HOUSE Bill 1275 is a residential safe room bill, but it doesn’t just address electrical safety for people who live in residential homes.
It also includes a provision that would require residential safe-room owners to obtain an electrician license.
The House is scheduled to vote Friday on a measure to address the issue, which has been a cause of concern among residents, who have been vocal about the issue since it was introduced in the wake of the June 11, 2018, terror attack on a popular concert venue in Las Vegas.
It’s one of the House’s more contentious bills.
The bill would require electricians to obtain at least one year of advanced training in electrical safety and be licensed in order to operate a safe room.
It would also make sure electrical hazards are covered by homeowner insurance.
The bill also would prohibit landlords from requiring residents to purchase safe-rooms for their units.
It is one of several bills that have been introduced in recent weeks to address safety concerns, including the Safe Housing Act, a bill to create a new law for the state to address gun violence, and the Safe Schools Act, which would provide for better protections for students who attend schools that use gun violence prevention methods.
The legislation has been met with widespread criticism from the public and a broad range of business, political and advocacy groups, as well as members of the public.
A spokesperson for the House Speaker, Kevin McCarthy, did not immediately return a request for comment Friday.