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Help modify Georgia House Bill 107

Help modify Florida Senate Bill 1844 and House Bill 107

Is a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System a lock?

Does a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system meet your definition of a lock? According to the recently introduced Georgia House Bill HB-107 CCTV systems have been included in the definition of a lock. The passing of this bill may negatively impact public safety and licensed electrical contractors in the State of Georgia. The NLVCA is taking action to modify this bill and place the jurisdiction of locksmith’s regulation under the Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board and require that locksmiths meet the current electrical licensing requirements set forth by the Construction Industry Licensing Board.


How this new law would adversely affect the public safety

The passing of Georgia HB-107 would allow locksmiths to become licensed via a newly created "State Board of Locksmiths" and not the Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board. Technical testing and experience may not be required as part of the approval process thus opening the door for unqualified individuals without the necessary knowledge, qualifications and experience level to install, service and maintain low voltage systems. This proposed bill is a back door for unqualified, untested, and inexperienced individuals to conduct low voltage system installations, service and maintenance, consequently endangering the public.


Georgia House of Representatives Bill 107 - lines 71 to 75 Definition of a "Lock"


Georgia House Committee of Regulated Industries receives House Bill 107

Georgia House Committee of Regulated Industries: Roger Williams (Chairman), Sean Jerguson (Vice Chairman), Tom Dickson (Secretary),Timothy Bearden, Virgil Fludd, Billy Mitchell, Jay Shaw, Sharon Cooper, Lynmore James, Alan Powell, Carl Epps, Billy Maddox, and Matt Ramsey.


Electrical contractors and concerned citizens are encouraged to contact the above State Representatives to express their opinion with the way this bill is written and sign the NLVCA petition so the NLVCA can petition the Georgia legislature to act in your behalf.


Legislative Sponsors of Georgia House Bill 107
   
Harry Geisinger (R) - Georgia Representative District 48
Vice Chairman Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications

Capital Office
601 Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334

Office: (404)656-0254

District Office
224 River View Trail
Roswell, GA 30075

Home: (770) 993-4264
Fax: (770) 594-1510
Cell: (678) 777-6010
Website: Click Here
   
Jill Chambers (R) - Georgia Representative District 81
Chairman MARTOC Committee

Capital Office
614 Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334

Office: (404) 656-3949

District Office
4372 Stonington Circle
Atlanta, GA 30338

Home: (770) 458-7732
Website: Click Here
Email: Click Here
   
Barbara Sims (R) - Georgia Representative District 119
Secretary State Planning and Community Affairs

Capital Office
508 Coverdell Legislative Office Building
Atlanta, GA 30334

Office: (404) 656-0213

District Office
10 Retreat
Augusta, GA 30909

Cell: (706) 373-5437
Website: Click Here
Email: Click Here

Links:
Georgia General Assembly Home Page

Georgia House of Representatives

Georgia Senators

Georgia House Bill 107


Sign the NLVCA Petition to modify Georgia legislative House Bill 107


Your submittal of this petition to the NLVCA indicates your opposition to the currently drafted Georgia House Bill HB-107 and similar legislation that would authorize locksmiths to install, repair and/or service alarm and low voltage systems as defined and regulated by the Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board without first meeting the current Licensing Board qualifications; required technical testing, criminal background check, insurance and job experience.

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