CHAPTER 394*

TELEVISION AND RADIO SERVICE DEALERS
AND ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS

*See Sec. 21a-9 for definition of “certificate”, “license”, and “registration”.

Table of Contents

Sec. 20-342. Definitions.

Sec. 20-343. Board of Television and Radio Service Examiners.

Sec. 20-344. Duties of board. Examinations. Record of licensees to be maintained.

Sec. 20-345. Officers and meetings of board.

Sec. 20-346. Hearings.

Sec. 20-347. Appeal.

Sec. 20-348. Action to pass on validity of regulations.

Sec. 20-349. License required. Application. Temporary permit.

Sec. 20-350. Licensing of electronics technicians and service dealers. Reciprocity.

Sec. 20-351. Registration of apprentices. Permits.

Sec. 20-352. Provisional licenses.

Sec. 20-353. Restricted and limited licenses. Examinations. Duties of state apprentice training division of Labor Department.

Sec. 20-354. Revocation or suspension of licenses and permits.

Sec. 20-355. Exhibition of licenses. Prohibited acts. License nontransferable. Expiration date.

Sec. 20-356. Statement of charges.

Sec. 20-357. Exempt persons and organizations.

Sec. 20-357a. Persons engaged as antenna or radio electronics technicians on October 1, 1971.

Secs. 20-357b to 20-357l. Reserved

Sec. 20-357m. Telecommunications infrastructure layout technicians: Licensure, application, violations, regulations, exemptions.


Sec. 20-342. Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) “Person” means any individual, firm, association, partnership, joint stock association, trust, limited liability company or corporation;

(2) “Board” means the Electrical Work Board;

(3) “Licensed electronics technician” means any individual who has been licensed by the board pursuant to the provisions of section 20-350;

(4) “Apprentice electronics technician” means an individual to whom a permit as an apprentice has been issued pursuant to the provisions of section 20-351;

(5) “Licensed antenna technician” means any individual licensed pursuant to section 20-353;

(6) “Licensed radio electronics technician” means any individual licensed pursuant to section 20-353;

(7) “Receiving equipment” means television or radio receiving apparatus and associated components, including, but not limited to, antenna receiving systems, phonographs, tape recorders and audiovisual equipment;

(8) “Service” means the installation, maintenance, repair, replacement, inspection and modification of receiving equipment;

(9) “Service dealer” means a person engaging in the business of servicing receiving equipment, having an established location for the performance of such service; and

(10) “Dish antenna” means a one-meter or less in diameter dish designed to receive direct broadcast satellite service, including direct to home satellite service, or to receive or transmit fixed wireless signals via satellite.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 528, S. 1; P.A. 82-419, S. 26, 47; 82-472, S. 92, 183; P.A. 95-79, S. 67, 189; P.A. 98-3, S. 42; P.A. 99-73, S. 4; P.A. 03-261, S. 5.)

History: 1971 act added “and radio” in title of board of examiners, defined “certified antenna technician” and “certified radio electronics technician”, and redefined “receiving equipment” to include radio apparatus, phonographs, tape recorders and audiovisual equipment; P.A. 82-419 changed certification to licensure; P.A. 82-472 subdivided the section; P.A. 95-79 redefined “person” to include a limited liability company, effective May 31, 1995; P.A. 98-3 made technical changes; P.A. 99-73 redefined “board” by deleting reference to the State Board of Television and Radio Service Examiners and inserting reference to the Electrical Work Board; P.A. 03-261 added Subdiv. (10) defining “dish antenna”.

See Sec. 20-353 re dish antenna limited technician and limited dealer technician licenses.

Sec. 20-343. Board of Television and Radio Service Examiners. Section 20-343 is repealed, effective October 1, 1999.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 2; 1971, P.A. 528, S. 2; P.A. 75-429, S. 1, 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 189, 610; Nov. Sp. Sess. P.A. 81-11, S. 12, 19; P.A. 98-3, S. 43; P.A. 99-73, S. 10.)

