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Each person now qualified and engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine or who shall hereafter be licensed by the board to engage in such practice shall register with the board annually before the first day of January of each year. The form and method of such registration shall be regulated by the board in such manner as will enable the board to carry into effect the purpose of the law.
The fees collected are required to be used for the payment of the necessary expenses. If any surplus remains, the examiners may receive a reasonable renumeration from it.
STATE BOARD FOR THE EXAMINATION OF ACCOUNTANTS. This Board was established by Act of March 29, 1899, P. L. 21, as amended by the Act of April 27, 1909, the Act of June 4, 1915, P. L. 839, and the Act of May 24, 1921, P. L. 1073, and is composed of five members who are appointed by the Governor and who receive no salary, two shall be appointed from the eastern part of the State, two from the western part of the State and one from the central part of the State. Three members of the Board are required to be certified public accountnis and are appointed for terms of three years; two of the members are required to be practicing attorneys and are appointed for terms of three years. It is the dety of said Board to examine applicants during the month of November in each year and certify the results to the Governor who issues certificates to those duly 4u.lified, conferring upon them the title of "Certified Public Accountants," and authorizing them to practice their profession.
BOARD TO PASS UPON THE NECESSITY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ELEVATED AND
UNDERGROUND PASSENGER RAILWAYS. The Board was created by an Act approved June 20, 1901, P. L. 577, and consists of the Governor, the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the AttorneyGeneral. No letters patent shall be issued to any company or corporation for the construction of an elevated or underground, or partly elevated and partly underground passenger railway, except the same shall be located upon, over, under, across, through or along a street, road or highway in a thickly populated locality, there the suriace travel is congested; nor unless and until the necessity for the construction and operation of said railway shall have been passed on and approved by the Board.
STATE BOARD FOR REGISTRATION OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND OF LAND SUR
VEYORS. The State Board for Registration of Professional Engineers and of Land Surveyors was created by Act of General Assembly of May 25, 1921, P. L. 1131, and consists of five registered professional engineers who are citizens of the United States and residents of this Commonwealth, appointed by the Governor. These professional engineers, who shall be fvll corporated members in good standing in at least one of the following Societies, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and American Institute of Electrical Engineers, shall be so selected that not more than two professional engineers of said Board shall be members of the same society. Each member of the Board shall have been engaged in professional engineering for at least ten years and shall have been in responsible charge of engineering work for at least five years.
The members of the first Board were appointed by the Governor August 10, 1921, to serve for the following terms: one member for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years and one for five years from the date of their appointment or until their successors are duly appointed and qualified. The Governor shall appoint a properly qualified person for a term of five years to take the place of a member whose term is about to expire. The Governor shall fill a vacancy in the membership of the Board by appointment for the unexpired term.
The Board first appointed held its organization meeting in the Governor's office in the Capitol, Harrisburg, on September 8, 1921, and eiected a chairman and a Vice-Chairman. The Board appoints a Secretary to hold office during its pleasure. The Board holds at least two meetings each year and such special meetings as may be provided for in its By-Laws or as a majority of its members desire. A quorum consists of three members.
The funds for the support of the Board are derived under the Act from the fees required for registration which must be paid monthly to the State Treasurer and must be kept in a separate fund known as “The Engineers Fund” and are paid out for the expenses of the Board by warrant of the State Auditor on the State Treasurer upon presentation of itemized vouchers approved by the Chairman and attested by the Secretary of Board.
The Act provides that after the first day of June, 1922, it shall be unlawful for any person to practice or to offer to practice the profession of engineering or of land surveying in this Commonwealth unless such person has been duly registered as a “Professional Engineer" or as a “Land Surveyor" or exempted under the provisions of the Act.
The Board, upon application on the form prescribed by it, and upon the payment of a fee of twenty dollars, except where the applicant applies for a Certificate to practice both as a Professional Engineer and as a Land Surveyor when the fee shall be thirty dollars, and except as provided in the Act, shall issue a Certificate of Registration to practice Professional Engineering or Land Surveying or both. to any person who is a citizen of the United States or of the Dominion of Canada, who is at least twenty-five years of age, who speaks, reads and writes the English language, is of good character and repute and who has been engaged for six years or more in the practice of the profession of engineering or land surveying of a character satisfactory to the Board.
The Board is required to pass upon the qualifications of an applicant for registration as a Professional Engineer or as a Land Surveyor. Should the Board deny the issuance of a certificate of Registration to any applicant, the registration fee deposited shall be returned. The Board, after examination or receiving other evidence of qualification as provided in the Act, shall issue a Cert'ficate therefor stating that the applicant is qualified to practice as a “Professional Engineer" or as a “Land Surveyor" or both. In carrying into effect the provisions of this Act, the Board may, under the hand of its chairman and under its seal, subpoena witnesses and compel their attendance, and may also require the production of books, papers, documents, et cetera. Any member may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before the Board.
The Board shall adopt and have an official seal, which shall be affixed to all official documents and papers. The Board shall have power to make all hy-laws and rules, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of this Commonwealth. which it deems necessary to carry into effect the prov'sions of the act.
A firm or a copartnership or a corporation may only engage in the practice of the profession of engineering or of land surveying in this Commonwealth in the name of the person or persons, connected with such firm or copartnership or corporation, who is or are in responsible charge of the design or of the execution of the work which constitutes such practice, each of whom is registered as a professional engineer or as a land surveyor.
The Board shall impress upon each Certificate of Registration issued the Seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
A Certificate of Registration shall expire on the last day of December following its issuance or renewal and shall be invalid on the date unless renewal is effected during the month of December by the payment of one dollar. Failure to renew on that date shall not deprive such person of the right of renewal thereafter but the fee paid shall be increased 10 per centum each month to a maximum of two dollars.
The issuance of a Certificate of Registration by the Board shall be evidence that the person named therein is entitled to all the rights and privileges of a "registered professional engineer" or "registered land surveyor” while the said certificate remains unrevoked or unexpired.
Each registrant shall, upon registration, obtain a seal of the design authorized by the Board, bearing the registrant's name and the legend “Registered Professional Engineer", or "Registered Land Surveyor", or "Registered Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor.”
Plans, specifications, plates, and reports, issued by a registrant, may be stamped with the seal during the life of the registrant's certificate, but it shall be unlawful for any person to stamp or seal any documents if the certificate of the registrant named therein has expired or has been revoked, unless such certificate has been renewed or reissued.
A roster showing the names, places of business, and the residences of all registered professional engineers and of all land surveyors shall be prepared by the Secretary of the Board during the month of June of each year. Copies of this Foster shall be obtainable by each person so registered, upon application to the Secretary of the Board. A copy of this roster shall be placed on file by the clerk of each county, city, borough, town, township, school district, and poor district in this Commonwealth.
Annually the Board shall submit to the Governor a report of its transactions of the preceding year, and shall also transmit to him a complete statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Board, attested by affidavits of its chairman and
of its secretary.
The Board shall have the power to revoke the Certificate of Registration of any professional engineer or of any land surveyor wbo is found guilty of:
(a) The practice of any fraud or deceit in obtaining a certificate of registration ;
(b) Any gross negligence, incompetency, or misconduct in the practice as a professional engineer or a land surveyor.
Any person may prefer charges of fraud, deceit, negligence, incompetency, or misconduct against any registered professional engineer or any registered land surveyor. Such charges shall be in writing, and shall be sworn to by the person making the same, and shall be filed with the secretary of the Board.
All charges, unless dismissed as unfounded or trivial, shall be heard and disposed of by the Board in three months after the date on which they were preferred.
Any person who shall feel aggrieved by an action of the Board in revok ng a Certificate of Registration may appeal therefrom to the Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County, and, after full hearing, said court shall make such decree sustaining the action of the Board or reinstating the Certificate of Registration of such professional engineer or land surveyor, as to it may seem just and proper. The action of the Court of Common Pleas shall be final.
Any person who shall, after the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-two, practice the profession of engineering or practice land survey ng in this Commonwealth without being registered or exempted in accordance with the provisions of this Act, or any person presenting or attempting to use as his or her own the Certificate of Registration of another, or any person who shall give any false or forged evidence of any kind to the Board or to any member thereof in obtain. ing a Certificate of Registration, or any person who shall falsely impersonate any other registrant of like or different name, or any person who shall use or attempt to use an oxpired or revoked Certificate of Registration, shall be guilty of a mix. demeanor, and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than one hundred ($100) dollars nor more than five hundred ($500) dollars, or suffer imprisonment for a period not exceeding three months, or both.
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF ARCHITECTS.
The Board of Examiners of Architects, created by the Act of June 12, 1919, I'. L. 933, is composed of five architects, appointed by the Governor, who have been in active practice in Pennsylvania not less than ten years previous to their appointment; of the members first appointed one shall serve for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, and one for five years. The Board elects a president and a secretary, and holds not less than two meetings each year for the purpose of examining applicants for registration to practice architecture.
It is the duty of the Board to pass upon and determine the fitness of architects to receive a certificate of qualification and registration, either based upon past work or upon examinations, which may be either practical or theoretical as well as practical.
