Introduced Version






SENATE BILL No. 374

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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.





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    January 11, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.







Introduced

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 property.
    (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.