CHAPTER 396
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

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Sec. 20-369a. Practice of landscape architecture under corporate form or by corporation or limited liability company employing licensed landscape architects.
Sec. 20-373. Suspension or revocation of license. Appeal.

      Sec. 20-369a. Practice of landscape architecture under corporate form or by corporation or limited liability company employing licensed landscape architects. (a) The practice of or the offer to practice landscape architecture in this state by individual licensed landscape architects under the corporate form, or by a corporation or limited liability company that employs licensed landscape architects, is permitted, provided: (1) Personnel of such corporation or limited liability company who act on its behalf as landscape architects are licensed or are exempt from licensure under the provisions of this chapter, and (2) such corporation or limited liability company has been issued a certificate of registration by the State Board of Landscape Architects as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

      (b) A qualifying corporation or limited liability company desiring a certificate of registration shall file with the board an application upon a form prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection, accompanied by an application fee of eighty dollars. Each such certificate shall expire annually and shall be renewable upon payment of a fee of two hundred dollars. If all requirements of this chapter are met, the board shall authorize the department to issue to such corporation or limited liability company a certificate of registration within thirty days after such application, provided the board may refuse to authorize the issuance of a certificate if any facts exist which would entitle the board to suspend or revoke an existing certificate of registration.

      (c) Each such corporation or limited liability company shall file with the board a designation of an individual or individuals licensed to engage in the practice of landscape architecture in this state who shall be in charge of landscape architecture by such corporation or limited liability company in this state. Such corporation or limited liability company shall notify the board of any change in such designation within thirty days after such change becomes effective.

      (d) All final plans, drawings, specifications, reports or other documents involving the practice of landscape architecture which are prepared or approved by any such corporation or limited liability company or landscape architect for use of or for delivery to any person or for public record within this state shall be dated and bear the signature and seal of the landscape architect who prepared them or under whose supervision they were prepared.

      (e) No corporation or limited liability company shall be relieved of responsibility for the conduct or acts of its agents, employees or officers by reason of its compliance with the provisions of this section, nor shall any individual practicing landscape architecture be relieved of responsibility for landscape architecture services performed by reason of such individual's employment or relationship with such corporation or limited liability company.

      (P.A. 11-117, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 11-117 effective July 1, 2011.

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      Sec. 20-373. Suspension or revocation of license. Appeal. After notice and opportunity for hearing as provided in the regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, the board may: (1) Suspend or revoke any license or registration issued pursuant to this chapter, (2) issue a letter of reprimand to any such license or registration holder, (3) place any such license or registration holder on probationary status with certain conditions, (4) issue a civil penalty in an amount not greater than one thousand dollars to any such license or registration holder, or (5) impose any combination of subdivisions (1) to (4), inclusive, of this section if it is shown that the license or registration was obtained through fraud or misrepresentation; or if the holder of the license or registration has been found guilty by the board or by a court of competent jurisdiction of any fraud or deceit in such license or registration holder's professional practice; or if the holder of the license or registration has been found guilty by the board of negligence or incompetency; or if the board has found that the licensee or registrant has violated any provision of this chapter, or the regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter. Appeals from the decisions of the board may be taken as provided in section 4-183. The board may authorize the Department of Consumer Protection to reissue any license or registration which has been revoked, and the board may modify or discontinue any action taken by it pursuant to this section.

      (1967, P.A. 748, S. 7; 1971, P.A. 870, S. 69; P.A. 76-436, S. 442, 681; P.A. 77-603, S. 87, 125; 77-614, S. 215, 610; P.A. 78-280, S. 54, 55, 127; P.A. 81-361, S. 35, 39; P.A. 82-241, S. 7, 11; P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; P.A. 95-220, S. 4-6; P.A. 97-174, S. 3; P.A. 99-215, S. 24, 29; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c), (d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 11-117, S. 1.)

      History: 1971 act replaced superior court with court of common pleas, effective September 1, 1971, except that courts with cases pending retain jurisdiction unless pending matters deemed transferable; P.A. 76-436 replaced court of common pleas with superior court, effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 77-603 replaced previous appeal provision with statement that appeals shall be in accordance with Sec. 4-183, retaining venue in Hartford county; P.A. 77-614 replaced previous requirement for 30 days notice of hearing with statement that notice and hearing conform to regulations of consumer protection commissioner and deleted provision re venue in appeal provision; P.A. 78-280 made appeals returnable to judicial district of Hartford-New Britain; P.A. 81-361 amended section to allow the department to reissue certificates upon the authorization of the board on and after July 1, 1981; P.A. 82-241 changed certificate to license; P.A. 88-230 replaced "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain at Hartford" with "judicial district of Hartford", effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-174 added gross negligence and violation of chapter or regulations to grounds for suspension or revocation of license or censure and made technical changes; P.A. 99-215 replaced "judicial district of Hartford" with "judicial district of New Britain", effective June 29, 1999; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Commissioner and Department of Consumer Protection with Commissioner and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 11-117 deleted provision re 1-year suspension period, added provisions re letter of reprimand, probationary status with certain conditions and civil penalty not greater than $1,000, deleted gross negligence and gross incompetency standards, deleted provisions re Secretary of the State notification and judicial district of New Britain appeals requirements, granted board authority to discontinue any action taken by it pursuant to section, and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2011.

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