1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to the publication by the Texas Board of Professional
 1-3     Engineers of a roster of engineers.
 1-5           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.
         _______________________________     _______________________________
             President of the Senate              Speaker of the House
               I certify that H.B. No. 2300 was passed by the House on May
         8, 1999, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2 present, not
                                                 Chief Clerk of the House
               I certify that H.B. No. 2300 was passed by the Senate on May
         26, 1999, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
                                                 Secretary of the Senate
         APPROVED:  _____________________