Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Georgia

Other: A legislative, regulatory, or executive action that falls outside other threat categories, including proposed elimination of other occupational licenses, that doesn’t directly threaten professional engineers but requires attention.
 Potential Threat
Bill Number: H.B. 790
Status:
Died upon adjournment.
Summary:

H.B. 790 would create a structural engineering license, and NSPE believes that fragmenting the professional engineering license into discipline-specific title or practice acts weakens, rather than strengthens, the integrity of the license.

Legislation requiring the review and analysis of licensing requirements, resulting in recommendations to remove any unnecessary or overly burdensome licensing requirements. This piece of legislation does not specifically target professional engineers.
 Enacted
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory: Legislative
Bill Number: HR 744
Status:
Adopted on 2/21/2018.
Summary:

A resolution encouraging the Georgia Occupational Regulatory Review Council to perform its legally required periodic reviews of existing regulatory entities.

In 2010, a law was enacted which required the Council to receive reports, once every seven years, from all of Georgia’ licensing boards explaining why each profession needs to be continually licensed. According to the sponsor, these reports have not been compiled. As a result, this resolution was introduced and adopted in order to bring attention to the Council and force the Legislature to debate whether this Council is financially able to perform the duties it is legally obligated to perform.

NSPE alerted the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers to the legislation and continued to track actions of this Council.