98RS HB632


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HB 632 (BR 2177) - M. Long, J. Adams, L. Brandstetter, De. Butler, S. Cave, R. Crimm, J. Jenkins, R. Murgatroyd, R. Palumbo

     AN ACT relating to engineers and land surveyors.
     Amend and create various sections of KRS Chapter 322 to license rather than register professional engineers and professional land surveyors; define "professional" engineers and land surveyors as those who are licensed to practice their profession; define terms as used throughout the Act; expand educational, work experience, and testing requirements for both professions; issue permits to business entities practicing either profession; provide English proficiency requirement; provide for reciprocal professional licensure; further describe the renewal process; define violations that support disciplinary action; provide for admonishment as a means of disciplinary action; change the number of board members from seven (7) to nine (9); provide criteria for board member qualification; provide that the board hold at least four (4) meetings each year; establish a board quorum of six (6) members; exempt agents and staff of the board from personal liability resulting from board actions; require distribution of a list of all licensees every two (2) years; require licensees to get a seal or stamp for certifying their work; set forth rules for certifying professional work product; amend KRS 381.835 to require verified certification by a licensed architect or a professional engineer on recorded plans; amend KRS 433.770 to impose penalties for persons who intentionally destroy a boundary marker; amend KRS 353.590 to require certification of plats by professional land surveyors; amend KRS 45A.730 to include the definition of professional engineer; amend KRS 376.075 to require professional engineers and land surveyors to have a lien on the property where services are performed; repeal KRS 322.130, 140, 150, and 350; make these changes effective January 1, 1999.


     HFA (1, M. Long) - Make technical correction.
     SCS - Provide further explanation for licensure requirements for instructors in engineering programs.

     Feb 18-introduced in House
     Feb 19-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Feb 24-posting waived
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-floor amendment (1) filed; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 2, 1998
     Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Floor Amendment (1)
     Mar 4-received in Senate
     Mar 5-to Licensing and Occupations (S)
     Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 16-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 18, 1998
     Mar 18-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 19-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendment
     Mar 24-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute; passed 90-0
     Mar 25-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 31-signed by Governor

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