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§ 158. Penalties

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 5. Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (Refs & Annos)
63 P.S. § 158
§ 158. Penalties
(a) Whoever shall engage in the practice of engineering, the practice of land surveying or the practice of geology without being licensed and registered as required by this act, or exempted therefrom, as provided in this act, or shall present or attempt to use, as his own, the license or certificate of registration of another, or shall give any false or forged evidence of any kind to the board, or to any member thereof, in order to obtain a license or registration as a professional engineer, professional land surveyor or professional geologist or a certificate as an engineer-in-training or surveyor-in-training, or shall use any expired, suspended or revoked certificate of registration, or shall otherwise violate the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a summary offense and upon conviction thereof for a first offense, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or suffer imprisonment, not exceeding three months, or both and for a second or subsequent offense shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than two thousand dollars but not more than five thousand dollars or to imprisonment for not less than one year but not more than two years, or both.
(b) In addition to any other civil remedy or criminal penalty provided for in this act, the board, by a vote of the majority of the maximum number of the authorized membership of the board as provided by law, or by a vote of the majority of the duly qualified and confirmed membership or a minimum of six members, whichever is greater, may levy a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars on any current licensee who violates any provision of this act or on any person who practices the profession of an engineer, land surveyor or geologist without being properly licensed to do so under this act. The board shall levy this penalty only after affording the accused party the opportunity for a hearing, as provided in Title 2 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (relating to administrative law and procedure).
(c) All fines and civil penalties imposed in accordance with this section shall be paid into the Professional Licensure Augmentation Account.


1945, May 23, P.L. 913, § 11, effective June 30, 1946. Amended 1979, Dec. 13, P.L. 534, No. 120, § 7, effective in 60 days; 1983, Dec. 22, P.L. 348, No. 87, § 3, effective Jan. 1, 1984; 1990, Dec. 19, P.L. 782, No. 192, § 12, effective in 60 days; 1992, Dec. 16, P.L. 1151, No. 151, § 6, effective in 60 days.
63 P.S. § 158, PA ST 63 P.S. § 158
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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