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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 3. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS GENERALLY [5000 - 9998.11]

  ( Heading of Division 3 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 30. )

CHAPTER 15. Land Surveyors [8700 - 8805]

  ( Chapter 15 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 41. )

ARTICLE 2. Administration [8710 - 8715.4]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 41. )

8710.
  

(a) The Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists is vested with power to administer the provisions and requirements of this chapter, and may make and enforce rules and regulations that are reasonably necessary to carry out its provisions.

(b) The board may adopt rules and regulations of professional conduct that are not inconsistent with state and federal law. The rules and regulations may include definitions of incompetence and negligence. Every person who holds a license or certificate issued by the board pursuant to this chapter, or a license or certificate issued to a civil engineer pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 6700), shall be governed by these rules and regulations.

(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed. Notwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 428, Sec. 24. (AB 177) Effective January 1, 2016. Repealed as of January 1, 2020, by its own provisions.)

8710.1.
  

Protection of the public shall be the highest priority for the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists in exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions. Whenever protection of the public is inconsistent with other interests sought to be promoted, the protection of the public shall be paramount.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 432, Sec. 29. (SB 944) Effective January 1, 2012.)

8711.
  

The executive officer of the board shall keep a complete record of all applications for license and the board’s action thereon.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 47, Sec. 80. Effective March 21, 1984.)

8712.
  

The board shall compile and maintain, or may have compiled and maintained on its behalf, a register of all licensed land surveyors that includes the following information for each licensee:

(a) Name.

(b) Address of record.

(c) Type of branch license.

(d) License number.

(e) The date the license was issued.

(f) The date the license will expire.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 354, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 2008.)

8713.
  

The department may employ such clerical assistance under civil service regulations as may be necessary properly to carry out and enforce the provisions of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 41.)

8714.
  

The board shall establish relations with bodies that regulate the practice of professional land surveying, or closely related professions, or that register or license professional land surveyors in other states, and may establish relations with those bodies in other countries, for the purposes of working toward uniformly high professional standards and mutual recognition of registration and licensure.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 432, Sec. 30. (SB 944) Effective January 1, 2012.)

8715.
  

The board may establish licensed land surveyor technical advisory committees to advise and assist the board with respect to the following:

(1) The review and verification of applications for licensure.

(2) The evaluation and investigation of potential violations of this chapter.

(3) The amendment, repeal, adoption, or revision of board rules, regulations, policies, or procedures.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 229, Sec. 8.)

8715.1.
  

Each member of each technical advisory committee shall be appointed by the board and shall serve at the pleasure of the board. Each committee shall be composed of no more than five members.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 229, Sec. 9.)

8715.2.
  

Each member of each technical advisory committee shall be licensed under this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 229, Sec. 10.)

8715.3.
  

All members of each technical advisory committee shall serve without compensation but shall receive per diem and expenses as provided in Section 103.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 229, Sec. 11.)

8715.4.
  

Each member of each technical advisory committee shall be granted the same immunity as is granted to a public employee pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 820) of Chapter 1 of Part 2 of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 229, Sec. 12.)

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