Legislature(1999 - 2000)
2000-01-21 House JournalFull Journal pdf
2000-01-21 House Journal Page 1970 HB 305 HOUSE BILL NO. 305 by the House Rules Committee by request of the Governor, entitled: "An Act relating to the membership of the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors; and providing for an effective date." was read the first time and referred to the Labor & Commerce and Finance Committees. The following fiscal note applies: Fiscal note, Dept. of Community & Economic Development, 1/21/00 The Governor's transmittal letter dated January 20, 2000, appears below: "Dear Speaker Porter: In 1998, I signed into law a bill adding a landscape architect to the State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors (board) as a temporary, non-voting position. Since that time, it has become clear the participation of a landscape architect on the board is important to effective professional licensing and oversight. 2000-01-21 House Journal Page 1971 HB 305 This bill I transmit today forwards the boards' recommendation to make the landscape architect position a permanent board seat with the same voting and reimbursement privileges as every other board member. As a result of this bill, the board will have 11 members: five engineers, two architects, two land surveyors, one landscape architect and one member of the public. The landscape architect's expertise allows the board to properly assess applicant's qualifications, write appropriate regulations, and make strong disciplinary decisions. The temporary landscape architect board position is due to expire June 30, 2001. I urge your prompt and favorable action on this bill. Sincerely, /s/ Tony Knowles Governor"