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Bill Detail: HB24-1344

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Title Sunset Plumbing Board
Status Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology (04/15/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors N. Ricks (D)
S. Lieder (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
B. Pelton (R)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 02/26/2024
Summary

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor
Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department
of regulatory agencies (DORA) in its 2023 sunset review of the state
plumbing board (board).
Sections 3 and 26 of the bill continue the board for 13 years to
September 1, 2037.
Section 13 authorizes the board to discipline plumbers who aid or
abet a person in violating the plumbing practice act or other statutes that
apply to plumbers.
Section 3 removes the statutory requirement that members of the
board be confirmed by the senate of the Colorado general assembly.
Section 3 removes the political affiliation requirement for the
board, which requires that a major political party not have more than one
member more than the other major political party.
Sections 1, 7, and 9 clarify that the licensed categories of
plumbers, plumbing apprentices, and registered plumbing contractors can
work on water conditioning systems without being required to register
with the board as a water conditioning contractor, principal, or installer.
Sections 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22, 24, 25, and 27
modernize the term journeyman by changing it to journeyworker
throughout the plumbing practice act, effective July 1, 2025.
Section 13 modifies the grounds for discipline of a licensee
regarding habitual or excessive use or abuse of controlled substances or
alcohol and removes substance use disorder as a ground for discipline.
Section 13 repeals the requirement that the board send a letter of
admonition by certified mail.
Sections 1, 6, 7, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, and 25 make
technical changes, including to replace the word administrator with the
word director where appropriate and to replace references to he or she
with gender-neutral terms.

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