Bill Summary for S 55 (2019-2020)

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Apr 3 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 55 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 13, 2019
AN ACT TO REVISE THE LAW GOVERNING THE LICENSURE OF CERTAIN GENERAL CONTRACTORS TO REQUIRE CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENHANCING THE PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THOSE LICENSEES.
Intro. by Gunn, Newton, D. Davis.

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Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

Amends proposed GS 87-10.2 as follows. Amends the definition of live instruction to include credit hours presented by video or internet transmission of a previously recorded and approved presentation by an approved instructor provided that the presentation is either proctored by the approved sponsors or contains safeguards that allow the approved sponsor to certify that the qualifier or qualifying party has viewed the presentation (was, limited to a maximum of two elective credits and did not include reference to safeguards) Makes organizational and clarifying changes. Requires the State Licensing Board for General Contractors to implement procedures to ensure that qualifiers and qualifying parties satisfy all of the continuing education requirements of the statute through approved courses offered by approved providers by internet transmission. 

Makes clarifying changes to Section 3.

Amends the act's effective date to make the act effective when it becomes law, except as follows. Makes the continuing education requirements effective January 1, 2020. Makes the requirement that the Board ensure that qualifiers and qualifying parties may satisfy the continuing education requirements by approved courses offered by internet transmission effective January 1, 2021.

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