Maine LD 1028: An Act To Clarify Laws Concerning the Registration of Professional Engineers

LD 1028 (subjects: LICENSING , ENGINEERS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1028&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Margaret Rotundo of Lewiston: (D – District 59) — e-mail | Facebook

0 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/24/2015 House Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/25/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
6/5/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-303)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/8/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-303) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-303), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/9/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.
6/22/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 310V
126 having voted in the affirmative and 21 in the negative, with 4 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/22/2015 Senate LD 1028 In Senate, June 22, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 34 IN FAVOR and 0 AGAINST, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 1028 as originally introduced. L.D. 1028 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-303) .

An Act To Clarify Laws Concerning the Registration of Professional Engineers

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 32 MRSA 1357, as amended by PL 2013, c. 296, 6, is further amended to read:

1357. Expiration and renewals

Licenses expire on the last day of December of odd-numbered years following their issuance or renewal and become invalid on that date unless renewed. The board shall notify every person licensed under this chapter of the date of the expiration of that person’s license and the amount of the fee that is required for its renewal for a 2-year period, except when the applicant has become licensed during the first year of the 2-year period, then the renewal fee is for the remaining one year of that 2-year period. The notice must be provided at least one month in advance of the date of the expiration of the license. Renewal may be effected at any time after completion of continuing education requirements and after receipt of notice by the payment of a fee established by rule by the board, which may not exceed $50 annually. Licenses may be renewed up to 90 days 5 years after the date of expiration upon payment of a late fee of $10 for each quarter elapsed since the date of expiration in addition to the applicable renewal fee fees. Any person who submits an application for renewal more than 90 days after the license renewal date and has held a license for less than 10 years is subject to all requirements governing new applicants under this chapter, except that the board may in its discretion, giving due consideration to the protection of the public, waive examination if the renewal application is made within 3 4 years from the date of the expiration.

Sec. 2. Retroactivity. This Act applies retroactively to January 1, 2011.

summary

This bill, retroactive to January 1, 2011, preserves the rights of holders of professional engineer licenses by allowing an engineer whose license has expired to renew that license up to 5 years after the date of expiration and, as long as the engineer had previously held a license as a professional engineer for at least 10 years, to forgo the licensure requirements otherwise applicable for a former licensee who is seeking license renewal after 90 days have elapsed, which are the same requirements applicable to new applicants.

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