Public Chapter 270

SENATE BILL NO. 433

By Haynes

Substituted for: House Bill No. 1736

By Garrett

AN ACT To amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-18-109, relative to qualifications for land surveyor.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-18-109, is amended by designating the existing language as subsection (a) and by adding the following language to be designated as subsection (b):

(b) Effective July 1, 2003, no person shall be eligible for registration as a professional land surveyor unless such person satisfies all requirements in any one of the following three (3) categories:

CATEGORY A

1. Obtains a baccalaureate degree from a surveying or surveying technology curriculum of four (4) or more years, approved by the board;

2. Passes an eight (8) hour written exam, Fundamentals of Land Surveying, selected by the board, acknowledges as PLSIT;

3. Submits evidence that such person has obtained a total of two (2) years of progressive experience on surveying projects working under the supervision of a licensed surveyor; and

4. Passes both written exams, Principles and Practice of Land Surveying and the Tennessee State Jurisdictional Exam, both selected by the board.

CATEGORY B

1. Obtains a baccalaureate degree from a science, engineering, or technology curriculum of four (4) or more years related to the practice of land surveying, approved by the board, plus an additional twenty-four (24) semester hours of board-approved coursework in the surveying sciences;

2. Passes an eight (8) hour written exam, Fundamentals of Land Surveying, selected by the board, acknowledges as PLSIT;

3. Submits evidence that such person has obtained a total of two (2) years of progressive experience on surveying projects working under the supervision of a licensed surveyor; and

4. Passes both written exams, Principles and Practice of Land Surveying and the Tennessee State Jurisdictional Exam, both selected by the board.

CATEGORY C

1. Obtains a baccalaureate degree from a non-surveying-related curriculum of four (4) or more years, approved by the board, plus an additional thirty-six (36) semester hours of board-approved coursework in the surveying sciences;

2. Passes an eight (8) hour written exam, Fundamentals of Land Surveying, selected by the board, acknowledges as PLSIT;

3. Submits evidence that such person has obtained a total of two (2) years of progressive experience on surveying projects working under the supervision of a licensed surveyor; and

4. Passes both written exams, Principles and Practice of Land Surveying and the Tennessee State Jurisdictional Exam, both selected by the board.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 62-18-109, is amended by adding the following as a new subsection thereto:

(c) Any person who submits evidence satisfactory to the board that such person has practiced surveying for not less than ten (10) years shall be exempted from the provisions of subsection (b).

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 1997, the public welfare requiring it.