SECTION 1. Chapter 143 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section:-
Section 101. (a) The board of building regulations and standards shall adopt and enforce regulations to implement a swimming pool construction and installation work license and a swimming pool maintenance, service, and repair work license. Said regulations shall include, but not be limited to, the scope of work permitted under each license, and the amount and type of experience, training, and examination requirement for a person to obtain each license; provided, however, the board may adopt the levels of education and training necessary to meet the requirements of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
(b) Any unlicensed person who willfully: (i) engages in the work for which a license is required under this section; (ii) holds themselves out to be licensed to engage in the work for which said license is required; or (iii) engages in the work for which said license is required after the expiration of said person’s license shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 for a first violation, not more than $1,500 for a second violation, and not more than $3,000 for each subsequent violation occurring less than 3 years after a second or subsequent violation.
(c) The board may impose a grandfathering provision, and an initial license fee and subsequent renewals fee necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
SECTION 2. The board of building regulations and standards shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of this act no later than January 1, 2022.
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