language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to professional engineers; clarifying licensing requirements;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 326.02, subdivision 3.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) Any person shall be deemed to be practicing professional engineering within the meaning of sections 326.02 to 326.15 who holds out as being able to perform or who does perform any technical professional service, such as planning, design or observation of construction for the purpose of assuring compliance with specifications and design, in connection with any public or private structures, buildings, utilities, machines, equipment, processes, works, or projects wherein the public welfare or the safeguarding of life, health, or property is concerned or involved, when such professional service requires the application of the principles of mathematics and the physical and applied engineering sciences, acquired by education or training, and by experience.
(1) use the term "professional engineer";
(2) use any other abbreviation or term, including the initials "P.E." or "PE" by signature, verbal claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card, or similar means that would lead the public to believe that the person was a professional engineer; or
(3) use any means or in any other way make a representation that would lead the public to believe that the person was a professional engineer.
Presented to the governor May 6, 2015
Signed by the governor May 7, 2015, 9:23 a.m.