2017 Special Session
2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
Use of "engineer" in classification
Preliminary Draft - Not Ready For Introduction
May 11, 2017 - Introduced by Senator Nass, cosponsored by Representatives
Weatherston, E. Brooks, Fields, Petersen, Quinn, Thiesfeldt, Tittl and
Duchow. Referred to Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.
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
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. 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:
230.06 (1) (n) of the statutes is created to read:
(n) Prohibit his or her employees from representing themselves by 2
verbal claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card, or in any other way as an 3
engineer unless the employee satisfies one of the following:
1. The employee is a professional engineer, as defined in s. 443.01 (7).
2. The employee has a bachelor of science or higher degree in engineering.
230.08 (3) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
(f) A position title in the classified service may not include the term 8
“engineer” unless the position requires that an individual holding the position 9
satisfies one of the following:
1. The individual is a professional engineer, as defined in s. 443.01 (7).
2. The individual has a bachelor of science or higher degree in engineering.