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PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 411
PRINTER'S NO. 1088
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
422
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY DELOZIER, ROTHMAN, M. K. KELLER, MURT, SIMMONS,
HILL-EVANS AND NEILSON, FEBRUARY 11, 2019
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND INDUSTRY, HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, MARCH 25, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of November 10, 1999 (P.L.491, No.45), entitled
"An act establishing a uniform construction code; imposing
powers and duties on municipalities and the Department of
Labor and Industry; providing for enforcement; imposing
penalties; and making repeals," in training and certification
of inspectors, further providing for training of inspectors.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 701 of the act of November 10, 1999
(P.L.491, No.45), known as the Pennsylvania Construction Code
Act, is amended by adding a subsection to read:
Section 701. Training of inspectors.
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(l) Trainee classification.--
(1) The department may by regulation establish a
separate trainee classification for each certification
category.
(2) The trainee classification shall be considered
optional for all individuals seeking certification under this
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act.
(3) An applicant for trainee classification must secure
the sponsorship of an individual certified in each category
for which the trainee seeks certification. Each sponsor must
be verified by an affidavit form provided by the department.
(4) A trainee classification is nonrenewable and shall
be limited to a:
(i) two-year time period for residential and
accessibility certification categories; and
(ii) three-year time period for all other
certification categories.
(5) Individuals with trainee classifications may learn
the duties of a certified individual while under the
supervision of a sponsor described in paragraph (3). On-the-
job training shall occur under direct supervision by the
sponsor or by an individual certified in the category of work
that is the subject of the training. AN INSPECTOR TRAINEE MAY
NOT CONDUCT INSPECTIONS UNLESS THE INSPECTOR TRAINEE IS
ACCOMPANIED BY AN INDIVIDUAL CERTIFIED IN THE CATEGORY OF
WORK THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THE TRAINING.
(6) The department may establish fees and applications
and registration procedures to establish the trainee
classification system. Individuals with trainee
classifications shall be listed on the department's publicly
accessible Internet website.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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