Richard J.A. Temple, PE
2015 FICE President
The Legislature has been in session for several weeks now. FICE staff and leadership continue to monitor various bills and amendments that may have an impact on the engineering profession. Most importantly, advocating for the relentless protection of the Consultant's Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA). New legislators are often not familiar with the principles and history of CCNA. Hence the importance of knowing your representative and meeting with them to explain the qualifications based selection process.
We continue to support efforts to correct the impact to engineering firms from the unintended use of the Public Records Request laws. Support is also being provided by other professions. We are also supporting efforts to make changes to the public private partnership process to include CCNA provisions similar to design-build work. This important work is funded by your dues and political action support, and is a critical activity for FICE.
Joint AWRA and FICE Meeting – May 15th
AWRA Florida's May 2015 Technical Meeting is being held May 15 at the offices of the Lake Worth Drainage District located at 13801 South Military Trail, Delray Beach, Florida 33484. The theme of the meeting is Water Management in South Florida and is being jointly hosted by the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers (FICE). Topics will include local and regional water management challenges within south Florida, such as Lake Okeechobee, moving water to the Everglades and coastal estuaries, balancing water supply and environmental needs and a legislative update on the latest regarding the pending water policy bill.
ACEC/PAC is the primary weapon in our industry's political arsenal to help elect candidates to office who support pro-business, pro-engineering positions. ACEC/PAC is bipartisan and operates out in the open in full compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act and applicable state laws. Supporting political programs like ACEC/PAC is the best thing we can do to make sure engineering firms have a voice at the table when key decisions are made affecting our future.
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