TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-1
Architects

SECTION 5-1-3


   § 5-1-3  Board – Membership – Appointments and term. – (a) There is established a board of examination and registration of architects, composed of five (5) architects. Each member of the board must be a qualified elector of this state for three (3) consecutive years prior to appointment. Each member of the board shall have engaged in the practice of architecture, as defined by this chapter, as an individual practitioner, a partner of a partnership or limited liability partnership, an officer or director of a corporation, or a member or manager of a limited liability company engaged in the practice of architecture, for not less than seven (7) years prior to his or her appointment.

   (b) Each member of the board shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, to serve for a term of five (5) years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. No member of the board shall be associated in the practice of architecture, either individually or as a member of a firm, with any other member of the board.

   In the year 2009, staggered terms shall be implemented as follows:

   (1) One member is appointed for a period of one year;

   (2) One member is appointed for a period of two (2) years;

   (3) One member is appointed for a period of three (3) years;

   (4) One member is appointed for a period of four (4) years; and

   (5) One member is appointed for a period of five (5) years.

   (c) Vacancies occurring in the membership of the board shall be filled by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, for the unexpired portion of the term. A member appointed for a full term is not eligible for more than two (2) consecutive terms.

   (d) Each member of the board shall take, and subscribe to, the oath of office generally required of state officials.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 232, § 2; P.L. 2004, ch. 56, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 63, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 406, § 1.)