No. 1226
Session of
MAY 29, 2024
1 Amending the act of May 23, 1945 (P.L.913, No.367), entitled "An
2 act relating to and regulating the practice of the profession
3 of engineering, including civil engineering, mechanical
4 engineering, electrical engineering, mining engineering and
5 chemical engineering, the profession of land surveying and
6 the profession of geology and constituent parts and
7 combinations thereof as herein defined; providing for the
8 licensing and registration of persons practicing said
9 profession, and the certification of engineers-in-training
10 and surveyors-in-training, and the suspension and revocation
11 of said licenses, registrations and certifications for
12 violation of this act; prescribing the powers and duties of
13 the State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land
14 Surveyors and Geologists, the Department of State and the
15 courts; prescribing penalties; and repealing existing laws,"
16 further providing for exemption from licensure and
17 registration.
18 The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
19 hereby enacts as follows:
20 Section 1. Section 5(d) of the act of May 23, 1945 (P.L.913,
21 No.367), known as the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist
22 Registration Law, is amended and the section is amended by
23 adding subsections to read:
24 Section 5. Exemption from Licensure and Registration.--
25 Except as specifically provided in this section, this act shall
1 not be construed to require licensure and registration in the
2 following cases:
3 * * *
4 (d) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (g) of this
5 section, the practice of engineering or land surveying by a
6 regular employe, contractor or agent of a public utility
7 company, as defined by the Public Utility Code (66 Pa.C.S. § 101
8 et seq.) in connection with the facilities of such public
9 utility, which are subject to regulation by the Pennsylvania
10 Public Utility Commission: Provided, That such public utility
11 shall employ at least one professional engineer, as defined in
12 this act, who shall be in responsible charge of such utility's
13 engineering work and shall employ at least one professional land
14 surveyor, as defined in this act, who shall be in responsible
15 charge of such utility's land surveying;
16 * * *
17 (f.1) The practice of engineering or land surveying by a
18 regulator employe, contractor or agent of an electric
19 cooperative corporation, as defined in 15 Pa.C.S. § 7302
20 (relating to application of chapter), in connection with the
21 facilities of the electric cooperative, provided that the
22 electric cooperative corporation or agent thereof either shall
23 employ at least one professional engineer or professional land
24 surveyor or belong to a Pennsylvania electric cooperative
25 association that employs a professional engineer or professional
26 land surveyor.
27 * * *
28 (l) The practice of engineering, land surveying or geology
29 work by the employes, contractors or agents of a provider of
30 cable service, voice over Internet protocol service, broadband
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1 Internet access service or any other service delivered over a
2 cable system, a provider of enhanced telecommunications services
3 or a provider of telecommunications services, if those services
4 are not connected with or incidental to engineering, land
5 surveying or geology services rendered by the company.
6 Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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Statutes/Laws affected:
Printer's No. 1653: P.L.913, No.367