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HOUSE BILL No. 4654

A bill to amend 2016 PA 407, entitled
“Skilled trades regulation act,”

This bill will add “Business Monitoring System” to the list is exemptions for licensing and permits.  Follow up with your interested associations and legislators to have your voice heard.  The full amendment can be read at the Michigan Begislature site.

June Meeting room situation has caused some grief. 

Our Deepest Apologies Regarding the Hotel.

We will take part of the blame for not communicating better.
The Mackinaw Hotel Group operates a few hotels in Mackinaw City. We realized that the number of rooms offered by one hotel would not be enough. They were able to provide extra rooms for us in a couple of other hotels and this was referenced in the postcard mailing. 
We expected the hotel would take reservations and when the main hotel was full it would offer you a room at either the Ramada Inn or the Hamilton Inn for the same low rate of $89.00. It appears they just kept taking reservations and recently inform our members that they will be staying at another hotel, in some cases several weeks after the reservation was made.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience.

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Inspector Charged with Manslauter and Negligent Homicide

Do not think that as a city inspector you are covered by sovereign immunity, take your responsibility seriously.
 
A city inspector inspected and approved the alarm and sprinkler systems a day before the fire, the investigation found that the fire alarm system had been in disrepair for at least a month before the fire. The inspector should have ordered either an evacuation of that building or required the establishment of a fire watch until the alarm system was repaired and operational. The fire happened just three days after the business opened, killing four people and leaving more than 60 homeless.
 
 

March Meeting 2017 Fire Alarm Program is available on the Meeting Archives Page

Member Spotlight 2-2-2017

Our own Tim McClintock is in the spotlight with IAEI’s international office. Go to the website and check it out.

 

News Update 1-22-2017

Spring Educational Meeting. March 2, and March 3, 2017 at the  Comfort Inns and Suites of Mt. Pleasant, MI.  “click to go to our Spring Meeting page”

 

News Update 12-9-2016

Michigan Chapter Electrical Inspectors School. The Michigan Chapter has schedule a class for electrical inspectors. This is mostly geared to new electrical inspectors. There will be more information available on the website soon. This is scheduled for January 18-19-20, 2017 at the NECA office Building in Troy. The registration fee is $160.00 and is limited to 40 attendees.

News Update 11-12-2016

PA 54 Credits Annual Meeting. The State of Michigan has approved the Annual Meeting for 3 hours Plan Review, 3 hours Specialty and 5 hours Technical. (More)

News Update 10-30-2016

2016 Membership Awards. The IAEI Membership Awards from the Western Section Meeting include the following: Congratulations to these members for their loyalty to IAEI.

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News Update 10-27-2016

Nomination Committee Report. The Board of Directors approved the report of the Nominating Committee at the August Board Meeting. (More)
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News Update 9-15-2016

City of Grand Rapids is looking for an Electrical Inspector. http://iaei-michigan.org/opportunities

News Update 9-1-2016

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointment to the Electrical Administrative Board.

Scott Weaver is an electrical inspector for the city of East Lansing and Grand Ledge. He also serves as vice president for the Michigan chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. He will replace David Williams and represent chief electrical inspectors of a municipality.

Congratulations Scott!!

News Update 8-31-2016

City of East Lansing is looking for Journeyman Electrician – Water Resource Recovery Facility The position will be open until filled. Check http://iaei-michigan.org/opportunities for more details.

News Update 8-22-2016 

The ABC Training center in Madison Heights is experiencing a student application boom for fall classes.  As a result, we are in need of possibly two new classroom instructors for classes beginning in September.  http://iaei-michigan.org/opportunities

News Update 4-23-2016

Announcing the 2016 Summer Meeting. The 2016 Summer Meeting will be located  at The H Hotel in Midland. June 23rd and 24th. We have two outstanding presenters to provide you information on Grounding and Bonding, Presented by Christine Porter of Intertek, Including the SOARES Book on Grounding and Bonding with your registration. We also have Mark Ode, from Underwriters Laboratories covering three topics. NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, Article 645 Information Technology Equipment and New Article 646 on Modular Data Centers.  (More)
There was an error in the printing of the postcard regarding the Guest Program Fee. Not all expenses were included in the Guest Program Fee. We apologize for this error.

