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Licensing for satellite installers (new law)

Published (5/25/2012)
By Erin Schmidtke
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Those who install satellite systems at customers’ homes will find themselves going through a separate licensing process beginning Oct. 1, 2012.

Currently, these installers, as well as those who work with pools, heating and air conditioning, must obtain a low-voltage technician license.

Rep. Tim Sanders (R-Blaine) and Sen. John Pederson (R-St. Cloud) sponsor a new law that provides for a separate licensing structure that the sponsors believe more appropriately fits the duties of satellite installers.

Sanders said the law is needed because a 2002 statute creating the current licensing structure unnecessarily included satellite installers, whose work differs from others who need the license. He said the change will not affect the Department of Labor and Industry, which will still oversee the issuance of these licenses.

HF2732/ SF2324*/CH262

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