senate Bill S2406A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the profession of geology; provides for professional licensing for geologists

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2012 reported and committed to rules
May 31, 2012 print number 2406b
amend and recommit to finance
May 08, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Mar 16, 2012 print number 2406a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 14, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 13, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 07, 2011 1st report cal.1093
May 10, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 20, 2011 referred to higher education

S2406 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally; amd §§1501, 1503, 1504, 1516, 1526 & 1529, BC L; amd §§1203, 1207, 1301 & 1302, Lim Lil L; amd §§2, 121-1500 & 121-1502, Partn L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2784B

S2406 - Summary

Establishes the profession of geology; defines the practice of geology; establishes requirements for a license as a professional geologist; regulates the practice of such profession (view more) authorizes geologists to engage in professional business enterprises with engineers, land surveyors, architects and landscape architects.

S2406 - Sponsor Memo

S2406 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2406

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, the  business  corporation  law,  the
  limited  liability company law and the partnership law, in relation to
  providing for the licensing of the profession of geology

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The education law is amended by adding three new sections
7204-a, 7204-b and 7206-b to read as follows:
  S 7204-A. THE PRACTICE OF THE PROFESSION OF GEOLOGY. THE  PRACTICE  OF
THE  PROFESSION  OF  GEOLOGY  IS  DEFINED  AS THE PERFORMANCE OF GEOLOGY
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  RESEARCHING,  INVESTIGATING,  CONSULTING
AND  GEOLOGICAL  MAPPING, DESCRIBING THE NATURAL PROCESSES THAT ACT UPON
THE EARTH'S MATERIALS, PREDICTING THE  PROBABLE  OCCURRENCE  OF  NATURAL
RESOURCES,  PREDICTING  AND  LOCATING NATURAL OR HUMAN-INDUCED PHENOMENA
WHICH MAY BE USEFUL OR HAZARDOUS TO HUMANKIND AND RECOGNIZING, DETERMIN-
ING AND EVALUATING GEOLOGICAL FACTORS, AND THE INSPECTION  AND  PERFORM-
ANCE  OF  GEOLOGICAL  WORK  AND  THE  RESPONSIBLE SUPERVISION THEREOF IN
FURTHERANCE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE  PUBLIC;  PROVIDED,
HOWEVER,  THAT GEOLOGICAL MAPPING SHALL NOT INCLUDE THE PRACTICE OF LAND
SURVEYING AS DEFINED IN SECTION SEVENTY-TWO HUNDRED THREE OF THIS  ARTI-
CLE.
  S  7204-B.  PRACTICE OF GEOLOGY AND THE USE OF TITLE "LICENSED PROFES-
SIONAL GEOLOGIST".  ONLY A PERSON LICENSED OR OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED UNDER
THIS ARTICLE SHALL PRACTICE THE PROFESSION OF GEOLOGY OR USE  THE  TITLE
"LICENSED PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST".
  S  7206-B.  REQUIREMENTS  FOR A LICENSE AS A LICENSED GEOLOGIST. 1. TO
QUALIFY FOR A LICENSE  AS  A  LICENSED  GEOLOGIST,  AN  APPLICANT  SHALL
FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT;
  (B)  EDUCATION:  HAVE RECEIVED AN EDUCATION, INCLUDING A BACHELOR'S OR
HIGHER DEGREE IN GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMMISSION-
ER'S REGULATIONS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S2406A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally; amd §§1501, 1503, 1504, 1516, 1526 & 1529, BC L; amd §§1203, 1207, 1301 & 1302, Lim Lil L; amd §§2, 121-1500 & 121-1502, Partn L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2784B

S2406A - Summary

Establishes the profession of geology; defines the practice of geology; establishes requirements for a license as a professional geologist; regulates the practice of such profession (view more) authorizes geologists to engage in professional business enterprises with engineers, land surveyors, architects and landscape architects.

S2406A - Sponsor Memo

S2406A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2406--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher  Education  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Higher Education in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the education law, the business corporation law, the
  limited liability company law and the partnership law, in relation  to
  providing for the licensing of the profession of geology

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  The article heading of article 145 of the  education  law,
as  added  by  chapter  987  of  the laws of 1971, is amended to read as
follows:
                    ENGINEERING [AND], LAND SURVEYING
                               AND GEOLOGY
  S 2. Section 7200 of the education law, as added by chapter 987 of the
laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7200. Introduction.   This article applies  to  the  professions  of
engineering  [and],  land  surveying AND GEOLOGY. The general provisions
for all professions contained in article  one  hundred  thirty  of  this
title apply to this article.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding three new sections 7204-a,
7204-b and 7206-b to read as follows:
  S  7204-A. DEFINITION OF THE PROFESSION OF GEOLOGY. GEOLOGY IS DEFINED
AS THE PERFORMANCE OF GEOLOGY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED  TO,  RESEARCH-
ING,  INVESTIGATING,  CONSULTING  AND GEOLOGICAL MAPPING, DESCRIBING THE
NATURAL PROCESSES THAT ACT UPON THE EARTH'S  MATERIALS,  PREDICTING  THE
PROBABLE  OCCURRENCE  OF  NATURAL  RESOURCES,  PREDICTING  AND  LOCATING
NATURAL OR HUMAN-INDUCED PHENOMENA WHICH MAY BE USEFUL OR  HAZARDOUS  TO
HUMANKIND   AND   RECOGNIZING,  DETERMINING  AND  EVALUATING  GEOLOGICAL
FACTORS, AND THE INSPECTION AND PERFORMANCE OF GEOLOGICAL WORK  AND  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07804-03-2

S2406B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Ed L, generally; amd §§1501, 1503, 1504, 1516, 1526 & 1529, BC L; amd §§1203, 1207, 1301 & 1302, Lim Lil L; amd §§2, 121-1500 & 121-1502, Partn L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2784B

S2406B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the profession of geology; defines the practice of geology; establishes requirements for a license as a professional geologist; regulates the practice of such profession (view more) authorizes geologists to engage in professional business enterprises with engineers, land surveyors, architects and landscape architects.

S2406B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2406B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2406--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher  Education  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Higher Education in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported
  favorably from said  committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Finance  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, the  business  corporation  law,  the
  limited  liability company law and the partnership law, in relation to
  providing for the licensing of the profession of geology

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.   The article heading of article 145 of the education law,
as added by chapter 987 of the laws of  1971,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
                    ENGINEERING [AND], LAND SURVEYING
                               AND GEOLOGY
  S 2. Section 7200 of the education law, as added by chapter 987 of the
laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7200. Introduction.    This  article  applies  to the professions of
engineering [and], land surveying AND GEOLOGY.  The  general  provisions
for  all  professions  contained  in  article one hundred thirty of this
title apply to this article.
  S 3. The education law is amended by adding three new sections 7204-a,
7204-b and 7206-b to read as follows:
  S 7204-A. DEFINITION OF THE PROFESSION OF GEOLOGY. GEOLOGY IS  DEFINED
AS  THE  PERFORMANCE OF GEOLOGY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RESEARCH-
ING, INVESTIGATING, CONSULTING AND GEOLOGICAL  MAPPING,  DESCRIBING  THE
NATURAL  PROCESSES  THAT  ACT UPON THE EARTH'S MATERIALS, PREDICTING THE
PROBABLE  OCCURRENCE  OF  NATURAL  RESOURCES,  PREDICTING  AND  LOCATING

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07804-06-2

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