36-16-16. Persons exempt from license requirement.

The following persons are not required to hold an electrician's license:

(1)    An employee of a utility engaged in the manufacture and distribution of electrical energy if engaged in work directly pertaining to the manufacture and distribution of electrical energy, or a person that is engaged in work pertaining directly to such services if the work is designed, supervised, or installed by a person qualified in the work being done. This exemption terminates at the first point of service attachment, except for the installing or testing of electric meters and measuring devices and the maintenance of their service;

(2)    An employee of telephone, telegraph, radio and television communication services and pipelines, or a person that is engaged in work pertaining directly to such services if the work is designed, supervised or installed by a person qualified in the work being done;

(3)    A person doing electrical work on automotive equipment, on equipment in a mine, ship, railway, or rolling stock, or on equipment in a packing plant supervised and regulated by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources;

(4)    A person replacing a lamp and connection of a portable electrical device to a suitable receptable that has been permanently installed;

(5)    A radio and appliance service repair department;

(6)    A person doing maintenance on an oil burner and on a space heater where installation of same has been effected by a Class B or journeyman electrician in accordance with this chapter;

(7)    An architect, designer, or engineer engaged in the planning and laying out of electrical work;

(8)    An employee of an electrical utility engaged in the installation and maintenance of utility street lighting, traffic signal devices or electric utility-owned security lights or persons or companies when engaged in work pertaining directly to such services, if the work is designed, supervised, or installed by a person qualified in the work being done; or

(9)    An employee of an alarm and communications company or service when wiring an alarm or communications system where the system is classified as power limited class 2 or class 3 signaling circuits, power limited fire protective signaling circuits, class 2 or class 3 alarm circuits, or communications circuits or systems; or a person or a company when engaged in work pertaining directly to such wiring, if the work is designed, supervised, or installed by a person qualified in the work being done.

Source: SL 1963, ch 216, § 12; SL 1965, ch 152, § 1; SL 1986, ch 315, § 5; SL 1988, ch 302; SL 1989, ch 327; SL 1991, ch 308, § 6; SL 2011, ch 179, § 4; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 14, eff. Apr. 19, 2021; SL 2021, ch 177, § 5.