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§29-3B-8. Effect of noncompliance with article; failure to obtain license.

Any person, firm, corporation or employee thereof, or any representative, member or officer of such firm or corporation, individually, entering upon or engaging in the business of performing any electrical work as defined in this article, without obtaining the required license or otherwise complying with this article, is for the first offense guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $100, nor more than $500. For a second and each subsequent offense, the penalty and punishment is a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000.

Each day during which such electrical work is performed without the required license or while in noncompliance with any of the provisions of this article, after official notice that such work is unlawful, is a separate offense.

Any electrical work performed by a person, firm or corporation which is determined by the state Fire Marshal to constitute a safety or health hazard to members of the public or any electrical work of an extensive nature being performed by any person without the required license or otherwise in noncompliance with the requirements of this article or contrary to an order or rule promulgated lawfully by the state Fire Marshal, is subject to being issued a citation or a civil action in the name of the state in the circuit court of the county where such work is being performed for an injunction against such person, firm or corporation, enjoining such work or violation. A circuit court by mandatory or prohibitory injunction may compel compliance with the provisions of this article, with the lawful orders of the state Fire Marshal and with any final decision of the state Fire Marshal or state Fire Commission. The State Fire Marshal shall be represented in all such proceedings by the Attorney General or his assistants.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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