News Update 4-13-2016

Apprentice to License Ratio 3:1. Public Act 73 of 2016 has changed the apprenticeship ratio effective on July 4, 2016 to allow up to 3 apprentices to one licensed electrician. The legislation stated immediate effect and the PA when published stated that the effective date would be July 4, 2016. (More)

News Update 4-5-2016

Apprentice to License Ratio 3:1. Public Act 73 of 2016 has changed the apprenticeship ratio effective on April 5, 2016 to allow up to 3 apprentices to one licensed person.

News Update 2-19-2016

Passing of David Sniderman. Long time member of IAEI, David Sniderman passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 after a short illness. (More)

News Update 2-18-2016

Employment Opportunity. The City of Grand Rapids has an employment opportunity for a Full-time Electrical Inspector. Posting closes March 3, 2016. (More)

News Update 1-23-2016

IMPORTANT Legislation. There are two very important House Bills that need your attention. HB 4813 changes the Apprenticeship Ratio and HB-5123 adds AFCI protection requirements for dwelling units into the Law, since they were removed from the code. (More)

News Update 1-22-2016

Spring Educational Seminar. The Spring Meeting information is available for on-line registration. (More)

News Update 1-22-2016

NEW Members. The Annual meeting produced 19 new members. The excellent Code Update class with the speakers with code panel experience provided a good reason to become a member of our association.

News Update 12-12-2015

Employment Opportunity. The City of Kentwood has an employment opportunity for a Full-time Electrical Inspector. Posted December 9, 2015 . (More)

News Update 10-26-2015

Employment Opportunity. The City of Holland has an employment opportunity for a Full-time Electrical Inspector. Posting deadline November 9, 2015 . (More)

News Update 10-2-2015

Annual Meeting Update. The Annual meeting will be the first time the IAEI Michigan Chapter provides two code update classes in the same code cycle. Many people did not attend the June meeting because we could not guarantee that it would be approve as a code update class. Since many that attended that meeting and they wanted to attend the Annual Meeting Code Update class the Board has decided to make the IAEI Analysis Book optional. There are two Member Registration fees one with a book and one without. The facility is not as large as we would prefer for a code update and the seating is limited. Submit your Registration and Hotel Reservation Today. (More)

FREE 2014 NEC Code Book.  Are you eligible for a PRE70
FREE 2014 National Electrical Code Book
?  This is definitely one of the many benefits of being a member of the IAEI. Yes that’s right if you have been a member of the IAEI for the past three years they will provide you with a
FREE NEC Code Book, all you pay is the shipping.
Contact the IAEI Customer Service Department to verify if you are eligible. (800-786-4234)

News Update 8-6-2015

Summer Meeting Update. The Summer meeting code update class was a huge success with all the code panel members in attendance, providing insight on the discussions from the code panel meetings. We were fortunate that the 2014 Code was adopted on the morning of our meeting and we were able to get our program also approved by the state as a code update class for the renewal of the electrical licenses. The meeting surveys provide a lot of great comments and testimony on what a great program we had. The minutes of the Board of Directors meeting is also available on the Meeting Archives Page. (More)

News Update 6-18-2015

2014 Michigan Electrical Code Adopted June 18, 2015. The State of Michigan officially adopted the the 2014 Michigan Electrical Code on June 18, 2015. The IAEI Summer Meeting does count for both PA-54 registration credits and the PA-217 Code Update Requirement. (More)

News Update 6-17-2015

Dan O’Donnell, State Electrical Chief, Retirement. The State Electrical Chief, Dan O’Donnell will be retiring from state government on July 31, 2015. The IAEI wants to Thank Dan for his service to the electrical industry in his years as a state electrical inspector and the State Electrical Chief. We wish Dan all the best on the next phase of his journey. Congratulations Dan, on a job well done!!

