Not even to intimidate.
Right now, even if I had the training, I could not apply because I don't have 3 references.
Being used, either purposely or inadvertently, to screen out introverts and socially distant people. (Not to mention curmudgeonly hermits.)
So the council knows its unconstitutional but want to look like they are safe-guarding the sheeple. And the sheeple don't understand its unconstitutional because they've not read NYSRPA.
The sheeple only know that W&C permits are going through the roof and want a law to protect them from...
Yes, the red thing is a plug/tester. I would actually use two. And mount a screw cap/adapter at one end. That end also gets an "inside plug/tester" so that the contents can be accessed without cutting the pipe.