Sec. 20-344. Duties of board. Examinations. Record of licensees to be maintained. (a) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the board shall: (1) Establish such qualifications for the licensing and registration of electronics technicians, apprentice electronics technicians, antenna technicians, radio electronics technician and service dealers, in addition to the qualifications prescribed by this chapter, as the commissioner finds necessary for the public interest and public safety; (2) prescribe limitations and conditions governing the employment of licensed electronics technicians and the employment, training and supervision of apprentice electronics technicians and the conduct of apprenticeship programs; (3) effectuate means of eliminating irresponsible and inferior television and radio service methods and means of regulating unethical and financially unstable radio and television service and repair persons; (4) provide for the posting by service dealers of their charges at their places of business in such manner as to be clearly visible; and (5) adopt such reasonable regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as the commissioner may deem necessary or desirable to carry out and enforce the provisions of this chapter.

(b) The board, with the consent of the commissioner, shall prepare written, oral and practical examinations to determine the qualifications of persons who apply for licenses to engage in servicing receiving equipment. Such examinations shall be administered to applicants at least three times each year by the Department of Consumer Protection. The board shall maintain a current record of all licensed service dealers, electronics technicians, apprentice electronics technicians, antenna technicians and radio electronics technicians.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 3; 1969, P.A. 667, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 528, S. 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 190, 610; P.A. 82-419, S. 27, 47; P.A. 98-3, S. 44; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c), (d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

History: 1969 act amended Subdiv. (c) to allow authorization of board secretary as administrator of examinations, substituted “effectuate” for “study and recommend” in Subdiv. (e) and inserted new Subdiv. (f) re posting of charges, relettering former Subdiv. (f) accordingly; 1971 act included certified antenna technicians and certified radio electronics technicians in Subdivs. (a) and (d) and included radio service methods and radio repairmen in Subdiv. (e); P.A. 77-614 transferred duties formerly held by board to consumer protection commissioner, retaining board in advisory role, deleted former Subdivs. (c) and (d) re examinations and records pertaining to licensees and redesignated remaining Subdivs. with numeric indicators and added Subsec. (b) re examinations and record-keeping, specifying duties of board and consumer protection department with respect to both, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 82-419 changed certification to licensure; P.A. 98-3 made technical changes in Subsec. (a); 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.

Sec. 20-345. Officers and meetings of board. Section 20-345 is repealed, effective October 1, 1998.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 4; P.A. 75-429, S. 2, 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 609, 610; P.A. 83-487, S. 17, 33; P.A. 98-3, S. 70.)

Sec. 20-346. Hearings. The board may hold hearings on any matter under the provisions of this chapter. Such hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection in accordance with chapter 54.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 5; 1969, P.A. 667, S. 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 191, 610; P.A. 98-3, S. 45; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c); P.A. 04-189, S. 1.)

History: 1969 act gave board power to delegate investigative authority and power to conduct hearings; P.A. 77-614 replaced reference to board powers to make investigations, issue subpoenas, take oaths, etc. with statement requiring that hearings be conducted in accordance with regulations of consumer protection commissioner, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 98-3 made technical changes; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 replaced Commissioner of Consumer Protection with Commissioner 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.

Sec. 20-347. Appeal. Any person aggrieved by an order or decision of the board may appeal therefrom in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 6; P.A. 76-436, S. 439, 681; P.A. 77-603, S. 85, 125; 77-614, S. 192, 610.)

History: P.A. 76-436 replaced court of common pleas with superior court and added reference to judicial districts, effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 77-603 and 77-614 replaced previous appeal provision with statement requiring that appeals be made in accordance with Sec. 4-183.

Sec. 20-348. Action to pass on validity of regulations. Section 20-348 is repealed.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 7; P.A. 76-436, S. 440, 681; P.A. 77-603, S. 54, 125; 77-614, S. 609, 610.)

Sec. 20-349. License required. Application. Temporary permit. (a) No person shall install, service, maintain, recondition or repair receiving equipment of another, or procure the services of a third person to act on his behalf in the installation, servicing, maintenance, reconditioning or repair of receiving equipment of another without a license or a temporary permit issued for such purpose in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(b) No person shall offer by advertisement, telephone or in any other manner to install, service, maintain or repair receiving equipment unless such person has been licensed for such purpose in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

