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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 736        FILED ON: 1/9/2009

SENATE  .   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 160


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Morrissey, Michael (SEN) (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 passage of the accompanying bill:

An Act to designate a retire d plumber's license.






Bernard Warshaver

20 James St.
Quincy, MA 02169

SEE SENATE, NO. S00216 OF 2007-2008.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Nine



An Act to designate a retired plumber's license.


              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.   Chapter 142 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 3B the following new section:-

Section 3C.           A licensed or certified master plumber or journeyman plumber who retires with a license in good standing shall be issued a retired master plumber or journeyman plumber’s license or certificate.   Any person so licensed as a retired master plumber or a journeyman plumber may carry on the work of a gas fitter within the person’s own residence or the person’s immediate relative’s residents throughout the commonwealth, notwithstanding any local ordinance, by-law, rule or regulation to the contrary, and may engage in the work of installing house drainage and connecting with common sewers without being required to have any local license thereof, but shall be subject to local regulations relative to permits and bonding requirements.

The retired license of a journeyman plumber or a gas fitter or an apprentice plumber or a gas fitter shall be exhibited whenever required by an inspector of plumbing or gas fitting.

The retired license of a master plumber or a master gas fitter shall not engage in the business of plumbing or gas fitting and shall not have a sign, listing or advertisement of a master plumber, a master gas fitter, a journeyman plumber or a journeyman gas fitter.

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