(a) The "West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors" is continued. Any member of the board, except the endorsed underground surveyor member, in office on July 1, 2010, may continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified.
(b) Prior to July 1, 2010, the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint one licensed professional surveyor with at least ten years of experience in land surveying to replace the endorsed underground surveyor.
(c) Commencing July 1, 2010, the board shall consist of the following five members with staggered terms:
(1) Three licensed professional surveyors with at least ten years of experience in land surveying;
(2) One person who has a license in another field of practice other than surveying and also who has a surveyor license by examination and has practiced surveying for at least ten years; and
(3) One citizen member who is not regulated under the provisions of this article and does not perform any services related to the practice of surveying under the provisions of this article.
(d) Each licensed member of the board, at the time of his or her appointment, must have held a license in this state for a period of not less than three years immediately preceding the appointment.
(e) Each member must be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and must be a resident of this state during the appointment term.
(f) The term of each board member is four years.
(g) No member may serve more than two consecutive full terms and any member having served two full terms may not be appointed for one year after completion of his or her second full term. A member shall continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified.
(h) The Governor may remove any member from the board for neglect of duty, incompetency or official misconduct.
(i) A licensed member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits membership to the board if his or her license to practice is suspended or revoked.
(j) A member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits membership to the board if he or she is convicted of a felony under the laws of any jurisdiction or becomes a nonresident of this state.
(k) The board shall designate one of its members as chairperson and one member as secretary-treasurer.
(l) Each member of the board is entitled to receive compensation and expense reimbursement in accordance with section eleven, article one of this chapter.
(m) A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum.
(n) The board shall hold at least one annual meeting. Other meetings shall be held at the call of the chairperson, or upon the written request of two members, at such time and place as designated in the call or request.