HB 508 (BR 1806) - T. Thompson, S. Overly, B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 322, relating to engineers and land surveyors, to state that any person or business entity engaging in unauthorized practice consents to the personal, subject matter, and disciplinary jurisdiction of the board; authorize the board to conduct investigations and hearings and impose sanctions against the person or business entity as if the person or business entity held a license or permit granted by the board; allow the board to ask the Franklin Circuit Court to enjoin the practice of engineering or land surveying by any person, business entity, or both; amend KRS 322.180 to permit the board to levy the maximum disciplinary fine separately for each individual violation of the chapter; amend KRS 322.290 to delete board injunctive powers that are superseded by the newly created section of KRS Chapter 322; amend KRS 322.990 to include business entities in the penalty section; specify that the maximum fine may be levied separately for each individual violation.
HB 508 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, J. Hoover) - Delete language specifying that persons who violated KRS Chapter 322 and who are not licensed as engineers and landsurveyors consent to the board's jurisdiction; replace with language authorizing the board to investigate persons saying that a violation does not have to be engages in engineering and land surveying.
SCS - Retain original provisions, except redefine the Circuit Court of jurisdiction for board injunctions against unlawful practice as the Circuit Court of any county where a violation occurred; allow that Circuit Court to join with the original claim any other unlawful practice violations committed by that same person or business entity in any county in the state; grant the original Circuit Court the power to also join to the original claim any subsequent injunctions brought in the Circuit Court of another county against that same person or business entity.
Feb 11-introduced in House
Feb 12-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
Feb 15-posted in committee
Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Feb 27-floor amendment (1) filed ; 3rd reading, passed 53-35
Feb 28-received in Senate
Mar 3-to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules
Apr 2-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for April 2, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; to Rules (H)
Apr 14-taken from Rules; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute ; received in Senate
Apr 15-Conference Committee appointed in House