Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee
Professions and Occupations Subcommittee

M E M O R A N D U M

TO: Senator Nikki Setzler
Senator Kevin Bryant
Senator Robert Ford
Senator Sean Bennett
Senator Tom Davis
cc: Representative Bill Sandifer
Senator Thomas McElveen

FROM: Senator Billy O'Dell, Chairman
Professions & Occupations Subcommittee

DATE: April 30, 2013

SUBJECT: Senate LCI - Professions & Occupations Subcommittee Meeting
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:00 a.m.
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There will be a meeting of the Professions & Occupations Subcommittee of the Senate Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in room #207 of the Gressette Building.

The following legislation will be considered at the subcommittee meeting:

S.339 -- Senators McElveen, Johnson and Reese: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 85 TO TITLE 40 SO AS TO ENACT THE "REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER PRACTICE ACT", TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICABILITY AND PURPOSE OF THE CHAPTER, TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS, TO CREATE THE SOUTH CAROLINA REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNERS BOARD, TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPOSITION, TERMS, DUTIES, AND POWERS OF THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AND RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION OF A REGISTERED INTERIOR DESIGNER, TO PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, TO PROVIDE EXCLUSIONS, AND TO REQUIRE THE OBTAINING AND USE OF A SEAL.

H.3459 -- Reps. Sandifer, Bales, J.E. Smith and Erickson: A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 40-2-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION SHALL DESIGNATE CERTAIN PERSONNEL FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE BOARD, TO PROHIBIT THE DEPARTMENT FROM ASSIGNING OTHER WORK TO THESE PERSONNEL WITHOUT APPROVAL OF THE BOARD, AND TO PROVIDE THESE PERSONNEL MAY BE TERMINATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF A MAJORITY OF THE BOARD; TO AMEND SECTION 40-2-30, RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF ACCOUNTANCY, SO AS TO PROVIDE A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT LICENSED BY THE BOARD IS EXEMPT FROM LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS OF PRIVATE SECURITY AND INVESTIGATION AGENCIES; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-2-70, RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD MAY CONDUCT PERIODIC INSPECTIONS OF LICENSEES OR FIRMS; AND TO AMEND SECTION 40-2-80, RELATING TO INVESTIGATIONS OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DIRECT THE INVESTIGATOR ASSIGNED TO THE BOARD TO INVESTIGATE AN ALLEGED VIOLATION TO DETERMINE THE EXISTENCE OF PROBABLE CAUSE MERITING FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.

H.3869 -- Reps. Sandifer, Gambrell and Bales: A BILL 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.

Please contact Lisa Manini Sox if questions at 212-6220.


Last Updated: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 8:57 A.M.