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To add insult to injury, if you have any other license in the state, you
have to pay the fees for each profession.

This is not the Texas my great-great-grandfathers established. This must be
a generational acceptance thing. I was brought up that the only time you
got fingerprinted was when you got arrested for a crime.

I am thinking about not renewing and just leaving engineering altogether
after some 40 years.

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:40 PM, Polhemus, William

> This is just bizarre. I can't figure out how it escaped my notice, and I
> don't understand why this wasn't a huge fight.
> Whoever said "wow, in Texas?" <-- THAT
> From the Board Website:
> Why are engineers being asked to get a criminal history record check?
> The Texas Legislature will now require professional engineers, among 
> other licensed professions, to have a record check to provide a measure 
> of assurance of safety to the public as well as more transparency and
> accountability as professionals.
> What other professions are required to have a criminal history record
> check?
> According to the February 2012 Sunset report to the Texas Legislature, at
> least 51 other state agencies in Texas use fingerprint-based criminal
> history record checks including those that regulate attorneys, dentists,

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