Bill Text: IL SB1684 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Engrossed


Bill Title: Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989 from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2030. Amends the Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989. Removes language requiring an applicant who has graduated from an architectural program outside the United States or its territories and whose first language is not English to submit certification of passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language and a test of spoken English. Removes obsolete language in provisions concerning qualifications for licensure. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-04-12 - Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jim Durkin [SB1684 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB1684-Engrossed.html



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1 AN ACT concerning regulation.
2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4 Section 5. The Regulatory Sunset Act is amended by changing
5Section 4.30 and by adding Section 4.40 as follows:
6 (5 ILCS 80/4.30)
7 Sec. 4.30. Acts repealed on January 1, 2020. The following
8Acts are repealed on January 1, 2020:
9 The Auction License Act.
10 The Community Association Manager Licensing and
11Disciplinary Act.
12 The Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989.
13 The Illinois Landscape Architecture Act of 1989.
14 The Illinois Professional Land Surveyor Act of 1989.
15 The Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act.
16 The Perfusionist Practice Act.
17 The Pharmacy Practice Act.
18 The Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
19 The Real Estate License Act of 2000.
20 The Structural Engineering Practice Act of 1989.
21(Source: P.A. 100-497, eff. 9-8-17; 100-534, eff. 9-22-17;
22100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)

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1 (5 ILCS 80/4.40 new)
2 Sec. 4.40. Act repealed on January 1, 2030. The following
3Act is repealed on January 1, 2030:
4 The Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989.
5 Section 10. The Illinois Architecture Practice Act of 1989
6is amended by changing Sections 11 and 13 as follows:
7 (225 ILCS 305/11) (from Ch. 111, par. 1311)
8 (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
9 Sec. 11. Application for original license. Applications
10for original licensure shall be made to the Department in
11writing on forms prescribed by the Department and shall be
12accompanied by the required fee, which is not refundable. Any
13such application shall require information as in the judgment
14of the Department will enable the Department to pass on the
15qualifications of the applicant to practice architecture. The
16Department may require an applicant, at the applicant's
17expense, to have an evaluation of the applicant's education in
18a foreign country by an evaluation service approved by the
19Board in accordance with rules prescribed by the Department.
20 An applicant who has graduated from an architectural
21program outside the United States or its territories and whose
22first language is not English shall submit certification of
23passage of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
24and a test of spoken English as defined by rule. However, any

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1such applicant who subsequently earns an advanced degree from
2an accredited educational institution in the United States or
3its territories shall not be subject to this requirement.
4(Source: P.A. 98-993, eff. 1-1-15.)
5 (225 ILCS 305/13) (from Ch. 111, par. 1313)
6 (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2020)
7 Sec. 13. Qualifications of applicants. Any person who is of
8good moral character may apply for licensure if he or she is a
9graduate with a first professional degree in architecture from
10a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting
11Board, has completed the examination requirements set forth
12under Section 12 of this Act, and has completed such
13diversified professional training, including academic
14training, as is required by rules of the Department. Until
15January 1, 2016, in lieu of the requirement of graduation with
16a first professional degree in architecture from a program
17accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board,
18the Department may admit an applicant who is a graduate with a
19pre-professional 4 year baccalaureate degree accepted for
20direct entry into a first professional master of architecture
21degree program, and who has completed such additional
22diversified professional training, including academic
23training, as is required by rules of the Department. The
24Department may adopt, as its own rules relating to diversified
25professional training, those guidelines published from time to

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1time by the National Council of Architectural Registration
2Boards.
3 Good moral character means such character as will enable a
4person to discharge the fiduciary duties of an architect to
5that person's client and to the public in a manner which
6protects health, safety and welfare. Evidence of inability to
7discharge such duties may include the commission of an offense
8justifying discipline under Section 22. In addition, the
9Department may take into consideration whether the applicant
10has engaged in conduct or actions that would constitute grounds
11for discipline under this Act.
12(Source: P.A. 98-288, eff. 8-9-13.)
13 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
14becoming law.
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