227A.030 Limitations on applicability of KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140.
(1) The provisions of KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall not apply to installations under
the exclusive control of electric utilities for the purpose of communication,
metering, or for the generation, control, transformation, transmission, and
distribution of electric energy located in buildings used exclusively by utilities for
those purposes or located outdoors on property owned or leased by the utility or on
public highways, streets, or roads, or outdoors by established rights on private
(2) Nothing in KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall require that a maintenance worker or
maintenance engineer performing routine maintenance of electrical systems be
(3) Nothing in KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall prohibit or interfere with the ability of
a homeowner or farmer to install or repair electrical wiring on his or her real
(4) Nothing in KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall require that a retailer or its agent
engaged in making installations of an appliance purchased at a retail establishment
(5) Nothing in KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall be construed to require persons
making installations exempt by KRS 227.460 to be licensed or to work for a
(6) Nothing in KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall preclude the use of unlicensed,
nonresident electricians in temporary, emergency, or industrial shutdown situations.
Those unlicensed, nonresident electricians shall apply for an electrician's license or
a master electrician's license after they are employed and engaged in electrical work
in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for a period of ten (10) days. No unlicensed,
nonresident electrician shall be employed or engaged in electrical work in the
Commonwealth of Kentucky for a total of more than thirty (30) days in any calendar
year without applying for an electrician's license or a master electrician's license.
The license shall be obtained by the temporary, unlicensed, nonresident electricians
within sixty (60) days of securing employment.
(7) Nothing in KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall apply to a person performing work at
a surface or underground coal mine or at a coal preparation plant.
(8) Nothing in KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall apply to a person performing work for
a telecommunications company for which the voltage is fifty (50) volts or less.
(9) Nothing in KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall prohibit a factory-authorized
representative from the installation, maintenance, or service of a medical equipment
device. This exemption does not include work providing electrical feeds into the
power distribution unit or installation of conduits and raceways. This exemption
covers only those factory engineers or third-party service companies with equivalent
training who are qualified to perform such service.
(10) Nothing in KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall apply to low-voltage, power-limited
installations for control or coordination of interconnected devices separated from a
power source by a Class 2 or Class 3 transformer installed by a person licensed as:
(a) A master or journeyman heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technician
employed by a licensed HVAC contractor pursuant to KRS 198B.658;
(b) A fire protection sprinkler contractor pursuant to KRS 198B.560;
(c) A manufactured housing dealer or certified installer pursuant to KRS 227.610;
(d) A boiler mechanic pursuant to KRS 236.210;
(e) A master or journeyman plumber pursuant to KRS 318.030;
(f) An onsite sewage disposal system installer pursuant to KRS 211.357; or
(g) An electrician or master electrician employed by an electrical contractor
pursuant to KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140.
(11) The provisions of KRS 227A.010 to 227A.140 shall not apply to work performed at
industrial manufacturing facilities or natural gas pipeline facilities by employees of
Effective: July 12, 2006
History: Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 24, sec. 1, effective July 12, 2006; and ch. 83,
sec. 5, effective July 12, 2006. -- Amended 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 41, sec. 1, effective
June 20, 2005. -- Amended 2004 Ky. Acts ch. 81, sec. 5, effective April 6, 2004. --
Created 2003 Ky. Acts ch. 119, sec. 3, effective June 24, 2003.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/12/2006). This section was amended by 2006
Ky. Acts chs. 24 and 83, which do not appear to be in conflict and have been codified
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/12/2006). 2006 Ky. Acts ch. 83, sec. 6,
provides that the Act, which included an amendment to this statute, shall be known
and may be cited as "Isaac's Act."