Court rules licensing of engineers and land surveyors is unconstitutional
By The Star Staff
The San Juan Superior Court has issued a judgment in which the compulsory membership of engineers and surveyors in a professional association was declared unconstitutional, attorney Armando del Valle Muñoz said Wednesday.
Del Valle Muñoz, as attorney for the appellant, challenged the constitutionality of Law 319-1938 regarding the imposition of compulsory membership as a condition for practicing professional engineering and surveying in Puerto Rico.
“Compelling the plaintiffs to belong to an association that does not represent them, with whose actions and institutional statements they differ, constitutes a violation of their constitutional rights,” del Valle Muñoz said in a written statement.