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IC 25-21.5-2
     Chapter 2. State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors

IC 25-21.5-2-1
Establishment
    
Sec. 1. The state board of registration for professional surveyors is established.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.57-2013, SEC.42.

IC 25-21.5-2-2
Membership
    
Sec. 2. (a) The board consists of seven (7) members appointed by the governor.
    (b) One (1) member must be appointed to represent the general public who is:
        (1) a resident of Indiana; and
        (2) not associated with surveying other than as a consumer.
    (c) Six (6) members must be registered professional surveyors who engage in the practice of surveying and who each meet the following conditions:
        (1) Is a citizen of the United States.
        (2) Has been a resident of Indiana for at least five (5) years immediately before the member's appointment.
        (3) Is registered in Indiana as a professional surveyor.
        (4) Has been engaged in the lawful practice of surveying for at least eight (8) years.
        (5) Has been in charge of surveying work or surveying teaching for at least five (5) years.
    (d) Of the registered professional surveyors appointed under subsection (c), three (3) must be engaged in the practice of surveying on a full-time basis, and at least two (2) must be engaged in the practice of surveying on a part-time basis.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.178-1997, SEC.4; P.L.227-2001, SEC.5; P.L.57-2013, SEC.43.

IC 25-21.5-2-3
Term of service
    
Sec. 3. A member of the board serves a term of four (4) years and until the member's successor is appointed and qualified.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12.

IC 25-21.5-2-4
Certificate of appointment
    
Sec. 4. The governor shall provide each member of the board a certificate of appointment.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12.

IC 25-21.5-2-5
Oath or affirmation; filing


     Sec. 5. A member of the board must, before beginning the term of office, file with the secretary a written oath or affirmation for the faithful discharge of the member's official duties.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12.

IC 25-21.5-2-6
Removal of members; vacancies
    
Sec. 6. (a) The governor may remove a member of the board at any time for incompetency, neglect of duty, or for unprofessional conduct.
    (b) A vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled by appointment by the governor for the unexpired term.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12.

IC 25-21.5-2-7
Per diem; traveling expenses
    
Sec. 7. (a) Each member of the board who is not a state employee or a county surveyor is entitled to the minimum salary per diem provided by IC 4-10-11-2.1(b), including out-of-state meetings that are approved by the board. The member is also entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties, as provided in the state travel policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
    (b) Each member of the board who is a state employee or a county surveyor is entitled to reimbursement for traveling expenses and other expenses actually incurred in connection with the member's duties, as provided in the state travel policies and procedures established by the Indiana department of administration and approved by the budget agency.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12.

IC 25-21.5-2-8
Chairman and vice chairman; acting chairman
    
Sec. 8. (a) Each year the board shall elect a member as chairman and a member as vice chairman.
    (b) If the chairman and vice chairman are absent from a meeting of the board when a quorum exists, the members who are present may elect a presiding officer who shall serve as acting chairman until the conclusion of the meeting or until the arrival of the chairman or vice chairman.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.178-1997, SEC.5.

IC 25-21.5-2-9
Authorization to attend conferences or meetings
    
Sec. 9. The board may authorize a member of the board or the secretary to attend a surveying conference or meeting that is primarily concerned with the registration of professional surveyors.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.57-2013,

SEC.44.

IC 25-21.5-2-10
Seal
    
Sec. 10. The board shall adopt and use an official seal.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12.

IC 25-21.5-2-11
Meetings
    
Sec. 11. The board shall hold at least two (2) regular meetings each year in Indianapolis. The board may hold special meetings that the board considers necessary.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12.

IC 25-21.5-2-12
Quorum
    
Sec. 12. A quorum of the board consists of four (4) members. Except as provided in this article, at least four (4) votes are necessary for the board to take official action.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12.

IC 25-21.5-2-13
Office quarters
    
Sec. 13. The state shall provide the board suitable office quarters in Indianapolis. The office may be shared with the state board of registration for professional engineers.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12.

IC 25-21.5-2-14
Enforcement and administration of article; adoption of rules
    
Sec. 14. (a) The board shall enforce and administer this article.
    (b) The board shall adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 that are reasonably necessary to implement this article, including for the administration of the professional surveyor and surveyor intern investigative fund established under IC 25-21.5-11-4, and establish standards for the competent practice of surveying.
As added by P.L.23-1991, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.194-2005, SEC.61; P.L.57-2013, SEC.45.