Skip to Content

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2603         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 215


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Sean Garballey, (BY REQUEST)


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 the licensing of glaziers .






Martin Mitchell

11 Morris Street, Arlington, MA 02476

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2603        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 215

By Mr. Garballey of Arlington (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 215) of Martin Mitchell for legislation to regulate flat glass work glaziers.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1878 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to the licensing of glaziers .

              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. The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after chapter 142A the following chapter:-              

              Chapter 142B

              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, 2014.

              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. 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.