Legislative Alert

The 55th Arizona Legislative Session is in full swing and APLS is monitoring bills that may affect the land surveying profession. Below is a list of bills that APLS is currently watching.

SB 1062

ASCE Government Relations has determined this bill that would effectively allow unlicensed people to practice at the same level as registered professional engineers. By recommending a change of the definition of “engineer”, “engineering practice”, and “professional engineer”, the bill would allow anyone with an engineering education, training and experience to “apply engineering practices and interpret engineering data.”

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HB 2057

This bill mirrors last year's HB 2589 which APLS opposed. It would defeat the purpose of the statute (ARS 11-831) and set up the possibility of allowing land splits and building permits on land that does not meet minimum applicable zoning requirements. The HB also creates a ‘buyer beware’ option which is not good public policy. Requiring a survey be conducted for the parcel to be split is necessary for staff review to determine that the size and configuration of resulting parcels meet minimum applicable zoning requirements.

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APLS is in the process of reviewing legislation and taking official positions. APLS urges members to review these bills and forward any comments, questions, or concerns to APLS.


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