Threats to Professional Licensure: State List
This measure creates the Sunset Advisory Commission to review existing State boards and commissions.
In its review of each State board and commission, the Commission shall consider:
- The purpose of the board or commission and whether that purpose is still needed;
- How well the board or commission performs in executing that purpose; and
- If the purpose is still needed, whether State government would be more effective and efficient if the purpose were executed in a different manner.
The Commission will recommend the elimination of any board or commission that it deems no longer necessary or the revision of any of the powers and duties of a board or commission. Each board and commission shall have the burden of justifying its continued operation.
NSPE and Vermont Society of Professional Engineers are closely monitoring to ensure that the Board of Professional Engineering is not targeted.
Makes various revisions related to the review of professional regulation; it also provides that a licensed professional engineer may practice design without a license under the "potable water supply and wastewater system designers" provisions if he or she satisfies the criteria set forth in 10 V.S.A. § 1975(b). The bill, now enacted into law, challenges the fundamental tenets of licensure and places a host of requirements that must be met for licensure to be warranted. NSPE has communicated with state leadership on this issue to ensure that this will not negatively impact the PE. NSPE and state leadership are closely monitoring the state Board's actions moving forward.