In a victory for professional engineers, a Nevada legislative subcommittee has recommended no consolidation nor any other statutory changes to the Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
The Sunset Subcommittee of the Legislative Commission was tasked with reviewing state boards and determining whether any of them should be terminated, modified, consolidated with another board, or continued. In its work session document, the commission reviewed 23 professional and occupational licensing boards but recommended to only abolish the homeopathic board.
NSPE proactively responded to the threat posed by the regulatory review. Back in January, NSPE and the Nevada Society of Professional Engineers joined forces to ensure that the work of the board for PEs and land surveyors would not be compromised by a regulatory review.
In a joint letter, NSPE President Tom Roberts, P.E., F.NSPE, and Nevada Society of Professional Engineers President Craig Sisco, P.E., wrote: “The Nevada Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is the mainstay of engineering licensure in the state and is critical to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare; Nevada’s economic competitiveness; and comity with all other states. We strongly urge the commission to recommend in its final report that no changes be made to the structure or status of the board.”
NSPE and the Nevada Society will continue to actively support the Nevada Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in protecting the public health, safety, and welfare.