Bill Text: NJ S3206 | 2016-2017 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Concerns violations of certain occupational licensing laws.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-06-29 - Substituted by A4317 [S3206 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2016-S3206-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 3206

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED MAY 18, 2017

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  DAWN MARIE ADDIEGO

District 8 (Atlantic, Burlington and Camden)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Concerns violations of certain occupational licensing laws.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning violations of certain occupational licensing laws and amending P.L.1987, c.442 and P.L.2007, c.211.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    Section 8 of P.L.1987, c.442 (C.45:14C-12.3) is amended to read as follows:

     8.    a.  On or after the effective date of [this 1987 amendatory and supplementary act] P.L.1987, c.442 (C.45:14C-12.1 et seq.), a person shall not work as a master plumber or use the title or designation of master plumber unless licensed pursuant to the provisions of [this amendatory and supplementary act] P.L.1987, c.442 (C.45:14C-12.1 et seq.)

     b.    On or after the effective date of [this 1987 amendatory and supplementary act] P.L.1987, c.442 (C.45:14C-12.1 et seq.), a person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity shall not engage in the business of plumbing contracting or advertise in any manner as a plumbing contractor or use the title or designation of plumbing contractor unless authorized to act as a plumbing contractor pursuant to the provisions of [this amendatory and supplementary act] P.L.1987, c.442 (C.45:14C-12.1 et seq.)

     c.     In addition to any penalty authorized pursuant to the provisions of section 12 of P.L.1978, c.73 (C.45:1-25), any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity [which] that knowingly violates any provision of this [subsection] section shall be guilty of a [disorderly persons offense] crime of the fourth degree

(cf: P.L.1992, c.62, s.1)

 

     2.    Section 7 of P.L.2007, c.211 (C.45:16A-7) is amended to read as follows:

     7.    a.  A person shall not work as a Master HVACR contractor or use the title or designation of "licensed Master HVACR contractor" or "Master HVACR contractor" unless licensed pursuant to the provisions of [this act] P.L.2007, c.211 (C.45:16A-1 et seq.).

     b.    A person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity shall not engage in the business of HVACR contracting or advertise in any manner as a Master HVACR contractor or use the title or designation of "licensed Master HVACR contractor" or "Master HVACR contractor" unless authorized to act as a Master HVACR contractor pursuant to the provisions of [this act] P.L.2007, c.211 (C.45:16A-1 et seq.).

     c.     In addition to any penalty authorized pursuant to the provisions of section 12 of P.L.1978, c.73 (C.45:1-25), any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity that knowingly violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

(cf: P.L.2007, c.211, s.7)

 

     3.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill provides that any person, firm, partnership, corporation or other legal entity that has been found to have worked or provided services as a master plumber, plumbing contractor, or master HVACR contractor without a license, or advertised in any manner or used any title or designation associated with master plumbers, plumbing contractors, or master HVACR contractors without a license is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.  A crime of the fourth degree is ordinarily punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to 18 months or a fine of up to $10,000, or both.

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