News Update 6-10-2015

Western Section Meeting Information. The Western Section Meeting this year is Special, the Meeting is September 20-23, 2015 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (More)

News Update 6-2-2015

Additional Rooms Available. The Group Rate of $104.00 for Family Suites have sold Out. There are additional suites available for a higher cost and we have also made arrangements with the Fairfield Inn for a IAEI Group rate. (More)

News Update 5-25-2015

Public Hearing on the 2015 MRC. Public Hearing on the 2015 MRC is May 28th at 9:00. Presently the Committee has voted to remove AFCI’s in Michigan.
We need to SAVE AFCI’s and SAVE MICHIGAN LIVES. (More)

News Update 5-13-2015

FREE 2014 NEC Code Book.  Are you eligible for a PRE70
FREE 2014 National Electrical Code Book
?  This is definitely one of the many benefits of being a member of the IAEI. Yes that’s right if you have been a member of the IAEI for the past three years they will provide you with a
FREE NEC Code Book, all you pay is the shipping.
Contact the IAEI Customer Service Department to verify if you are eligible. (800-786-4234)

News Update 5-12-2015

2014 Michigan Electrical Code is closer. The 2014 Michigan Electrical Code is at JCAR, Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, They have 15 session days to act on the rules or the code goes into effect. When the code is adopted the State will accept applications to approve code update classes. (More)

News Update 5-10-2015

Public Hearing on the 2015 MRC. Public Hearing on the 2015 MRC is May 28th at 9:00. Presently the Committee has voted to remove AFCI’s in Michigan.
We need to SAVE AFCI’s and SAVE MICHIGAN LIVES. (More)

News Update 5-10-2015

Analysis of the Changes of the 2014 National Electrical Code. Learn from the Code Experts comprised of seven NEC Code Panel Members and other Local Inspectors. The NEC Code Panel Members represent 10 Code Making Panels. There will probably never be a code update class in Michigan that has this much experience from NEC Code Panel Members. Make Sure you Register and Reserve your Room Soon. (More)

News Update 5-9-2015

Employment Opportunity. The City of Detroit has posted the position of Chief of Mechanical and Electrical Inspections. (More)

News Update 5-5-2015

Code Update Class Summer Meeting. There will be a Code Update Class at the June Meeting at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City. The State of Michigan is scheduled to adopt the 2014 Michigan Electrical Code in June. The Room Rate for a Family Suite is $104 and the Registration Fee for Members is $235.00. The Guests Program to tour the city is $90.00.  (More)

News Update 2-28-2015

Proposed Legislation. There were two new House Bills that were introduced (2/25/15) That could affect the Electrical Inspection Industry. (More)

News Update 2-2-2015

Spring Meeting Program. The Michigan Chapter Spring Educational Seminar is all set and ready to go for March 12-13, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Delta Township. (More)

2014 Michigan Code Adoption. The State of Michigan has scheduled a Public Hearing for the Adoption of the 2014 Michigan Electrical Code. The Public Hearing is scheduled for February 10, 2015 at 9:00 at the Okemos Office,  Bureau of Construction Codes (More)

News Update 1-2-2015

Meeting Archives Page. The Michigan Chapter Archives Page has a lot of information about the meetings including the program, survey results, Board Meeting Minutes, the PA-54 information and Downloadable files of the great Programs. (More)

News Update 1-1-2015

Michigan Chapter IAEI Shirts For Sale. The Michigan Chapter has shirts for sale. Please contact Paul Knapp if you are interested. (More)

News Update 12-30-2014

2015-2016 Officers, Board of Directors and Pro-Tem Committee. The the election of the new board took place at the Annual Meeting. (Officers, Board, Pro-Tem)

2014 Michigan Code Adoption.
The State of Michigan has scheduled a Public Hearing for the Adoption of the 2014 Michigan Electrical Code. The Public Hearing is scheduled for February 10, 2015 at 9:00 at the Okemos Office,  Bureau of Construction Codes (More)

