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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 3, 2020 12:48 PM
From: Representative Stan Saylor
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Declaring April 5, 2020 as "Geologists Day" in Pennsylvania
Traditionally celebrated on the first Sunday of April, “Geologists Day” is a professional holiday of geologists, geophysicists and geochemists. Originating in the former Soviet Union, this holiday was established on March 31, 1966, to commemorate the achievements of Soviet geologists after discovery of the West Siberian petroleum province. This date was chosen because it marks the end of winter and beginning of preparation for summer field work and expeditions.

Pennsylvania created its Council of Professional Geologists in 1989 and quickly recognized the need to ensure the responsible, competent and ethical practice of the profession of geology. On December 16, 1992, the Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors Registration Law established licensing requirements and the State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists set the standards for education, experience and professional examination requirements, along with a code of ethics. There are currently approximately 2,300 active licensed professional geologists practicing in the Commonwealth.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this resolution. A copy is attached for your reference.

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Introduced as HR680