   Activities requiring licensure and business permit
 
(a) The following words and terms, when used in this section, shall have the following meaning unless the context indicates otherwise.
 
. . .
 
"Premises wiring" means interior and exterior wiring, including power, lighting, control, and signal circuit wiring, together with all of their associated hardware, fittings, and wiring devices, both permanently and temporarily installed, that extends from the service point of utility conductors or source of power such as a battery, a [solar] photovoltaic system, or a generator, transformer, or converter windings, to the outlets. Premises wiring does not include wiring internal to appliances, fixtures, motors, controllers, motor control centers, and similar equipment.
 
(b) Installing, maintaining, or servicing wiring for the supplying of power from the service point on a customer's premises to an appliance or other equipment used by the customer for the purpose of light, heat, or power, shall be performed only by a licensee holding a business permit or an employee, except as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18 and (c) below.
 
(c) (No change.)
 
(d) Installing, maintaining, servicing, and handling exposed photovoltaic panels, solar inverters, and all other electrical components shall be performed only by a licensee holding a business permit or an employee.
 
SUBCHAPTER 4.    LICENSURE EXEMPTIONS
 
13:31-4.1   Limited telecommunications wiring exemption
 
(a) Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18, the Board may grant an exemption from the license and business permit requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:5A-9(a) to a business engaged in telecommunications wiring. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to exempt a business entity from the license and business permit requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:5A-9(a) for the work of an electrical contractor as defined in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-2 or from the license requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:5A-25 when engaging in the alarm business or in the provision of locksmithing services as defined in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-2.
 
(b)-(j) (No change.)
 
13:31-4.3   Testing, servicing, or repairing of electrical equipment or apparatus exemption
 
(a) Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(c), testing, servicing, or repairing of electrical equipment or apparatus, consistent with the provisions of this section, shall be exempt from the license and business permit requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:5A-9(a).
 
[(a)] (b) For purposes of this section, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
 
. . .
 
"Servicing or repairing" means restoration or improvement of electrical equipment or apparatus by replacing a component of the electrical equipment or apparatus that is worn or broken, such that the electrical equipment or apparatus, once serviced or repaired, conforms to the manufacturer's original specifications. "Servicing or repairing" shall not be construed to permit the replacement of ballasts or light emitting diode (LED) drivers.
 
. . .
 
[(b) Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(c), testing, servicing or repairing of electrical equipment or apparatus, consistent with the provisions of this section, shall be exempt from the license and business permit requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:5A-9(a).]
 
SUBCHAPTER 5.    QUALIFIED JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS
 
13:31-5.1   Registration as qualified journeyman electrician
 
(a) A person shall register as a qualified journeyman electrician [by December 15, 2009,] in order to engage in the activities set forth in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k), and, if the person is not a licensee, in order to supervise the performance of electrical work pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4. In order to register as a qualified journeyman electrician, an applicant shall submit the registration fee set forth at N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6 and shall submit a completed application that establishes that the applicant:
 
1.-3. (No change.)
 
[(b) Any person who holds a qualified journeyman registration identification card issued by the Board pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.5(f) on December 15, 2008, shall be deemed to be qualified under (a) above but shall re-register by December 15, 2009, in order to continue to perform the functions of a qualified journeyman electrician. A previously issued identification card shall be valid until December 15, 2009. Upon registration as a qualified journeyman electrician, the identification card previously issued shall automatically expire and such person shall be subject to the requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.2 through 5.5.]
 
13:31-5.2   Registration renewal
 
(a) The Board shall send a notice of renewal to each qualified journeyman electrician, at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the registration. The notice of renewal shall explain inactive renewal and advise the registrant of the option to renew as inactive. If the notice to renew is not sent 60 days prior to the expiration date, no monetary penalties or fines shall apply to the holder for failure to renew provided that the registration is renewed within 60 days from the date the notice is sent or within 30 days following the date of registration expiration, whichever is later.
 
(b) A qualified journeyman electrician shall renew his or her registration for a period of three years from the last expiration date. The registrant shall submit a renewal application to the Board, along [page=1940] with the renewal fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6, prior to the date of registration expiration.
 
