House Bill 129
152nd General Assembly (Present)
Becomes effective upon date of signature of the Governor or upon date specified
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE DELAWARE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS.
This Act modifies Section 2803 to add definitions for negligence, misconduct and incompetence. These new definitions will provide greater clarity and guidance for the Council of the Delaware Association of Professional Engineers in determining whether a licensee is subject to discipline. Section 2817(a)(7) has been amended by striking the requirement that an applicant who fails the Principles and Practice of Engineering examination four times must go through additional steps before taking the examination another time. Eliminating this requirement will remove unnecessary barriers to licensure. Further, Section 2823 has been amended to add “negligence” and “pattern of negligence” as grounds for discipline. These changes will ensure that discipline is imposed for conduct that poses a risk to the public. This Act adds a definition for “successor professional engineer” and a new Section 2832 to delineate the acceptable parameters for a successor engineer’s reuse or adoption of work performed by another engineer. These revisions will both inform licensees of the permissible use of another engineer’s work and ensure that the recipient of services can identify the responsible engineer.