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4771Ratification Number: 474Act Number: 366Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020220Primary Sponsor: KeeganAll Sponsors: Keegan, Knotts, Hosey, Whipper, Clyburn, Frye, Gourdine, J. Hines, Kelley, Leach, Littlejohn and WhatleyDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11213ac02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020605Date of Last Amendment: 20020605Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20020926Subject: Architectural Examiners Board; "Emeritus Architect" defined; Canadian architectural certification; to establish the S.C. Architecture Education and Research FundHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20021007 Act No. A366 ------ 20020926 Signed by Governor ------ 20020606 Ratified R474 Senate 20020605 Concurred in House amendment, enrolled for ratification House 20020605 Senate amendments amended, returned to Senate with amendment Senate 20020529 Read third time, returned to House with amendment ------ 20020528 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020523 Amended, read second time, notice of general amendments ------ 20020523 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020521 Amended ------ 20020520 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20020516 Committee report: Favorable with 12 SLCI amendment Senate 20020423 Introduced, read first time, 12 SLCI referred to Committee House 20020419 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20020418 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 20020417 Committee report: Favorable 26 HLCI House 20020220 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to Committee Versions of This Bill Revised on April 17, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 16, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 20, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 21, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 23, 2002 - Word format Revised on May 23, 2002-A - Word format Revised on May 28, 2002 - Word format Revised on June 5, 2002 - Word format
(A366, R474, H4771)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-20, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO DEFINITIONS USED CONCERNING THE LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF ARCHITECTS, SO AS TO ADD THE DEFINITIONS OF "EMERITUS ARCHITECT" AND "RETIRED FROM ACTIVE PRACTICE"; TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-230, RELATING TO QUALIFICATIONS FOR LICENSURE AS AN ARCHITECT, SO AS TO INCLUDE THE CANADIAN ARCHITECTURAL CERTIFICATION BOARD AS AN ACCREDITING BODY OF SCHOOLS OR PROGRAMS FOR ARCHITECTS; TO AMEND SECTION 40-3-250, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO LICENSE RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO EXEMPT EMERITUS ARCHITECTS FROM CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS UNLESS RETURNING TO ACTIVE PRACTICE AND TO PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERITUS ARCHITECTS WHO WISH TO RETURN TO ACTIVE PRACTICE; TO ADD SECTION 40-3-255 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS TO ESTABLISH THE SOUTH CAROLINA ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FUND, TO ALLOCATE REVENUE FROM RENEWAL FEES TO THE FUND, TO PROVIDE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FUND AND PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN REPORTS TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE LABOR, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEES ON HOW FUNDS WERE EXPENDED THE PRECEDING FISCAL YEAR.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
"Emeritus architect" and "retired from active practice" defined
SECTION 1. Section 40-3-20 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding at the end:
"(9) 'Emeritus architect' means an architect who has been registered for ten consecutive years or longer and who is sixty-five years of age or older and who has retired from active practice.
(10) 'Retired from active practice' means not engaging or offering to engage in the practice of architecture as defined in this section."
Canadian Architectural Certification Board accreditation
SECTION 2. Section 40-3-230(C)(1) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(1) have a professional degree in architecture from a school or college program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). The school or program must be accredited by NAAB or CACB not later than two years after the applicant's graduation. Foreign-educated applicants who do not hold an accredited degree from either accrediting body may have their educational credentials evaluated by an organization approved by the board to determine if their foreign degree is equivalent to the required professional degree in architecture. Additionally, foreign-educated applicants must satisfy National Council of Architectural Registration Boards' general educational requirements;"
Emeritus architect continuing education requirements
SECTION 3. Section 40-3-250 of the 1976 Code, as amended by Act 296 of 2000, is further amended to read:
"Section 40-3-250. (A) An individual and firm licensed under this chapter shall satisfy license renewal requirements as established by the board in regulation, which shall include continuing education requirements for individuals. The requirements, consisting of twelve continuing education hours annually, shall include at least eight continuing education hours in topics related to safeguarding health, safety, and welfare and four continuing education hours in practice-related topics. Emeritus architects are not required to meet continuing education requirements. Individuals and firms annually shall pay the required renewal fee on a date set by the board in order to continue practicing architecture in South Carolina.
(B) Both individual and firm certificates may be renewed at any time within one year from the date of expiration upon payment of the established fee and a penalty of fifty dollars during the first thirty days and an additional one hundred dollars thereafter during the year.
(C) If an individual or firm fails to renew within one year from the date of expiration, the certificate may be reissued upon submission of a new application accompanied by the application fee and approval by the board.
(D) Emeritus architects who wish to return to active practice shall complete continuing education requirements for each exempted year not to exceed two years. Applicable fees also must be paid."
South Carolina Architecture Education and Research Fund
SECTION 4. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 40-3-255. (A) The department, at the board's request, may allocate up to ten dollars of each renewal fee to the South Carolina Architecture Education and Research Fund, which must be established as a separate and distinct account and used exclusively for:
(1) advancement of education and research for the benefit of individuals and firms licensed under this chapter and for architectural interns;
(2) analysis and evaluation of factors which affect the architecture profession in this State; and
(3) dissemination of the results of the research.
(B) The board shall submit to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committees by August first of each year a report on how the funds were expended for the preceding fiscal year."
SECTION 5. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 6th day of June, 2002.
Approved the 26th day of September, 2002.
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