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2018 SESSION


CHAPTER 824
An Act to amend and reenact 54.1-403 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects; membership.
[H 523]
Approved April 18, 2018

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 54.1-403 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

54.1-403. Board members and officers; quorum.

The Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects shall be composed of thirteen 15 members as follows: three architects, three professional engineers, three land surveyors, two landscape architects, and two certified interior designers, and two nonlegislative citizen members. Each interior designer appointment to the Board may be made from nominations submitted by the Council of Certified Virginia Interior Designers, who shall nominate three persons for each interior designer vacancy. In no case shall the Governor be bound to make any appointment from the nominees.

Except for the nonlegislative citizen members appointed in accordance with 54.1-107, Board members shall have actively practiced or taught their professions for at least ten 10 years prior to their appointments. The terms of Board members shall be four years.

The Board shall elect a president and vice-president from its membership.

Eight Nine Board members, consisting of two engineers, two architects, two land surveyors, one landscape architect and, one interior designer and one nonlegislative citizen member, shall constitute a quorum.