(c) Any person desiring to be licensed under this chapter shall apply to the board in writing, on forms which the Department of Consumer Protection shall provide, stating: (1) Such person’s name, residence address and business address; (2) a brief description of his qualifications, including the length and nature of his experience; (3) in the case of an apprentice, the name of his employer or supervisor; and (4) such other information as the department may require. Each application for a license as a service dealer shall be accompanied by a fee of two hundred dollars. Each application for a license as a licensed electronics technician, licensed antenna technician or licensed radio electronics technician shall be accompanied by a fee of eighty dollars. Each application for a permit as an apprentice shall be accompanied by a fee of forty dollars. If a service dealer as an individual is a licensed electronics technician or licensed radio electronics technician, only one license fee shall be charged in the amount of two hundred dollars. On receipt of an application under the provisions of this section, the board may, for an additional fee of forty dollars, authorize the department to issue a temporary permit which will allow the applicant to serve in the capacity for which he seeks licensure until the next examination for such license, provided only one such temporary permit shall be issued to such applicant. All such fees shall be paid to the department.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 8; 1969, P.A. 667, S. 3; 1971, P.A. 528, S. 4; P.A. 77-614, S. 193, 610; P.A. 81-361, S. 28, 39; P.A. 82-419, S. 28, 47; P.A. 89-251, S. 136, 203; P.A. 98-3, S. 46; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 249.)

History: 1969 act deleted references to specific types of licenses and permits, i.e. service dealer or electronics technician licenses and apprentice permit, referring instead to licenses and temporary permits, forbade use of third person’s services in Subsec. (a) and added provision in Subsec. (c) re issuance of temporary permits; 1971 act added references to fees for certified antenna technicians and certified radio electronics technicians in Subsec. (c); P.A. 77-614 deleted reference to examinations “to be held by the board” in Subsec. (c), reflecting transfer of conduct of examinations to consumer protection department, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 81-361 amended section to provide that application forms are to be prescribed by the department instead of the board and that fees are payable to the department as of July 1, 1981; P.A. 82-419 changed certification to licensure; P.A. 89-251 amended Subsec. (c) to increase the application fee for service dealers from $25 to $100, for electronics technicians, antenna technicians and radio electronic technicians from $10 to $40, for apprentices from $5 to $20, for combined licensees from $25 to $100 and for a temporary permit from $5 to $20; P.A. 98-3 made technical changes in Subsec. (c); June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with 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; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees in Subsec. (c).

Sec. 20-350. Licensing of electronics technicians and service dealers. Reciprocity. (a) The board may authorize the Department of Consumer Protection to issue a license as a licensed electronics technician to any person who has engaged in servicing receiving equipment for four or more years, or who has a combination of technical training at a university, college, correspondence or vocational or technical school and practical experience equivalent to three years, with not less than one year of actual practical experience, immediately preceding his application, who successfully demonstrates his knowledge of and fitness for servicing receiving equipment by written, oral and practical examination.

(b) The board may authorize the Department of Consumer Protection to issue a license without examination to any person who, at the time of the application or within thirty days prior thereto, was licensed to engage in servicing receiving equipment by another state under a law which contained qualifications substantially similar to those prescribed by this chapter, which state grants reciprocity to persons licensed under the provisions of this chapter.

(c) The board may authorize the Department of Consumer Protection to issue a service dealer’s license to (1) any person engaged in the sale or servicing of receiving equipment who holds an unrestricted electronics technician license, (2) any such person who has a holder of such a license in his employ, or (3) any such person who otherwise procures the services of a holder of such a license. When a service dealer license has been issued to an applicant under this subsection based on the qualifications of a regular employee who has been issued an unrestricted electronics technician license, and the active services of such employee with the service dealer licensee have been terminated, such service dealer license shall be of no effect until the service dealer is again qualified in accordance with the provisions of this subsection, and no such service dealer shall engage in the business regulated by this chapter during the period for which he is not so qualified.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 10; 1969, P.A. 667, S. 4; P.A. 81-361, S. 29, 39; P.A. 82-419, S. 29, 47; 82-472, S. 93, 183; P.A. 98-3, S. 47; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

History: 1969 act amended Subsec. (c) to specify issuance of license to “any person engaged in the sale or servicing of receiving equipment” who holds electronics technician license and to allow issuance of license to any person “who otherwise procures the services of a holder of such a license”; P.A. 81-361 amended section to allow the department to issue licenses upon the authorization of the board on and after July 1, 1981; P.A. 82-419 changed certification to licensure; P.A. 82-472 made a technical correction in Subsec. (c); P.A. 98-3 made technical changes in Subsec. (c); June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with 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.