(c) A qualified journeyman electrician may, upon application to the Board, renew his or her certificate of registration by choosing inactive status. A qualified journeyman electrician electing to renew his or her certificate of registration as inactive shall not perform or supervise electrical work as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k) and N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4, or hold himself or herself out as eligible to perform or supervise electrical work as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k) and N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4, in New Jersey until such time as the registration is returned to active status. An inactive registrant shall also not perform work as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(l) unless, as set forth in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(l), the registrant holds a civil service title with a job description that includes electrical work pursuant to the "Civil Service Act," N.J.S.A. 11A:1-1 et seq., or is an employee of a State authority who has completed an apprenticeship training program approved by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, that deals specifically with electrical work, and is of a minimum duration of three years.
 
(d) If a qualified journeyman electrician does not renew the registration prior to its expiration date, the registrant may renew the registration within 30 days of its expiration by submitting a renewal application, a renewal fee, and a late fee as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6. During this 30-day period, the certificate of registration shall be valid and the registrant shall not be deemed practicing without a registration.
 
(e) A qualified journeyman electrician who fails to submit a renewal application within 30 days of registration expiration shall have his or her certificate of registration suspended without a hearing.
 
(f) A qualified journeyman electrician who continues to perform or supervise electrical work as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k) and N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4 with a suspended registration shall be deemed to be engaging in the unauthorized practice of a qualified journeyman electrician and shall be subject to action consistent with N.J.S.A. 45:1-14 et seq., even if no notice of suspension has been provided to the individual. A qualified journeyman electrician who continues to perform work as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(l) with a suspended registration unless, as set forth in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(l), the registrant holds a civil service title with a job description that includes electrical work pursuant to the "Civil Service Act," N.J.S.A. 11A:1-1 et seq., or is an employee of a State authority and has completed an apprenticeship training program approved by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, that deals specifically with electrical work, and is of a minimum duration of three years, shall be deemed to be engaging in the unauthorized practice of a qualified journeyman electrician and shall be subject to action consistent with N.J.S.A. 45:1-14 et seq., even if no notice of suspension has been provided to the individual.
 
13:31-5.3   Registration reactivation
 
(a) A qualified journeyman electrician who holds an inactive certificate of registration pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.2(c) may apply to the Board for reactivation of the inactive certificate of registration. A registrant seeking reactivation of an inactive certificate of registration shall submit:
 
1. A renewal application;
 
2. A certification of employment listing each job held during the period of inactive registration, which includes the name, address, and telephone number of each employer;
 
3. The renewal fee for the triennial period for which reactivation is sought as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6; and
 
4. Evidence of having completed all continuing education credits for the current triennial registration period that were required to be completed during the triennial period immediately prior to the renewal period for which reactivation is sought, consistent with the requirements set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.5.
 
i. An applicant who holds a valid, current license or certificate of registration in good standing issued by another state to perform or supervise electrical work as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k) and (l), and N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4 and submits proof of having satisfied that state's continuing education requirements for that certification of registration, shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of (a)4 above. If the other state does not have any continuing education requirements, the requirements of (a)4 above apply.
 
ii. To the extent that specific courses are required to satisfy the continuing education requirement for, or are required to have been satisfied prior to, the triennial period for which reactivation is sought, the Board will allow applicants to take the courses within 12 months following reactivation. If the Board concludes, in accordance with (b) below, that there are practice deficiencies in need of remediation, (b) below applies.
 
