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IRRC Posts Final Regulation 

on License Renewal Fee Increase

On March 12, 2014, the Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists requested an increase in License renewal fees in order to cover the deficit in operating expenses.  According to the Depart of State’s Bureau of Finance and Operations (BFO), a review of the revenue and expenses showed the board having a deficit of $660,000 at the end of fiscal year 2012-13.  The deficit will to increase to $2,270.000 by 2026.  Because of the report, the Board voted to increase biennial renewal fees from $50 to $100.

The PSLS Board of Directors has reviewed the report and agrees that the increase is necessary.  The public meeting date for discussion of the regulation is August 24, 2017.

Click here for more details on the regulation.

 

 

PA House Bill 1106 Passes House

HB1106: An Act amending the act of May 23, 1945 (P.L.913, No.367), known as the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law, further providing for definitions, for continuing professional competency requirements and for exemption from licensure and registration.

Third consideration and final passage, June 13, 2017 (188-1)

The Bill now moves to the Senate

Representative Joe Emrick proposed the amendment on March 8, 2017 with the following memo:

The legislation makes a number of changes to current exemptions and cleans up some loose continuing education language. Those provisions were overwhelmingly passed by the House last year as part of House Bill 1704 (187-3), and then unanimously by the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee. 

This session’s bill will also include a provision that will alleviate some confusion created by a recent court decision involving the practice of both engineering and land surveying. It is supported by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors. It makes clear that the practice of these professions can occur even if there is not a “design” per se.

The passage of this legislation will bring about a safer Pennsylvania without creating an undue burden on the engineering, and land surveying community. 





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