Senate Bill No. 423
(By Senator Bailey)
[Introduced January 31, 2003; referred to the Committee on
A BILL to amend and reenact section six, article thirteen-a,
chapter thirty of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to fees for renewal
of license to practice land surveying; and allowing the board
of examiners of land surveyors to set certain fees by rule.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section six, article thirteen-a, chapter thirty of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 13A. ENGINEERS.
§30-13A-6. Issuance of license; notice of expiration; renewal;
renewal fee; display.
(a) Whenever the board finds that an applicant meets all of
the requirements of this article for a license to engage in the
practice of land surveying, it shall
forthwith issue to such person
such the license. and otherwise If the board finds that the applicant does not meet the requirement, it shall deny the same.
All licenses, whether original or renewal, shall expire on the
thirtieth day of June following the date of issuance or renewal.
(b) The secretary-treasurer of the board shall mail to every
licensee, at least thirty days prior to the expiration of
license, notice of the expiration date and the amount of the
renewal fee. A license may be renewed without examination upon
application for a renewal on a form prescribed by the board and
payment to the board of an annual renewal fee of forty sixty-five
dollars: Provided, That the board is authorized to establish or
adjust the amount of renewal fees by legislative rule: Provided,
however, That the renewal fee set forth in this section shall
remain in effect until the effective date of the legislative rule
authorized by this section.
(c) If a license is not renewed when due, the fee shall
increase one dollar per month for each month or fraction thereof
such the renewal fee is not paid, up to a maximum of
(d) No license
shall may be renewed after expiration of said
period of thirty-six months. and The fact that a license cannot be
renewed because of the expiration of said period of thirty-six
months shall may not prevent such the person from making
application for a new license.
(e) The board may deny any application for renewal for any
reason which would justify the denial of an original application for a license.
(f) The board shall prescribe the form of licenses and each
such license shall be conspicuously displayed by the licensee at
his or her principal place of practice.
(g) A duplicate license may be issued upon payment of a fee of
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize the board of
examiners of land surveyors to set renewal fees by legislative
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would