Loading...
Ord 51-2002 7/2/2002 e ORDINANCE NO. 55I-- off: ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 22, ARTICLE III OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR LICENSING AND FEES; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, the City of Wichita Falls Building Inspections Division has changed the testing program to SBCCI; and WHEREAS, the Standard Electrical Examination Advisory Board of the State of Texas has recommended that all participating jurisdictions accept all Texas Standard Electrical Examination scores back to and including August 25, 1990; and WHEREAS, the City of Wichita Falls' Electrical Board of Examiners has recommended that the Ordinance be amended to accept changes herein regarding licensing and fees, and whereas the City Council concurs with their recommendation. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Chapter 22, Building and Building Regulations; Article III, Electricity; Division 2 Administration; Subdivision VI Fees; Section 22.253. Renewal license fee. of the Code Of Ordinances shall be amended by adding the following paragraphs: "Sec. 22-253. Continuing Education and Renewal license fee. Applicants for the renewal of a journeyman, industrial, or master electrical license shall show proof of having satisfactorily completed a minimum of eight (8) hours of continuing education related to the National Electrical Code within the 36 month period immediately preceding such application from an accredited institution or other courses approved by the Wichita Falls Electrical Board of Examiners. Exception #1: This requirement does not apply to a master electrician or journeyman working in Wichita Falls under a reciprocal license working for a period of less than three (3) years. Exception #2: Time spent serving at least one (1) full term (which is two years) on the Electrical Board of Examiners will be counted as the necessary hours. 4 4 The following fees are established and shall be charged and assessed for the renewal of any class of license authorized by this article when such license is renewed in accordance with section 22-367: (1) Electrical contractor license renewal fee $300.00 (2) Master electrician license renewal fee 50.00 (3) Industrial electrician license renewal fee 50.00 (4) Journeyman electrician license renewal fee 20.00 (5) Maintenance electrician license renewal fee 10.00 If a license holder does not renew the license on or before the expiration of an existing license, there shall be assessed a fifty dollar ($50.00) late fee in addition to the required license renewal fee, provided however that there has not been a one-year lapse from the date of expiration of the license. Under such a condition, the applicant shall be considered a first-time applicant and subject to all conditions herein for an original license. In the event of a lapse in license renewal of over one year, the license holder must show a valid license from any municipality or state. Failure to do so will result in a retest of the current testing procedure available in Wichita Falls or in any cities that perform SBCCI testing in Texas." SECTION 2. Chapter 22, Building and Building Regulations; Article III Electricity; Division 3 Electrical Contractors; Subdivision III Licenses; Section 22.347 License or certificate of registration from other cities, of the Code Of Ordinances shall be amended as follows: "(a) A master electrician, industrial electrician or journeyman electrician licensed to perform electrical work in other cities for at least three years preceding application to this city may apply for and receive a license similar or equivalent to his current license without taking the required examination under the following conditions: (1) He shall submit evidence satisfactory to a majority of the board of electrical examiners that his current license was issued by a city operating under the National Electrical Code adopted in section 22- 401 or later edition of such code. I ■ (2) He shall submit evidence satisfactory to a majority of the board that his current license was issued under conditions not less restrictive than required by this article for issuance of such a license. (3) He shall submit evidence satisfactory to a majority of the board that an electrician licensed by the board would be permitted to apply for and receive a similar or equivalent license under reciprocal conditions from the city issuing the applicant's current license. (4) He shall furnish all necessary certificates of insurance, pay all license fees and comply with all other requirements of this article. (5) He has passed a Texas Standard Electrical Examination also known as the SBCCI exam since August 25, 1990 and has met the requirements as amended by the City of Wichita Falls. (b) A person who has taken an SBCCI exam for journeyman, industrial, or master electrician, and can provide proof of passing such exam, will be treated as a regular license holder with the City of Wichita Falls, subject to all terms and conditions under this section. If accepted by the City of Wichita Falls, such person shall not be considered under a reciprocal agreement and will be subject to continuing education requirements. (c) A license issued under this section may be revoked or suspended for any of the reasons set forth in section 22-370." SECTION 3. It is hereby officially found and determined that the meeting at which this Ordinance was passed was open to the public as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 2nd day of July, 2002. MAYOR ATTEST: a_..—. City Clerk Affidavit of Publication ORDINANCE NO. THE STATE OF TEXAS #1536418 50-2002 ORDINANCE AMEND- COUNTY OF WICHITA ING CHAPTER 22,AR- TICLE III,DIVISION 4, SUBDIVISION 1, SEC- TION 22-401 OF THE CODE F ES OFT HERCITY OF On this 17th day of July, 2002 AD... WICHITA 2S TO Personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority 2002 P PT THE 2002 EDI- Y PP i g tY T I O N OF THE C A- TIONAL ELECTRICAL Kathy aSalan bookkeeper for the Times Publishing Company CODE of Wichita Falls, publishers of the Wichita Falls ORDINANCE NO. 51-2002 Times/Record News, a newspaper published at ORDINANCE AMEND- ING CHAPTER 22,AR- Wichita Falls in Wichita County, Texas, and upon being TICLE III OF THE CODE OF ORDINANC- duly sworn by me, on oath states that the attached ES REGARDING ELECTRICAL CON- advertisement is a true and correct copy of advertising TRACTOR LICENSING AND FEES published in One (1) issues thereof on the following dates: July 14, 2002 A/6 C .7 t Bookkeeper for Times Publishing Company of Wichita Falls Subscribed and sworn to before me this the day and year .,„�. «' ©H►NE first above written: a Able. a • P '�� y ;