MALSCE Government Affairs Update - February 2021
by Abbie Goodman, MALSCE Chief of External Affairs
The next Board of Registration meeting will be on March 25, 2021 on Teams. To connect to the meeting, go to this page on March 23 to download the agenda with connection instructions.
February 25, 2021 Meeting these are not minutes, but a summary: This Board of Registration meeting was held on Teams.
Approved Board Meeting Minutes: January 28, 2021 Public Session
Next Meeting Date – March 25, 2021
New DPU Proposed Regulation 220 CMR 105: Use of Professional Engineers for Gas Utility Work – Board is reviewing these draft regulations: https://fileservice.eea.comacloud.net/FileService.Api/file/FileRoom/13162996
No Board Counsel legal report in February due to family issue; still working on Local Registered Engineering Licenses –Swansea issue, Continuing Education - no new news
ENG Board Executive Director Report:
Review of Applications:
Good Moral Character (GMC) Discussion: 2 moral character issues raised with individuals; they have not responded yet. They had issues out of state, but have not provided documentation about resolutions.Otherwise, Board will make a determination
Governor’s Executive Order on Military Spouse issue: https://www.mass.gov/doc/reciprocal-licensing-military-families-executive-order/download
DPL is collecting comments on this executive order, which will permit comity licensure of military spouses from other states, including engineers and land surveyors.
The Board of Registration raised many concerns, including:
Also raised: Ron Willey, PE, Chemical Eng. on board requested to be submitted as candidate for Assist. VP for NCEES, but announced that he plans to move off the board
- Public meeting of Board of Registration ended at 10 AM -
Climate Bill resolution work underway
New for 2021-2022 Legislative Session, which had a filing deadline of 2/19/21:
No change: Design professionals attending meetings with clients on development projects with city of Boston will probably have to register as lobbyists if expressing an opinion that could be construed as advocating for or against a project.
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