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February 22, 2011





SENATE BILL No. 374

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DIGEST OF SB 374 (Updated February 21, 2011 5:31 pm - DI 110)



Citations Affected: IC 25-21.5.

Synopsis: Land surveyors. Allows a licensed land surveyor and any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor to enter any land, water, or property within Indiana, except for: (1) land owned or controlled by the department of homeland security or a public utility; or (2) a building , dwelling, or structure on the land or property; to conduct a survey. Requires, to the extent practicable, a land surveyor or any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor to present written identification to the occupant of the land, water, or property before a land surveyor or any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor enters the land, water, or property. Makes a land surveyor and any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor liable for damage caused by the entry.

Effective: July 1, 2011.





Boots, Head, Taylor




    January 11, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy.
    February 17, 2011, amended, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
    February 21, 2011, read second time, amended, ordered engrossed.





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February 22, 2011

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)SB0374.2.1. -->     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 and any personnel under the supervision of 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 and any personnel under the supervision of 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 and any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor may not enter:         (1) property owned or controlled by:
            (A) the Indiana department of homeland security;
or
            (B) a public utility; or
        (2) a building, dwelling, or structure on the land or property.

SOURCE: IC 25-21.5-9-8; (11)SB0374.2.2. -->     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) To the extent practicable, before entering upon, over, or under any land, water, or property under section 7 of this chapter, a land surveyor and any personnel under the supervision of a land surveyor shall present written identification to the occupant of the land, water, or property.
    (b) A land surveyor and any personnel under the supervision of 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.