By Hunter                                             H.B. No. 2300
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                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to the publication of a roster by the Texas Board of
 1-3     Professional 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 roster
 1-9     showing the names and places of business of all licensed
1-10     professional engineers shall be prepared and published by the Board
1-11     each biennium at a time determined by the Board.  Copies of this
1-12     roster shall be furnished without charge to any engineer licensed
1-13     by the Board on the written request of the engineer, placed on file
1-14     with the Secretary of State, and furnished to any person upon
1-15     written request who tenders a reproduction fee set by the Board.]
1-16     The Board shall publish a roster of persons or business entities
1-17     licensed, registered, certified or enrolled by the Board.  The
1-18     roster shall include names, business addresses and other
1-19     identifying information, and shall be available without cost to the
1-20     public in an on-line computer database format.  A reproduction and
1-21     shipping fee may be charged for physical copies.
1-22           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2000.
1-23           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-24     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
 2-1     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
 2-2     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
 2-3     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.