WEST virginia legislature
2020 regular session
House Bill 4694
By Delegates R. Thompson and Pyles
[Introduced February 05, 2020; Referred to the Committee on Political Subdivisions then Government Organization]
A BILL to amend and reenact §30-13A-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring that land surveyors record survey plats at the county courthouse.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 13A. LAND SURVEYORS.
§30-13A-6. Rule-making authority.
(a) The board shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of §29A-3-1 et seq. of this code to implement the provisions of this article, including:
(1) Setting the standards and requirements for licensure, endorsement, surveyor-in-charge and certificate of authorization;
(2) Setting the procedure for examinations and reexaminations;
(3) Establishing requirements for third parties to administer examinations and reexaminations;
(4) Establishing procedures for the issuance and renewal of a license, endorsement and certificate of authorization;
(5) Setting a schedule of fees;
(6) Establishing and implementing requirements for continuing education for licensees and endorsees;
(7) Evaluating the curriculum, experience and the instructional hours required for a license and endorsement;
(8) Denying, suspending, revoking, reinstating or limiting the practice of a licensee, endorsee or certificate holder;
(9) Establishing electronic signature requirements;
(10) Establishing minimum standards for surveys;
(11) Establishing a process to record plats, including the requirement that a plat of every survey be recorded in the county courthouse by the surveyor;
(12) Establishing seal and document certification standards; and
(13) Proposing any other rules or taking other action necessary to effectuate the provisions of this article.
(b) All rules in effect on July 1, 2010, shall remain in effect until they are amended, modified, repealed or replaced.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require land surveyors to record survey plats at the county courthouse.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.