AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A FRAMEWORK FOR THE VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE PROFESSION OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND TO ALLOW REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGNERS TO OBTAIN PERMITS FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Adds good moral character to the defined terms set forth in GS 93F-3 that apply to new GS Chapter 93F (Interior Design).
Adds proof of general liability insurance to the information that must be submitted to the Department of Insurance (Department) with an application for registration pursuant to GS 93F-4. Additionally, sets the proposed application fee to be established by the Department at $100 (was, not to exceed $75).
Similarly, adds proof of general liability insurance to the information that must be submitted to the Department with an application for a renewal of registration pursuant to GS 93F-5. Additionally, sets the proposed application fee for a renewal at $50 (was, not to exceed $50).
Sets the proposed reciprocal registration fee set out in GS 93F-6 at $50 (was, not to exceed $50). Adds a new requirement to GS 93F-6, requiring applicants seeking reciprocal registration to demonstrate to the Department a familiarity with the State Building Code in addition to meeting the application requirements provided in GS 93F-4 and paying the reciprocal registration fee.
Adds to proposed GS 93F-7 (Disqualifications for registration). Allows any person to file with the Department a charge of misconduct in violation of new GS Chapter 93F. Provides that upon receipt of a charge of misconduct, the Department can give mailed notice as specified to the registrant and the person who filed the charge of either an administrative hearing, or dismiss the charge as unfounded or trivial. Requires the Department to include a statement of the reasons for the Department's action in the notice.
Adds new section directing the Department to report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government on the progress of administering new GS Chapter 93F by February 1, 2018.
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