Board for Architects, Professional Engineer, Land Surveyor, etc.; exemptions from licensure. (SB1008)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects; exemptions from licensure. Exempts persons who prepare plans, specifications, documents, and designs for conventional and alternative onsite sewage systems receiving residential wastewater from licensure under certain circumstances, including where the pump is included that is not part of the packaged equipment, such as equipment of catalogued standard design that has been coordinated and tested by the manufacturer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098312220
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1008)
02/04/2009Subject matter referred by letter to the Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Reg. pursuant to Senate Rule 20
02/04/2009Stricken at request of Patron in General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Subject matter referred by letter to Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Reg. pursuant to Senate Rule 20 (L)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2072.


Michael I. Burch writes:

A licensed onsite soil evaluator should not be allowed to design pump components of onsite septic systems. Their training and profession involves evaluating soil to determine long term acceptance rates. Nothing in their education or on the job training involves the engineering skills necessary to specify pumps. As you should know from your business, sizing pumps is far more than on/off and gallons per minute. I doubt that
LOSE's are capable of designing a lawn sprinkler system. I certainly can't support legislation that will allow them to design a system that will impact public health.