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AB-1551 Professional engineers and land surveyors: documents.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 6735.7 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

6735.7.
 (a) No person shall use a licensed engineer’s documents, as defined in Sections 6735, 6735.3, and 6735.4, without the consent of the licensed engineer in a written contract, written agreement, or written license specifically authorizing that use.
(b) A licensed engineer shall not unreasonably withhold consent to use his or her documents from a person for whom the professional engineer provided the services. A licensed engineer may reasonably withhold consent to use the documents for cause, including, but not limited to, lack of full payment for services provided or failure of the requesting person to fulfill his or her obligations under a written contract pertaining to the services.
(c) The Legislature finds and declares that the provisions of this section are declaratory of existing law and shall not be construed to limit or eliminate any right otherwise granted by law.

SEC. 2.

 Section 8761.3 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

8761.3.
 (a) No person shall use a licensed land surveyor’s maps, plats, reports, descriptions, or other documentary evidence authorized by Section 8761 without the consent of the licensed land surveyor in a written contract, written agreement, or written license specifically authorizing that use.
(b) A licensed land surveyor shall not unreasonably withhold consent to use his or her maps, plats, reports, descriptions, or other documentary evidence from a person for whom the professional land surveyor provided the services. A licensed land surveyor may reasonably withhold consent to use the maps, plats, reports, descriptions, or other documentary evidence for cause, including, but not limited to, lack of full payment for services provided or failure of the requesting person to fulfill his or her obligations under a written contract pertaining to the services.
(c) The Legislature finds and declares that the provisions of this section are declaratory of existing law and shall not be construed to limit or eliminate any right otherwise granted by law.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.