Update from Connecticut Glass Council: Contractors to Display State License Number
GlassBYTES staff received an e-mail today indicating that glass contractors
in the state will now be required to display their state license numbers on most
company promotional material, including company vehicles and stationery.
Below is the text of the e-mail.
CONNECTICUT Contractors shall display their state license number
Sec. 20-334. License or card of registration. Requirements. Suspension or
(a) No person shall engage in, practice or offer to perform the work of any occupation
subject to this chapter in this state unless such person has first obtained a
license as provided in section 20-333, or possesses a card of registration from
the Labor Department or the board and is subject to all of the regulations adopted
under this chapter for the purpose of governing apprenticeship training, or has
been issued a license for such particular work under this chapter prior to July
(b) The Department of Consumer Protection shall furnish to each qualified applicant
a license certifying that the holder thereof is entitled to engage in the work
or occupation for which the person has been issued a license under this chapter,
and the holder of such license shall carry it on his person while engaging in
such work or occupation. Such license shall be shown to any properly interested
person on request. No such license shall be transferred to or used by any person
other than the person to whom the license was issued. Contractors shall display
their state license number on all commercial vehicles used in their business and
shall display such number in a conspicuous manner on all printed advertisements,
bid proposals, contracts, invoices and on all stationery used in their business.
The department shall keep a register in which shall be entered the names of all
persons to whom such licenses are issued. The register shall be at all times open
to public inspection.
(c) Each board established under section 20-331 may suspend or revoke any license
or certificate granted or issued by it under this chapter if the holder of such
license or certificate is convicted of a felony, is grossly incompetent, engages
in malpractice or unethical conduct or knowingly makes false, misleading or deceptive
representations regarding his work or violates the regulations adopted under this
chapter. Before any such license is suspended or revoked, such holder shall be
given notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in regulations adopted by
the Commissioner of Consumer Protection. Any person whose license has been suspended
or revoked may, after ninety days, apply to the board to have such license reinstated.
NOTE: "Commercial Vehicle" for the purpose of Section 20-334 of the
general statutes, means any vehicle used by a contractor in his business that
is leased or is registered in the name of the business or contractor with a motor
vehicle licensing agency under a "commercial" or "combination"
NOTE: The lettering of the state license numbers required to be displayed on all
commercial vehicles used in the contractor's business shall be at least one inch
high and legible.
EXAMPLE: CT.LIC. GLZ.0000428-AG1
Sec. 20-341. Penalties for violations.
The appropriate examining board may, after notice and hearing, impose a civil
penalty on any person who engages in or practices the work or occupation for which
a license or apprentice registration certificate is required by this chapter,
Chapter 394 or Chapter 482 without having first obtained such a certificate or
license, or who willfully employs or supplies for employment a person who does
not have such a license or certificate or who willfully and falsely pretends to
qualify to engage in or practice such work or occupation, or who engages in or
practices any of the work or occupations for which a license or certificate is
required by this chapter, Chapter 394 or Chapter 482 after the expiration of the
license or certificate or who violates any of the provisions of this chapter,
Chapter 394 or Chapter 482 or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto. Such penalty
shall be in an amount not more than one thousand dollars for a first violation
of this subsection, not more than one thousand five hundred dollars for a second
violation and not more than three thousand dollars for each violation of this
subsection occurring less than three years after a second or subsequent violation
of this subsection, except that any individual employed as an apprentice but improperly
registered shall not be penalized for a first offense.