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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1809         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 192


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Tackey Chan


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to pipefitter licensing and inspections.






Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1809        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 192

By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 192) of Tackey Chan and others relative to pipefitter licensing and inspections.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1873 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to pipefitter licensing and inspections.

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there is hereby established a program within the department of public safety to provide for pipefitter inspections in the commonwealth. Said inspections shall include, but not be limited to, responding to complaints that pipefitting work is being done by individuals not duly licensed by the commonwealth and inspections to be conducted in accordance with section two of this act:

              8315-XXX. For the department of public safety, which may expend not more than $500,000 in revenues collected from pipefitter licensing for inspections conducted in accordance with this act; provided, that funds shall be expended for the operation of the department and for the purposes of conducting inspections; provided further that the department shall charge an bi-annual licensing fee of  one hundred fifty dollars; provided further, that funds shall be expended for hiring not fewer than seven qualified pipefitter inspectors, including retired licensed pipefitters; provided further, that the department shall make efforts to employ inspectors that will perform overnight and weekend inspections as their regular work shift; provided further, that the department shall system....................................................... $500,000

              SECTION 2. Permits to perform pipefitting in buildings owned, or used or leased by the commonwealth pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws chapter one hundred forty-two, section twenty-one, shall be submitted to state inspectors who shall grant or deny such permit applications and who shall perform the related inspections.

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