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Journal-World classified (published 10/31/2013)

(Published in the Lawrence
Daily Journal-World October 24, 2013)

ORDINANCE NO. 8921

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY
OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS,
AMENDING CHAPTER V, ARTICLE 15, OF THE CODE OF
THE CITY OF LAWRENCE,
KANSAS, 2013 EDITION, AND
AMENDMENTS THERETO, BY
ADDING SECTION 5-1512.1
AND AMENDING SECTIONS
5-1513 AND 5-1515, PERTAINING TO CONTRACTOR
LICENSES CLASSIFICATIONS, AND REPEALING
EXISTING SECTIONS 5-1513
AND 5-1515.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE
GOVERNING BODY OF THE
CITY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS: SECTION 1. Section
5-1513 of the Code of the
City of Lawrence, Kansas,
2013 Edition, and amendments thereto, is hereby
amended to read as follows: 5-151311 CLASS D,
BUILDING SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR. FRAMING AND
CONCRETE. The annual
Class D License fee shall be
sixty-five dollars ($65). A
Class D License shall entitle
the holder thereof to perform services as described
below: FRAMING CONTRACTOR. A Class D License shall
entitle the holder thereof to
perform such work for the
framing of a structure or
building, including bearing
and non-bearing walls, and
including any repair to any
of the above. A Class D
Framing License requires a
minimum two (2) years of
qualifying experience
within the industry. CONCRETE CONTRACTOR. A
Class D License shall entitle
the holder thereof to perform general concrete work
to include the placing and
erecting of steel or bars for
the reinforcing of mass,
pavement, flat and other
concrete work. A Class D
Concrete License requires a
minimum two (2) years of
qualifying experience
within the industry. SECTION 2. Chapter V, Article
15 of the Code of the City of
Lawrence, Kansas, 2013 Edition, and amendments
thereto, is hereby amended
by adding Section 5-1512.1,
which reads as follows:
5-1512.1 CLASS L LIMITED
SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR A
Class L License shall entitle
the holder thereof to perform work limited in scope
as approved by the Contractor Licensing Board in
accordance with Section
5-1515(G). The annual Class
L License fee shall be
sixty-five dollars ($65).
SECTION 3. Section 5-1515
of the Code of the City of
Lawrence, Kansas, 2013 Edition, and amendments
thereto, is hereby amended
to read as follows: 5-1515
EXAMINATIONS, LICENSE
APPROVAL, AND ISSUANCE.
Contractor applicants shall
be licensed by satisfying
one or more of the following provisions: (A) Obtain a
certificate of competence
from a
nationally-recognized testing institution as contemplated by K.S.A. 12-1508,
and amendments thereto
(plumbing contractors),
K.S.A. 12-1525, and amendments thereto (electrical
contractors), K.S.A. 12-1541
and amendments thereto
(Heating, Ventilation and
Air Conditioning contractors), and K.S.A. 12-1556
and amendments thereto
(building and residential
contractors); or (B) Until
December 31, 2006 provide
verifiable evidence that the
applicant or a firm's designated representative has
the required number of
years of full-time experience in the building construction industry for that
license: (1) Class A License
- fifteen (15) years or more
experience (2) Class B License - ten (10) years or
more experience; (3) Class
C License - five (5) years or
more experience; (4) Class
D License - five (5) years or
more experience; or (C) Hold a bachelor's degree in
engineering, architecture,
or construction science
from an accredited college
or university; or (D) Hold a
provisional license
(General, Building and Residential contractor only)
and complete not less than
thirty two (32) hours of
codes-related education
prior to the expiration of
such provisional license.
(E) Reciprocity. To the
extent that other jurisdictions or states which provide for the licensing of
general contractors provide for similar action, the
Building Official may grant
licenses of the same or
equivalent classification to
general contractors licensed by other municipalities or states, without written examination, upon satisfactory proof furnished to
the Building Official that
the qualifications of such
applicants are equal to the
qualifications of holders of
similar licenses in the City
of Lawrence, Kansas and
upon payment of the required fee. (F) The
contractor-applicant shall
disclose, at the time of application, any current or
previous contractor license
held in Kansas or any other
state and any disciplinary
actions taken against such
contractor-applicant. If the
contractor-applicant is employed by or a principal of
a firm, the application shall
disclose whether the firm
or the firm's employees or
principals have had any
contractor-related disciplinary action taken against
them in Kansas or any
other state. No license shall
be issued to any
contractor-applicant who
has had a license suspended or revoked for disciplinary reasons, or who
has surrendered a license
during any disciplinary proceeding or investigation,
within the immediately preceding five years. Any
contractor-applicant denied a license under the
provisions of this section
may appeal such denial to
the CLB. (G) A Class L Limited Contractor License
may be issued to a
contractor-applicant for
work requiring building
permits that are specialized in scope and do not
fall within Class A, B, C, D,
or E License categories. Applications for Class L Licenses shall be made to the
Contractor Licensing
Board, and the Board shall
approve or reject the license and application
based on credentials furnished to the Board in support of the license application that would demonstrate knowledge and ability to perform the specialized work for which the license is requested. The
contractor-applicant shall
keep in force a policy of
general liability insurance
in accordance with Section
5-1506 "Class A, B, and C
Contractors," or "Class D
and E Contractors," as
deemed appropriate by the
Board. SECTION 4. Existing
sections 5-1513 and 5-1515
of the Code of the City of
Lawrence, Kansas, 2013 Edition, and amendments
thereto, are hereby repealed, it being the intent
of the Governing Body that
the provisions of this ordinance supersede that section. SECTION 5. If any section, clause, sentence, or
phrase of this ordinance is
found to be unconstitutional or is otherwise held
invalid by any court of
competent jurisdiction, it
shall not affect the validity
of any remaining parts of
this ordinance. SECTION 6.
This ordinance shall take
effect and be in full force
and effect immediately following its adoption and
publication as provided by
law. PASSED by the Governing Body of the City of
Lawrence, Kansas, this
22nd day of October, 2013.

APPROVED:
/s/ Michael Dever
Michael Dever
Mayor

ATTEST:
/s/ Jonathan M. Douglass
Jonathan M. Douglass
City Clerk

Approved as to form and
legality
/s/Toni R. Wheeler
Toni R. Wheeler
City Attorney
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