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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 6, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Weatherston, E. Brooks,
Fields, Petersen, Quinn, Thiesfeldt, Tittl and Duchow, cosponsored by
Senator Nass. Referred to Committee on State Affairs.
AB60,1,3 1An Act to create 230.06 (1) (n) and 230.08 (3) (f) of the statutes; relating to: an
2employee in the classified service representing himself or herself as an
3engineer.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under the bill, the title of a classification in the classified service may not
include the word “engineer” unless the classification requires that an individual
employed in that classification 1) is registered as a professional engineer with the
Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers,
Designers, and Professional Land Surveyors; or 2) has at least a bachelor of science
degree in engineering or a degree in mathematics that is higher than a bachelor's
degree. The bill also requires each appointing authority in the state civil service to
prohibit his or her employees from holding themselves out to the public as engineers
unless the employee satisfies the criteria described above.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB60,1 4Section 1. 230.06 (1) (n) of the statutes is created to read:
AB60,2,3
1230.06 (1) (n) Prohibit his or her employees from representing themselves by
2verbal claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card, or in any other way as an
3engineer unless the employee satisfies one of the following:
AB60,2,44 1. The employee is a professional engineer, as defined in s. 443.01 (7).
AB60,2,65 2. The employee has a bachelor of science or higher degree in engineering or
6a degree in mathematics that is higher than a bachelor's degree.
AB60,2 7Section 2. 230.08 (3) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
AB60,2,108 230.08 (3) (f) A position title in the classified service may not include the term
9“engineer” unless the position requires that an individual holding the position
10satisfies one of the following:
AB60,2,1111 1. The individual is a professional engineer, as defined in s. 443.01 (7).
AB60,2,1312 2. The individual has a bachelor of science or higher degree in engineering or
13a degree in mathematics that is higher than a bachelor's degree.
AB60,2,1414 (End)
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