We are highlighting two states that have made a legislative push in the last week: New York and Maryland.
ASCE issued a Key Alert this week to members in New York asking them to contact legislators in support of SB 3942 which would protect engineers from legal liability when they are performing pro bono services at the scene of a natural disaster. The bill has been referred to the Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee.
ASCE’s Maryland Section testified recently in support of a transportation funding bill, HB 1515, that passed the House last week. If enacted, the state’s gas tax would be indexed to inflation, and a sales tax on the wholesale price of gas would be phased in gradually. The bill is now pending in the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.
ASCE Sections continue to make their voices heard!