Government Affairs

At the January 2019 SEAoT State Corporation Board meeting, the officers and directors approved teaming up with a new lobbyist October through December of the same year before signing a long term agreement with a lobbyist moving forward in 2020.  This decision to keep SEAoT involved with a lobbyist helps to continue to making SEAoT the voice for structural engineers in Texas.  The next lobbyist will work on issues and initiatives regarding legislative and governmental affairs that affect structural engineers and will not be focused only on pursuing licensure for structural engineers.  In the past, structural engineers have been represented in the Texas Legislature by engineers from other engineering organizations.  Enactment or the prevention of legislation that would affect engineers in general has not always been in the best interest of engineers who practice structural engineering.

SEAoT will continue pursuing the enactment of structural engineering licensure legislation under the direction of the SEAoT State Corporation Board.  SEAoT is comparing the current SE practice acts of other states and working with the NCSEA Structural Licensure Committee to incorporate legislation which will minimize the impact of currently licensed professional engineers practicing structural engineering anywhere in the U.S. to continue to do so in Texas as well as raise a transparent bar for the next generation of professional engineers practicing structural engineering in Texas.

Articles

Why Additional Credentialing is Necessary for Some Structures

Links

Structural Engineering Licensure

SELC

NCSEA

ASCE-SEI

SECB

SE Licensure Position Statements

SELC

NCSEA

ASCE-SEI

ASCE Geo-Structures

Legislative

Capitol Texas

Who Represents Me

Senate Committee

House Committee

ICC Code Adoption Links

ICC Board/Staff Liaison

ICC Our Most Up to Date Adoption Chart: State Adoptions (verify with state directly or local jurisdiction)

ICC Adoption in Texas

Texas Code Adoption Links

Texas Adopted Codes

Industrialized Housing and Buildings

Municipal

Texas Residential

Other Important Resources

Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety – US (Cross US)

Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL)