Sec. 20-306. Expirations and renewals. (a)(1) The Department of Consumer Protection shall notify each person licensed under this chapter of the date of the expiration
of such license and the amount of the fee required for its renewal for one year. Such
license renewals shall be accompanied by the payment of the professional services fee
for class G, as defined in section 33-182l, in the case of a professional engineer license,
a professional engineer and land surveyor combined license, or a land surveyor license.
The license shall be considered lapsed if not renewed within thirty days following the
normal expiration date.
(2) Annual renewal of an engineer-in-training license or a surveyor-in-training license shall not be required. Any such license shall remain valid for a period of ten years from the date of its original issuance and, during this time, it shall meet in part the requirements for licensure as a professional engineer or land surveyor. It shall not be the duty of the department to notify the holder of an engineer-in-training license or a surveyor-in-training license of the date of expiration of such license other than to publish it annually in the roster.
(3) Renewal of any license under this chapter or payment of renewal fees shall not be required of any licensee serving in the armed forces of the United States until the next renewal period immediately following the termination of such service or the renewal period following the fifth year after such licensee's entry into such service, whichever occurs first. The status of such licensees shall be indicated in the annual roster of professional engineers and land surveyors.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section concerning fees, any person who is licensed under the provisions of this chapter, who is age sixty-five or over and who is no longer actively engaged in the practice of engineering or any of its branches, or land surveying, may renew such license annually upon payment of the professional services fee for class A, as defined in section 33-182l.
(1949 Rev., S. 4627; 1951, 1955, S. 2313d; 1959, P.A. 616, S. 74; February, 1965, P.A. 547, S. 3; June, 1971, P.A. 8, S. 89; 1972, P.A. 223, S. 20; P.A. 82-317, S. 4, 8; 82-370, S. 8, 16; P.A. 83-360, S. 3; 83-574, S. 16, 20; 83-587, S. 72, 96; P.A. 89-251, S. 120, 203; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-16, S. 53, 89; P.A. 94-36, S. 11, 42; P.A. 98-3, S. 17; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 11-81, S. 5.)
History: 1959 act doubled fee for renewal; 1965 act stated that no renewal fee to be charged for following year when registrations approved after November first in any year; 1971 act raised single $5 renewal fee to $150 for engineers or holders of combined certificate and to $75 for land surveyors; 1972 act changed expiration date from last day of December to last day of January, allowed renewals during January as well as during December and reduced fee for engineers or holders of combined certificate to $35 and for surveyors to $10; P.A. 82-317 amended section to require department, not board, to notify registrants of date of expiration of certificates, to increase renewal fees to $75, replacing $35 fee for professional engineers' or combined certificate and $10 fee for land surveyors, to establish fees for renewal of lapsed registration and to provide that engineer-in-training certificates are to remain valid for 10 years; P.A. 82-370 replaced references to registration with references to licensure; P.A. 83-360 amended section to include references to surveyor-in-training license; P.A. 83-574 added Subsec. (b) establishing inactive license for persons age 65 or over; P.A. 83-587 substituted licensure references for registration references; P.A. 89-251 increased the fee for professional engineers, land surveyors and combined licensees from $75 to $225 and increased the fee for a retiree's license from $10 to $30; May Sp. Sess. P.A. 92-16 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) to replace specified dollar amount renewal fees with fees for professional service fee classes G and A, respectively, established pursuant to Sec. 33-182l; P.A. 94-36 amended Subsec. (a) to eliminate references to specific license expiration dates, effective January 1, 1995; P.A. 98-3 made technical changes; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 11-81 amended Subsec. (a)(1) by deleting "by mail" re notification requirement.
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