Sec. 20-351. Registration of apprentices. Permits. The board may register as an apprentice, and the Department of Consumer Protection may issue an apprentice electronics technician permit to, any applicant not qualified for a license as a licensed electronics technician who desires to be trained in and who engages in servicing receiving equipment under the supervision of a licensed electronics technician or in an apprentice program approved by the board. Each apprentice so registered shall notify the board in writing within fifteen days after any change of his employment which effects a change of his supervising certified electronics technician or apprentice program or a termination of his apprenticeship.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 11; P.A. 81-361, S. 30, 39; P.A. 82-419, S. 30, 47; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 81-361 amended section to provide for issuance of apprentice permit by department instead of board as of July 1, 1981; P.A. 82-419 changed certification to licensure; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with 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.

Sec. 20-352. Provisional licenses. Obsolete.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 12.)

Sec. 20-353. Restricted and limited licenses. Examinations. Duties of state apprentice training division of Labor Department. (a) The Department of Consumer Protection, at the direction of the board, may issue restricted licenses, either as apprentice electronics technician, electronics technician, antenna technician or radio electronics technician, to applicants otherwise eligible under this chapter who demonstrate their competence in any particular television or radio electronics field but who, in the opinion of the board, have insufficient training and experience to service all types of receiving equipment.

(b) The board, with the consent of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, may prepare written, oral and practical examinations to determine the qualifications of persons who apply for restricted licenses or renewals of such licenses. Such examinations shall be administered by the Department of Consumer Protection.

(c) The Department of Consumer Protection, at the direction of the board, may issue a limited technician license or a limited dealer technician license to any person for the installation of a dish antenna, as defined in section 20-342. Such person shall have successfully completed a training program established and approved by the state apprentice training division of the Labor Department and shall have passed an examination approved or administered by the Department of Consumer Protection.

(d) The content and duration of the training and experience program shall be relevant to the duties of the employee and shall be approved biennially by the state apprentice training division of the Labor Department. In reviewing the program and training, the state apprentice training division shall consider the specialization of the employees of the company, the employee’s previous company training, the service record of the company, the experience of the company in training employees, the work performed by the company and the quality assurance measures used by the company.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 13; 1971, P.A. 528, S. 5; P.A. 77-614, S. 194, 610; P.A. 81-361, S. 31, 39; P.A. 82-419, S. 31, 47; P.A. 98-3, S. 48; P.A. 03-261, S. 4; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c), (d), (g), 181, 182; P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

History: 1971 act included restricted licenses for certified antenna technicians and certified radio electronics technicians, added word “radio” modifying “electronics field” and added Subsec. (b) re examinations for restricted licenses; P.A. 77-614 transferred power to conduct examinations from board to department of consumer protection and required consent of consumer protection commissioner for examination preparation in Subsec. (b), effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 81-361 amended section to provide that department has authority to issue restricted licenses at the direction of the board as of July 1, 1981; P.A. 82-419 deleted references to certification; P.A. 98-3 made technical changes; P.A. 03-261 added Subsec. (c) authorizing department, at the direction of the board, to issue limited technician or limited dealer technician licenses for the installation of dish antennas, subject to certain conditions; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 amended Subsec. (c) by replacing “an apprenticeship and training program” with “a training program”, adding reference to the state apprentice training division and deleting provision re with the advice of the Connecticut State Apprenticeship Council, and added Subsec. (d) re training and experience program, effective October 1, 2003, and in conjunction with 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.

Sec. 20-354. Revocation or suspension of licenses and permits. (a) The board may revoke or suspend any license or permit as a service dealer, electronics technician, apprentice electronics technician, antenna technician or radio electronics technician for: (1) Conduct of a character likely to mislead, deceive or defraud the public or the board; (2) engaging in any untruthful or misleading advertising; and (3) violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any regulation adopted under this chapter.

(b) No such revocation or suspension shall be ordered by the board except upon notice and hearing as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection in accordance with chapter 54.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 14; 1971, P.A. 528, S. 6; P.A. 77-614, S. 195, 610; P.A. 82-419, S. 32, 47; P.A. 98-3, S. 49; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c); P.A. 04-189, S. 1.)

History: 1971 act made provisions applicable to certified antenna technicians and certified radio electronics technicians; P.A. 77-614 referred to regulations established under chapter rather than to regulations of the board in Subsec. (a), replaced provisions re notice and hearing in Subsec. (b) with statement that notice and hearing be in accordance with regulations of consumer protection commissioner and deleted Subsec. (c) which had required board to file finding of fact and statement of conclusions with orders revoking, suspending, etc. license and give licensee affected a copy of the material, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 82-419 deleted references to certification; P.A. 98-3 made technical changes; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 replaced Commissioner of Consumer Protection with Commissioner 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.

