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Terms & Conditions
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KRS Chapter 198B00
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.010 Definitions for chapter.
.020 Board of Housing, Buildings and Construction.
.030 Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction -- Comments from boards and advisory committees to be received before promulgating administrative regulations.
.035 Repealed, 2000.
.040 General powers and duties of the board.
.050 Uniform State Building Code.
.060 Local enforcement of Uniform State Building Code -- Workers' compensation coverage requirement -- Informal hearing -- Appeal.
.062 Mandatory nature of approved construction documents -- Role of on-site inspectors.
.080 Amendments to the Uniform State Building Code.
.090 Certification of professional classifications -- Training program for building code administration and enforcement.
.095 Authorization for building inspectors training program -- Purpose -- Trust and agency fund.
.100 Manufactured or mobile home exemption.
.110 Effective dates for Uniform State Building Code -- Exemptions.
.120 Injunctions to enforce building code compliance.
.130 Private action for damages -- Time limitation.
.135 Presumption regarding defectiveness of building design, construction, materials, or supplies where injury, death, or damage occurs more than five years after completion or incorporation.
.140 Hindrance of building inspectors prohibited.
.200 Kentucky Single Family Dwellings Advisory Committee -- Membership -- Duties.
.250 Architectural Barriers Advisory Committee.
.260 Administrative regulations to make buildings accessible to and usable by persons with a disability -- Compliance required.
.270 Present requirements in effect until new regulations filed.
.280 Exemption for temporary change.
.290 Issuance of rebuilding permits for certain types of property contiguous to river in counties with city of first class or consolidated local government and cities within such county.
Safety Glazing in Hazardous Locations
.300 Definitions for KRS 198B.310 to 198B.330.
.310 Labeling requirements.
.330 Workers exempt from liability.
Elevator and Fixed Guideway System Inspections
.400 Definitions for KRS 198B.410 to 198B.540.
Licensure of Elevator Contractors and Mechanics
.4003 Elevator or fixed guideway system work requiring licensed elevator mechanic and supervising general contractor -- Exceptions.
.4005 Elevator Advisory Committee -- Members -- Terms -- Vacancies -- Removal -- Review of administrative regulations -- Voting.
.4007 Committee to meet at least quarterly -- Special meetings.
.4009 License required to work as elevator contractor or mechanic -- Exemption for helper or apprentice -- Applicability to public universities -- Administrative regulations.
.4011 Application for licensure as elevator contractor -- Contents -- Eligibility requirements.
.4013 Application for licensure as elevator mechanic -- Contents -- Eligibility requirements.
.4015 Qualifications for licensure prior to July 1, 2012.
.4017 Reciprocity -- Terms and conditions.
.4019 Emergency elevator mechanic license -- Proof of competency -- Time and geographic limitations -- Renewal.
.4021 Temporary elevator mechanic license -- Proof of competency -- License valid for one year -- Renewal.
.4023 Renewal, expiration, termination, and reinstatement of license issued under KRS 198B.400 to 198B.540 -- Inactive license.
.4025 Continuing education requirements -- Waiver -- Revocation of program approval if continuing education records falsified.
.4027 Proof of insurance -- Minimum coverage.
.4029 Construction of KRS 198B.400 to 198B.540.
.4031 Disciplinary hearings -- Summary suspension -- Elevator or fixed guideway system work by unlicensed individual -- Cease-and-desist order.
.4033 Suspension revocation, or nonrenewal of license -- Grounds -- Hearing -- Appeal.
.4035 Reapplication after revocation of license.
.4037 Elevator safety program trust fund.
.410 Inspectors -- Certificates of competency -- Application -- Examination -- Issuance -- Reexamination.
.420 State Elevator and Fixed Guideway System Inspection Program -- Qualifications of director -- Appointment of general inspectors -- Investigation of alleged violations of KRS 198B.400 to 198B.540.
.430 Employment of special inspectors.
.440 Suspension or revocation of certificates.
.450 Lost or destroyed certificates.
.460 Registration of elevators and fixed guideway systems -- Time of registration.
.470 Annual inspection -- Exemptions.
.480 Report of inspection -- Hearing on construction plans and specifications -- Findings and orders of department.
.490 Rules and regulations -- Administrative regulations on equipment and standards -- Review of standards -- Consistency with building code.
.500 Safety equipment.
.510 Certificates of operation -- Renewal -- Elevator or fixed guideway system installations -- Certification of compliance -- State inspectors.
.520 Permits for erection or repairs -- Revocation or expiration of permit -- Extension for good cause.
.530 Prohibition -- Collected fines to be paid into elevator safety program trust fund.
.540 Enforcement -- Notice of defective machinery -- Sealing of dangerous passenger elevator or fixed guideway system.
Fire Protection Sprinkler Contractors
.550 Definitions for KRS 198B.555 to 198B.630. (Effective until January 1, 2013)
.555 Administration of KRS 198B.550 to 198B.630 -- Duties of commissioner.
