SECTION 1. The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after chapter 142A the following chapter:-
Licensing of Glaziers
As used in this chapter the following words shall have the following meanings:-
“Glazier”, any person regularly offering to the general public services of his employees or himself in the field of flat glass work,
“Flat glass work”, installing, maintaining or repairing glass in residential or commercial structures,
SECTION 2. There shall be a board of state examiners of glasses to consist of 9 member s, 1 of 3 of whom shall be a general contractor licensed to perform automotive glass work, 3 of whom shall be a general contractor licensed to perform flat glass work, 1 of whom shall be a municipal building official, 1 of whom shall be a general contracto r and 1 of whom shall be a licensed architect to be appointed by the Governor. This general contractor requirement to be licensed to perform glass work shall not be required to be licensed until January 1, 2010.
SECTION 3. The board of examiners of glazie rs shall hold at least 4 examinations in each year at such time and place as the board may determine. To obtain a license the applicant shall have attained his or her 18 th birthday. The applicant shall satisfy the board that he or she is of good moral char acter, has 3 years of classroom experience with a minimum of 144 hours with a state approved school or union program, has 3 years of employment in glass trade with a minimum of 1800 hours per year, has passed a first aid course, that he or she is a residen t of the Commonwealth by furnishing a picture ID and has a criminal record free of construction or glazing fraud. The applicant shall pay a file fee of $75 for the examination. When an applicant has qualified for a license, the board shall, upon receipt of a fee of $100 issue to such applicant a license to engage in Flat Glass work. Licenses shall be issued for a 2 year period subject to renewal upon payment of a fee of $100.
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