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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: December 5, 2022 11:05 AM
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 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 families, consumers, property, and workers. Therefore, 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.

This bill was previously introduced as HB 1110 during the 2021-2022 Session and cosponsored by Representatives ZABEL, T. DAVIS, SANCHEZ, McNEILL, KINSEY, N. NELSON, CIRESI, MERSKI, SCHWEYER, HOHENSTEIN, DELLOSO, ISAACSON, WARREN and KINKEAD

Introduced as HB519