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      RS 40:1664.5     

  

            NOTE: §1664.5 eff. until Jan. 1, 2019. See Acts 2018, No. 598.

§1664.5. Exemptions to licensure

            The requirements for licensure shall not apply to:

            (1) An officer or employee of the United States, this state, or any political subdivision of either, while engaged in the performance of his official duties within the course and scope of his employment with the United States, this state, or any political subdivision of either. However, no person or entity excepted from licensure pursuant to this Subpart shall engage in the certification, inspection, installation, integration, sale, or service of special locking, fire detection and alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression systems, or portable fire extinguishers and fire hoses.

            (2) Any sworn police, fire, or other peace officer or certified medical technician may open any lock or locked motor vehicle while engaged in the performance of his official duties within the course and scope of his employment, provided that he receives no additional compensation for such services.

            (3) Any owner, management firm, or public institution and such person's or entity's employees while such person or entity is certifying, inspecting, installing, integrating, selling, and servicing mechanical locks, intrusion alarm systems, or closed circuit television alarm systems, only on the premises of the owner or public institution during the normal course and scope of his duties.

            (4) A general contractor licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors and his direct employees or a building owner and his direct employees performing the installation or removal of complete mechanical lock sets when doing so in the course of residential or commercial new construction or remodeling.

            (5) Any automotive service dealer, lock manufacturer, or manufacturer's employee engaged in servicing, installing, repairing, or rebuilding automotive locks.

            (6) Any employee of a towing service, or an automobile club, while such person is opening automotive locks in the normal course of his duties.

            (7) Any merchant or retail store that is in the business of selling, servicing, or installing intrusion alarms for motor vehicles. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the merchant or retail store but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

            (8) Any merchant or retail store that is in the business of selling intrusion alarm systems or closed circuit television systems or household fire warning systems at retail to an individual end user for self-installation. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the merchant or retail store but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

            (9) Any merchant or retail store that is in the business of re-coding new locks on the retail premises only or duplicating keys, except for those keys which are proprietary and those marked "do not duplicate" or "master key". This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the merchant or retail store but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

            (10) Any manufacturer, and his employee or representative, who acts as a consultant to a licensed firm in the certifying, inspecting, installation, integrating, selling, and servicing of life safety and property protection systems regulated by this Subpart while under the direct supervision of the licensed firm.

            (11) Any gate manufacturer or merchant that is in the business of installing, servicing, repairing, rebuilding, reprogramming, or maintaining electronic garage door devices. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the manufacturer or merchant but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

            (12) A firm or person licensed to perform electrical work by the State Licensing Board for Contractors pursuant to R.S. 37:2156.1 and 2156.2 which installs wire, conduit, or other wire raceways, its associated boxes or fittings, or installs fire alarm initiating and notification devices or intrusion alarm systems or closed circuit television systems or special locking systems in either commercial or residential property. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of a firm or person exempted by this Subpart, but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

            (13) A mechanical contractor licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors and holding a statewide mechanical work license classification issued by that board or, where applicable, a plumber licensed by the State Plumbing Board who only certifies, inspects, installs, and services water supply piping supplying sprinkler systems, stand pipe, and hose station systems, or fire pumps.

            (14) A mechanical contractor licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors and holding a statewide mechanical work license classification issued by that board or, where applicable, a plumber licensed by the State Plumbing Board who only installs piping within a fixed fire suppression system.

            NOTE: §1664.5 effective January 1, 2019. See Acts 2018, No. 598, §1

§1664.5. Exemptions to licensure and equipment

            A. The requirements for licensure shall not apply to any of the following persons or entities:

            (1) An officer or employee of the United States, this state, or any political subdivision of either, while engaged in the performance of his official duties within the course and scope of his employment with the United States, this state, or any political subdivision of either. However, no person or entity excepted from licensure pursuant to this Subpart shall engage in the certification, inspection, installation, integration, sale, or service of special locking, fire detection and alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression systems, or portable fire extinguishers and fire hoses.

            (2) Any sworn police, fire, or other peace officer or certified medical technician may open any lock or locked motor vehicle while engaged in the performance of his official duties within the course and scope of his employment, provided that he receives no additional compensation for such services.

            (3) Any owner, management firm, or public institution and such person's or entity's employees while such person or entity is certifying, inspecting, installing, integrating, selling, and servicing mechanical locks, intrusion alarm systems, or closed circuit television alarm systems, only on the premises of the owner or public institution during the normal course and scope of his duties.

            (4) A general contractor licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors and his direct employees or a building owner and his direct employees performing the installation or removal of complete mechanical lock sets when doing so in the course of residential or commercial new construction or remodeling.

            (5) Any automotive service dealer, lock manufacturer, or manufacturer's employee engaged in servicing, installing, repairing, or rebuilding automotive locks.

            (6) Any employee of a towing service, or an automobile club, while such person is opening automotive locks in the normal course of his duties.

            (7) Any merchant or retail store that is in the business of selling, servicing, or installing intrusion alarms for motor vehicles. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the merchant or retail store but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

            (8) Any merchant or retail store that is in the business of selling intrusion alarm systems or closed circuit television systems or household fire warning systems at retail to an individual end user for self-installation. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the merchant or retail store but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

            (9) Any merchant or retail store that is in the business of re-coding new locks on the retail premises only or duplicating keys, except for those keys which are proprietary and those marked "do not duplicate" or "master key". This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the merchant or retail store but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

            (10) Any manufacturer, and his employee or representative, who acts as a consultant to a licensed firm in the certifying, inspecting, installation, integrating, programming, selling, and servicing of life safety and property protection systems regulated by this Subpart while under the direct supervision of the licensed firm.

            (11) Any gate manufacturer or merchant that is in the business of installing, servicing, repairing, rebuilding, reprogramming, or maintaining electronic garage door devices. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the manufacturer or merchant but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

            (12) A firm or person licensed to perform electrical work by the State Licensing Board for Contractors pursuant to R.S. 37:2156.1 and 2156.2 which installs wire, conduit, or other wire raceways, its associated boxes or fittings, or installs fire alarm initiating and notification devices or intrusion alarm systems or closed circuit television systems or special locking systems in either commercial or residential property. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of a firm or person exempted by this Subpart, but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer. The provisions of this Paragraph shall not apply to a person or entity selling, installing, servicing, or maintaining wireless security and fire systems.

            (13) A mechanical contractor licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors and holding a statewide mechanical work license classification issued by that board or, where applicable, a plumber licensed by the State Plumbing Board who only certifies, inspects, installs, and services water supply piping supplying sprinkler systems, stand pipe, and hose station systems, or fire pumps.

            (14) A mechanical contractor licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors and holding a statewide mechanical work license classification issued by that board or, where applicable, a plumber licensed by the State Plumbing Board who only installs piping within a fixed fire suppression system.

            B. The provisions of this Subpart shall not apply to a conveyance device located within a one- or two-family dwelling as defined in R.S. 40:1573.

            Acts 2006, No. 307, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2007; Acts 2010, No. 984, §1; Acts 2018, No. 598, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2019.



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