Bill Summaries: S219 (2021)

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  • Summary date: May 11 2021 - View summary

    Senate amendment to the 2nd edition makes the following changes. Amends GS 89C-13 by removing the changes to (b)(1) that changed the requirements to be certified as a land surveyor intern that had decreased the required number of years of practical experience. Amends the requirements for licensure as a professional land surveyor, by reverting to the requirement that only a specified number of the years of progressive practical experience (was, all of those years) to have been under a practicing professional/licensed land surveyor. Amends the requirements to be licensed as a professional land surveyor, by no longer increasing the required number of years of practical experience; also removes the additional requirement of passing the specified exams. 


  • Summary date: Apr 28 2021 - View summary

    Senate committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.

    Further amends the education, experience and testing requirements of GS 89C-13(b) concerning licensure requirements for professional land surveyors, to revise the certification qualifications for land surveyor interns. Makes a clarifying change to require satisfaction of one of the three existing education or (was and) experience requirements set forth in subdivision (b)(1). Changes the second qualification to include holding an associate degree in surveying technology approved by the Board of Engineers and Surveyors (Board), three rather than four years of progressive practical experience under a practicing professional, and having passed a written and oral exam. Changes the third qualification to include graduation from high school or completion of an equivalency certificate, seven rather than ten years of progressive practical experience under a practicing licensee, and having passed a written and oral exam. Adds to the license requirements for professional land surveyors, providing for passing of the Fundamental of Surveying exam, the Principals and Practices of Land Surveying exam, and and additional written or oral exams required by the Board, as an alternative to meeting the existing qualifying education or experience requirements. 

    Deletes the proposed changes to GS 89C-10 and instead amends the statute to more specifically deem the investigation of a nonlicensee to be confidential until the Board approves any action authorized under the Chapter against a nonlicensee. 


  • Summary date: Mar 9 2021 - View summary

    Amends the education, experience and testing requirements of GS 89C-13(b) concerning licensure requirements for professional land surveyors. Now requires satisfaction of one of the following combinations of education and experience: (1) a bachelor of science degree in surveying or other equivalent approved curricula and two or more years of practical experience under a practicing professional land surveyor, having passed the Fundamentals of Surveying exam, having passed any additional oral and written exams required by the State Board of Engineers and Surveyors (Board), and applying for and passing the Principles and practices of Land Surveying exam; (2) an associate degree in surveying technology and five (was, four) years or more of progressive practical experience under a practicing licensed land surveyor, having passed the Fundamentals of Surveying exam, having passed any additional oral and written exams required by the Board, and applying for and passing the Principles and Practices of Land Surveying exam; (3) graduation from high school or the equivalent and nine (was, seven) years or more of progressive practical experience under a practicing professional land surveyor, having passed the Fundamentals of Surveying exam, having passed any additional oral and written exams required by the Board, and applying for and passing the Principles and Practices of Land Surveying exam. Eliminates all other existing requirements and limitations in regards to education, experience and testing requirements for licensing of professional land surveyors. 

    Amends GS 89C-10 to specify that investigations of the Board are no longer confidential upon the Board approving any action authorized by the Chapter against a nonlicensee.

    Amends GS 89C-11 to no longer require signed warrants for certified expenditures by the Board in the discharge of its duties.

    Amends GS 89C-17 to allow notices of license or certificate expiration to be sent by mail or email (was, only by mail).

    Amends GS 89C-22 to require disciplinary charges against a licensee to be in writing or submitted electronically and filed with the Board (previously, required to be in writing and sworn to by the person making the statement).

    Applies to applications for licensure on or after October 1, 2021.