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HB24-1329

Sunset Architects Engineers & Land Surveyors

Concerning the continuation of the state board of licensure for architects, professional engineers, and professional land surveyors, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2023 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subjects:
Labor & Employment
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

Sunset Process - House Business Affairs and Labor Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies (department) contained in the department's 2023 sunset review of the state board of licensure for architects, professional engineers, and professional land surveyors (board) as follows:

  • Sections 1 and 2 continue the board for 9 years, from September 1, 2024, until September 1, 2033;
  • Sections 5, 9, and 14 13 include in the grounds for discipline of licensees a failure to respond to the allegations of a complaint within the length of time specified by the board;
  • Sections 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12 update statutory references to the names of examinations for professional engineers and professional land surveyors;
  • Section 2 repeals the requirement that board members be citizens of the United States and residents of Colorado;
  • Section 3 repeals the requirement that applicants supply a business address on a license application;
  • Section 3 also grants the board rule-making authority to establish continuing education requirements;
  • Sections 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 15 14 repeal references in current law regarding the occupational credential portability program; and
  • Section 14 requires an applicant for licensure by endorsement as an architect to hold a license in good standing from another jurisdiction with qualification requirements that are substantially equivalent to the qualification requirements in this state; and
  • Sections 16 15 through 27 26 make a technical amendment to replace gendered pronouns with gender-neutral terms.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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