The Wise Report

The Wise Report
Henry M. Wise, P.G.
June 22, 2009
All of the bills I've been following that have been sent to the Governor have been signed with the exception of HB2820.   This bill, which would have added Professional Geoscientists to the official Texas list of professional services, was vetoed by the Governor because a last-minute amendment to the bill that would have changed the procurement proceedures from awarding contracts to the most-qualified to the least expensive, was removed prior to passage of the bill.  Had the amendment stayed, niether the Professional Engineers, who are already on the list, not the Professional Geoscientists would have supported this bill.
This is very dissappointing and yet another example of why we need someone in Austin to watch out for our interests.
The complete text of the Governor's veto can be found at:
Henry M. Wise, P.G.
The Wise Report

Henry M. Wise
Monday, June 22, 2009
Government Update