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HB 248: "An Act relating to the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors; and relating to an exemption for persons certified by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies who are engaged in the design, installation, maintenance, and testing of fire detection and suppression systems from registration as architects, engineers, land surveyors, or landscape architects."

00                             HOUSE BILL NO. 248                                                                          
01 "An Act relating to the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land                                 
02 Surveyors; and relating to an exemption for persons certified by the National Institute                                 
03 for Certification in Engineering Technologies who are engaged in the design,                                            
04 installation, maintenance, and testing of fire detection and suppression systems from                                   
05 registration as architects, engineers, land surveyors, or landscape architects."                                        
06 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
07    * Section 1.  AS 08.48.011 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                        
08            (c)  Notwithstanding (b) of this section, if a mining engineer who qualifies for                             
09       appointment to the board and is interested in serving on the board is not available, the                          
10       governor may appoint a petroleum or chemical engineer to the seat designated for a                                
11       mining engineer.                                                                                                  
12    * Sec. 2. AS 08.48.331(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
13            (a)  This chapter does not apply to                                                                          
01                 (1)  a contractor performing work designed by a professional architect,                                 
02       engineer, or landscape architect or the supervision of the construction of the work as a                          
03       supervisor or superintendent for a contractor;                                                                    
04                 (2)  workers in building trades crafts, earthwork, grounds keeping, or                                  
05       nursery operations, and superintendents, supervisors, or inspectors in the performance                            
06       of their customary duties;                                                                                        
07                 (3)  an officer or employee of the United States government practicing                                  
08       architecture, engineering, land surveying, or landscape architecture as required by the                           
09       person's official capacity;                                                                                       
10                 (4)  an employee or a subordinate of a person registered under this                                     
11       chapter if the work or service is done under the direct supervision of a person                                   
12       registered under this chapter;                                                                                    
13                 (5)  associates, consultants, or specialists retained by a registered                                   
14       individual, a partnership of registered individuals, a corporation, a limited liability                           
15       company, or a limited liability partnership authorized to practice architecture,                                  
16       engineering, land surveying, or landscape architecture under this chapter, in the                                 
17       performance of professional services if responsible charge of the work remains with                               
18       the individual, the partnership, or a designated representative of the corporation,                               
19       limited liability company, or limited liability partnership;                                                      
20                 (6)  a person preparing drawings or specifications for                                                  
21                      (A)  a building for the person's own use and occupancy as a                                        
22            single family residence and related site work for that building;                                             
23                      (B)  farm or ranch buildings and their grounds unless the public                                   
24            health, safety, or welfare is involved;                                                                      
25                      (C)  a building that is intended to be used only as a residence by                                 
26            not more than                                                                                                
27                           (i)  four families and that is not more than two stories                                      
28                 high and the grounds of the building; or                                                                
29                           (ii)  two families and that is not more than three stories                                    
30                 high and the grounds of the building, if the building is located in a                                   
31                 municipality that has adopted a building or residential code that applies                               
01                 to the building and if the building complies with the building or                                       
02                 residential code;                                                                                       
03                      (D)  a garage, workshop, or similar building that contains less                                    
04            than 2,000 square feet of floor space to be used for a private noncommercial                                 
05            purpose and the grounds of the building;                                                                     
06                 (7)  a specialty contractor licensed under AS 08.18 while engaged in                                    
07       the business of construction contracting or designing systems for work within the                                 
08       specialty to be performed or supervised by the specialty contractor, or a contractor                              
09       preparing shop or field drawings for work that the specialty contractor has contracted                            
10       to perform;                                                                                                       
11                 (8)  a person furnishing drawings, specifications, instruments of                                       
12       service, or other data for alterations or repairs to a building or its grounds that do not                        
13       change or affect the structural system or the safety of the building, or that do not affect                       
14       the public health, safety, or welfare;                                                                            
15                 (9)  a person who is employed by a postsecondary educational                                            
16       institution to teach engineering, architectural, or landscape architectural courses; in                           
17       this paragraph, "postsecondary educational institution" has the meaning given in                                  
18       AS 14.48.210;                                                                                                     
19                 (10)  an officer or employee of an individual, firm, partnership,                                       
20       association, utility, corporation, limited liability company, or limited liability                                
21       partnership, who practices engineering involved in the operation of the employer's                                
22       business only, and further provided that neither the employee nor the employer offers                             
23       engineering services to the public; exclusions under this paragraph do not apply to                               
24       buildings or structures whose primary use is public occupancy;                                                    
25                 (11)  a person while involved in revegetation, restoration, reclamation,                                
26       rehabilitation, or erosion control for disturbed land;                                                            
27                 (12)  a person while maintaining or directing the placement of plant                                    
28       material;                                                                                                         
29                 (13)  an employee, officer, or agent of a regulatory agency of the state                                
30       or a municipality when reviewing drawings and specifications for compliance with the                              
31       building codes of the state or a municipality if the drawings and specifications have                             
01       been signed and sealed by a professional architect or professional engineer or the                                
02       preparation of the drawings and specifications is exempt under this section from the                              
03       requirements of this chapter; in this paragraph, "building codes" includes codes                                  
04       relating to building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire standards;                                   
05                 (14)  a person who is designing, maintaining, or testing fire                                       
06       detection or suppression systems and is                                                                       
07                      (A)  certified by the National Institute for Certification in                                  
08            Engineering Technologies to design, install, maintain, or test fire detection                            
09            or suppression systems; and                                                                              
10                      (B)  authorized by the Department of Public Safety to                                          
11            design, install, maintain, or test fire detection or suppression systems.