1-1 By: Hunter (Senate Sponsor - Ellis) H.B. No. 2300
1-2 (In the Senate - Received from the House May 10, 1999;
1-3 May 10, 1999, read first time and referred to Committee on State
1-4 Affairs; May 14, 1999, reported favorably by the following vote:
1-5 Yeas 8, Nays 0; May 14, 1999, sent to printer.)
1-6 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-7 AN ACT
1-8 relating to the publication by the Texas Board of Professional
1-9 Engineers of a roster of engineers.
1-10 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-11 SECTION 1. Section 11, The Texas Engineering Practice Act
1-12 (Article 3271a, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is amended to read
1-13 as follows:
1-14 Sec. 11. ENGINEER ROSTER [
OF LICENSED ENGINEERS]. (a) The
1-15 Board shall prepare and publish a [ A] roster [ showing the names and
1-16 places] of persons [ business of all] licensed, registered,
1-17 certified, or enrolled [ professional engineers shall be prepared
1-18 and published] by the Board. The roster shall include names,
1-19 business addresses, and other identifying information required by
1-20 board rule.
1-21 (b) The Board shall make the roster available to the public
1-22 without cost in an online computer database format.
1-23 (c) The Board shall provide a physical copy of the roster on
1-24 request and may charge [ each biennium at a time determined by the
1-25 Board. Copies of this roster shall be furnished without charge to
1-26 any engineer licensed by the Board on the written request of the
1-27 engineer, placed on file with the Secretary of State, and furnished
1-28 to any person upon written request who tenders] a reproduction and
1-29 shipping fee for providing a physical copy of the roster [ set by
1-30 the Board].
1-31 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the
1-32 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-33 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-34 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-35 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-36 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
1-37 passage, and it is so enacted.
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