Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Georgia

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.
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory:
Legislative
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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, 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 will continue to track actions of this Council.