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Proposed Board Rules

The deadline for comments is March 30, 2013.

The following proposed rule changes are published in the March 1, 2013 Version of the Texas Register.
Any comments pertaining to these proposed rules may be submitted prior to March 30, 2013 to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers at:
rules@engineers.texas.gov, 1917 S. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas 78741 or faxed to (512) 440-0417.


TITLE 22.EXAMINING BOARDS
Part 6. TEXAS BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
Chapter 137. COMPLIANCE AND PROFESSIONALISM
Subchapter A. INDIVIDUAL AND ENGINEER COMPLIANCE 22 TAC §137.5


The Texas Board of Professional Engineers (Board) proposes amendments to §137.5, regarding Notification of Name Change, Address Change, Employment Change, and Criminal Convictions. The proposed amendment to §137.5 changes the title to a shorter all-inclusive title and adds a requirement that the license holder notify the board within 30 days of when they are sanctioned by another state's engineering licensing board. C.W. Clark, P.E., Director of Compliance and Enforcement for the Board, has determined that for the first five-year period the proposed amendments are in effect there is no adverse fiscal impact for the state and local government as a result of enforcing or administering the sections as amended. There is no additional cost to licensees or other individuals. There is no adverse fiscal impact to the estimated 1,000 small or 6,400 micro businesses regulated by the Board. A Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is not needed because there is no adverse economic effect to small or micro businesses. Mr. Clark also has determined that for the first five years the proposed amendments are in effect, the public benefit anticipated as a result of enforcing the proposed amendments is an increase in compliance with the Board's rules. The amendments are proposed pursuant to the Texas Engineering Practice Act, Occupations Code §1001.202, which authorizes the board to make and enforce all rules and regulations and bylaws consistent with the Act as necessary for the performance of its duties, the governance of its own proceedings, and the regulation of the practice of engineering in this state, and §1001.207, standards of conduct and ethics.

§137.5. License Holder Notification Requirements [ of Name Change, Address Change, Employment Change, and Criminal Convictions ].
(a) - (b) (No change.)
(c) Each license holder shall notify the board in writing not later than 30 days after a misdemeanor or felony criminal conviction , or any sanction is imposed against a licensee by another state's engineering licensing board .

Any comments pertaining to this proposed rule may be submitted prior to August 6, 2012 to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers at:
rules@engineers.texas.gov, 1917 S. Interstate 35, Austin, Texas 78741 or faxed to (512) 440-0417.

 

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