The Georgia Society of Professional Engineers strongly encourages GSPE members to support Georgia Amendment 1, also known as House Resolution 165.
This amendment would ensure that fees and taxes collected for specific purposes are actually used for those intended purposes. Currently, a significant portion of professional engineer licensing fees are directed to the state general fund rather than the Professional Engineers and Land Surveyor’s (PELS) licensing board. Furthermore, fees paid to the Hazardous Waste Trust Fund and the Solid Waste Trust Fund are not fully utilized for their designated purposes. Amendment 1 would better protect public health, safety, and welfare.
The GSPE board has adopted the following resolution in support of Georgia Amendment 1.