Sec. C-1. 32 MRSA §1152, as amended by PL 1995, c. 397, §29, is further amended to read:
At no time may there be fewer than 6 electrical inspectors to carry out the mandates of this chapter. The board shall raise funds as necessary to support the costs of its employees and their administrative support.
appointed under this section have powers throughout the several counties of the State, similar to those of sheriffs in their respective counties, relating to enforcement of this chapter and rules and regulations promulgated thereunder adopted under this chapter. These powers are limited to the power to conduct investigations, issue citations, serve summonses and order corrections of violations in accordance with specific statutory authority.
Sec. C-2. 32 MRSA §1153-A, as repealed and replaced by PL 1973, c. 363, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
§1153-A. Standards; installation
The board shall establish by rule technical standards for the proper installation of electrical equipment. These standards must conform as nearly as practicable to the National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association standard #70. The installation of the electrical equipment must also comply with the applicable statutes of the State and all applicable ordinances, orders, rules and regulations of any city or town where the installation is being performed. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Sec. C-3. 32 MRSA §1156, as repealed and replaced by PL 1973, c. 363, is repealed.
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