Professional engineers; regulations, scope of exception. (SB385)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Professional engineers; regulations, scope of exception. Requires that the State Corporation Commission promulgate regulations requiring (i) certain otherwise exempted engineers to be licensed with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation's Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects and (ii) licensed engineers to exercise responsible charge on certain engineering projects. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102993D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB385)
01/29/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20107043D-S1
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Passed by for the day
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107043D-S1
02/04/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2020Amendments by Senator McPike agreed to
02/04/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB385ES1
02/04/2020Printed as engrossed 20107043D-ES1
02/05/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB385ES1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/25/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/27/2020Reported from General Laws (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Read second time
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Passed House (74-Y 22-N)
03/03/2020VOTE: Passage (74-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB385ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB385ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/07/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 822 (effective 1/1/21)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0822)