News Update 10-26-2014

Annual Meeting Elections. The 2015-2016 Officers, Board of Directors and Pro-Tem Committee Members will be elected at the Annual Meeting in Frankenmuth (More)

News Update 10-26-2014

Employment Opportunity Part-Time Electrical Inspector/Plan Reviewer
West Bloomfield Township (More Information)

News Update 10-18-2014

Annual Michigan Chapter Meeting The 2014 Annual Educational Seminar is scheduled for December 4-5, 2014 at the Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, MI. Thursday will feature a Special six-hour Presentation on PV, Photovoltaic Training for Code Officials, presented by Julie Brazeau, Midwest Renewable Energy Association. There will also be a one hour Code Panel featuring NEC Code Panel members and NEC Experts that day. The election of Officers and Board Members for 2015-2016 will also take place on Thursday with a Banquet Thursday evening.
The Friday Program will include a presentation by Tom Lichtenstein, UL, on The History of Residential Wiring. A program by Alan Manche, Schneider Electric, on Article 240 and Transformer Taps and a Program by Tim, McClintock, NFPA, on NFPA 110 and 111 that are adopted in the Michigan Electrical Code Adoption process.
The program is registered with the state for Public Act 54 Inspector Registration for 11 total hours, 3-hours Administration, 4-hours Plan Review and 4-hours Technical.

News Update 8-13-2014

Western Section Meeting The Western Section Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, is registered for Michigan PA 54 Credits Class Number 17811, for 15 Hours Specialty and 1 Hour Communications.

News Update 7-31-2014

Summer Meeting Survey The meeting survey from the Summer meeting in Mt. Pleasant is available on the Meeting Archives Page.  (More)

News Update 7-19-2014

Board Minutes The Michigan Chapter Board of Director Minutes from their June 11, 2014 is available on the Board Minutes Web Page. (More)

News Update 6-13-2014

IAEI Capital Campaign The Michigan Chapter at the 2013 Annual Meeting voted to donate $15,000.00 to the IAEI Capital Campaign toward the memory of Mark Shapiro. At the Summer Meeting Chapter President, George Little, presented Western Section President, Sam Sampson, the first half of our donation, $7,500.00. (More)

News Update 5-19-2014

Employment Opportunity The City of Detroit has three openings for full time Electrical Inspectors, They will be hiring SOON (More)

News Update 5-11-2014

The Guest’s Program Chair Walt Stoddard presented his concerns to the Board regarding the lack of participation and the Mt. Pleasant location having few opportunities for a Guest’s Program. He suggested not having a Guest’s Program for this meeting. The Board discussed and voted to not have a Guest’s Program at the 2014 Summer Educational Program in Mt. Pleasant.

News Update 5-4-2014

The 2014 Michigan Electrical Code Adoption process began on March 6, 2014. The State Electrical Division accepted proposals until April 18, 2014 to change the 2014 National Electrical Code for Michigan. The Committee met four times and completed their work on May 1, 2014. (More)

News Update 5-2-2014

Employment Opportunity The Redford Township has an opening for a full time Chief Electrical Inspector, deadline for application is May 16, 2014 (More)

News Update 5-1-2014

The Michigan Chapter Summer Meeting information is available:

The membership has asked for Generator Programs, Photovoltaic Installation Programs and Energy Code Programs and the Education Committee has answered your requests for this meeting and more. You also asked for national speakers and we have them for you at this meeting.

June 12-13, 2014 at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Mt. Pleasant room rate is only $89.00. Member Registration Fee is only $175.00 and includes two Full Buffet Breakfasts, lunch Thursday and a cook-out Thursday evening.

