Registration law proposed



A proposal has been submitted to a New Jersey state senator for a state law that would establish a noncompulsory registration program to identify qualified professional geologists and soil scientists. The proposal, which would create a registration law similar to those in other states, is supported by the membership of the Northeast Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and by the New Jersey Association of Professional Soil Scientists (NJAPSS).

The proposal, drawn up by the membership of the Northeast Section of AIPG (which includes the six New England states, New York, and New Jersey) in cooperation with NJAPSS and the New York-Philadelphia section of the Association of Engineering Geology, has been submitted to Democratic State Senator Raymond J. Zane. The senator's staff has indicated that they will review the proposal and refine it for presentation to the entire state senate, according to Richard H. Young, vice president of AIPG's northeastern section.