Department of Public Safety held a "secret meeting" with AIM and other Big Businesses. At this meeting the Department proposed damaging legislation that the Chief of Inspections created that would reduce Public Safety and weaken our Professional Licenses
Attention Department of Public Safety License Holders;
Governor Charley Baker has filed an Article 87 H.68 that will eliminate the Department of Public Safety and transfer the functions to (3) three different groups. Department of Fire Services, Department of Professional Licensee and the Office of Public Safety.
New office for Chief of Inspections yet same old vision!
DPS Chief of Inspections Edward S. Kawa Jr. will move to D.F.S. However, his vision is still the same to eliminate first inspections of pressure vessels by Engineering Inspectors and weaken our Public Safety through attrition
The Chapter 146 Association met at the Statehouse on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 to show the Committee that our people actually care about this issue.
The Committee met to hear public comment on "An Act to reorganize the Department of Public Safety" and we had 55 members in attendance. This was a great showing on with only three (3) days notice of the hearing.
We have only a few days left to fight back and if we are not seen at the hearing or heard by petition, email and phone calls the Department of Public Safety will be no more and we will lose State District Engineering Inspectors in the process. If you care about your license you will call or email each committee member and tell them the following:
I, ____________________________ (a citizen of the Commonwealth) or (an employee of a business in the Commonwealth) call on you to oppose this Article 87: An Act to reorganize the Department of Public Safety. This bill is fiscally irresponsible and being justified by an initial cost savings of $800k and lack of duplication. This bill is flawed and if allowed would create additional spending well in excess of this initial savings and increases to staffing at (3) three agencies to achieve each agencies new mission.
I, believe this Article 87 bypasses the legislative process affording only limited opportunity for my comment and I implore your office to vote no on behalf of me, my family, my friends and your legislative colleague’s constituents.
The Chapter 146 Association would like to say that regardless of what happens to The Department of Public Safety, the District Engineering Inspectors, our laws or the safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth that we truly appreciate those who did speak out and try to defend our profession.
We have lost so much over the years from special licenses to reduced attendance requirements that it is almost inevitable that our licenses to operate will go as well. Thank you all for your help over the years and we hope that there is still a reason for us to continue the fight for you. Sincerely, The Chapter 146 Association