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SF 2658

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 09:15am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to professional licensing; requiring licensed professional engineers to earn
professional development hours dedicated to the impact of climate change;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326.107, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 326.107, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Requirements.

(a) Architects, professional engineers, land surveyors,
landscape architects, geoscientists, and interior designers licensed or certified by this board
must obtain the number of professional development hours described in paragraphs (b) to
(d) during each two-year period of licensure or certification identified in section 326.105.
This requirement must be satisfied during the two-year period prior to biennial renewal
except for a carryover permitted from the previous renewal period, which must not exceed
50 percent of the biennial requirement of professional development hours.

(b) Licensed professional engineers must earn a minimum of 24 professional development
hours, of which two must be dedicated to professional ethicsnew text begin and two must be dedicated to
the impacts of climate change on the profession
new text end, per biennial renewal except for the carryover
permitted. The ethics new text beginand climate change new text endhours must have been earned during the biennium
to which they are applied and shall not be used toward carryover.

(c) Licensed architects, land surveyors, landscape architects, geoscientists, and certified
interior designers must earn a minimum of 24 professional development hours, of which
two must be dedicated to professional ethics, per biennial renewal except for the carryover
permitted. The ethics hours must have been earned during the biennium to which they are
applied and shall not be used toward carryover.

(d) Dual license or certificate holders who have obtained a license or certificate for two
professions must earn professional development hours required by the license or certificate
requiring the greatest number of professional development hours and must obtain in each
profession a minimum of one-third of the total professional development hours required.
The remaining one-third requirement may be obtained in either profession at the sole
discretion of the licensee or certificate holder.