Engineers Registration

BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND OF LAND SURVEYORS.

Chapter 13: Section 45. Board of registration of professional engineers and of land surveyors; membership; appointment; terms.

Section 45. There shall be a board of registration of professional engineers and of land surveyors, in this section and in sections forty-six and forty-seven called the board, consisting of six registered professional engineers, one registered land surveyor and one representative of the public, subject to the provisions of section nine B, who are citizens of the United States and residents of the commonwealth, appointed by the governor. Of the professional engineer members of said board, one shall be a civil engineer, one shall be a mechanical engineer, one shall be an electrical or electronics engineer, one shall be a chemical engineer, one shall be both a civil engineer and a registered land surveyor, and the sixth member shall represent any technical branch or specialty of engineering other than those listed above. Each member of the board except the member who is both a civil engineer and a registered land surveyor, the member who is a registered land surveyor, and the member who is a representative of the public shall have been actively engaged in the practice of engineering for at least twelve years, and shall have been in responsible charge of important engineering work or in engineering teaching, or both, for at least five years. The member of the board who is both a civil engineer and a registered land surveyor and the member of the board who is a registered land surveyor shall have been actively and principally engaged in the practice of land surveying for at least twelve years, and shall have been in responsible charge of land surveying work for at least five years. Upon the expiration of the term of a member of the board his successor, qualified as aforesaid and representative of the same branch of engineering or the public, as the case may be, shall be appointed for a term of five years by the governor. All professional engineer members of the board shall be in active practice of their profession at the time of their appointment. In the event of a vacancy in the board caused otherwise than by expiration of the term of office of a member qualified as above and similarly representative shall in like manner be appointed for the remainder of the unexpired term and until the qualification of his successor.

Chapter 13: Section 46. Meetings; officers; quorum.

Section 46. The members of the board shall hold at least two regular meetings each year, and may hold such special meetings at such time and place as the board may provide by by-law or rule. Notice of all such meetings shall be given as provided by such by-laws or rules. At the first regular meeting in each year the members of the board shall choose from their own number a chairman, a vice-chairman and a secretary. At all meetings of the board a quorum shall consist of three members.

Section 47. The members of the board shall receive no compensation, but each member shall receive from the commonwealth the expenses necessarily incurred by him in connection with his official duties; provided, that such compensation and expenses shall not in any year be in excess of the annual receipts for examinations and registration and from other sources paid to the commonwealth by the board for the purposes of sections eighty-one D to eighty-one T, inclusive, of chapter one hundred and Twelve.