HB 609 makes a number of important changes to the licensing law for engineers, land surveyors and geologists. One of the changes is to rectify concerns caused by a 2016 court decision, which could be interpreted to limit the practice of engineering to only projects that involve a “design”.

In other words, structural inspections, environmental assessments, and many other activities that have long been considered the practice of engineering in the other 49 states would not be considered as such in Pennsylvania.

The bill passed the House nearly unanimously, and is now in the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, awaiting further action. 

Please contact your State Senator today and ask them to support HB 609!

Contacting your State Senator is quick, easy, and takes less than 3 minutes! 

  1. Click here to learn more about the Bill.
  2. Enter your name, address, and email address and click submit and you will be ‘connected’ to your local Senator!
  3. Once you are ‘connected’ to your local Senator, you will be able to read and customize the letter that has been drafted by PSPE’s Political Action Committee (PAC).
  4. After you read the letter – click Submit – you have successfully made your voice heard!

Please contact us with any questions or comments you have, we want to hear from you.

Jennifer Summers
PSPE Executive Director
jennifer@wannerassoc.com | 717.441.6051