2020 House Bill 1070 - House Commerce and Energy

SDLRC - 2020 House Bill 1070 - SD Legislature modify requirements regarding the installation and inspection of certain electrical wiring.

20.362.12 95th Legislative Session 627

2020 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1070

HOUSE COMMERCE AND ENERGY ENGROSSED

Introduced by: Representative Herman Otten

An Act to modify requirements regarding the installation and inspection of certain electrical wiring.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 36-16-15 be AMENDED:

36-16-15. Electric wiring--Personal residence or farmstead--Inspection and fee--Report--Violation as misdemeanor--Promulgation of rules.

No license is required of an individual a person installing electric wiring in his the person's own residence or farmstead, including on the premises of a single-family dwelling unit that is in the process of being constructed if the person owns the premises and intends to occupy the premises as the person's residence when construction is complete. Entrance installations in excess of sixty amperes capacity, circuits or the installation of electrical parts of other apparatus shall be subject to inspection and payment of an inspection fee as provided by §§ 36-16-29 and 36-16-30. Failure to report this work as required by law is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

The commission shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish criteria for authorizing persons to install electric wiring under this section.

Section 2. That § 36-16-30 be AMENDED:

36-16-30. Installation inspection fees--Number of inspections--Promulgation of rules.

The State Electrical Commission may promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish and collect installation inspection fees for: new residential installations, based on ampere capacity not to exceed three hundred dollars plus circuits; service connections on other installations, based on ampere capacity not to exceed three hundred seventy-five dollars plus circuits; circuit installations or alterations, based on ampere capacity not to exceed fifty dollars; remodeling work for each opening or connection not to exceed three dollars each and one dollar and fifty cents for each additional opening or connection, lighting fixture not to exceed three dollars for the first forty fixtures and not to exceed one dollar and fifty cents for each additional lighting fixture, motor or special equipment not to exceed eighteen dollars; apartment buildings per unit not to exceed fifty dollars; outdoor or area lighting per lighting standard not to exceed sixty dollars; field irrigation systems not to exceed one hundred dollars plus three dollars per motor; mobile home service and feeders not to exceed eighty dollars per unit; recreational vehicle service not to exceed twenty dollars per unit; swimming pools not to exceed two hundred dollars; each late correction order or wiring permit procedure not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars; carnivals and seasonal dwellings for each generator or transformer and reinspection of each unit not to exceed thirty dollars; wiring permits not to exceed fifteen dollars; modular homes and structures manufactured out-of-state not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars per day plus travel and living expenses.

The commission may also promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to set an allotted number of inspections for each installation under this section.

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.

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