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02-288
Board of Licensure of Architects,
Landscape Architects and Interior Designers

2002-2003 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-288
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Licensure of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers

CONTACT PERSON: Carol J. Leighton, Board Administrator, Office of Licensing and Registration, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035. Tel. 207-624-8520

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2002-2003 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: Board Administration
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §214 (1)
PURPOSE: This Chapter establishes the Board's administrative procedures. The Board may recommend changes to improve the Board's efficiency and effectiveness.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 1 year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 2: Rules for Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §214 (1)
PURPOSE: This Chapter sets the qualifications for licensure, a code of conduct and the fee schedule. Section 1 may be repealed as the address for the Board has changed and the purpose for this section is no longer necessary. Section 2 may be amended to adopt an experience-only licensure option for Architects. Section 7 may be amended to require interior designers to pay an application fee and the exam fee, by section, may be repealed because the fee is now paid to the testing company. Section 8 may be amended to allow licensees to seal documents electronically. Finally, the Board may clarify the term "broadly experienced."
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 1 year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.


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