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Chapter 439 AN ACT RELATIVE TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 45 of chapter 13 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the words “one registered land surveyor” and inserting in place thereof the following words:— 3 registered land surveyors.

SECTION 2. Said section 45 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 14, the words “member who is a registered land surveyor” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- members who are registered land surveyors.

SECTION 3. Said section 45 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 19 and 20, the words “member of the board who is a registered land surveyor” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- members of the board who are registered land surveyors.

SECTION 4. Said section 45 of said chapter 13, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-
The board may: (i) establish the requirements for registration of professional engineers and professional land surveyors; (ii) establish standards of professional and ethical conduct for professional engineers and professional land surveyors; (iii) authorize and conduct appropriate examinations to determine the qualifications of applicants; (iv) grant certificates of registrations to qualified applicants; (v) establish standards for continuing education; and (vi) set and administer penalties as provided in sections 61 to 65E, inclusive, and section 81P of chapter 112 for fraudulent, deceptive or professionally-incompetent and unsafe practices and for violations of rules and regulations promulgated by the board.

Approved December 30, 2008


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