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Section 28-27: Index of Sections 

§ 28-27-1. Purpose

§ 28-27-1.0. Mechanical board

§ 28-27-1.1. Inspection and right of entry

§ 28-27-1.2. General license criteria guide

§ 28-27-2. Licensing – Mechanical board examiners created – Senior chief investigator

§ 28-27-3. Disposition of fees – Annual report

§ 28-27-4. "Master pipefitting contractor," "master refrigeration contractor," "master sheet metal contractor" and "master fire protection sprinkler contractor" defined

§ 28-27-4.1. "Journeyperson refrigeration technician" defined

§ 28-27-4.2. "Journeyperson pipefitter", "journeyperson sprinkler fitter" and "journeyperson sheet metal worker" defined

§ 28-27-4.3. "Pipefitter apprentice," "refrigeration/air conditioning apprentice," "journeyperson sprinkler fitter apprentice" and "journeyperson sheet metal worker apprentice" defined – Duration of apprentice programs

§ 28-27-4.4. "Master mechanical contractor" defined – License fee

§ 28-27-5. Practices for which master or contractor license required

§ 28-27-5.1. Practices for which a journeyperson or apprentice license required

§ 28-27-5.2. Issuance of P.J.F. journeyperson oil burnerperson's license

§ 28-27-5.3. Oil burnerperson's limited license

§ 28-27-6. Corporations and firms engaged in business

§ 28-27-6.1. Owners' right to install

§ 28-27-6.2. Issuance of contractor master license

§ 28-27-7. Functions of board of examiners

§ 28-27-8. Duties of director

§ 28-27-9. Application for license

§ 28-27-9.1. Grandfathering -- Licensing of sheet metal contractors and sheet metal journeypersons without examination

§ 28-27-10. License of pipefitter or refrigeration/air conditioning or fire protection sprinkler contractor or sheet metal contractor or sprinkler fitter master – Test fee – License fee – Qualifications – Filing deadline

§ 28-27-11. Journeyperson license – Test fees – License fees and qualifications – Filing deadline for journeyperson

§ 28-27-12. Repealed

§ 28-27-13. Change of address

§ 28-27-14. Examination of applications

§ 28-27-15. Issuance of licensing following examination

§ 28-27-16. Reexamination of applicants

§ 28-27-17. Test fees – License fees – Expiration and renewal of licenses

§ 28-27-17.1. Failure to renew license

§ 28-27-17.2. Certificates expiring while licensee is in federal service

§ 28-27-18. Registration of apprentices

§ 28-27-19. License displayed in place of business

§ 28-27-20. State and municipal inspections and installation permits

§ 28-27-21. Grounds for revocation of license

§ 28-27-22. Procedure for revocation of license

§ 28-27-22.1. Subpoena of a witness

§ 28-27-22.2. Subpoena powers

§ 28-27-23. Administration of oaths

§ 28-27-24. Recommendations of board – Order of the director – Appeal

§ 28-27-24.1. Compelling obedience to subpoenas

§ 28-27-25. Judicial review of proceedings

§ 28-27-25.1. Judicial enforcement

§ 28-27-26. Repealed

§ 28-27-26.1. Enforcement

§ 28-27-27. Repealed

§ 28-27-28. Practices for which a license is required

§ 28-27-29. Persons and acts exempt 

§ 28-27-30. Enforcement procedures 

§ 28-27-30.1. Severability 

§ 28-27-31. Repealed 

§ 28-27-32. Discrimination

§ 28-27-33. Investigator's devotion to duties – Assignment of investigators

§ 28-27-34. "Division" and "chief administrator" defined 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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