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Introduced Version House Bill 2489 History

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H. B. 2489

 

         (By Delegates Michael, Staggers and Crosier)

         [Introduced January 11

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, 2012; referred to the

         Committee on the Judiciary.]

 

 

 

 

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §37-12-3, relating to exempting licensed surveyors from liability for defamation or slander of title when performing their professional duties; and providing an exception.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §37-12-3, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 12. SURVEYORS.

§37-12-3. Qualified privilege.

    As professional surveying provides for the evaluation and interpretation of evidence and information concerning properties and common boundaries that may be, or may become, in dispute, licensed surveyors may not, except in cases of malicious intent, be held liable for defamation or slander of title while performing their professional duties.



    

    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to exempt licensed surveyors from liability for defamation or slander of title when performing their professional duties. The bill also provides an exception in the case of malicious intent.


    This section is new; therefore, it has been completely underscored.

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