Electricians union responds to self-wiring ordinance

Many electricians are concerned about the City of Bismarck allowing people to wire their own homes.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says it's focused on the safety of those who try to self-wire, as well as how it will affect their business.

"I don't think it's going to be a huge hit for our contractors but it'll be a little bit,” IBEW Business Manager Randy Bartsch said. “You know they can't do new homes from what I understand, it's just you know pre-existing garages, basements, remodels things to that nature."

Bartsch says Bismarck is the last major city in the state to allow homeowners to self-wire.