Threats to Professional Licensure: State List

Maryland

Other: A legislative, regulatory, or executive action that falls outside other threat categories but requires attention by professional engineers.
Legislative/Executive Order/Regulatory:
Legislative
Bill Number:
Status:
Died in Committee in 2016.
Summary:

Requires the Secretary of each principal department to be responsible for the supervision of units of State government within the jurisdiction of the Secretary that are composed of individuals participating in the occupation or profession regulated by the units. The bill requires the Secretary to adopt regulations for the supervision of those units for specified purposes; among other revisions. This legislation, if enacted, would change Maryland's licensure process for all professions, including the PE, opening the profession to a weakened licensure mechanism for oversight. NSPE has worked closely with the state society to educate other stakeholders and defeat any anti-licensure efforts pertaining to PEs in the state.