Current Status Bill Number:
3727Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950302Primary Sponsor: BaileyAll Sponsors: Bailey, Askins, Gamble, Harvin, Herdklotz, McCraw, Riser, Wilder, Cato, Simrill, Tucker, Wright, Knotts, Delleney, H. Brown, Wofford, Mason, McAbee, Law, Shissias, Williams, Dantzler, Littlejohn, A. Young, Hutson, Clyburn and WalkerDrafted Document Number: BR1\18217AC.95Companion Bill Number: 532Residing Body: HouseDate Tabled: 19950404Current Committee: Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee 26 HLCISubject: Engineers and land surveyors
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19950404 Tabled in Committee 26 HLCI House 19950302 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 40-22-350, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO RENEWAL REGISTRATIONS AND FEES FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYORS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS REQUIRING DEMONSTRATION OF COMPETENCE FOR REGISTRATION RENEWAL.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 40-22-350 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 99 of 1991, is amended to read:
"Section 40-22-350. (A) Every A certified professional engineer and a professional land surveyor registered under the provisions of this chapter who decides to continue the practice of his the profession shall annually during the month of June, shall pay the board a fee, sufficient to support the costs of the board's operations, to be determined by the board by regulation, for which fee a renewal registration card for the ensuing registration year must be issued.
(B) The board shall assess a late renewal penalty of twenty percent of the annual renewal fee against those persons who do not renew their registration within one month of the annual renewal date. The penalty must be assessed for each two months thereafter with a maximum grace period of three months following the annual renewal date.
(C) Those persons not renewing their licenses within three months following the annual renewal date shall file a new application accompanied by the required application fee or, if they are in a position to do so, shall file a notarized affidavit with the board certifying that they have not been engaged in the practice of engineering or land surveying in South Carolina during the period their certificates were not in a current condition, accompanied by the total amount of unpaid renewal fees and penalties. An individual whose certificate has lapsed due to nonpayment of the required renewal fee within three months of the due date is considered in the same category as a previously unregistered person and, at the board's discretion, may be required to pass an oral or written examination as a condition of relicensing.
(D) The board may promulgate regulations that as a condition of renewal or re-registration a registered professional engineer must demonstrate continuing professional competency in engineering and a registered professional land surveyor must demonstrate continuing professional competency in land surveying."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.