The mission of the Board is to assure geological practices in Nebraska are carried out by qualified individuals to ensure the safeguarding of life, heath, and property of the citizens of Nebraska. The mission is carried out by:
- Assuring that those who serve the public through the practice of geology have the education and experience needed to be competent in the field;
- Enforcing the Geologists Regulation Act through education and compliance oversight; and
- Providing quality and responsive regulatory services
Passage of LB91
LB91 was introduced during the 2013 Legislative session and was approved by Governor Heineman on February 19, 2013, The bill goes into effect on September 6, 2013. The bill allows the Board to look a person's felony record, convictions of moral turpitude and any professional license suspensions and/or revocations prior to issuing a license or renewal. The Bill also expands the schools from which the education member may be selected from and adds a provision for licensure based on fifteen years of licensed experience. To download and read a copy of the final reading, click here. To download a complete copy of the statutes including the revisions, click here.
Passage of Rules and Regulations
The revised Rules and Regulations have been approved by the Attorney General and Governor. They go into effect November 19, 2013. The revisions incorporated changes made with the passage of LB 91 in addition to clarification of terms, board duties, and licensure provisions in Chapter 1, 2, and 3, replaced language in Rule 5.5.1. pertaining to hearings for contested cases, and added Chapter 7 to address promulgation, amendment, or repeal of the rules. To download an updated copy, click here.
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