The Program includes: Article 517 Healthcare Facilities by Marcus “Sam” Sampson, Western Section President and a member of CMP 15, Photovoltaic System Inspections by Tom Lichtenstein, Underwriters Laboratories, CMP-19. Recognizing Violations to the 2011 NEC by Tony Tomasin, Electrical Inspector in West Bloomfield and Article 300 – Wiring Methods by Vince Cooley, Electrical Inspector for the City of Detroit. ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Code for Electrical Inspectors by Robin Hyman, PE, at Clark, Trombley, Randers in Lansing. Friday will feature a three-hour program on Inspecting Generator Installations by Bob Cramer from Generac.
Be sure to forward this information to other Electricians, Contractors, Inspectors and Engineers. (More)

News Update 4-21-2014

Employment Opportunity The City of Grand Rapids has an opening for a full time electrical inspector, deadline for application is May 2, 2014 (More)

News Update 3-9-2014

The Michigan Chapter O & P Manual Revised The Bylaw Committee has been working on revising the O & P Manual to coordinate with the 2012 Bylaws and present practices (More)

News Update 3-6-2014

2014 Michigan Electrical Code Adoption process began on March 6, 2014. The State Electrical Division will be accepting proposals to change the 2014 National Electrical Code. The Deadline for submitting a proposal to the State is April 18, 2014 (More)

News Update 2-9-2014

Are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors? The Nominating Committee will be reviewing applicants to serve the Michigan Chapter Board of Directors and the Pro-Tem Committee. If you are interested there is an application you can download. (Board Application)

News Update 2-3-2014

Spring Meeting Information. The Program for the Spring Educational Seminar has received a couple minor changes. The new Program Agenda is available on the Meeting Program Page (More)

News Update 1-26-2014

Spring Meeting Information. The Program is all set for the Spring Educational Seminar. Tim McClintock from NFPA will provide a program on What is the IAEI?. A program by Larry Leach on Meth Awareness. There will be a program by Tom Vanderwoudeon Employee Safety/Security. A Swimming Pool Presentation by George Little and David Williams. A Mark Shapiro Code Breakfast will happen on Friday morning moderated by Don Iverson, NEMA. State Electrical Chief Dan O’Donnell, will provide a program on three of the State’s Public Acts that affect our industry, being PA 54, 217 and 230. (More)

News Update 1-7-2014

Annual Meeting Information. Do you want to review the Annual Meeting Survey results to see what the membership thought about the meeting and the programs they are requesting, it is available on the Meeting Archives Page (More)

News Update 1-2-2014

Annual Meeting Board Minutes. The 2013 Annual Meeting Board of Directors Meeting Minutes. The minutes of sixty previous Board Meeting dating back to 1999 are also available. (More)

News Update 12-21-2013

Annual Meeting Information. The 2013 Annual Meeting Code Panel Questions and Answers and the Mark Shapiro Code Breakfast Questions and Answers are available on the Meeting Archives Page (More)

News Update 10-26-2013

2013 Annual Meeting Information. The Technical Educational Program is available to view and download and will be a great program. This meeting will feature a Communications program by Dan Radecki, an Interactive Service Calculations Program by David Williams, Code Panel Moderated by Don LaBrenz, Mark Ode, Underwriters Laboratories, will present two programs one on Hazardous Location and one on Motors. Mark is a great speaker and is on the Technical Cooralting Committee, and Code Panels 3 and 13, Tom Bowes, Detroit JACT, will present a program on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. The Michigan Chapter will be introducing the Mark Shapiro Memorial Code Breakfast on Friday Morning. (More)

News Update 8-7-2013

New Chapter President George Little. At the August Board of Directors Meeting Phil Clark resigned his position as President and the Board of Directors voted Past President George Little as the new President to complete the 2013-2014 term of office. Phil Clark will stay on the Board as an ex-officio member.  Mike Andrews was moved from the Pro-Tem Committee to the Board of Directors.

News Update 8-7-2013

June Meeting Board of Director Minutes. The minutes of the June Board of Directors Meeting is posted on the Board Meeting Minutes page. Download the minutes of previous Board Meetings.

