4-301. ELECTRICIAN OR ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS DEFINED.
(a) An electrician or electrical contractor for purposes of this article shall be any person, firm, co-partnership, corporation, association, or any combination thereof, whether a resident or not of the city:
(1) Who or which undertakes with or for another, for a fixed sum, price, fee or any other compensation to install, construct, alter, repair, add to, or move any electrical installation or performs any electrical construction work in the city, for which an electrical construction permit may now or hereafter be required by the laws of the city; or
(2) Who or which advertises or represents himself, herself, or itself to the . public to have the capacity or ability to undertake, or submit a bid or offer to install, construct, aster, repair, add to, remove, restore or replace any electrical installation or perform any electrical construction work; or
(3) Who or which installs, constructs, alters, adds to or removes any electrical installation or performs any electrical construction work either on his or her own or other property for purposes of sale or speculation.
(b) An electrician or electrical contractor as defined shall not mean or include: .
(1) Any owner or his or her authorized agents or employees making ordinary repairs to his, her or its own building or structure not involving electrical construction and for which a permit is not required or on which an electrician of electrical contractor, as defined, is not required, employed or engaged to perform. (Code 2012)
4–302. ELECTRICIAN’S OR ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE REQUIRED; ELECTRICAL PERMITS; UNLAWFUL ACTS.
(a) Each electrician or electrical contractor shall before entering upon any electrical construction work, apply to the city clerk for an electrician’s or electrical contractor’s license and receive the same as hereinafter provided and have in his or her possession a valid license authorizing him, her or it to engage in the trade or occupation of electrician or electrical contractor in the city. To obtain such license, the contractor shall show proof of insurance or bond as required by the city and pay a license fee of $25.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, company, association or corporation to enter into a contract or agreement with another so as to bring himself, herself, or itself under the definition of an electrician or electrical contractor herein, or to perform any work as an electrician or electrical contractor or any work under a contract for any work involving electrical construction, without first having obtained an electrician’s or electrical contractor’s license issued by the city. (Code 2012)
4–303. INSURANCE AND OR BOND.
In lieu of a surety bond in an amount set by the city, an electrician or electrical contractor may procure and maintain a liability insurance policy in the amount of $100,000 for the death or injury of any one person and $300,000 for the death or injury of any number of persons in any one accident and $50,000 for property damage in any one accident. Such policies of insurance shall be issued by some insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Kansas. An electrician or electrical contractor may qualify as to the insurance requirements by filing a certificate with the city clerk executed by the resident agent of such company stating that the required policy of insurance has been issued by such company for the purpose required by this article and that such insurer will not cancel the policy except upon giving 30 days notice in writing to the city; and that the certificate shall be filed for an annual period beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of such year. (Code 2012)
4–304. WORK BY PROPERTY OWNERS.
Nothing herein contained shall prohibit any property owner from personally performing any electrical construction or installing electrical wiring or equipment within and upon his or her own residence and intended for his or her personal use and permanent occupancy. Personal electrical construction or installation performed by an owner under this section shall be by himself, herself, for himself or herself on his or her own residence, without compensation and no person shall be employed to assist him or her in any way on such work except an electrician or electrical contractor licensed by the city. (Code 2012)