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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 17, 2018 03:30 PM
From: Representative Ed Neilson
To: All House members
Subject: Statewide Licensure of Electrical Contractors, Electricians, and Apprentice Electricians
 
When untrained individuals repair or install electrical work, it is a danger to workers and consumers. While some municipalities license electricians, Pennsylvania remains one of a handful of states that does not require state-wide licensing for this highly skilled and dangerous profession. We owe it to electricians and their customers to ensure uniform guidelines that produce a safe workplace and reliable electric service.

Establishing a statewide licensing requirement will allow for reciprocity with other states. In addition, this bill (Previously HB833) will greatly simplify and streamline the existing system of municipal licensure by creating one uniform standard that is honored statewide, and by many other states.

We have a responsibility as representatives of the people of this Commonwealth to protect consumers and workers. This is why I will be reintroducing legislation in the near future to improve the safety of those working in the electrical field and the people they serve.

Previous Cosponsors: TAYLOR, W. KELLER, MURT, GODSHALL, GALLOWAY, D. COSTA and FARRY



Introduced as HB688