92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0289
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PROFESSNL ENGINEERING PRACTICE                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Professional Engineering Practice Act. Adds "engineer-      
   ing program" to the definition of "approved engineering curriculum".        
   Provides that the Department shall publish and distribute a newslet-        
   ter, at least semi-annually, to licensees registered under the Act.         
   Permits (instead of requiring) partial credit to be given to part-time      
   students taking fewer than 12 hours per semester or 8 hours per quar-       
   ter and having full-time engineering experience. Provides that the          
   Department may issue a rule of intent to deny licensure or enrollment       
   if an applicant files an application containing material misstatements      
   of information or misrepresentations. Provides that the licensing           
   examination will be offered in Software Engineering on or before            
   January 1, 2005. Provides that teaching engineering at an engineering       
   college at a rank of instructor or above is considered experience for       
   the purposes of educational credit.                                         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the original        
   bill and additions as follows. Provides that the Department of Pro-         
   fessional Regulation may post the annual newsletter on its website          
   instead of publishing it. Requires the Department to describe the most      
   recent changes in the Act and the rules adopted under the Act in the        
   newsletter. Provides that the newsletter shall contain information of       
   any final disciplinary action ordered under the Act since the date of       
   the last newsletter.                                                        
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0145

   Last action date: JUL-24-2001

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   1


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