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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 1. General Provisions [8700 - 8708]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 41. )

8700.
  

This chapter may be cited as the Professional Land Surveyors’ Act. Whenever reference is made to the Land Surveyors’ Act by any statute, it shall be construed as referring to the Professional Land Surveyors’ Act.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 582, Sec. 1.)

8701.
  

“Professional land surveyor” refers to one who practices or offers to practice land surveying. Whenever reference is made to a land surveyor by any statute, it shall be construed as referring to a professional land surveyor.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 582, Sec. 2.)

8702.
  

“Director” refers to the Director of Consumer Affairs.

(Amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 716.)

8703.
  

The phrase “responsible charge of work” means the independent control and direction, by the use of initiative, skill, and independent judgment, of the observations, measurements, and descriptions involved in land surveying work. The phrase does not refer to the concept of financial liability.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 229, Sec. 6.)

8704.
  

Any person practices land surveying when he professes to be a land surveyor or is in responsible charge of land surveying work.

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

8705.
  

A subordinate is any person directly supervised by a licensed land surveyor or registered civil engineer and who assists a licensed land surveyor or registered civil engineer in the practice of land surveying without assuming responsible charge of work.

(Amended by Stats. 1941, Ch. 834.)

8706.
  

“Board” refers to the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 696, Sec. 5. (AB 1431) Effective January 1, 2011.)

8707.
  

“Executive officer” refers to the executive officer of the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 47, Sec. 79. Effective March 21, 1984.)

8708.
  

In order to safeguard property and public welfare, no person shall practice land surveying unless appropriately licensed or specifically exempted from licensure under this chapter, and only persons licensed under this chapter shall be entitled to take and use the titles “licensed land surveyor,” “professional land surveyor,” or “land surveyor,” or any combination of these words, phrases, or abbreviations thereof.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 1006, Sec. 24. Effective January 1, 2001.)

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