HB 110 (BR 302) - S. Overly, J. Bell, L. Clark, L. Combs, R. Crimm, R. Henderson, F. Nesler, R. Palumbo, D. Pasley, M. Rader, J. Richards, C. Rollins II, F. Steele, T. Thompson, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to professional engineers and land surveyors.
Amend various sections of KRS Chapter 322 to make technical corrections to the employee and subordinate exemption and manufacturer's exemption; add language to ensure that the exemption does not extend to site-specific engineering work; require English competency for all applicants; redefine the felony conviction resulting in ineligibility for licensure as any felony involving sexual misconduct, violence, fraud, or deceit; clarify that if a business entity has a physical location within the Commonwealth, the permitted entity's engineer in responsible charge must be located at that main office, rather than at each branch office as long as he or she maintains direct supervisory control; remove the requirement for references for business entities; change the responsible-charge requirement for an owner or officer of a business entity and exclude sole proprietors from the business entity provisions; remove the requirement for inclusion of proof of English proficiency with applications; require references and employment verifications to remain confidential; change the term licensure by reciprocity to "licensure by endorsement"; remove language requiring mailing as the only method for providing notice; clarify that the licensee is responsible for renewal; remove moral turpitude language and leave any felony as grounds for disciplinary action; delete outdated language on a surety bond for the secretary-treasurer; permit roster information in electronic form; require direct supervision of construction only if the professional is contracted to provide that service; remove language for bond execution; update language regarding buildings requiring the services of an engineer or architect to make it consistent with KRS 323.033; repeal KRS 322.015, 322.200, and 322.310.
HB 110 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1, S. Overly) - Retain original provisions, except remove requirement that both professional engineers and professional land surveyors in responsible charge maintain direct supervisory control over the engineering work or land surveying work at any branch office maintained in this state.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 5-introduced in House; to Licensing & Occupations (H)
Jan 20-posting waived
Jan 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 28-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 1, 2010
Mar 16-floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 89-6 with floor amendment (1)
Mar 18-received in Senate
Mar 22-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)