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Sponsors: Reps. Sandifer, Gambrell and Bales
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Introduced in the House on March 21, 2013
Introduced in the Senate on April 23, 2013
Last Amended on April 17, 2013
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
Summary: Residential Builders Commission
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/21/2013 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 43) 3/21/2013 House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 43) 4/11/2013 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 33) 4/17/2013 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bales 4/17/2013 House Debate adjourned (House Journal-page 62) 4/17/2013 House Amended (House Journal-page 76) 4/17/2013 House Read second time (House Journal-page 76) 4/17/2013 House Roll call Yeas-110 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 80) 4/18/2013 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 45) 4/23/2013 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 17) 4/23/2013 Senate Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (Senate Journal-page 17)
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Indicates Matter Stricken
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April 17, 2013
S. Printed 4/17/13--H.
Read the first time March 21, 2013.
TO AMEND SECTION 40-59-230, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE RENEWAL OF LICENSES ISSUED BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTIAL BUILDERS COMMISSION, SO AS TO MAKE THE RENEWAL PERIOD BIENNIAL, TO REQUIRE A LICENSEE SEEKING RENEWAL TO SUBMIT A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE WITH CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS OF MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIRED OF A LICENSEE, AND TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSION MAY ESTABLISH ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS FOR LICENSES TO RECOGNIZE ENHANCED PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-59-240, RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS, SO AS TO REQUIRE LICENSEES COMPLETE CERTAIN CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION, AND TO PROVIDE A RESIDENTIAL SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR WHO HAS COMPLETED CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS IN ADDITION TO OTHER EXISTING REQUIREMENTS IS EXEMPT FROM RELATED ADDITIONAL EXAMINATIONS REQUIRED BY A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 40-59-230 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 40-59-230. (A) Unless otherwise provided under the provisions of this chapter, the commission shall
annually biennially renew all licenses upon the applicant's submission to the commission of, together with a certificate of compliance of educational requirements by an organization approved by the commission to oversee the completed renewal application, proof of financial responsibility or bond, acceptable to the commission and payment of all applicable fees. If a license has been in inactive status for more than three years, the person shall file a new application as in the case of the issuance of an original license and is required to take and successfully complete the examination.
(B) As a condition of license renewal, the commission
may shall require by regulation a licensee to satisfactorily complete continuing education through a program approved by the commission. These classes may be conducted as some combination of approved online and in-class work. At least six hours of coursework must be completed on a biennial basis in the core areas of building codes, safety, and business law and practices. No additional continuing education or examination may be required by a county or municipality.
(C) A licensee must notify the commission in writing within thirty days of any change in the information required to be on file with the commission including, but not limited to, the licensee's current mailing address."
SECTION 2. Section 40-59-240(B) and (C) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(B) Residential specialty contractors must be qualified and experienced in the particular areas of the contracting vocation in which they intend to, and do, engage. The commission, by regulation, may require examination in these areas. The commission also shall require by regulation a licensee to satisfactorily complete continuing educational requirements by a South Carolina organization approved by the commission. These classes may be conducted as some combination of approved online and in-class work. At least six hours of coursework must be completed on a biennial basis in the core areas of building codes, safety, and business law and practices.
(C) Residential specialty contractors are not exempt from complying with county and municipal business license ordinances or other regulatory ordinances. A county or municipality may require a residential specialty contractor to be examined and licensed in accordance with standards adopted by the county or municipality; however, if a residential specialty contractor has passed an examination in his area of contracting and approved by the commission and has satisfactorily completed the core areas of continuing education from an organization approved by the commission, then, no additional continuing education or examination may be required by a county or municipality."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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