Legislature(1999 - 2000)

2000-01-21 House Journal

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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              
"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                  
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.               
							Tony Knowles