COFPAES believes that legislation similar to the Brooks Act, which applies only to federal A/E design professional contracts, should be enacted by each state for projects subject to state law. Toward that end, COFPAES works closely with the affiliated state organizations of its member societies. To date more than half of the states have adopted legislation along the lines of the Brooks Act. There are some variations in these state laws, hut in the main they follow the basic principles of the federal law.
COFPAES will work closely with state organizations to enact state A/E design professional qualifications-based procurement laws and will provide, upon request, appropriate support to the state organizations as may be desired toward this end.