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§ 151.1. State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)Effective: January 24, 2003

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)
Effective: January 24, 2003
63 P.S. § 151.1
§ 151.1. State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists
(a) There is hereby established within the Department of State the State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists. The board shall consist of the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs, three members appointed by the Governor who shall be persons representing the public at large and nine members appointed by the Governor, five of whom shall be registered professional engineers, two of whom shall be registered professional land surveyors and two of whom shall be registered professional geologists. Any land surveyor appointed to serve on the board shall have received the land surveyor license upon the passage of the appropriate examination. Any geologist licensed under section 4.41 of this act shall be eligible for appointment to the board. The professional members of the board shall be so selected that not more than two of them shall specialize in any one of the five major disciplines of engineering: civil, mining and metallurgical, mechanical, electrical and chemical. Each member of the board shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this Commonwealth. Each professional member shall have been engaged in the practice of the respective profession for at least ten years and shall have been in responsible charge of work for at least five years.
(b) The terms of members of the board shall be six years, or until his successor has been appointed and qualified but not longer than six months beyond the six-year period. In the event that any of said members shall die or resign during his term, his successor shall be appointed in the same way and with the same qualifications and shall hold office for the unexpired term. No member shall be eligible for appointment to serve more than two consecutive full terms.
(c) Seven members of the board shall constitute a quorum. A member may not be counted as part of a quorum or vote on any issue, other than temporary and automatic suspension, under this act unless he is physically in attendance at the meeting.
(d) The board shall select annually a president from among its members.
(e) Each member of the board, except the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs and the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of Attorney General, or his designee, shall receive sixty dollars per diem when actually attending to the work of the board. Members shall also receive the amount of reasonable traveling, hotel and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(f) The board is subject to evaluation, review and termination within the time and in the manner provided in the act of December 22, 1981 (P.L. 508, No. 142), known as the “Sunset Act.”2
(g) A member of the board who fails to attend three consecutive meetings shall forfeit his seat unless the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs, upon written request from the member, finds that the member should be excused from a meeting because of illness or the death of a family member.
(h) A public member who fails to attend two consecutive statutorily mandated training seminars in accordance with section 813(e) of the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L. 177, No. 175), known as “The Administrative Code of 1929,”3 shall forfeit board membership unless the Commissioner of Professional and Occupational Affairs, upon written request from the public member, finds that the public member should be excused from a meeting because of illness or the death of a family member.

Credits

1945, May 23, P.L. 913, No. 367, § 4.1, added 1983, Dec. 22, P.L. 348, No. 87, § 2, effective Jan. 1, 1984. Amended 1990, Dec. 19, P.L. 782, No. 192, § 6, effective in 60 days; 1992, Dec. 16, P.L. 1151, No. 151, § 3, effective in 60 days; 2002, Nov. 25, P.L. 1113, No. 136, § 1, effective in 60 days.

Footnotes

63 P.S. § 151.4.
71 P.S. § 1795.1 et seq. (expired).
71 P.S. § 279.4(e).
63 P.S. § 151.1, PA ST 63 P.S. § 151.1
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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