FIRST REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 652

97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES KORMAN (Sponsor), ROSS AND MILLER (Co-sponsors).

1528H.02I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

AN ACT

To repeal sections 327.312, 327.313, and 327.314, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof four new sections relating to land surveyors.




Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:


            Section A. Sections 327.312, 327.313, and 327.314, RSMo, are repealed and four new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 327.312, 327.313, 327.314, and 327.315, to read as follows:

            327.312. 1. Any person may apply to the board for examination and enrollment as a land surveyor-in-training who is over the age of twenty-one, who is of good moral character, who is a high school graduate, or who holds a Missouri certificate of high school equivalence (GED), and either:

            (1) Has graduated and received a baccalaureate degree in an approved curriculum as defined by board regulation which shall include at least twelve semester hours of approved surveying course work as defined by board regulation of which at least two semester hours shall be in the legal aspects of boundary surveying; or

            (2) Has passed at least sixty hours of college credit which shall include credit for at least twenty semester hours of approved surveying course work as defined by board regulation of which at least two semester hours shall be in legal aspects of boundary surveying and present evidence satisfactory to the board that in addition thereto such person has at least one year of combined professional office and field experience in land surveying projects under the immediate personal supervision of a professional land surveyor; or

            (3) Has passed at least twelve semester hours of approved surveying course work as defined by board regulation of which at least two semester hours shall be in legal aspects of land surveying and in addition thereto has at least two years of combined professional office and field experience in land surveying projects under the immediate personal supervision of a professional land surveyor. Pursuant to this provision, not more than one year of satisfactory postsecondary education work shall count as equivalent years of satisfactory land surveying work as aforementioned.

            2. The board shall issue a certificate of completion to each applicant who satisfies the requirements of the aforementioned land surveyor-in-training program and passes such examination or examinations as shall be required by the board.

            3. The provisions contained in this section shall automatically sunset December 31, 2017, unless reauthorized by an act of the general assembly.

            327.313. Applications for [examination and] enrollment as a land surveyor-in-training shall be printed on prescribed forms furnished to the applicant. The application shall contain applicant's statements showing the applicant's education, experience and such other pertinent information as the board may require, including but not limited to three letters of reference, one of which shall be from a professional land surveyor who has personal knowledge of the applicant's land surveying education or experience. Each application shall contain a statement that it is made under oath or affirmation and that the representations are true and correct to the best knowledge and belief of the applicant, subject to the penalties of making a false affidavit or declaration and shall be accompanied by the required fee.

            327.314. [1.] Any person may apply to the board for [examination and] licensure as a professional land surveyor who has been enrolled as a land surveyor-in-training and has presented evidence to the satisfaction of the board that said person has acquired at least four years of satisfactory professional field and office experience in land surveying from the date of enrollment as a land surveyor-in-training. This experience shall have been under the immediate personal supervision of a professional land surveyor and up to one-half of said experience may overlap with experience requirements for other profession requirements required by this chapter.

            [2. At any time prior to January 1, 2006, any applicant enrolled as a land surveyor-in-training under the provisions of subsection (1) or (2) of section 327.312 must have acquired at least two years of satisfactory professional field and office experience in land surveying under the immediate supervision of a professional land surveyor. Any person who applied for enrollment as a land surveyor-in-training under the provisions of subsection (3) of section 327.312 must have acquired at least one year of satisfactory professional field and office experience in land surveying under the immediate supervision of a professional land surveyor.]

            327.315. 1. Any person may apply to the board for enrollment as a land surveyor-in-training who is twenty-one years of age or older, who is of good moral character, who is a high school graduate, or who holds a Missouri certificate of high school equivalence (GED), and:

            (1) Has graduated and received a baccalaureate degree in an approved curriculum as defined by board regulation which shall include at least thirty semester hours of approved surveying course work of which at least six semester hours shall be in the legal aspects of boundary surveying;

            (2) Has earned at least sixty hours of college credit which shall include at least thirty semester hours of approved curriculum as defined by board regulation of which at least six semester hours shall be in legal aspects of boundary surveying and has presented evidence satisfactory to the board that in addition thereto such person has at least one year of combined professional office and field experience in land-surveying projects under the immediate personal supervision of a professional land surveyor; or

            (3) Has earned at least thirty semester hours of approved surveying course work as defined by board regulation of which at least six semester hours shall be in legal aspects of land surveying and has at least two years of combined professional office and field experience in land surveying projects under the immediate personal supervision of a professional land-surveyor. Under this section, not more than one year of satisfactory postsecondary education work shall count as equivalent years of satisfactory land-surveying work as aforementioned.

            2. The board shall issue a certificate of completion to each applicant who satisfies the requirements of the aforementioned land surveyor-in-training program and passes such examination or examinations as shall be required by the board.

            3. The provisions contained in subdivisions (1), (2), and (3) of subsection 1 of this section shall become effective January 1, 2018.

            4. The provisions contained in subdivision (3) of subsection 1 of this section shall expire January 1, 2022.