NYSSPE Legislative Update November 2017 – Indemnification

The above video is a New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) legislative update . 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:

  • [0:06] A. Fasano introduces video topic.
  • [0:22] M. Kriss describes the legislative initiative focused on alleviating professional engineers from having to indemnify municipalities on municipal projects.
  • [1:55] M. Kriss updates the status of the Land Surveyor’s bill, which if passed, would allow surveyors the right to perform minor engineering work .
  • [2:44] M. Kriss gives an update on a bill that proposes to increase the exemption from $5,000 to $50,000 in order to trigger the need for a design professional.
  • [3:44] M. Kriss updates a bill related to indoor air quality which threatens to allow non-engineering professionals to be involved in this process.
  • [4:07] A. Fasano summarizes the update and emphasizes the effort that goes into the legislative process.

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

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  1. John Teufel, PE, LEED AP says

    I just had a project (new single family residence) in the Town of Islip in Suffolk County in which I am told that the Suffolk County Department of Health Services accepted a septic system designed by the surveyor.

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