Current Status Bill Number:
532Ratification Number: 69Act Number: 46Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950216Primary Sponsor: J. Verne SmithAll Sponsors: J. Verne Smith, Drummond, Setzler, Leatherman, Giese, Reese, Lander, Elliott, Mescher, Martin, Alexander and RybergDrafted Document Number: PFM\7061AC.95Companion Bill Number: 3727Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950427Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19950518Subject: Engineers and land surveyors
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950518 Act No. A46 ------ 19950518 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19950511 Ratified R69 House 19950427 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19950427 Objection by Representative Robinson Trotter Marchbanks House 19950426 Read second time House 19950419 Committee report: Favorable 26 HLCI House 19950302 Introduced, read first time, 26 HLCI referred to Committee Senate 19950301 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19950228 Read second time Senate 19950223 Committee report: Favorable 12 SLCI Senate 19950216 Introduced, read first time, 12 SLCI referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A46, R69, S532)
AN ACT 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:
Promulgation of regulations relative to continuing competency authorized
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) A certified professional engineer and a professional land surveyor registered under this chapter who decides to continue the practice of the profession 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 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.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 5/18/95.