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.
1-11           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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