For Immediate Release - March 06, 2012

Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians Announces Enforcement Actions

The Board of State Examiners of Electricians announced today disciplinary action against the following individuals:

James D. Morrill, Boylston

The Board and Morrill have entered into a consent agreement whereby Morrill agreed to pay a $900 fine. Morrill admitted that he performed electrical work in Worcester at a time when his licenses were expired and further, that he failed to apply for an electrical permit within five days of beginning the work. Morrill also admitted that, in a separate incident, he aided and abetted the unlicensed practice of electrical work in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by an Ohio-based electrical corporation. Morrill admitted that he applied for an electrical permit on behalf of Evets Electric, Inc., which is not licensed to perform electrical work in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Lawrence Marotti, East Haven, Conn.

Marotti, who is not licensed in Massachusetts, entered into a consent agreement with the Board and paid a $1,000 fine for unlicensed practice after his company, Connecticut-based Globe Electric, LLC, performed electrical services in Millbury without Massachusetts licenses.

Samuel McGuire, Hyde Park

McGuire entered into a consent agreement with the Board and he paid a $100 fine for failing to pull a permit within five days of beginning work on a jobsite.

Arthur Gendreau, Stoneham

Gendreau entered into a consent agreement with the Board whereby he paid a $100 fine for failing to pull a permit within five days of beginning work on a jobsite.

Sean P. Murphy, Bernardston

By Final Decision and Order, the Board has ordered that Murphy pay a $700 civil administrative penalty to the Board. The Board found that Murphy failed to comply with permitting requirements by failing to obtain a permit to perform electrical work in Erving, and failing to notify the Inspector of Wires upon completion of electrical work. The Board also found that Murphy completed electrical work in Erving with several electrical code violations.

The professionals licensed by the Board of State Examiners of Electricians include master electricians, journeyman electricians, systems contractors and systems technicians. The Board also assists local wiring inspectors in mediating code disputes between licensees and wiring inspectors. The primary mission of the Board is to protect the citizens of Massachusetts by establishing minimum standards for persons performing electrical installations. The Board currently licenses approximately 34, 238 individuals in the electrical profession.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure’s website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the “Check a Professional’s License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.  The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.