Legislature(2001 - 2002)

02/14/2001 01:43 PM FIN

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
CS FOR  SENATE BILL NO. 9(L&C)                                                                                                
     "An  Act extending  the termination  date  of the  State                                                                   
     Board  of Registration  for  Architects, Engineers,  and                                                                   
     Land  Surveyors;  relating to  the  temporary member  of                                                                   
     that board; and providing for an effective date."                                                                          
Senator  Therriault,   sponsor,  spoke  in  support   of  the                                                                   
legislation. He  explained that the legislation  would extend                                                                   
the termination date  of the State Board of  Registration for                                                                   
Architects,  Engineers,  and   Land  Surveyors.  Section  one                                                                   
incorporates the extension. Section  two would continue until                                                                   
the year  2005 the temporary  (mining engineer)  board member                                                                   
that was added  in 1998. Expenses for this  member would also                                                                   
be covered by fees.                                                                                                             
Senator Therriault  discussed  recommendations by the  Board.                                                                   
He  noted   that  discussions   have  occurred  regarding   a                                                                   
requirement  for  continuing education.  The  Board  supports                                                                   
continuing  education.  The Legislature  could  set  specific                                                                   
requirements in  statute or give the Board  general authority                                                                   
to  develop   requirements  through  regulation.   The  Board                                                                   
discussed   the   mining   engineer   designated   seat   and                                                                   
recommended  that  it  be  retained.  There has  not  been  a                                                                   
problem filling  the seat. The Board has  adopted regulation-                                                                   
addressing  reciprocity.   He  concluded  that   it  was  not                                                                   
necessary for the regulations to be placed in statute.                                                                          
JAMES  BIBB,  PRESIDNET,  ALASKA   CHAPTER  OF  THE  AMERICAN                                                                   
INSTITUTE OF  ARCHITECTS stated  that his organization  would                                                                   
like to see some options for architects  that are licensed in                                                                   
other states.                                                                                                                   
Ms.  Reardon  stated  that  the  bill  does  not  change  how                                                                   
architects can  be licensed. She  added that the  fiscal note                                                                   
has  a  $3 thousand  dollar  increment.  Representative  John                                                                   
Davies  pointed out  that the  fiscal note  would need  to be                                                                   
revised to show  the cost of the program. Ms.  Reardon stated                                                                   
that she would revise the fiscal note as required.                                                                              
PATRICK  KALEN, AMERICAN  CONGRESS ON  SURVEYING AND  MAPPING                                                                   
spoke in support  of the legislation. He observed  noted that                                                                   
land surveyors  support continuing education. He  stated that                                                                   
he  would like  an  opportunity  to work  with  the Board  on                                                                   
continuing education requirements.                                                                                              
CSSB  9(L&C) was  heard  and HELD  in  Committee for  further                                                                   

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