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    And they wonder why people get hurt

    And they wonder why people get hurt

    New postby S Miller on Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:40 pm

    This isn't really a question, just a post to show how little thought goes into some legislation.
    I live in WV. Below is a cut & paste from the exceptions to electrical licensing section of the WV State Fire Code. Note specifically the last sentence. The exceptions section is a direct cut & paste, the only changes I made are the boldface and underline.

    §29-3B-2. Necessity of license; definitions.
    (This section gives all the requirements. I didn't post them. Below are the exceptions)

    §29-3B-3. Exemptions; nonapplicability of license requirements.
    This article does not apply to and no license may be required for
    (a) a person who performs electrical work with respect to any property
    owned or leased by such person; (b) a person who performs electrical work
    at any manufacturing plant or other industrial establishment as an
    employee of the person, firm or corporation operating such plant or
    establishment; (c) a person who performs electrical work while employed by
    an employer who engages in the business of selling appliances at retail,
    so long as such electrical work is performed incident to the installation
    or repair of appliances sold by the employer; (d) a person who, while
    employed by a public utility or its affiliate, performs electrical work in
    connection with the furnishing of public utility service; or (e) any
    government employee performing electrical work on government property.

    Sounds to me like the secretary has the government's permission to do the service change at her building.
    S Miller
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