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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2622        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1873


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

Stephen Stat Smith

28th Middlesex

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

John Hart, Jr.


Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex and Middlesex

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Katherine M. Clark

Middlesex and Essex

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2622        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1873

By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1873) of Tackey Chan and others relative to pipefitter licensing and inspections.  Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



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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