Montana Code Annotated 2003

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     37-65-103. Exemptions. (1) Nothing contained in this chapter shall prevent draftsmen, students, clerks of work, superintendents, and other employees of those lawfully practicing as architects under the provisions of this chapter from acting under the instruction, control, or supervision of their employers or to prevent the employment of superintendents of the construction, enlargement, or structural alteration of buildings or any appurtenance thereto.
     (2) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to:
     (a) apply to alterations to any building which do not involve changes affecting the structural safety thereof or the public health;
     (b) prevent the preparation of details and shop drawings by persons other than architects for use in connection with the execution of their work; or
     (c) prevent the preparation of drawings or details for fixtures, cabinetwork, furniture, or other interior appliances or equipment or for any work necessary to provide for their installation unless the same involves public health or safety.
     (3) None of the acts enumerated in subsections (1) and (2) shall be interpreted or construed as the practice of architecture.
     (4) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to affect or prevent the following, provided that no words, letters, figures, or other device shall be used in such manner as to tend to convey the impression that the person rendering such service is an architect duly registered under this chapter:
     (a) consultants, officers, and employees of the United States while engaged solely in the practice of architecture for said government;
     (b) professional engineers from performing architectural services which are purely incidental to their engineering practice;
     (c) any person from planning, designing, altering, repairing, supervising, or engaging in residential construction consisting of less than eight living units regardless of size or cost or farm buildings which are not intended for use or used as a public building;
     (d) the planning, design, alteration, construction, repair, or supervision of construction of a building by its owner if the building is not intended for use or used as a public building.

     History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 158, L. 1917; re-en. Sec. 3235, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 3235, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 149, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 439, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 544, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 66-107(b), (c).

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