SECTION 1. Section 8 of chapter 141 of the General Laws as so appearing in the 2018 Official Edition is hereby amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph, the following 3 sentences:-
All learners or apprentices so employed by a journeyman electrician shall be registered with the Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Training. In order to register as an apprentice, one must present current and valid photo identification, a certified copy of a criminal background check, and a $20 fee. The learner or apprentice shall renew the registration yearly. Registration renewal shall require payment of the $20 fee as well as a statement of the apprentice’s hours of on the job training to the board of state examiners of electricians. Neither a learner nor apprentice shall sit for the licensing test to become a journeyman electrician without first being registered with the division. In order to employ a learner or apprentice, a company shall annually pay 300 dollars to the board of state examiners of electricians.
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