State Board of Architectural Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
January 10, 2005
Roll Call: Stan Cole, Chair
Present: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Sandee Hitesman, Secretary
Meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m. by Chair, Stan Cole.
R. Alan Giltzow and D. Nels Reese were unable to attend this meeting.
The board discussed accepting serving on boards and committees for continuing education credits. Attorney, Roger Hales, noted that the Architect law and rule does not allow continuing education credits for serving on boards or committee’s. The board would need to amend rule #450 to add a procedure for accepting continuing education for these items. The board asked that this be added to February’s board meeting agenda for further discussion.
The Bureau noted that a bill was received from Maria Bracci for the design and research of the Architect Board’s annual newsletter.
Motion was made by Mr. Latham to approve the payment of $860.00 to Maria Bracci for the design and research of the 2004 Architect Annual Report. Seconded by Mr. Jensen, carried.
The board asked if payment was made to Melinda for the annual newsletter. The Bureau will research this to see if payment has been made.
R.G. Nelson was invited to attend this conference call meeting to give the board information regarding the fair housing act that pertains to proposed legislation 54-309(2)(c).
The Bureau is drafting talking points for the board to discuss this proposed legislation. The Bureau will E-mail these talking points to the board later today. The Bureau will contact Mr. Giltzow or Mr. Cole to stand in support of this bill through legislation. The Bureau will also contact Ms. Servick with the dates and time this legislation will be heard. R.G. Nelsen noted that currently the law allows a non-Architect to design any residential structure not exceeding two stories, regardless of the number of units. The Fair Housing Act requires multi-family dwellings that exceed four units must be handicap accessible. Only licensed architect are trained and tested in the design of accessibility. The public is not protected when an unlicensed person designs a building over four units because they do not have the training and testing in the design of accessibility. It was noted that the lobbyists for the AIA would also be in support of this proposed legislation. The Bureau and Mr. Latham will contact the lobbyists for the AIA.
Motion was made by Mr. Latham to go into executive session to discuss litigation against a former board member that is exempt from public disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. Seconded by Ms. Servick, carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Latham to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Jensen, carried.
Dave Curtis contacted Mr. Cole. Mr. Curtis would like to set up a PowerPoint presentation given jointly by the Engineers and the Architect boards. The target areas for this presentation would be Coeur D’Alene, Lewiston, Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, American Falls, and Idaho Falls. This presentation is scheduled to begin April 2005. Mr. Cole offered to help Mr. Curtis with this.
Representative Bill Deal from Canyon County will carry the State Board of Architectural Examiners PERSI inclusion bill. The board asked what legislative committee’s would be hearing this bill. Ms. Jacobsen noted that this bill would go before the House Business Committee, and than the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee.
R.G. Nelson noted that there is an Architect in Sun Valley that is unhappy with an article he wrote in the annual report quoting Idaho Statute 54-307(2). He noted that this statute is unknown to a lot of people.
R.G. Nelson noted that page 10 of the annual newsletter regarded rule #5 of the professional conduct. 5.1 and 5.2 of the Professional Conduct has been dramatically changed by NCARB since the time this article in the newsletter was written. The board noted that the model law will be discussed at the next scheduled board meeting. Mr. Nelson noted that the board may want to review 5.1 and 5.2 of the professional conduct before this meeting.
Motion was made by Ms. Servick to approve the minutes from the December 09, 2004 board meeting as written. Seconded by Mr. Latham, carried.
Motion was made my Mr. Latham to adjourn at 10:10 a.m. Seconded by Mr. Jensen, carried.
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