Whoever shall engage or offer to engage in the practice of engineering without being registered, or exempted, as provided in this part, or by verbal claim, sign, letterhead, card, or in any other way represent himself to be a professional engineer or through the use of any title including the word "engineer" or words of like import, or any other title, imply that he is a professional engineer without being registered as provided in this part, or shall present or attempt to use as his own the registration certificate of another, or shall give any false or forged evidence of any kind to the Board, or to any member thereof, in order to obtain registration as a professional engineer, or shall use any suspended or revoked registration, or shall otherwise violate the laws relating to the practice of engineering shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or both. Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as alternative sanctions for any infraction of the provisions of this part, or any rules or regulations issued under the authority of this part, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Adjudication of any infraction of this part shall be pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2.
Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 2-2314. 1973 Ed., § 2-1814. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-171 enacted into law Part D of subchapter IV of Chapter 28 of Title 47. Legislative History of Laws Law 6-42, the "Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Civil Infractions Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-187, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 25, 1985, and July 9, 1985, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 16, 1985, it was assigned Act No. 6- 60 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For history of Law 19-171, see notes under § 47-2886.01. Miscellaneous Notes Board of Registration for Professional Engineers abolished: See note to § 47- 2886.05. DC CODE § 47-2886.14 Current through December 11, 2012
(Sept. 19, 1950, 64 Stat. 865, ch. 953, § 14; Oct. 5, 1985, D.C. Law 6-42, § 442, 32 DCR 4450; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-171, § 302(b), 59 DCR 6190.)