Sec. 20-355. Exhibition of licenses. Prohibited acts. License nontransferable. Expiration date. (a) Each person engaged in servicing receiving equipment shall exhibit his license upon the request of any interested party.

(b) No person shall: (1) Present or attempt to present, as his own, the license of another; (2) knowingly give false evidence of a material nature to the board, or any member of the board, for the purpose of procuring a license; (3) represent himself falsely as or impersonate a licensed service dealer, licensed electronics technician, apprentice electronics technician, licensed antenna technician or licensed radio electronics technician; (4) use or attempt to use a license or permit which has expired or which has been suspended or revoked; or (5) use or attempt to use a license or permit which is restricted in excess of the restriction imposed on such license or permit. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than one year or be both fined and imprisoned.

(c) Licenses issued to service dealers, electronics technicians, apprentice technicians, antenna technicians and radio electronics technicians under this chapter shall not be transferable.

(d) All licenses issued under this chapter shall expire annually. If a licensee has failed to renew his license within one year after its expiration, his application for renewal shall be considered as a new application under section 20-350.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 15; 1969, P.A. 667, S. 5; 1971, P.A. 528, S. 7; P.A. 81-361, S. 32, 39; P.A. 82-419, S. 33, 47; P.A. 94-36, S. 19, 42; P.A. 98-3, S. 50.)

History: 1969 act amended Subsec. (d) to change expiration date from one year from date of issuance to October first following issuance and added provisions governing licensees’ failure to renew licenses in timely fashion; 1971 act made provisions applicable to certified antenna technicians and certified radio electronics technicians; P.A. 81-361 rephrased Subsec. (d) but made no substantive changes; P.A. 82-419 changed certification to licensure; P.A. 94-36 amended Subsec. (d) to eliminate the “October first” license expiration date and license renewal late fees, effective January 1, 1995; P.A. 98-3 made technical changes.

See Sec. 21a-4(c) re fines for late license renewals.

See Sec. 21a-10(b) re staggered schedule for license renewals.

Sec. 20-356. Statement of charges. All charges to customers made by persons licensed under this chapter for installing, servicing, maintaining or repairing receiving equipment shall be made out in duplicate form, one of which shall be delivered to the customer when completed and shall state indelibly, accurately and clearly the date or dates when the work was performed, the make, model and serial number of the receiving equipment, the full name and license number of the licensed person, the name and address of the customer, the customer complaint, and a computation of the charge. Such computation shall separately specify the work for which such charge was made and the amount charged for labor and for each part or replacement, whether such part or replacement was new or used.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 16; P.A. 98-3, S. 51.)

History: P.A. 98-3 made technical changes.

Sec. 20-357. Exempt persons and organizations. This chapter shall not apply to any of the following persons or organizations: (1) The government of the state, municipalities of the state, or any department or agency of the state or such municipalities; (2) the government of the United States or any of its departments or agencies; (3) any school, public or private, offering as part of a vocational education program courses and training in the installation, maintenance, repair, replacement, testing, inspection and modification of receiving equipment and the instructors and teachers of such courses and training; provided the exemption granted by this subdivision shall be applicable only to the service of receiving equipment rendered in and as part of a regularly constituted vocational educational program and when such service is not offered to the public for hire; (4) any bona fide manufacturer of receiving equipment or the component parts of receiving equipment; (5) any public service company regulated by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, including any community antenna television company, as defined in section 16-1, or any of their corporate affiliates where the work performed for such affiliates is on behalf of such public service company; (6) dealers and repairers licensed under the provisions of section 14-52, provided, the exemption granted by this subdivision shall apply only to sales, installation and removal of receiving equipment for motor vehicles.

(February, 1965, P.A. 456, S. 9; P.A. 75-486, S. 53, 69; P.A. 77-614, S. 162, 610; P.A. 79-271; P.A. 80-482, S. 178, 348; P.A. 96-21, S. 2, 3; P.A. 11-80, S. 1.)

