CHAPTER 374

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 386

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO GEOLOGY.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend §3608(a)(4) of Title 24 of the Delaware Code by adding the following sentence after the semi-colon (;):

“The Board may determine, after a hearing, whether such administrative penalty is grounds to deny licensure;”

Section 2. Amend § 3609 of Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking § 3609 in its entirety and replacing it with the following:

Ҥ 3609. Reciprocity.

Upon payment of the appropriate fee and submission and acceptance of a written application on forms provided by the Board, the Board shall grant a license to each applicant who shall present proof of current licensure in good standing in another state, the District of Columbia, or territory of the United States; and who meets the following criteria:

(1) Has received a degree from an accredited college or university with a major in geology; or has completed 30 credit hours of geology or its subdisciplines, of which 24 credits are third or fourth year courses or graduate courses;

(2) The applicant's license is in good standing as defined in § 3608(a)(4)-(6), of this title;

(3) Has achieved the passing score on all parts of the written, standardized examination administered by the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG), or its successor; unless at the time the applicant became licensed in the state, District of Columbia, or territory of the United States, from which the applicant is applying, the examination prepared under the authority of ASBOG, or subsequent examination or examinations prepared under the authority of ASBOG was/were not required by the State of Delaware; and

(4) Shall have practiced for a minimum of 2 years after licensure in the jurisdiction from which he or she is applying for licensure and acquired 5 years experience, or its equivalent, in geologic work satisfactory to the Board as defined in its rules and regulations; provided however, that he or she meets all other qualifications for reciprocity in this section.”

Approved July 6, 2006