The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them under this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

(1) ”Apprentice electrician” shall mean a person who is licensed by the Board and whose principal occupation is the learning and assisting in the performance of electrical services.

(2) ”Board” shall mean the State Board of Electrical Examiners established in this chapter.

(3) ”Cut-in-card” shall mean the approval certificate sent to the power company by the inspection agency after an inspection has been completed, which authorizes the power company to turn on the electricity at the property.

(4) ”Division” shall mean the State Division of Professional Regulation.

(5) ”Dwelling” shall mean, for purposes of this chapter, any enclosure that affords habitable living space for a human being or human beings.

(6) ”Electrical inspection agency” shall mean the agency responsible for the oversight and the issuing of certificates of inspection for all electrical work performed in this State.

(7) ”Excessive use or abuse of drugs” shall mean any use of narcotics, controlled substances or illegal drugs without a prescription from a licensed physician, or the abuse of alcoholic beverage such that it impairs that person’s ability to perform the work of an electrician.

(8) ”Full-time employee” shall mean an individual, who is added to the company payroll and who has on file with the employer a W-4 form authorizing the employer to withhold taxes and who receives a wage or salary and who is under the supervision of a licensed electrician.

(9) ”Homeowner” shall mean, for purposes of this chapter, an individual who both owns and lives in that person’s home or dwelling.

(10) ”Journeyperson electrician” shall mean a person who is qualified and skilled to perform electrical work and who has met the requirements of § 1408 of this title to be licensed as a journeyperson electrician.

(11) ”License” shall mean the certificate issued by the Board that is evidence that the holder has met the requirements of this chapter.

(12) ”Limited electrician” shall mean a person licensed by the Board to plan, estimate, layout, perform or supervise the installation, erection or repair of any electrical conductor, molding, duct, raceway, conduit, machinery, apparatus, device or fixture, for the purpose of lighting, heating or power, in any structure which contains 4 or fewer dwelling units, as determined by the applicable building code.

(13) ”Limited electrician special” shall mean a person licensed by the Board to plan, estimate, layout, perform or supervise the installation, erection or repair of any electrical conductor, molding, duct, raceway, conduit, machinery, apparatus, device or fixture, for any of the following purposes: elevators, swimming pools, air conditioning, heating and oil burners, in any structure which contains 4 or fewer dwelling units, as determined by the applicable building code.

(14) ”Master electrician” shall mean a person, licensed by the Board, to plan, estimate, layout, perform or supervise the installation, erection or repair of any electrical conductor, molding, duct, raceway, conduit, machinery, apparatus, device or fixture for the purpose of lighting, heating or power in any structure.

(15) ”Master electrician special” shall mean a person, licensed by the Board, to plan, estimate, layout, perform or supervise the installation, erection or repair of any electrical conductor, molding, duct, raceway, conduit, machinery, apparatus, device or fixture for any 1 of the following purposes: elevators, swimming pools, electric signs, air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and oil burners, and overhead and underground primary distribution systems.

(16) ”Person” shall mean an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, joint stock company, limited partnership, limited liability company and any other legal entity and includes a legal successor of those entities.

(17) ”Residential electrician” means a person who is qualified and skilled to perform residential electric work and who has met the requirements of § 1408 of this title to be licensed as a residential electrician and who is subject to the restrictions imposed by § 1422A of this title.

(18) ”Service” shall mean, for purposes of this chapter, to repair or replace in kind.

(19) ”State” shall mean the State of Delaware.

(20) ”Substantially related” means the nature of the criminal conduct, for which the person was convicted, has a direct bearing on the fitness or ability to perform 1 or more of the duties or responsibilities necessarily related to the work of an electrician.

(21) ”Supervision” shall mean that a licensed electrician shall be fully responsible for all electrical work performed under that licensed electrician’s license.

(22) ”Unlicensed practitioner” shall mean any person, who engages in the occupational practices as defined in paragraph (12), (13), (14) or (15) of this section, and who has not been granted a license or a homeowner’s permit by the Board.

24 Del. C. 1953, § 1401; 55 Del. Laws, c. 423, § 1; 59 Del. Laws, c. 202, § 2; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1; 72 Del. Laws, c. 210, § 1; 74 Del. Laws, c. 262, § 24; 78 Del. Laws, c. 191, §§ 1, 2; 81 Del. Laws, c. 290, § 1.;

Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 1402

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • State: means the State of Delaware; and when applied to different parts of the United States, it includes the District of Columbia and the several territories and possessions of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307