The New York State Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE) representatives attended the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying board meeting on June 27, 2014. The following is a summary of the meeting.
Licensure of Professional Geologists
S 3810D/A 4753D (Marcellino/Englebright) (passed both houses)
The Board engaged in a detailed discussion of the bill which set forth a licensing scheme which is similar to other design professions. The Department worked with the bill sponsors and other interested parties including NYSSPE in formulation of a final draft. (The Board expressed continued opposition to amendments proffered by land surveyors to permit land surveyors to practice geology since land surveyors (LS) lack requisite education, experience and examination to provide geological services.)
A 5117C/S3667D (Weisenberg / Savino) (passes both houses)
The bill will provide for credentialing of parties engaged in mold assessment and remediation. The legislation exempts professional engineers from separate credentialing requirements and prohibits the practice of professional engineering by mold assessment and remediation contractors.