Bill Summary for S 219 (2021-2022)

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Senate Bill 219 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 9, 2021
AN ACT TO REVISE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE OF A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR, TO MAKE VARIOUS TECHNICAL CHANGES, TO CLARIFY THE DESIGN-BUILD AND DESIGN-BUILD BRIDGING STATUTES, TO PROHIBIT WAIVER OF FUTURE CLAIMS FOR PROGRESS PAYMENTS ON CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS, AND TO REQUIRE ATTORNEYS' FEES IN CERTAIN LIEN CLAIMS.
Intro. by McInnis.

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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.

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