HB3020 SFA Cole 4-12 #1

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    Senator Cole moved to amend the Judiciary committee amendment to the bill on pages three and four, by striking out all of section three and inserting in lieu thereof a new section three, to read as follows:

§20-9-3. Boat Dock and Marina Safety Requirements-Electrical Shock and Electrocution.

    All boat dock or marina owners or operators shall comply with the following requirements to prevent electrical shock, electrocution or injury to users of their facilities and the surrounding areas:

    (1) All electrical wiring involving 110 AC or 220 AC shall be installed by and maintained by a holder of a valid West Virginia journeyman electrician license or master electrician license in accordance with the most recently adopted versions of the National Fire Protection Association's Standards for Marinas and Boatyards (NFPA 303) and the National Electric Code (NFPA 70);

    (2) Install ground fault circuit interrupters on all boat dock and marina electrical wiring circuits; and

    (3) Cause an inspection before August 1, 2014 and at least once every three years thereafter by a West Virginia licensed electrical inspector of all sources of electrical supply, including ship-to-shore power pedestals, submergible pumps, and sewage pump-out facilities, that could result in unsafe electrical current in the water.