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  • NJ Issue

  • United We Stand!
    Please help MAHPBA Help Your Business

    The newly-enforced New Jersey Administrative Code 13:32A/
    NJ HVACR Licensing law WILL affect the hearth industry!

    In the past NJ had no specific requirement to run gas lines in a home. In 2009 a law was introduced that stated to run gas lines you had to be a master plumber or HVACR person. The law lingered, and in 2014 some municipal jurisdictions started enforcement. We at MAHPBA tried the avenue of using the certified sweep professional. CSP was short lived because it was not the intent of the law to have sweeps run gas line.

    • MAHPBA realizes this doesn't affect everyone in NJ; however, it has the potential to put quite a few hearth shops out of business.
    • MAHPBA is currently fighting to let hearth professionals run their own gas line because these folks were not included (not sure if they were excluded) in gas lines. As we work through this website are finding that there is no formal training for gas, plumbers, or HVACR.
    • With that we feel we should be included in the law and given the same right to come up with training and CEUS by 2020 as they are.
    • MAHPBA has currently engaged an attorney, there is a MAHPBA NJ subcommittee working on this exclusively, and we are working closely with HPBA (Ryan Carroll and HPBEF's Rick Vlahos).

    Our purpose of this group is to make business owners aware and generate MAHPBA members because there is strength in numbers, and obtain funding for the cause.
    - Kurt Evers, MAHPBA Government Affairs Chairman

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  • DONORS:

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    MAHPBA

    Better Homes Hearth & Patio, Inc.

    Bowden's Fireside - Fireplace Sales and Service

    Coastal Home Services

    Ember Fireplaces Inc.

    Energy Resources

    Fire Design

    Fireside Distributors, Inc./BAC Sales

    Fireplaces Plus, Inc.

    Hearth & Home

    Light My Fire, LLC

    National Chimney

    Northeast Distribution LTD

    Olympia Chimney Supply, Inc.

    Travis Industries, Inc.

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