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House Acts to Give Architecture & Enginerring Board Greater Tools to Carry Out its Mission to Safeguard Alaskans (HB 337)

HB337 grants investigator to board overseeing 15 different areas affecting Alaskans

Friday, March 30, 2012, Juneau, Alaska – The state board with oversight of architects, engineers and land surveyors stands to gain its own full-time investigator after passage of bill by the Alaska House today.

Rep. Steve Thompson’s House Bill 337 ensures the public health, safety and welfare of Alaskans by giving the Alaska Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors its own investigator after years of sharing a part-time position with five other state boards.

“Giving the board this position will allow it to increase the safety of the Alaskans who work in these professions and help reduce risk hazards overall,” Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said. “We increased the work load of the Board, giving them 15 branches to manage so it’s fair to give them the tools to remain efficient and effective.”

HB 337 now moves to the Alaska Senate for consideration.

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