DAR File No. 40651

This notice was published in the September 1, 2016, issue (Vol. 2016, No. 17) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing

Rule R156-55b

Electricians Licensing Act Rule

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 40651
Filed: 08/08/2016 10:19:13 AM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Title 58, Chapter 55, provides for the licensure of various classifications of electricians. Subsection 58-1-106(1)(a) provides that the Division may adopt and enforce rules to administer Title 58. Subsection 58-55-201(2) provides that one of the Electricians Licensing Board's duties and responsibilities shall be recommending to the Construction Services Commission appropriate rules. Subsection 58-55-103 (1)(b)(i) provides that the Commission shall, with the concurrence of the director, make reasonable rules. This rule was enacted to clarify the provisions of Title 58, Chapter 55, with respect to electricians.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

Since this rule was last reviewed in October 2011, it has been amended one time in August 2014. The Division has received no written comments with respect to this rule.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule should be continued as it provides a mechanism to inform potential licensees of the requirements for licensure as allowed under statutory authority provided in Title 58, Chapter 55, with respect to various classifications of electricians. The rule should also be continued as it provides information to ensure applicants for licensure are adequately trained and meet minimum licensure requirements and provides licensees with information concerning unprofessional conduct, definitions, and ethical standards relating to the profession.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Steve Duncombe at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6235, by FAX at 801-530-6511, or by Internet E-mail at sduncombe@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Mark Steinagel, Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2016/b20160901.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Steve Duncombe at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6235, by FAX at 801-530-6511, or by Internet E-mail at sduncombe@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.