CHAPTER 399b
SWIMMING POOL CONTRACTORS

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Sec. 20-417aa. Swimming pool maintenance and repair work. Limited licenses. Regulations.

      Sec. 20-417aa. Swimming pool maintenance and repair work. Limited licenses. Regulations. (a) As used in this section, "swimming pool maintenance and repair work" means the performance of all plumbing, heating and electrical work necessary to service, modify or repair any swimming pool, hot tub, spa or similar recreational or therapeutic equipment, where such work commences at an outlet, receptacle, connection, back-flow preventor or fuel supply pipe previously installed by a person holding the proper license.

      (b) On or after July 1, 2000, the following limited licenses for swimming pool maintenance and repair work may be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection upon authorization of the Plumbing and Piping Work Board established under the provisions of section 20-331: A limited swimming pool maintenance and repair contractor's license and a limited swimming pool maintenance and repair journeyman's license.

      (c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the Plumbing and Piping Work Board, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section, including establishing the amount and type of experience and training required to qualify an applicant for an examination for any limited license for swimming pool maintenance and repair work.

      (d) Any person engaged in swimming pool maintenance and repair work prior to July 1, 1999, may apply to the Department of Consumer Protection for the appropriate limited license and such license shall be issued without examination upon demonstration by the applicant of experience and training equivalent to the experience and training required to qualify for examination for the appropriate limited license, if such applicant makes such application to the department not later than January 1, 2006.

      (P.A. 99-174, S. 1, 2; P.A. 01-66, S. 3, 4; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c), (d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-247, S. 9.)

      History: P.A. 99-174 effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 01-66 amended Subsec. (d) to add provision re applications filed with department not later than January 1, 2002, effective June 6, 2001; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Commissioner and Department of Consumer Protection with Commissioner and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-247 amended Subsec. (d) to substitute "January 1, 2006" for "January 1, 2002", effective July 8, 2005.

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