Occupational Board Reform Act

General Information

Committee of Jurisdiction:General Affairs
Occupation Regulated:Electrical
Occupational Board:Electrical Board
Contact:Kevin Booker
Purpose:The mission of the Nebraska State Electrical Division is to protect the public from hazardous electrical installations by enforcing the electrical licensing and inspection laws created by the Nebraska Legislature. The Agency operates with principles th
Regulated Professionals:1
Year Created:1969
Year Active:1969
Sunset Date:N/A


Statutory Authorization:LB765
Parent Agency:N/A


Number of Members:7
Who Appoints:Governor
Legislative Approval:Yes
Qualifications of Members:One of such members shall be a journeyman electrician, one shall be an electrical contractor or master electrician, one shall be a certified electrical inspector, one shall be a licensed professional electrical engineer, one shall be a representative of a
Per Diem:Yes
Expense Reimbursement:Yes
Term Length:5 Years
Terms Rotate or Expire at Once:Terms Rotate


Required FY 2019-2018:0
Held FY 2019-2018:7
Required FY 2018-2017:0
Held FY 2018-2017:7
Required FY 2017-2016:0
Held FY 2017-2016:5
Required FY 2016-2015:0
Held FY 2016-2015:5
Required FY 2015-2014:0
Held FY 2015-2014:8


Support Staff:19
Shared or Separate:Shared
FY 2019-2018 Budget:1777585
FY 2018-2017 Budget:1757889
FY 2017-2016 Budget:1736213
FY 2016-2015 Budget:1749168
FY 2015-2014 Budget:1633246
Other Funding Sources:N/A
Spending Authority:81-2105


Government Certificates Issued:13157
Issued Certificate Descriptions:Apprentice, Journeyman Electrician Class B Journeyman Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Class B Electrical Contractor Fire Alarm Installer, Installer, Class A Master Class B Master, Residential Wireman Heating & Air Conditioning, Irrigation & Sign
Government Certificates Revoked:1
Revoked Certificate Descriptions:Numberous code violation, leave electrical in unsafe manner, failing to make required correction in a timely manner.
Government Certificates Denied:25
Denied Certificate Descriptions:Short required experience.
Government Certificates Penalties Against:831
Penalty Certificate Descriptions:Failing to pull permits, failing to make corrections, failing to renew license by expiration date.
Explanation of Effectiveness:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/explanation1574792219.pdf
Potential HarmUnsafe installations, not wiring to code, injury or death, higher insurance rates.
Regulation Comparison:https://nebraskalegislature.gov/pdf/SurveyDocs/comparison1574792219.pdf
Subject to Regulations of Act(LB407):No
Survey Submitted: November 26, 2019 12:16 PM