Idaho House Bill 619
Licensing for Low-Voltage Professionals
On March 2, 2010, Idaho House Bill 619 was introduced, which adds to and amends the existing law relating to the Idaho Electrical Board and information transport contractors. The bill specifies that it shall be unlawful for certain entities to act or attempt to act as an *information transport contractor until having received a license. The legislation establishes requirements for the licensure of contractors and technicians involved in the information transport industry.
This legislation is sponsored by the Idaho Telecommunications Coalition which has been working for over 4 years to correct past electrical legislation which did not properly support the low-voltage industry. House Bill 619 is the end-product of the coalition and has been assigned to the Idaho House Business Committee. House Bill 619 properly represents the scope of work for many segments within the low-voltage industry and also provides the industry a voice on the Idaho Electrical Board by expanding the Board by one seat for an industry representative.
*Information transport systems include communication systems which use an electronic and/or structured cabling component beyond the utility service point. These systems include telephone, audio-visual, sound, public address, intercom, radio/television, antenna systems, and data communications systems.
CALL TO ACTION
CONTACT YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS AND ASK FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF HOUSE BILL 619
Contact your state legislators and ask them to support House Bill 619. You can find your state legislators contact information here.
Questions? If you have question on Idaho House Bill 619, contact Darren Reaman, Director of Public Policy at (800) 669-5329 ext. 144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.