69-pp. Licensed master electrician waiver. 1. Any person who is licensed by any municipality as a master electrician and who engages in the business of installing, servicing or maintaining security or fire alarm systems within such municipality shall be waived from the provisions of this article upon registration with the secretary of state in accordance with the provisions of this section.
2. Each licensed master electrician seeking a waiver shall register with the secretary of state on a form prescribed by the secretary. Such form shall include at least: the individual's name and home address, the business's name and address, a listing of jurisdictions in which the master electrician is licensed, a listing of all appropriate license numbers and such other information as the secretary shall deem necessary. No applicant for a waiver shall be required to meet the provisions of section sixty-nine-o of this article.
3. Any waiver shall only apply for engaging in the business of installing, servicing or maintaining security or fire alarm systems in municipalities where such master electrician is licensed. However, should a licensed master electrician for any reason become unlicensed by any municipality, such master electrician shall immediately inform the secretary of state of such action. The secretary of state may suspend any waiver granted upon the basis of the master electrician license.
4. A master electrician who engages in the business of installing, servicing or maintaining security or fire alarm systems in municipalities where such master electrician is not duly licensed, shall be required to be licensed pursuant to this article.
5. A master electrician who is licensed in any municipality within the state shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision one of section sixty-nine-o of this article.
6. The fee for all waivers granted to any master electrician shall be established by the secretary of state and shall not exceed fifty dollars every two years. Provided, however, that any person licensed pursuant to this article prior to the effective date of this section shall be exempt from the waiver fee for periods prior to October first, nineteen hundred ninety-four. Such waiver shall be valid for a two year period and be renewable for two year periods thereafter.
7. Any license issued by any municipality establishing a master electrician license after July fifteenth, nineteen hundred ninety-three shall not be grounds for a waiver pursuant to this section unless the secretary determines that the standards for such master electrician license are not lower than those of this article.
Last modified: February 3, 2019