HB2613, if passed, will prohibit geologists from calling ourselves "professional geologists." We would then be known as "design professionals." [Photo credit, Resolution Copper]
The proposal is angering geologists across the state. We are copied on emails flying around the community lining up opposition to the bill.
Stephen Noel, the geologist on the Board of Technical Registration emailed the following message to
Fellow Arizona Registered Geologist:
On February 4, 2016, HB 2613 was introduced that, among other things, would eliminate the registration of geologist in the state of Arizona. As the geologist member on the Arizona Technical Board of Registration, I see first-hand the importance of registration of geologist and the benefits it provides to the health and safety of Arizona citizens and the environment. Please send a note to your representative and express your opposition to this bill, and how deregulation will negatively impact the public health and safety of all Arizona Citizens based on your unique experiences.Time is of the essence, please send today! Thanks.Stephen D. Noel, R.G.Arizona Registration No. 17065