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CS/CS/HB 217: Engineers

GENERAL BILL by Regulatory Affairs Committee ; Business and Professions Subcommittee ; Van Zant ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Ahern ; Geller ; Plasencia ; Rouson

Engineers; Prohibits person who is not licensed as engineer or structural engineer from using specified names & titles or practicing engineering or structural engineering; exempts certain persons from licensing requirements; establishes various fees for examination & licensure of structural engineers; provides licensure & application requirements for structural engineer license; exempts under certain conditions structural engineer who applies for licensure before specified date from passage of certain national examination; requires board to certify certain applicants for licensure by endorsement; prohibits specified persons from using specified names & titles; provides various acts which constitute grounds for disciplinary action against structural engineer, to which penalties apply.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 3/24/2016 House - Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State
Location: Vetoed by Governor
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/8/2015 House • Filed
1/22/2015 House • Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 22
2/3/2015 House • On Committee agenda-- Business and Professions Subcommittee, 02/10/15, 8:00 am, 12 HOB
2/10/2015 House • CS by Business and Professions Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 135
2/16/2015 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
2/20/2015 House • Original reference(s) removed: Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 131
• Now in Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 131
3/3/2015 House • Introduced -HJ 22
• On Committee agenda-- Regulatory Affairs Committee, 03/05/15, 8:30 am, Sumner Hall
• CS by Business and Professions Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 126
3/5/2015 House • CS/CS by- Regulatory Affairs Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 195
3/9/2015 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Regulatory Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 188
3/10/2015 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 202
3/24/2015 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/26/15
3/26/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 313
• Placed on 3rd reading
3/27/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 339
• CS passed; YEAS 107 NAYS 2 -HJ 340
4/1/2015 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Regulated Industries; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Fiscal Policy -SJ 323
• Received -SJ 323
4/22/2015 Senate • Withdrawn from Regulated Industries; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Fiscal Policy -SJ 469
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 469
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 338 -SJ 469
• Read 2nd time -SJ 469
• Amendment(s) adopted (790514) -SJ 469
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/23/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 577
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 38 NAYS 2 -SJ 578
4/23/2015 House • In returning messages
4/24/2015 House • Was taken up -HJ 839
• Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (790514) -HJ 842
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 104 NAYS 3 -HJ 842
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 842
6/1/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/11/2015 • Vetoed by Governor
6/15/2015 House • Veto Message received (2015 Special Session A, 2015 Special Session B, 2015 Special Session C, 2016 Regular Session) -HJ 119
3/24/2016 House • Veto Message transmitted to Secretary of State