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                            CHAPTER 239-H.F.No. 2629 
                  An act relating to professions; allowing retired 
                  individuals licensed by the board of architecture, 
                  engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, 
                  geoscience, and interior design to use a retired 
                  professional designation; amending Minnesota Statutes 
                  2000, section 326.02, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 326.02, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [REGISTRATION MANDATORY.] In order to 
        safeguard life, health, and property, and to promote the public 
        welfare, any person in either public or private capacity 
        practicing, or offering to practice, architecture, professional 
        engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, or 
        professional geoscience, or using the title certified interior 
        designer in this state, either as an individual, a copartner, or 
        as agent of another, shall be licensed or certified as 
        hereinafter provided.  It shall be unlawful for any person to 
        practice, or to offer to practice, in this state, architecture, 
        professional engineering, land surveying, landscape 
        architecture, or professional geoscience, or to use the title 
        certified interior designer, or to solicit or to contract to 
        furnish work within the terms of sections 326.02 to 326.15, or 
        to use in connection with the person's name, or to otherwise 
        assume, use or advertise any title or description tending to 
        convey the impression that the person is an architect, 
        professional engineer (hereinafter called engineer), land 
        surveyor, landscape architect, professional geoscientist 
        (hereinafter called geoscientist), or certified interior 
        designer, unless such person is qualified by licensure or 
        certification under sections 326.02 to 326.15.  This subdivision 
        does not preclude an individual who retired from one of the 
        professions listed in this subdivision from using the 
        designation architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, 
        landscape architect, professional geoscientist, or certified 
        interior designer as long as the designation is preceded by the 
        word "retired" and the individual was licensed or certified in 
        the designated profession in the state of Minnesota on the date 
        the individual retired from the designated profession and the 
        individual's license or certification was not subsequently 
        revoked by the board of architecture, engineering, land 
        surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and interior 
        design. 
           Presented to the governor March 13, 2002 
           Signed by the governor March 14, 2002, 3:09 p.m.