The Board shall be charged with the duty of enforcing the provisions, regulating the practice of architecture in Pennsylvania, by providing for the examination anu registration of architects, and the renewal of said certificates, annually, as required by the Act, and may incur such expenses as shall be necessary in the performance thereof, not exceeding, however, the sum of three thousand dollars per annum. The Board is required to file with the Governor on December 1, 1920, and every two years thereafter, a full report of its operations.
Every person applying for examination or certificate of qualification and registration to practice architecture shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars to the secretary of the Board of Examiners, and all fees shall be paid by the secretary into the State Treasury monthly.
The secretary shall keep an official register of all certificates of qualification to practice architecture, and of the renewals thereof, which register shall be properly indexed and shall be open for public inspection and information.
The Board is required to impress upon certificates of registration issued to registered architects the seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Board of Examiners may, by unanimous action, revoke any certificate of qualification to practice architecture, issued or renewed, for incompetency or rerklessness or for neglect of duty in the practice of architecture or for dishonest praetice on the part of the holder thereof.
Every holder of a certificate to practice architecture shall be required to sign all his or her drawings as a "registered architect."
PENNSYLVANIA STATE ANTHRACITE MINE CAVE COMMISSION. This Commission, created under Act of May 27, 1921, P. L. 1192, shall consist of a chairman and two other members, one of whom shall be a practical mining engineer, and all of whom shall be citizens and residents of the anthracite producing counties of the Commonwealth, to be appointed by the Governor and to hold office during his pleasure, and shall establish headquarters in the anthracite region as it may determine.
Within six months after the approval of the act it shall be the duty of the owner or operator of every anthracite coal mine, to signify in writing to the commission whether or not such owner or operator voluntarily accepts the provisions of section eight, requiring the payment to the Commission on the first day of May, August, November, and February, a sum equal to two per centum of the market price, when prepared for market, of all anthracite coal mined within the Commonwealth by such owner or operator during the first, second, third and fourth quarters, respectively, of every year. The Commission shall have power to enforce collection of such sums as become delinquent, with interest thereon at the rate of one per centum per month. All sums received by the Commission shall be deposited to the credit of the Commission in one or more banks which are entitled to receive deposits of State moneys, and shall be expended only, upon order of the Commission, for the purposes and objects and in accordance with provisions of the act. Said funds so received shall be expended by the commission for the salaries and other expenses of said, commission, for the prevention and elimination of danger to life. limb and health, and avoidance of grave public harm by surface subsidence resulting from past or future anthracite coal mining operations, and likewise for the prevention, ascertainment ansi remedying of damages to persons and properties so resulting.
The Commission shall employ a secretary, counsel, and such other deputies, assistants, engineers, investigators, and clerks, as it seems necessary, and may fix and pay the salaries thereof, the organization to be modeled as nearly as practicable upon the organization of the Public Service Commission. All salaries and ripenses of the Commission shall be payable only out of the funds received by them from owners and operators who have accepted the required provisions of the act, and no funds shall be payable out of the public treasury on oncount of salaries or itpenses of the Cominission or awards of damages.
The Commission shall make an annual report to the Governor, and shall recommend such changes in laws as will, in its opinion, reduce the evils resulting froin mine caves or surface subsidences in the anthracite region of this Commonwealth.
The Commission shall have power to issue subpoenas and subpoena duces tecum, to administer oaths, and to regulate the procedure to govern the conduct of its itfairs. Any person aggrieved by any final order of the ('ominission shall have the right to appeal to the courts of the Commonwealth to the same extent and in the xime manner as appeals are allowed from final orders of the Public Service Com
EMERGENCY PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION.
This Commission was created by the Act of July 25, 1917, P. L. 1193. It is the duty of the Commission to iscertain and secure from the various departments, bureaus, boards, and commissions of this Commonwealth tentative plans for the extension of the public works of the State as shall be best adapted to supply increased opportunities for advantageous public labor during such periods of temporary unemployment; together with the estimates of the amount, character, and duration of said employment, the number of employes who could be profitably used therein, together with rates of wages and such other information as the Commission shall deem necessary. The Commission has the custody, management, and disposition of the emergency public works fund of $10,000, created under the Act, add whenever the Industrial Board reports to the Governor that a period of extraordinary unemployment caused by industrial depression exists, it has the authority to make such distribution of the fund among the said departments, bureaus, boards and cominissions, as shall, in its judgment and discretion, be best adapted to advance the public interest by providing the maximum of public employment, in relief of the existing conditions of extraordinary unemployment.
PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION. This Commission, authorized by Act of July 25, 1913, P. L. 1265, as amended by the Act of June 22, 1917, P. L. 624, consists of five c tizens of this Commonwealth appointed by the Governor, who shall be a body corporate charged with the duty of preserving the antiquities and historical landmarks of Pennsylvania, and