News Update 7-3-2013

2011 Michigan Electrical Code. The 2011 Michigan Electrical Code is effective July 1, 2013. The Report on Proposals, The ROP Draft, the Report on Comments are available on the 2011 NEC webpage.
A copy of the 2011 Michigan Part 8 Electrical Rules with the changes highlighted is also available for you to download. (More)

News Update 7-2-2013

New Page Added to the Website. Meeting Archives Page. At the June Board Meeting there was a request to add a Meeting Archive Page to the website. This page will include the Program information, Guest Program Information, Code Panel Questions and Answers, Meeting Survey Results and the Public Act 54 credits for that meeting. (More)

News Update 6-22-2013

The Summer Meeting was a huge success. We had 177 attendees and 22 Guests. Everyone could not stop talking about how great the Program and the Great Wolf Lodge food was the best we could remember. Special thanks to Alan Manche, Tim McClintock, and Don Shields for there presentations. Also to all the other speakers we had as well. It was nice to have the Western Section President, John Stacey from St. Louis, Missouri there. Great Meeting at the Great Wolf Lodge. (Survey Results)

News Update 6-4-2013

WARNING: Any Part 8 Rules that were downloaded from our site or the State of Michigan’s site prior to 6-4-13 may have a error. To be sure you have the correct document Delete any previous file and download a current file.

The Summer Meeting Program Agenda is available  on the Program Page
The 2011 Part 8 Rules have been seen a major edit this cycle. (Download Part 8 Rules)

News Update 5-31-2013

The Summer Meeting Program Agenda is available  on the Program Page
The 2011 Part 8 Rules have been seen a major edit this cycle. (Download Part 8 Rules)


News Update 5-30-2013                                           (Hotel Room Cut-off June 4th)

THE SUMMER MEETING WILL BE A CODE UPDATE COURSE

The 2011 Michigan Electrical Code is Finally Adopted by the State of Michigan The 2011 Michigan Electrical Code rule-set was filed with the Office of the Great Seal on May 30, 2013 and will become effective 30 days after filing. June 29 is a Saturday, the effective date will be extended until Monday July 1, 2013.

News Update 5-17-2013

The Summer Guest’s Program Registration fee is available  A Detail of the Guest’s Program Information will be available soon.

News Update 5-10-2013

The Summer Meeting Information has been delayed in hopes of receiving approval from the State of Michigan to be able to approve a Code Update Course for the meeting. The 2011 Michigan Electrical Code Rules have been sent to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, JCAR. They have 15 session days to act on the rules or they automatically become law. The 15 days should be complete around May 30th and then the rules can be sent to the Secretary of State for 30 days and go into effect.

The State cannot approve our code update class until they rules are sent to the Secretary of State. We are optimistic that we will have a code update Class. Make sure you reserve your Room soon.


News Update 4-29-2013

NFPA 70E Training in Detroit in May


New Update 4-26-2013

We are very sorry for not being able to post the details for the Summer Meeting at this time. The Board is trying very hard to be able to have a code update class. The timing with the Michigan Legislature will make obtaining approval for the class a very tight schedule. We hope to know more around the first week of May. Thank you for your patience.


News Update 4-7-2013

The Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting on March 13, 2013 (More)
The Results of the Spring Meeting Survey. (More)


News Update 3-8-13

The 2012 Annual Meeting Survey (More)


News Update 3-7-13

The State Report Recommends Ways to Alter Statewide Inspections
Crains Business Article and full Committee report (More)


News Update 3-4-2013

2014 National Electrical Code
The Report on Comments is available to download
(More)


News Update 2-23-2013

2011 Michigan Electrical Code Public Hearing
February 28, 2013 Bureau of Construction Codes in Okemos (More)


News Update 1-31-2013


The Minutes of the December Board Meeting is available (More)
The Board Pages have been updated from the election and New Board Committees.


News Update 1-26-2013

The 2013 Spring Chapter Educational Seminar
March 14th and 15th, 2013 located at the Lexington Hotel in Delta Township (More)

Article in Memory of Mark Shapiro
Mark passed on January 3, 2013 after battles with cancer.
(More)


News Update 1-14-2013

2011 Michigan Electrical Code Public Hearing
February 28, 2013 Bureau of Construction Codes in Okemos (More)

Cooper Industries Training Expo
February 5, 2013 8am – 7pm The Henry Hotel in Dearborn  (More)


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