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It would be interesting to find out what action instigated this
legislation. Was it TSPE looking after its own or what?

Regards,
Bill Allen

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> From: Caldwell, Stan <scaldwell(--nospam--at)halff.com>
> To: 'seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org'
> Subject: RE: Registration --> Licensure in TX
> Date: Monday, September 15, 1997 9:13 AM
> 
> Senate Bill 623 went into effect in Texas on September 1, 1997, bringing
> numerous changes:
> 
> The "State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers" is now the
> "Texas Board of Professional Engineers".	
> 
> About 47,000 "Registered Engineers" are now "Licensed Engineers".
> Fortunately, our PE seals are "grandfathered", so there won't be a
> windfall for the rubber stamp industry converting "Registered" to
> "Licensed". 
> 
> All engineering businesses are now required to employ a full-time,
> licensed engineer on staff to perform engineering services.  This is
> intended to reduce or eliminate moonlighting by government and industry
> engineers, hallelujah.
> 
> The PE Board now has authority to issue administrative penalties or
> monetary fines for violations of the Board Rules or the Texas
> Engineering Practice Act.
> 
> The definition of the "practice of engineering" has been updated in more
> specific terms.
> 
> TEPA now acknowledges (for the first time) the rights of allied design
> professionals such as architects, interior designers, and landscape
> architects to perform work that is authorized under the definitions of
> their respective licensing acts.
> 
> The PE Board now has the authority to waive engineering examinations by
> Board Rule under certain circumstances.  Isn't this a step backwards?
> 
> TEPA now allows the use of common construction job titles that are not
> in conjunction with the offer of engineering services.
> 
> The PE Board now has the authority (for the first time) to issue
> temporary or provisional licenses.
> 
> Out-of-state licensed engineers are no longer allowed to use their
> out-of-state licenses while "temporarily" working on projects in Texas.
> 
> For more information, you can visit the website for the Texas PE Board
> at:
> 
> http://www.main.org/peboard
> 
> Stan R. Caldwell, Licensed P.E.
> Dallas, Texas
> 
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> >----------
> >From: 	poly(--nospam--at)flash.net[SMTP:poly(--nospam--at)flash.net]
> >Sent: 	Saturday, September 13, 1997 5:54 PM
> >To: 	seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
> >Subject: 	Registration --> Licensure in TX
> >
> >By act of the legislature in the biennial session just passed, here in 
> >Texas we are no longer "Registered" as professional engineers, but 
> >"Licensed."
> >
> >Comments?
> >
> >
> >
> 
>