New York City is the latest place to see the potential of electricians licensing programs.
On Wednesday, the New York State Assembly passed legislation that would make it easier for electricians to obtain licenses, and the city is poised to take effect in September.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill on Wednesday.
“We are really excited that Governor Cuomo is going to sign this legislation,” said Paul Muehlhauser, senior vice president of policy at the American Council of Electricians.
The bill also creates an electrician licensing program that allows individuals and businesses to get licenses in their home state, allowing them to work in New York.
It allows licenses to be issued to electricians who work at least 10 hours a week in their homes, but permits them to be used at other businesses in the city.
“I think we’re really excited about the potential to have a competitive electrician program,” said Muehlehmacher.
The legislation is the first of its kind in the country and the first to allow electricians license holders to work outside of their homes.
In some cases, electricians are required to have jobs, but Muehalhman said that doesn’t make it illegal.
“You have to have an employer who has a contract with the employer to hire an electricians,” said he.
“If there’s a conflict of interest there, then it’s going to be hard to prove it.”
The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman James Johnson, D-Manhattan, also allows licensed electricians and certified electricians from the state of New York to use their credentials to work as self-employed electricians.
They could work for an electric company, a government agency or a contractor.
“This is a great step forward to make New York more competitive,” said Johnson.
The legislation also creates a separate electrician certification program for people who are licensed to work on the street, the streets of Manhattan and the outer boroughs of Manhattan.
The program will begin in 2018.
The New York Electrician Association has estimated that the program could add $7 million to the city’s economy.
The City Council approved the bill in a 4-3 vote in February.
Under the legislation, licensees who are 18 years old or older will be able to work for any company that hires electricians or provides a certificate to the City.
The City Council also approved a bill that allows for licenses to work at a small business that operates in the boroughs.
The bills will be heard in the Senate by Assemblymember Kevin Cramer, R-Westchester, and Sen. James McGovern, D of Rhode Island.
Electricians can apply for a license by submitting a Form A2-01, Application for New York Power Supply Operator’s License Application, which can be filled out by a licensed electrician or certified electrician.
A certified electricien can be hired by any company.