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OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

CHAPTER 209.

OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

AN ACT requiring Journeymen Plumbers in the City of Wilmington

to be Examined and Licensed.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Journeyman plumbers to obtain a license in City of Wilmington

Section 1. That on and after the first day of July, A. plumbers to D.1913, it shall not be lawful for any journeyman plumb

er to work at the business of plumbing or house drainage in the City of Wilmington in this State until a license to engage in work at such business shall have been granted said person by the Board of Health as hereinafter provided; provided, however, that nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent the employment or working of

apprentices under the directions of duly licensed jourand master neymen plumbers; and provided further, that this Act empted when shall not apply to the master or employing plumbers registered prior to passage of duly registered and licensed, and having a bona fide

place of business in said City at the time of the passage of this Act.

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Board of

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Board of
Examiners

Section 2. The Board of Health of the City of WilHealth of City mington immediately after the passage of this Act is to appoint hereby authorized and empowered to appoint a Board of

Examiners of five members to consist of one member of said Board of Health, the Plumbing Inspector of said City of Wilmington, whose terms of office shall be coextensive with the terms as member of the Board of Health and plumbing Inspector respectively, one master

plumber, and two journeymen plumbers, the last two of Membership whom shall be members of Local Union No. 26 in said

Terms

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City, to serve for the term of two years from the date of such appointment. When the terms of the member of the Board of Health and Plumbing Inspector shall have expired by limitation, said Board shall appoint their successors in the same manner whether they be the same persons or not. The appointments of master plumber Some members and two journeymen plumbers shall be made biennially blennially by said board. Said Board of Examiners shall examine from time to time all applicants that may apply for lic- To hold examense under the provisions of this Act and shall report to the Board of Health of said City the names and addresses of all persons passing examinations and entitled to be registered and licensed to work at plumbing or house drainage in said City of Wilmington, whereupon it shall be the duty of said Board of Health to issue licenses in accordance with said report. Said Board of Health may issue licenses for a whole year or a fraction Licenses issued

by Board of al part thereof, in accordance with the report of said Health Board of Examiners. The said Board of Examiners shall serve without compensation.

Section 3. The Board of Examiners shall elect a Officers President and Secretary and all other necessary officers, whose tenure of office shall be determined by said Board.

Section 4. The Board of Examiners shall fix stated Meetings times and places of meeting, which shall occur not less than once in every month, and special meetings may be called at any time upon the written request of the President of the Board.

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Section 5. Every journeyman plumber now working Journeymen at the business of plumbing within the limits of the City Wilmington to of Wilmington shall within thirty days after the ap- nation poiníment of the Board of Examiners make written applicacion to said Board for a license, which examination shall be made at the next meeting of the Board or as

OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

Form of examination

soon thereafter as practicable. Said examination shall relate to the practical knowledge of the applicant as to plumbing, house drainage, ventilation, and sanitation, and shall be practical as well as theoretical, and if the applicant shows himself competent and qualified to perform plumbing work, said Board of Examiners shall certify the same to the Board of Health who shall issue a license to such applicant, authorizing him to do plumb

ing work when his license fee has been paid, as herein · provided.

License to continue in force one year or fraction thereof

Revoking of a license

Section 6. Such license shall continue for one year if issued during the month of July, otherwise for the fractional part of a year, subject, however, to revocation by the Board of Health for good cause shown upon written charges subscribed and sworn to, setting forth that the holder of such license is incompetent or guilty of wilful breach of the laws or ordinances relating to sanitary plumbing, or the rules and regulations adopted by said Board of Health, or for other causes satisfactory to said Board of Health, of which charges the holder of such license shall have written notice of the time and place where said Board of Health will proceed to hear evidence in regard thereto. All licenses may be renewed by said Board of Health at the dates of their expiration. Such renewal licenses shall be granted without a re-examination, upon a written application of the licensee filed with the Board of Health and showing that his purposes and conditions remain unchanged, unless it is made to appear by affidavit before the Board that the applicant is no longer competent or entitled to such renewal license, in which event the renewal license shall not be granted until the applicant has undergone the examination hereinbefore required.

No re-examination for renewal of license

Apprentices to

be registered

Section 7. All persons who wish to begin the work of plumbing and house drainage as apprentices must ap

OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON.

pear before said Board of Health and be properly registered in a book kept for that purpose and shall give his name and address and the name and address of the person for whom he desires to work as an apprentice, and shall receive from said Board a certificate qualifying him to enter upon his duty as an apprentice. Every apprentice who has pursued his work diligently and persistently for a term of three years may appear before the said Board of Examiners for a preliminary examination as to his qualifications as a junior plumber, and Preliminary at the expiration of his fourth year of apprentice work, of apprentice he must take an examination in full before said Board and be registered and licensed as herein provided before becoming a journeyman plumber.

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Section 8. There shall be a fee of one dollar charged Fee for for examination for every applicant who applies to said Board of Examiners to be registered and licensed as a journeyman plumber and fifty cents shall be paid for every renewal of license for each succeeding year thereafter.

master plumber to employ other than a

Section 9. On and after the passage of this Act it Unlawful for a shall be unlawful for a master plumber to employ or ben to employ permit to be employed in his service any person other regist than a registered plumber to work at plumbing or house drainage or to alter, repair, or make any connection with any drain, soil, waste, or vent-pipe or any pipe connected therewith, provided this Section shall not apply to duly registered apprentices working under the direction of duly licensed journeymen plumbers.

Section 10. On the first day of August of each year, Licenses to be all licenses issued to registered plumbers shall be null and void. A licensed journeymen plumber desiring to continue in or work at plumbing or house drainage for Alicense the ensuing year shall, between the first day of July and plumbieteto

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Re-examination waived

the first day of August of each year, surrender his license for the current year to the Board of Health and re-register his name and address upon such form or forms as may from time to time be furnished by said Board of Health. A re-examination will not be necessary for re-registration unless the licensed journeyman plumber shall have failed to make application for reregistration at the specified time. Re-registration shall entitle the applicant to a renewal of his license for another year. The sum of fifty cents shall be paid by journeymen plumbers for re-registration, and all sum or sums of money received from licenses and registration

by said Board of Examiners shall be paid to the City Money to be Treasurer, of the City of Wilmington for the use of said

City. A register of all such applicants and licenses issued shall be kept by said Board of Health, which said register shall be open to the inspection of all persons interested therein.

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Penalty for violation of this act

Section 11. Any person or persons who shall fail to comply with any of the provisions of this Act regarding the procuring of a license or certificate to work at plumbing or house drainage, either as journeyman plumber or as an apprentice shall be liable to a fine of not less than five dollars for each and every day he shall engage at said business without first having obtained said certificate or license.

Collection of fines

Section 12. All fines and penalties imposed by this Act shall be recoverable by summary proceedings, before any Justice of the Peace or Municipal Court in said City; and all suits or actions at law instituted for the recovery thereof shall be in the name and for the use of the city within or against which offense is committed ; and upon recovery thereof, all such fines and penalties shall be paid to the city treasurer thereof. In default of the payment of any fine or penalty imposed by any Jus

Default of fines

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