SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 142 is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Certificate of a gas fitting corporation or certificate of a gas fitting partnership” the following 2 definitions:-
“Drain cleaner,” a person who himself does any work in drain cleaning as certified under section 3C.
“Drain cleaning,” the removing of stoppages or obstructions in a plumbing drainage system.
SECTION 2. Chapter 142 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 3B the following new section:-
Section 3C. No drain cleaner shall engage in the practice of drain cleaning without completing the necessary education requirements and is certified by the board. A drain cleaner must demonstrate that he or she has completed at least 100 hours of drain cleaning work under the supervision of an existing drain cleaning business incorporated with the state prior to January 1, 2021 or a licensed plumber. Drain cleaners shall limit their drain cleaning work to pipes connected to fixtures inside a structure, which shall include, but not be limited to sinks, bathtubs, toilets, cleanouts with a removable plug or cap, and removable fixture traps. Drain cleaners shall not install, destroy or cut any pipes. The fee for certification shall not be more than fifty dollars every two years to be paid at the time of certification renewal.
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