By Hunter H.B. No. 2300
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the publication by the Texas Board of Professional
1-3 Engineers of a roster of engineers.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 11, The Texas Engineering Practice Act
1-6 (Article 3271a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is amended to read
1-7 as follows:
1-8 Sec. 11. ENGINEER ROSTER [
OF LICENSED ENGINEERS]. (a) The
1-9 Board shall prepare and publish a [ A] roster [ showing the names and
1-10 places] of persons [ business of all] licensed, registered,
1-11 certified, or enrolled [ professional engineers shall be prepared
1-12 and published] by the Board. The roster shall include names,
1-13 business addresses, and other identifying information required by
1-14 board rule.
1-15 (b) The Board shall make the roster available to the public
1-16 without cost in an online computer database format.
1-17 (c) The Board shall provide a physical copy of the roster on
1-18 request and may charge [ each biennium at a time determined by the
1-19 Board. Copies of this roster shall be furnished without charge to
1-20 any engineer licensed by the Board on the written request of the
1-21 engineer, placed on file with the Secretary of State, and furnished
1-22 to any person upon written request who tenders] a reproduction and
1-23 shipping fee for providing a physical copy of the roster [ set by
1-24 the Board].
2-1 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the
2-2 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-3 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-4 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-5 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-6 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-7 passage, and it is so enacted.