assembly Bill A1939

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires certain engineering plans that could pose a material risk to public safety to bear a stamp of approval of a professional engineer

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Jan 13, 2021 referred to higher education

A1939 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S544
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7208, add §7213, Ed L; amd §5, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A6557, S2935

A1939 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain engineering plans or specifications for engineering work or services that could pose a material risk to public safety to bear a stamp of approval of a professional engineer; authorizes the public service commission to promulgate rules and regulations relating to such requirement.

A1939 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1939
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Higher Education
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service  law  and the education law, in
   relation to certain engineering plans or specifications for  engineer-
   ing work or services that could pose a material risk to public safety

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 5 of the public service law is amended by adding  a
 new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
   7.  THE  COMMISSION MAY PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY FOR
 THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SECTION SEVENTY-TWO HUNDRED THIRTEEN OF THE EDUCA-
 TION LAW RELATING TO ENGINEERING PLANS OR SPECIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING
 WORK OR SERVICES THAT COULD POSE A MATERIAL RISK TO PUBLIC SAFETY DEVEL-
 OPED BY OR ON BEHALF OF A GAS COMPANY.
   § 2. Section 7208 of the education law, as added by chapter 987 of the
 laws of 1971, the section heading as amended by chapter 475 of the  laws
 of  2014,  subdivision  g as amended by chapter 994 of the laws of 1971,
 subdivision l as amended by section 15 of part A of chapter 173  of  the
 laws  of  2013, and subdivision p as added by chapter 954 of the laws of
 1972, is amended to read as follows:
   § 7208. Exempt persons for the professions  of  engineering  and  land
 surveying.  1.  This article shall not be construed to affect or prevent
 the following, provided that no title, sign, card  or  device  shall  be
 used  in such manner as to tend to convey the impression that the person
 rendering such service is a professional engineer  or  a  land  surveyor
 licensed in this state or is practicing engineering or land surveying:
   a.  Offering  to  practice in this state as a professional engineer or
 land surveyor by any person not a resident of, and having no established
 place of practice in this state, provided that such  person  is  legally
 qualified for such practice in his own state or country;
   b.  Practice as a professional engineer or land surveyor in this state
 by any person not a resident, or having no established place of practice
 in this state, or any person resident in this state but who has  arrived
 in  this state within six months, provided, however, such a person shall