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SB-339 Engineers, land surveyors, and geologists and geophysicists: nondisclosure agreements: reporting.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


SECTION 1.

 Section 6789 is added to the Business and Professions Code, immediately following Section 6788, to read:

6789.
 (a) If a licensee who is retained as an expert witness enters into a nondisclosure agreement, that agreement shall not be construed to prevent the licensee from reporting a potential violation of the Professional Engineers Act to the board.
(b) This section shall not be construed to be, or act as, a waiver of any applicable attorney-client or attorney work product privileges.

SEC. 2.

 Section 7874 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

7874.
 (a) If a licensee who is retained as an expert witness enters into a nondisclosure agreement, that agreement shall not be construed to prevent the licensee from reporting a potential violation of the Geologist and Geophysicist Act to the board.
(b) This section shall not be construed to be, or act as, a waiver of any applicable attorney-client or attorney work product privileges.

SEC. 3.

 Section 8790.5 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

8790.5.
 (a) If a licensee who is retained as an expert witness enters into a nondisclosure agreement, that agreement shall not be construed to prevent the licensee from reporting a potential violation of the Professional Land Surveyors’ Act to the board.
(b) This section shall not be construed to be, or act as, a waiver of any applicable attorney-client or attorney work product privileges.