(b) If a Board review of an application establishes a basis for concluding that there may be practice deficiencies in need of remediation prior to reactivation, the Board may require the applicant to submit to and successfully pass an examination or an assessment of skills, a refresher course, or other requirements as determined by the Board prior to reactivation of the registration. If that examination or assessment identifies deficiencies or educational needs, the Board may require the applicant, as a condition of reactivation of registration, to take and successfully complete any education or training or to submit to any supervision, monitoring, or limitations, as the Board determines are necessary to assure that the applicant practices with reasonable skill and safety. The Board in its discretion may restore the certificate of registration subject to the applicant's completion of the training within a period of time prescribed by the Board following the restoration of the certificate of registration. The Board in its discretion may restore the certificate of registration subject to the applicant's completion of the training within a period of time prescribed by the Board following the restoration of the certificate of registration. In making its determination whether there are practice deficiencies requiring remediation, the Board shall consider the following factors including, but not limited to:
 
1. Length of duration certificate of registration was inactive;
 
2. Employment history;
 
3. Professional history;
 
4. Disciplinary history and any action taken against the applicant's license or registration by any licensing board;
 
5. Actions affecting the applicant's privileges taken by any institution, organization, or employer related to the performance of supervision of electrical work or other professional or occupational practice in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction;
 
6. Pending proceedings against a professional or occupational license, registration, or certificate issued to the applicant by a professional board in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction; and
 
7. Civil litigation related to the practice of a qualified journeyman electrician or other professional or occupational practice in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction.
 
13:31-5.4   Registration reinstatement
 
(a) Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:1-7.1.c, a qualified journeyman electrician who has had his or her certification of registration suspended pursuant to N.J.A.C 13:31-5.2(e) may apply to the Board for reinstatement. A registrant applying for reinstatement shall submit:
 
1. A reinstatement application;
 
2. A certification of employment listing each job held during the period of suspended registration, which includes the name, address, and telephone number of each employer;
 
3. The renewal fee for the triennial period for which reinstatement is sought;
 
4. The past due renewal fee for the triennial period immediately preceding the renewal period for which reinstatement is sought;
 
5. The reinstatement fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.6; and
 
6. Evidence of having completed all continuing education credits for the current triennial registration period that were required to be [page=1941] completed during the triennial period immediately prior to the renewal period for which reinstatement is sought, consistent with the requirements set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:31-5.5.
 
i. An applicant who holds a valid, current license or certificate of registration in good standing issued by another state to perform or supervise electrical work as provided in N.J.S.A. 45:5A-18(k) and (l), and N.J.A.C. 13:31-3.4 and submits proof of having satisfied that state's continuing education requirements for that certification of registration, shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of (a)6 above. If the other state does not have any continuing education requirements, the requirements of (a)6 above shall apply.
 
ii. To the extent that specific courses are required to satisfy the continuing education requirement for, or are required to have been satisfied prior to, the triennial period for which reinstatement is sought, the Board will allow applicants to take the courses within 12 months following reinstatement. If the Board concludes, in accordance with (b) below, that there are practice deficiencies in need of remediation, then (b) below shall apply.
 
(b) If a Board review of an application establishes a basis for concluding that there may be practice deficiencies in need of remediation prior to reinstatement, the Board may require the applicant to submit to and successfully pass an examination or an assessment of skills, a refresher course, or other requirements as determined by the Board prior to reinstatement of the certificate of registration. If that examination or assessment identifies deficiencies or educational needs, the Board may require the applicant as a condition of reinstatement of the certificate of registration to take and successfully complete any education or training or to submit to any supervision, monitoring, or limitations, as the Board determines are necessary to assure that the applicant practices with reasonable skill and safety. The Board in its discretion may restore the certificate of registration subject to the applicant's completion of the training within a period of time prescribed by the Board following the restoration of the certificate of registration. In making its determination whether there are practice deficiencies requiring remediation, the Board shall consider the following factors including, but not limited to:
 
1. Length of duration certificate of registration was suspended;
 
2. Employment history;
 
3. Professional history;
 
4. Disciplinary history and any action taken against the applicant's license or registration by any licensing board;
 
5. Actions affecting the applicant's privileges taken by any institution, organization, or employer related to the practice of electrical contracting or other professional or occupational practice in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction;
 
6. Pending proceedings against a professional or occupational license, registration, or certificate issued to the applicant by a professional board in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction; and
 
7. Civil litigation related to the practice of a qualified journeyman electrician or other professional or occupational practice in New Jersey, any other state, the District of Columbia, or in any other jurisdiction.
 
Recodify existing 13:31-5.4 and 5.5 as 5.5 and 5.6
 
(No change to text.)

 

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