SENATE BILL No. 374
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 25-21.5-9.
Synopsis: Land surveyors. Allows a licensed land surveyor to enter
any land, water, or property within Indiana, except for land owned or
controlled by the department of homeland security or a public utility,
to conduct a survey. Provides procedures for notifying a landowner and
makes a surveyor liable for damage caused by the entry.
Effective: July 1, 2011.
January 11, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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SENATE BILL No. 374
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
professions and occupations.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 25-21.5-9-7; (11)IN0374.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 25-21.5-9-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2011]: Sec. 7. (a) Subject to section 8 of this chapter and except
as provided in subsection (b), a land surveyor may enter upon,
over, or under any land, water, or property within Indiana for the
limited purpose of the practice of land surveying. The land
surveyor may not interfere with any construction, operation, or
maintenance activity being conducted upon the land, water, or
property by the owner or occupant.
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), a land surveyor may not
enter property owned or controlled by:
(1) the Indiana department of homeland security; or
(2) a public utility.
SOURCE: IC 25-21.5-9-8; (11)IN0374.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 25-21.5-9-8 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2011]: Sec. 8. (a) Before a land surveyor may enter upon, over,
or under any land, water, or property under section 7 of this
chapter, the land surveyor must notify the occupant of the land,
water, or property of the entry by any means as long as the land
surveyor can provide proof that notice was given.
(b) A land surveyor shall present written identification to the
occupant of the land, water, or property to be entered under
section 7 of this chapter before entering the land, water, or
(c) A land surveyor is liable for any damage that may occur to
the land, water, or property as a result of entry upon, over, or
under the land, water, or property under section 7 of this chapter.