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History of laws pertaining to land surveying in idaho Compiled by Keith Simila 1939 Organic Act related to the creation of the board and defining the professions of engineering and land surveying. DEFINITIONS (c) Land Surveyor and Land Surveying. The term “land surveying” means an engineer who engages in the practice of land surveying but does not practice any other line of engineering, and whose license is limited to land surveying. The term “land surveying” includes responsible supervision of surveying of areas for their correct determination and descriptions and for conveyancing, or for the establishment or reestablishment of land boundaries and the plotting of lands and subdivisions thereof. 1957 Act related to defining engineering and surveying. 54-1202 DEFINITIONS – As used in this act… (c) Land Surveyor and Land Surveying. The term “land surveyor” means a person who is qualified by reason of his knowledge of the principles of surveying acquired by education and practical experience to engage in the practice of land surveying. The term “land surveying” includes responsible supervision of surveying of areas for their correct determination and descriptions and for conveyancing, or for the establishment or reestablishment of land boundaries and the plotting of lands and subdivisions thereof. 1978 Act Separating Land Surveys from Engineering and creating new definition for Land Surveyors-in-Training. Creates land surveyor position on the Board and retitles the Board to include Land Surveyors. 54-1202 DEFINITIONS - (g) Land Surveyor-inTraining. The term “land surveyor-in-training: means a person who possesses the education, experience and character as specified in sections 54-1212 and 54-1214, Idaho Code. 54-1217 PRACTITIONERS AT THE TIME ACT BECOMES EFFECTIVE. Professional engineers and land surveyors with a current certificate of registration and engineers-in-training with a current enrollment card, will continue under their existing certificates or enrollments, as appropriate. Any person who is a registered professional engineer and who elects to apply 20 | GSS

for a certificate of registration as a land surveyor shall submit evidence satisfactory to the board that the registrant has practiced land surveying as defined in section 54-1202, Idaho Code, and upon submittal of proper application, including payment of fees as prescribed in section 54-1213, Idaho Code, within one (1) year of the effective date of this section, shall be registered as a land surveyor and shall be issued a certificate to that effect. 54-1227 SURVEYS – AUTHORITY AND DUTIES OF LAND SURVEYORS AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS. Every registered land surveyor is hereby authorized to make land surveys relating to the sale or subdivision of lands, the retracing or established of property or boundary lines, public roads, streets, alleys, or trails and it shall be the duty of each registered land surveyor, whenever making an such land survey whether the land survey be made for private persons, corporations, cities or counties, to set permanent and reliable monuments; and such monuments must be permanently marked. Persons qualified and duly registered pursuant to title 54, Idaho Code, may also perform those surveys necessary and incidental to the work customarily performed by them. 54-1229 LEGAL SURVEY OF LAND. Effective on (1) year from the effective date of this act, no survey of land or plat or subdivision shall be legal unless made by or under the direct supervision of a registered land surveyor. All land surveys mad under the authority of the state or of any county, town, city or village with the state must be formed by a licensed land surveyor. 1986 Act Changed the definition of land surveying 54-1204(e) – Professional Land Surveyor. The term “professional land Surveyor” as used in this act shall mean a person who is qualified by reason of his knowledge of the principles of surveying acquired by education and practical experience to engage in the practice of land surveying and who has been duly registered or licensed as a professional land surveyor by the board under this act. (f) Practice of Land Surveying. The term “land surveying” includes responsible supervision of surveying of areas for their correct determination and descriptions and for conveyancing, or for the establishment or reestablishment of land boundaries and the plotting of

Gem State Surveyor Spring 2014  
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