Honorable David Dewhurst , Lieutenant Governor, Senate
Honorable Tom Craddick, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB283 by Jackson (Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, including functions affecting architects, landscape architects, and interior designers; providing a criminal penalty. ), Conference Committee Report
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The bill would continue the Board of Architectural Examiners for another 12 years. The bill would improve the Board's enforcement program by expanding its authority, conform key elements of the Board's licensing and regulatory functions to commonly applied licensing agency practices and require the Board to form a joint practice committee with the Board of Professional Engineers.
The bill would also increase the maximum administrative penalty charged by the Board from $1,000 to $5,000.
The bill would take effect on September 1, 2003.
Increasing the maximum administrative penalty the agency can charge would generate an estimated $87,680 in General Revenue based on historical experience.
It is estimated the agency could implement the other provisions of the bill within current resources and would adjust fees to offset any increase or decrease in fee revenue.
459 Board of Architectural Examiners, 116 Sunset Advisory Commission, 460 Board of Professional Engineers, 302 Office of the Attorney General
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