Legislative Progress 4-12-09

Posted: April 12, 2009 in Uncategorized

TAPG testified before the House State Affairs Committee on 3-31-09 concerning HB 2820. There were six people there to support this bill. The following testified in favor of, was a resource witness or was in favor of but did not testify:

Matthew R. Cowan – Representing TAPG and the Houston Geological Society

Kevin Colman – Board Member of TAPG, representing AEG and AIPG

Kevin Almaguer – Representing himself

John Berry – TAPG Member

Barbara Roeling – TBPG Board Member

Charles Horton – TBPG executive Director

Continued…….

No one testified against this bill. The hearing went well and we are pleased that the bill was voted out of the committee. The bill did receive one amendment. The amendment did not affect our language in the bill. This amendment added Landscape Architects the list of design professional in the Professional Services Procurement Act. They are already listed but not in the design section. TAPG believes that the change will be accepted by the Senate.

We are getting close to the finish line but we are not done yet. We still need you to contact your House Representative and ask them to vote on these Bills (HB 2820 and HB 2821). You can find you State Reprehensive by clicking here. Simply type in your Street Name, City and Zip Code

Below is a simplified table to show each individual bills progress. This is current as of 4-12-09. You can also click on the underlined bill name for more details
SB 940/HB 2821

· The addition of a Geologist–In-Training Program (GIT).

· The creation of a formal advisory opinion process for the Board.

· The revision to enforcement statue.

SB 940 progress

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Filed

Out of Committee

Voted out by Senate

Out of House Committee

Voted out by House

Sent to Governor

Bill Become Law

2/18/2009

3/30/2009

4/9/2009

HB 2821 progress

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Filed

Out of Committee

Voted out by Senate

Out of House Committee

Voted out by House

Sent to Govenor

Bill Become Law

3/9/2009

4/2/2009

SB 941/HB2820

  • Changes to the Professional Services Procurement Act.

SB 941 progress

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Filed

Out of Committee

Voted out by Senate

Out of House Committee

Voted out by House

Sent to Govenor

Bill Become Law

2/18/2009

3/25/2009

4/2/2009

HB 2820* progress

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Filed

Out of Committee

Voted out by Senate

Out of House Committee

Voted out by House

Sent to Govenor

Bill Become Law

3/9/2009

4/7/2009

* HB 2820 has been amended. Other material was added that has nothing to do with Geoscience

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