Legislature(2009 - 2010)HOUSE FINANCE 519

04/10/2009 08:30 AM FINANCE


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08:44:01 AM Start
08:44:06 AM HB85
08:49:21 AM Adjourn
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= HB 85 EXTEND BD ARCHITECTS/ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 85(FIN) Out of Committee
                  HOUSE FINANCE COMMITTEE                                                                                       
                       April 10, 2009                                                                                           
                         8:44 a.m.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
8:44:01 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze called the House Finance Committee meeting                                                                     
to order at 8:44 a.m.                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Mike Hawker, Co-Chair                                                                                            
Representative Bill Stoltze, Co-Chair                                                                                           
Representative Bill Thomas Jr., Vice-Chair                                                                                      
Representative Allan Austerman                                                                                                  
Representative Harry Crawford                                                                                                   
Representative Anna Fairclough                                                                                                  
Representative Richard Foster                                                                                                   
Representative Les Gara                                                                                                         
Representative Reggie Joule                                                                                                     
Representative Mike Kelly                                                                                                       
Representative Woodie Salmon                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
None                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
ALSO PRESENT                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
Konrad Jackson, Staff, Senator Olson; John Coan, Staff, Co-                                                                     
Chair Bill Stoltze                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
PRESENT VIA TELECONFERENCE                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Harley Hightower, Board of Architects and Engineers                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
SUMMARY                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
HB 85     "An Act extending the termination date of the                                                                         
          State Board of Registration for Architects,                                                                           
          Engineers, and Land Surveyors; and providing for                                                                      
          an effective date."                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
          CSHB 85 (FIN) was REPORTED out of Committee with a                                                                    
          "do pass" recommendation and a previously                                                                             
          published fiscal note: FN#1(DEC)                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:44:06 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 85                                                                                                             
"An Act extending the termination  date of the State Board of                                                                   
Registration for  Architects, Engineers, and  Land Surveyors;                                                                   
and providing for an effective date."                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
KONRAD  JACKSON, STAFF,  SENATOR OLSON  explained that  HB 85                                                                   
extends the date of the termination  date for the State Board                                                                   
of   Registration   for  Architects,   Engineers   and   Land                                                                   
Surveyors. Each year when board's  sunset it is followed by a                                                                   
legislative audit  review of the board processes  and how the                                                                   
board has  handled procedures.  There has  been a request  of                                                                   
extension of eight years.                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Stoltze  asked if  the sponsor  had any comments  on                                                                   
the  proposed  committee  substitute that  reflects  a  minor                                                                   
change. Mr. Jackson indicated  the sponsor has no comments on                                                                   
the proposed committee substitute.                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
JOHN  COAN,  STAFF,  CO-CHAIR   BILL  STOLTZE  explained  the                                                                   
committee  substitute,  version   S,  adds  an  oversight  to                                                                   
maintain the  status quo of  a temporary landscape  architect                                                                   
position on the  board and on voting capacity.  This is found                                                                   
on pages 1-2, Sections  2 and 3. Section 2 is  the eight year                                                                   
extension and Section 3 is transition  language which ties up                                                                   
the process.                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
8:47:44 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
HARLEY   HIGHTOWER,  BOARD   OF   ARCHITECTS  AND   ENGINEERS                                                                   
testified via teleconference indicated  that Boyd Brownfield,                                                                   
Chairman  of  the  Board  of   Registration  for  Architects,                                                                   
Engineers and Land Surveyors had  submitted written testimony                                                                   
to  the  committee.  Mr.  Hightower  offered  to  answer  any                                                                   
questions.  Co-Chair Stoltze  observed  this  was a  straight                                                                   
forward  bill.  He  indicated  that the  committee  had  been                                                                   
looking at  an associated  issue, but it  was decided  to let                                                                   
the  bill  stand   alone.  Co-Chair  Stoltze   closed  public                                                                   
testimony.                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
8:48:57 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Stoltze  referred  to  the  fiscal  note  from  the                                                                   
Department of  Economic Development  reflecting the  costs in                                                                   
the budget.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
8:49:21 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair Hawker  MOVED to ADOPT CSHB 85,  Version 26-LS0420/S                                                                   
as a working  document. There  being NO OBJECTION, it  was so                                                                   
ordered.                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
Co-Chair  Hawker  MOVED  to  report  CSHB  85  (FIN)  out  of                                                                   
Committee   with    individual   recommendations    and   the                                                                   
accompanying fiscal  note. There  being NO OBJECTION,  it was                                                                   
so ordered.                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
CSHB 85 (FIN) was REPORTED out of Committee with a "do pass"                                                                    
recommendation and a previously published fiscal note: FN#1                                                                     
(DEC)                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 AM                                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB85 Work Draft S version.pdf HFIN 4/10/2009 8:30:00 AM
HB 85