|(a) An electrical contractor shall:
(1) notify the department when a new master electrician
of record is assigned to the contractor and notify the department
within thirty business days from the date that the master electrician's
employment with the contractor ended;
(2) maintain employee records and records of all work
performed on its behalf for a period of four years after completion
of the work, and shall make those records available to the department
at the contractor's place of business during normal business hours
for inspection and copying. If the contractor's principal place of
business is located out of the state of Texas, the department may
require the contractor to make records available to the department
at its offices in Austin, Texas or another location agreed upon by
the department and the contractor.
(b) A person or contractor that performs or offers
to perform electrical work shall:
(1) provide safe and proper installation and service,
and assure the electro-mechanical integrity of all work and installations
are to applicable code;
(2) not misrepresent the need for services, services
to be provided, or services that have been provided;
(3) not make a fraudulent promise or false statement
to influence, persuade, or induce an individual or an entity to contract
for services; and
(4) ensure that all of an electrical contractor's electrical
work shall be performed by licensed individuals.
(c) The design of an electrical system shall only be
done by a licensed master electrician or design professional as authorized
by statute. The design shall not be subcontracted to an unlicensed
person, firm or corporation.
(d) A licensed electrical contractor shall display
its name and license number on both sides of each vehicle owned or
operated by the business and used in the conduct of electrical work.
Lettering shall be of a contrasting color and at least two inches
in height. The license number shall be preceded by the letters "TECL".
(e) All advertising by electrical contracting companies
designed to solicit electrical business shall include the electrical
contractor's name and license number. This includes business cards.
The following advertising does not require the license number:
(1) nationally placed television advertising, in which
a statement indicating that license numbers are available upon request
is used in lieu of the electrical contractor license number;
(2) telephone book listings that contain only the name,
address, and telephone number;
(3) manufacturers' and distributor's telephone book
trade ads identifying an electrical contractor;
(4) telephone solicitations, provided the solicitor
states that the contractor complies with licensing requirements of
the state. The electrical contractor's number must be provided upon
(5) promotional items of nominal value such as ball
caps, tee shirts, and other gifts; or
(6) signs located on the contractor's permanent business
(f) The electrical contractor's name, address, phone
number, and license number shall appear on all proposals, invoices,
and written contracts from the contractor. The following information:
"Regulated by The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O.
Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, 1-800-803-9202, 512-463-6599; website:
www.tdlr.texas.gov" shall be listed on all proposals, invoices, and
(g) A licensed electrical contractor and its designated
master electrician of record is responsible for supervision of all
licensees performing work on behalf of the contractor to assure compliance
with applicable statutes and rules and in particular, standards of
conduct set out in this chapter.
(h) An electrical contractor shall not use a license
that is not assigned to that contractor.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §73.51 adopted to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 9433; amended to be effective March 15, 2012, 37 TexReg 1703; amended to be effective September 1, 2015, 40 TexReg 5147