Here you will find resources to help you stay informed on what is going on during legislative sessions, a quick link to other professional related sites, and much more.
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Professional Related Sites
- National Society of Professional Surveyors
- NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors
- NC Flood Risk Information System
- NC Geodetic Survey
- NC DENR
- NC Engineering and Land Surveying Act - General Statute 89C
- Mapping Requirements - General Statue 47-30
- Surveyor Specialty License Plate (paper application)
- Sample Surveying Contract
- Occupational Employment Wages for Surveyors
- Occupational Employment Wages for Surveying & Mapping Technicians
- NC General Assembly
- US House of Representatives
- US Senate
- G.S. 47-30 Revisions From 1960-2004
- GS 47-30 provided by NCBEES (without tracked changes for a clean version of the Bill changes compiled with the original unchanged parts of 47-30)
- GS 47-30 With Tracked Changes
Latest Legislative Updates: July 16, 2019
2019 Legislative Session
NCSS is very pleased to inform North Carolina licensed surveyors that on July 15, at 7:32 pm, the 4th version of Senate Bill 332 passed the North Carolina Senate with a unanimous vote. Governor Roy Cooper now has the option to sign, veto or let rest for two weeks when it would become law by default. The process was a long journey lasting more than a year.
In summary, surveyors are now held liable three years from the time of discovery of physical or monetary damages, but no longer than seven years total from the time an action occurred. This new legislation consolidates the statute of repose and limitations into General Statute (GS) 1-52.(18) and completely removes sections 1-47. (6)a, b, and c. The two statute references had previously confused court cases.
Thanks to all who have made this possible. First and foremost, Senator Warren Daniel from Burke County who sponsored the original bill in the Senate and Representative Dean Arp from Union County who sponsored the House version. Thanks to Kerri Burke and Dixon Snukals with McGuireWoods Consulting who provided effective lobbying and legal counsel during the complicated process. Thanks to Steve Yuhasz, Legislative Chairman who supervised the process and answered so many of my questions at a moment’s notice. Thanks to the generous contribution of the Eastern Chapter of NCSS to our general fund, allowing us to hire legal counsel. Finally, thanks to our Board of Directors and members whose faithful financial support made this possible for ALL surveyors in North Carolina. Your membership matters. Your PAC Raffle ticket matters. Your leadership and guidance matters to all licensees. Congratulations North Carolina surveyors!
Christy C. Davis
NCSS, Executive Director
House Bill 871, otherwise known as the Fair Contracting bill, was signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper on Monday, July 8, 2019. This was a bill presented by Rep. Dean Arp and supported by a coalition of industry stakeholders including surveyors. It now limits contracts from requiring you to defend owners unless you are found negligent. It is a huge win for companies that have to turn down contracts because their liability insurance doesn't support costs except for their own negligence. Your membership in NCSS played a vital role in this benefit to you!
Letter of Opposition to Virginia's RFP for Unmanned Aerial Systems Projects
The NCSS Board of Directors has written to the Virginia Government Procurement Dept. to support Virginia in their opposition to a recent RFP which encourages unlicensed surveyors to bid on jobs with their UAS. It also does not take into account The Brooks Act or other states' Mini-Brooks Acts. Click here to read letter.
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