Bill Summary for H 590 (2017-2018)

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Jun 1 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 590 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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.
Intro. by Riddell, McElraft, Saine, S. Martin.

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House amendment makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Amends proposed GS 93F-3 (Definitions), definingbuilding equipment. Amends the definition ofpractice of interior design to exclude the selection of building equipment from that practice.

Amends proposed GS 93F-5 (Expiration and renewals; continuing education). Raises the number of continuing education units required for renewal of registration from 24 to 30. Amends the requirement that 12 continuing education units focus on listed topics to require that 15 of the units focus on the listed topics, with at least 9 of them focusing on public safety, including application of State and local fire codes, building codes, and regulations. Makes a conforming change to the list of topics.

Amends proposed GS 93F-11 (Authority and duties of registrants). Provides that only registered interior designers may sign and seal interior technical submissions within the scope of the practice of interior design (3rd edition further allowed those under the registrant's supervision and control to sign and seal them). Authorizes partners or corporate officers of registered business entities, who are registered interior designers (3rd edition: who are either registered interior designers or another licensed design professional) to sign and seal interior technical submissions prepared by or under the supervision of registered interior designers employed by the business entity, as currently specified.

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