.560 Fire protection sprinkler contractor's license or certificate required -- Exemptions. (Effective until January 1, 2013)
.565 Preparation of designs of system.
.570 Examination of applicant.
.575 Repealed, 2008.
.580 Prerequisites to becoming licensed fire protection sprinkler contractor.
.585 Seal of certificate holder.
.590 Signature on license and certificate.
.595 Proof of liability and workers' compensation insurance coverage.
.600 Certificate holder permitted to obtain only one contractor's license at a time.
.605 Annual renewal of certificates and licenses.
.610 License as proof of competency -- Power of local officials regarding regulation.
.615 Disposition of fees collected by commissioner.
.620 Refusal to renew license -- Revocation or suspension of license -- Administrative fine -- Appeal -- Criminal penalty.
.625 Injunction -- Cease and desist order.
.630 Application of KRS 198B.550 to 198B.630.
Certification of Fire Sprinkler Inspectors
.6401 Fire sprinkler inspection certification -- Eligibility requirements -- Certification cards.
.6403 Qualifications for certification prior to July 1, 2012 -- Pending certification.
.6405 Initial annual certification -- Renewal, expiration, termination, and reinstatement of certification.
.6407 Reciprocity -- Terms and conditions.
.6409 Administrative regulations -- Inactive status -- Approval of continuing education providers and courses.
.6411 Standards for inspection of sprinkler systems.
.6413 Disciplinary hearings -- Summary suspension -- Fire sprinkler inspection by uncertified individual -- Cease-and-desist order.
.6415 Suspension, revocation, or nonrenewal of certification -- Grounds -- Hearing -- Appeal.
.6417 Reapplication after revocation of certification.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Contractors
.650 Definitions for KRS 198B.650 to 198B.689.
.652 Kentucky Board of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Contractors.
.654 Powers and duties of board -- Authority for administrative regulations.
.656 Practice as and assumption and use of title master contractor, journeyman, or apprentice without a license prohibited.
.658 Qualifications for licensure and certification.
.660 Examinations -- Application -- Procedures.
.662 Qualifications for journeyman heating, ventilation, and air conditioning mechanic's license.
.664 Renewal and restoration of license -- Inactive status -- Reactivation.
.666 Reciprocity for licensees of other states.
.6671 Permit required for installation of initial system -- Contents of application and permit -- Exemptions.
.6672 Prohibition on use of system not installed in compliance with applicable codes -- Inspection scheduling.
.6673 Administrative regulations -- Fees -- Qualifications for and compensation of local government's inspectors -- Local governments prohibited from establishing additional permitting or inspection programs.
.6674 Trust and agency account to be used for enforcement of KRS 198B.650 to 198B.689.
.6675 Powers of department and of authorized local governments to inspect systems -- Powers to restrain and enjoin violations of KRS l98B.650 to 198B.689 -- Representation of department by state and local prosecutors.
.6676 Jurisdiction and venue in civil, injunctive, and criminal actions for enforcement of KRS 198B.650 to 198B.689.
.6677 Power of inspector to refuse to approve work covered by permit -- Power of department or authorized local government to prohibit continued use of system --Aggrieved applicant's right to hearing.
.6678 Department to appoint and assign qualified inspectors to counties.
.668 Insurance requirements.
.672 Sanctions -- Reasons for sanctions.
.678 Responsibilities of master contractor working for company.
.680 Inspector's conflict of interest.
.682 Continuation of board's jurisdiction -- Notification to local officials of license sanctions.
.684 Continuing education requirements.
.686 Criminal penalties.
.688 Conformity with standards of the Uniform State Building Code.
.689 Citation of KRS 198B.650 to 198B.689.
.700 Definitions for KRS 198B.700 to 198B.738.
.702 Exemptions from requirements of KRS 198B.700 to 198B.738.
.704 Kentucky Board of Home Inspectors -- Members -- Meetings -- Salary -- Removal.
.706 Duties and powers of board.
.708 Repealed, 2011.
.710 Revolving fund.
.712 License required -- Qualifications -- Application -- Insurance -- Fee.
.714 Reciprocity for licensees of other states.
.716 Nonresident licensees -- Service of process -- Credit for out-of-state training programs.
.718 License remains property of board.
.720 Notification to board.
.722 Expiration of license -- Renewal -- Continuing education -- Inactive license.
.724 Continuing education requirements.
.726 Licensure or registration of home inspectors by agencies or political subdivisions prohibited.
.728 Disciplinary actions -- Sanctions.
.730 Disciplinary hearings -- Emergency suspension -- Persons not licensed to show cause -- Cease and desist order.
.732 Prohibited activities -- Penalties -- Burden of proof.
.734 Repealed, 2008.
.736 Repealed, 2008.
.738 Home inspectors prohibited from indicating compliance or noncompliance with Kentucky Residential Code.
.990 Penalties. (Effective until January 1, 2013)