OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS
OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
310-A:3 Board of Engineers; Establishment; Criteria; Terms; Compensation and Expenses; Meetings; Records and Reports; Roster.
I. A board of professional engineers is established to administer the provisions of this subdivision. The board shall consist of 5 persons appointed by the governor and council, 4 of whom shall be professional engineers, and one public member. The public member of the board shall be a person who is not, and never was, a member of the engineering profession or the spouse of any such person, and who does not have and never has had, a material financial interest in either the provision of engineering services or an activity directly related to engineering, including the representation of the board or profession for a fee at any time during the 5 years preceding appointment.
II. Each member of the board shall be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state. Each professional engineer member shall have actively practiced professional engineering for the chief means of livelihood for at least 10 years prior to appointment and shall have held a responsible position in charge of such work for at least 5 years prior to appointment, which may include the teaching of engineering.
III. Members shall be appointed for 5-year terms, except that no more than one appointed member's term may expire in any one calendar year. Appointments for terms of less than 5 years may be made in order to comply with this limitation. No appointed member shall be eligible to serve more than 2 full consecutive terms, provided that for this purpose only a period actually served which exceeds
1/2 of the 5-year term shall be deemed a full term. Upon expiration of a member's term, the member shall serve until a successor is qualified and appointed. The successor's term shall be 5 years from the date of expiration of the predecessor's appointment, regardless of the date of the successor's appointment. Vacancies occurring prior to the expiration of a specific term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. A board member may be removed for cause by the governor and council under RSA 4:1.
V. The board shall hold at least 3 regular meetings each year and special meetings at such times as it may deem necessary. Notice of all meetings shall be given in such a manner as rules adopted by the board may provide. The board shall biennially elect a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary. A majority of the members of the board who have been approved by the governor and council shall constitute a quorum.
VI. (a) The board shall keep a record of its proceedings in accordance with the retention policy established by the office of professional licensure and certification.
(b) The records of the board shall be prima facie evidence of the proceedings of the board, and a transcript of such records certified by the secretary of the board under seal shall be admissible in evidence with the same force and effect as if the original were produced.
Source. 1981, 483:1. 1995, 136:2; 284:6. 2013, 144:112, eff. July 1, 2013. 2021, 197:124, 126, I and II, eff. July 1, 2021.