Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules  
611 W. Ottawa Street  
Lansing, MI 48909  
Phone: 517-335-8658 Fax: 517-335-9512  
AGENCY REPORT TO THE  
JOINT COMMITEE ON ADMNINISTRATIVE RULES (JCAR)  
1. Agency Information  
Agency name:  
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs  
Division/Bureau/Office:  
Bureau of Professional Licensing  
Name of person completing this form:  
Dena Marks  
Phone number of person completing this form:  
517-335-3679  
E-mail of person completing this form:  
Name of Department Regulatory Affairs Officer reviewing this form:  
Elizabeth Arasim  
2. Rule Set Information  
MOAHR assigned rule set number:  
2020-6 LR  
Title of proposed rule set:  
Landscape Architects -- General Rules  
3. Purpose for the proposed rules and background:  
The current landscape architects general rules pertain to experience requirements, examinations, and  
the requirements for a seal. The current rules do not comply with the Article 22 of the Occupational  
Code, MCL 339.2201 to 339.2211, which requires that a landscape architect be licensed and  
demonstrate current professional competency for license renewal.  
The rules will be revised to provide for licensure, relicensure, current professional competency  
requirements, and license renewals for landscape architects.  
4. Summary of proposed rules:  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245  
Agency Report to JCAR-Page 2  
The proposed rules provide definitions for terms used in the rule set identify the approved educational  
programs and examination required for licensure; establish the requirements for initial licensure,  
licensure by endorsement, and relicensure; establish the continuing education requirements for  
license renewal; identify approved continuing education providers and activities; establish sanctions  
for failure to comply with continuing education requirements; and update the requirements for a  
licensee’s seal.  
5. List names of newspapers in which the notice of public hearing was published and  
publication dates:  
Flint Journal – December 1, 2020  
Grand Rapids Press – December 1, 2020  
Mining Journal – December 3, 2020  
6. Date of publication of rules and notice of public hearing in Michigan Register:  
12/15/2020  
7. Date, time, and location of public hearing:  
12/18/2020 09:00 AM at The public hearing will be held virtually via Zoom. ,  
8. Provide the link the agency used to post the regulatory impact statement and cost-benefit  
analysis on its website:  
9. List of the name and title of agency representative(s) attending public hearing:  
Weston MacIntosh, Senior Policy Analyst, Boards and Committees Section, Bureau of Professional  
Licensing  
Dena Marks, Senior Policy Analyst, Boards and Committees Section, Bureau of Professional  
Licensing  
Kerry Przybylo, Manager, Boards and Committees Section, Bureau of Professional Licensing  
10. Persons submitting comments of support:  
Pamela Blough  
11. Persons submitting comments of opposition:  
None.  
12. Identify any changes made to the proposed rules based on comments received during the  
public comment period:  
Name &  
Organization public hearing  
Comments made at Written  
Comments  
Agency Rationale Rule number  
for change  
& citation  
changed  
None.  
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None.  
None.  
None.  
13.Date report completed:  
1/11/2021  
MCL 24.242 and 24.245