NYSSPE 2016-2017 Year End Legislative Summary Part 2 of 2

The above video is the New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) 2016-2017 Year End Legislative Summary Part 2 of 2. The video is presented by Anthony Fasano, P.E., NYSSPE Executive Director and NYSSPE Legislative Counsel Mark Kriss, Esq.

Here is a time-stamped breakdown of the video to make it easier to find the sections of interest to you:

  • [0:07] A. Fasano introduces video topics and item #1.
  • [0:35] M. Kriss describes the first item, the Land Surveyor’s legislation which does attempt to add more educational requirements for becoming a surveyor, but has also, in NYSSPE’s opinion, included verbiage that would expand the practice of surveying into engineering.  Click here for a past detailed video on this topic.
  • [1:33] A. Fasano reinforces that NYSSPE is interested in working with and helping other professions thrive so as long as the practice of engineering is not infringed upon.
  • [2:01] A. Fasano introduces item #2 – which is focused on recent legislation around green roofs. Click here for NYSSPE memo of opposition on this issue.
  • [2:04] M. Kriss discusses the potential green roof legislation and how it could potentially allow for roof design without the involvement of a PE or RA. Click here for memo of opposition.
  • [3:39] A. Fasano introduced topic #3 – the broad exemption.
  • [3:49] M. Kriss discusses how this exemption could create situations again, where items that contain structural or other engineering knowledge can be performed without engineers.  Currently, it is being considered to expand this exemption from $5,000 to $50,000, which NYSSPE is vehemently opposing.
  • [4:50] A. Fasano gives a summary and call for action for NYSSPE members to be active in the legislative efforts.

Please leave comments or questions you might have below in regards to this issue.

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