a. 1. After notice and the opportunity for a hearing in accordance with the rules of the department, master electrician's or special electrician's licenses and/or approvals of master electrician businesses may be suspended or revoked by the commissioner and/or the commissioner may impose penalties, which shall not exceed five thousand dollars for each violation, for violation of this chapter or of any of the rules of the department and/or the commissioner may order the licensee to cause the repair of electrical damage, and any damage incidental thereto, resulting from any act or omission giving rise to a violation as set forth in this chapter or in rules, for any of the following:
(i) Failure to file an application for a permit or inspection.
(ii) Failure, upon receipt of a notice of violation, to take the action called for in such notice.
(iii) Performance of electrical work in a manner contrary to the requirements of the electrical code, [or] the electrical code technical standards or other applicable laws and rules enforced by the department.
(iv) Negligence, incompetence, lack of knowledge, or disregard of the code and related laws and rules.
(v) Engaging or assisting in any act that endangers the public safety and welfare.
(vi) Contract work by holders of special electrician's licenses.
(vii) Fraudulent dealing or misrepresentation.
(viii) Conviction of a criminal offense where the underlying act arises out of the individual's professional dealings with the city or any other governmental entity.
(ix) False statement in an application for a license or the renewal of a license or in an application for approval of a master electrician business or other application or certification required by this code or the rules of the commissioner, or in any proof or instrument in writing in connection therewith.
(x) The making of a material false or misleading statement on any form or report filed with the department or other governmental entity.
(xi) The failure to file a statement, report or form required by law to be filed.
(xii) Willfully impeding or obstructing the filing of a statement, report or form of another required by law to be filed.
(xiii) Poor moral character that adversely reflects on the licensee's fitness to conduct work regulated by this code.
(xiv) Failure to pay outstanding fees owed pursuant to section 27-3018 of this chapter.
(xv) Failure to comply with this code or any order, rule, or requirement lawfully made by the commissioner including failure to cooperate with investigations related to the electrical field conducted by the commissioner or other government entity.
(xvi) Failure to provide documents, including payroll records, workers' compensation or other insurance documents, employee timekeeping records and corporate tax returns, required or requested by the commis- sioner.
2. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of paragraph one of this subdivision if, after due inspection, the commissioner determines that a licensee and/or a master electrician business has performed electrical work which is not in compliance with the electrical code, the electrical code technical standards, or any other laws or rules enforced by the department, and which has resulted in a condition severely hazardous to life or property, the commissioner may suspend his or her license and/or the authorization of a master electrician business represented by such licensee without a prior hearing. Notice of such suspension shall be served on the licensee and/or the master electrician business. The commissioner shall provide the licensee and/or the master electrician business with the opportunity for a hearing within five (5) calendar days after such suspension.
b. In the event the holder of a master electrician's license is no longer engaged in a master electrician business or a special electrician is engaged during normal working hours in a business activity that does not involve the installation, alteration, or repair of electrical wiring for light, heat or power, then he or she shall so notify the department and submit his or her license and seal for deactivation provided that (i) such license and seal will be reinstated without examination if such application is made prior to the date on which it would have otherwise expired, or (ii) if application is made after such date a new license and seal will be issued, without written re-examination, after the submission of satisfactory evidence of continued competence in the electrical field and satisfaction of any applicable continuing education requirements during the period of deactivation; provided that at the time of the submission of the license for deactivation:
1. All outstanding fees required by section 27-3018 of this chapter are paid, and
2. There are no outstanding violation notices for electrical work performed under such license, and
3. Open applications filed under such license have been scheduled for inspection in accordance with department procedures, re-filed by another licensee or have been withdrawn.
c. During the period of deactivation, the licensee must continue to pay the license renewal fee required by this chapter for each year of the deactivation period.
d. During any period of deactivation, or upon the suspension or revocation, of a master electrician's or special electrician's license, the holder shall surrender his or her seal to the department. Upon the death of a holder, his or her seal shall be immediately surrendered to the department.
e. The fees required for the reinstatement of a license after deactivation or suspension shall be the same as those required to obtain the license.
f. If reinstatement of the license is not requested within thirty days of the expiration of a suspension, late fees shall be imposed as prescribed by the department's rules.
a. An individual who has been determined by the commissioner to be competent to perform low voltage electrical work in compliance with the electrical code and the electrical code technical standards, the building code and other applicable law and who otherwise qualifies in accordance with this section and the rules of the department may be certified as a low voltage installer.
b. An applicant for such certification shall be over the age of eighteen years, of good moral character and at the time of application shall have had two (2) years of satisfactory experience as set forth in the rules of the department.
c. Every such application shall be made in writing in such form and shall furnish such information as the commissioner shall prescribe and set forth in the rules of the department. Every applicant shall submit to an investigation to determine the applicant's character and fitness.
d. Such certification shall be issued for such term and shall be subject to renewal in accordance with such conditions as shall be prescribed in the rules of the department.
e. The fee for such certification and for the renewal thereof shall be prescribed by rule.
f. Certification as a low voltage installer may be suspended or revoked for cause in accordance with the rules of the department and/or the department may impose penalties which shall not exceed one thousand dollars for each violation for violations of this chapter, the electrical code, the electrical code technical standards or the rules of the department.