Chapter 178

(House Bill 1037)

An Act to authorize the increase of certain fees by the State Electrical Commission.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That § 36-16-13 be AMENDED.

36-16-13. License required--Examination--Application--Fees.

Any person, partnership, company, corporation, or association that for a fixed sum, price, fee, percentage, or other consideration, undertakes or offers to undertake with another to plan, lay out, supervise, install, make additions, make alterations, or make repairs, in the installation of wiring, apparatus, or equipment for electric lights, heat, or power, shall be licensed by the State Electrical Commission. The commission shall issue a license to a qualified person under this section in the class defined under § 36-16-2 for which the person applies after successful completion of the examination required by the commission.

The commission shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, establishing fees for the examination and the application required under this section. The commission may charge, or may authorize a third party that administers the examination to charge, each person an examination fee not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars per examination or reexamination. The application fee may not exceed fifty one hundred dollars per occurrence.

Section 2. That § 36-16-17 be AMENDED.

36-16-17. Licenses--Biennial fees.

The State Electrical Commission shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish and collect biennial fees for licenses. The class of electricians who may be licensed under this chapter, and biennial fees required to be paid for the license, may not exceed the following:

(1) Electrical contractor: biennial license fee, one two hundred dollars;

(2) Journeyman electrician: biennial license fee, forty eighty dollars;

(3) Class B electrician: biennial license fee, forty two hundred dollars;

(4) Electrical inspector: biennial license fee, forty one hundred twenty dollars;

(5) Inactive Class B electrician, inactive electrical contractor, inactive 501(d) electrician, or inactive journeyman electrician: biennial license fee, forty eighty dollars;

(6) Maintenance electrician: biennial license fee, forty one hundred twenty dollars;

(7) 501(d) electrician; biennial license fee, forty one hundred twenty dollars.

Before a license is granted to any applicant and for the biennial renewal of such license the applicant shall pay to the treasurer the fee required for the class of license applied for.

Section 3. That § 36-16-30 be AMENDED.

36-16-30. Installation inspection fees--Number of inspections--Promulgation of rules.

The State Electrical Commission may promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish and collect installation inspection fees for: new

(1) New residential installations, based on ampere capacity not to exceed three hundred dollars plus circuits; service

(2) Service connections on other installations, based on ampere capacity not to exceed three hundred seventy-five dollars plus circuits; circuit

(3) Circuit installations or alterations, based on ampere capacity not to exceed fifty dollars; remodeling

(4) Remodeling work for each opening or connection not to exceed three dollars each and one dollar and fifty cents for each additional opening or connection, lighting fixture not to exceed three dollars for the first forty fixtures and not to exceed one dollar and fifty cents for each additional lighting fixture, motor or special equipment not to exceed eighteen dollars; apartment

(5) Apartment buildings per unit not to exceed fifty dollars; outdoor

(6) Outdoor or area lighting per lighting standard not to exceed sixty dollars; field

(7) Field irrigation systems not to exceed one hundred dollars plus three dollars per motor; mobile

(8) Mobile home service and feeders not to exceed eighty dollars per unit; recreational vehicle service not to exceed twenty dollars per unit; swimming

(9) Swimming pools not to exceed two hundred dollars; each

(10) Each late correction order or wiring permit procedure not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars; carnivals

(11) Carnivals and seasonal dwellings for each generator or transformer and reinspection of each unit not to exceed thirty dollars; wiring

(12) Wiring permits not to exceed fifteen dollars; modular and

(13) Modular homes and structures manufactured out-of-state not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars per day plus travel and living expenses.

A minimum fee of one hundred dollars shall be imposed if any fee calculated under this section is less than one hundred dollars.

The commission may also promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to set an allotted number of inspections for each installation under this section.

Section 4. That § 36-16-18 be REPEALED.

36-16-18. Temporary journeyman electrician's license--Fee.

Signed February 17, 2021

Catchlines are not law. (§ 2-16-13.1) Underscores indicate new language.

Overstrikes indicate deleted language.