Title 26: Professions and Occupations
Chapter 20: PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING
26 V.S.A. § 1171. Board of professional engineering
§ 1171. Board of professional engineering
(a) A board of professional engineering is created, consisting of five members who are residents of this state. The board shall be attached to the office of professional regulation.
(b) One member of the board shall be a member of the public who has no financial interest in engineering other than as a consumer or possible consumer of its services. The member shall have no financial interest personally or through a spouse. Board members shall be appointed by the governor in accordance with 3 V.S.A. §§ 129b and 2004.
(c) Four members of the board shall be licensed professional engineers:
(1) Membership under this subsection shall be rotated to the extent practicable among the professional specialties recognized by the board.
(2) Membership under this subsection shall include at least one engineer in private practice.
(3) Of the four members appointed under this subsection, at the time of appointment three persons shall have been engaged in the practice of professional engineering for at least 12 years, at least five of which have been in responsible charge of important engineering work.
(d) The governor shall request nominations from the various state engineering societies, and may request nominations from other sources, but shall not be bound to select members from among the persons nominated. (Added 1983, No. 188 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 4(d); 2005, No. 27, § 37; 2005, No. 148 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 2007, No. 29, § 22; 2007, No. 163 (Adj. Sess.), § 10.)