History: P.A. 75-486 replaced public utilities commission with public utilities control authority; P.A. 77-614 replaced public utilities control authority with division of public utility control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-271 added exemption re dealers and repairers in new Subdiv. (6) replaced other alphabetic Subdiv. indicators with numeric indicators and rephrased provisions previously in existence; P.A. 80-482 made division of public utility control an independent department and deleted reference to abolished department of business regulation; P.A. 96-21 added reference to community antenna television companies in Subdiv. (5), effective April 29, 1996; pursuant to P.A. 11-80, “Department of Public Utility Control” was changed editorially by the Revisors to “Public Utilities Regulatory Authority” in Subdiv. (5), effective July 1, 2011.

Sec. 20-357a. Persons engaged as antenna or radio electronics technicians on October 1, 1971. Section 20-357a is repealed, effective October 1, 2002.

(1971, P.A. 528, S. 8; S.A. 02-12, S. 1.)

Secs. 20-357b to 20-357l. Reserved for future use.

Sec. 20-357m. Telecommunications infrastructure layout technicians: Licensure, application, violations, regulations, exemptions. (a) As used in this section:

(1) “Telecommunications infrastructure” means structured cabling for voice and data telecommunications;

(2) “Telecommunications infrastructure layout technician” means an individual licensed by the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to this section, to produce telecommunications infrastructure designs that comply with nationally recognized standards;

(3) “Telecommunications infrastructure layout” means the preparing and producing of telecommunications infrastructure design and working drawings to be used for the installation, alteration or modification of a telecommunications infrastructure in all buildings, except residential buildings;

(4) “Nationally recognized standards” means the National Electric Code (NFPA-70), the (ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-A) Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard, the (ANSI/EIA/TIA-569-A) Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces, the (ANSI/EIA/TIA-570) Residential and Light Commercial Telecommunications Wiring Standard and all other ANSI approved telecommunications infrastructure installation standards or the equivalent thereof, as determined by the Department of Consumer Protection.

(b) No individual shall use the title “telecommunications infrastructure layout technician” unless the individual has obtained a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license from the Department of Consumer Protection issued pursuant to this section.

(c) Each applicant shall submit an application for a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department of Consumer Protection. The applications shall include the applicant’s name, residential address, business address, business telephone number and such other information or photographs as the commissioner may require. The submitted application shall include a nonrefundable application fee of one hundred fifty dollars.

(d) The commissioner shall issue a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license to any individual who: (1) Completes a college level program or other program of instruction approved by the Department of Consumer Protection that assures industry standards in telecommunications infrastructure design; (2) submits an application pursuant to subsection (c) of this section deemed acceptable by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection; and (3) at the time of application, has held for not less than five years and continues to hold a valid unlimited or limited electrical license issued under the Electrical Work Board or a public service technician certificate of registration issued pursuant to section 20-340b, or has other equivalent experience and training as required for an electrical license, as determined by the commissioner. A license issued pursuant to this subsection is nontransferable. The fee for a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license is three hundred fifteen dollars. Such license shall be renewed biennially and the renewal fee is three hundred fifteen dollars.

(e) Each licensee shall obtain a seal in such manner as prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection. The licensee shall sign and apply the seal to all documentation required by this subsection concerning work within the scope of the telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license. If such documentation is more than one page and bound together, the licensee may sign and apply the seal to one page, unless such documentation concerns filing plans for a building permit or appurtenant structures where the licensee shall sign and apply the seal to every page. No licensee shall sign or apply the seal to any documentation that such licensee did not supervise the preparation of.

(f) If, after notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, the Department of Consumer Protection determines that: (1) Negligent or incompetent work within the scope of a license issued pursuant to this section is performed by a licensee; or (2) the licensee engages in conduct of a character likely to mislead, deceive or defraud the department or the public, the department may issue an appropriate order to such licensee providing for the immediate discontinuance of such negligent or incompetent work or conduct, and may order restitution or issue a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars, or both.

(g) The Department of Consumer Protection may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the provisions of this section and section 20-340b.

(h) Any person who is a professional engineer licensed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 391 shall be exempt from provisions of this section.

(i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any plans, designs, drawings or similar materials used by a public service technician, as defined in section 20-340b, in connection with telecommunications electrical work performed by such public service technician to be signed by a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician.

(P.A. 01-164, S. 1, 3; P.A. 03-19, S. 53; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c), (d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 250.)

History: P.A. 01-164 effective January 1, 2002; P.A. 03-19 made a technical change in Subsec. (d)(3), effective May 12, 2003; 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; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 amended Subsec. (c) to increase fee from $75 to $150 and amended Subsec. (d) to increase fees from $250 to $315.