The following is a letter dated February 12, 2008 from Ann M. Galloway, Executive Director of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors:
Feb. 12, 2008
To: All Members of ASPLS
Fr: Ann M. Galloway , Executive Director
Re:House Bill #333 by Rep. Marc Keahey(whose District 65 covers Choctaw, Clark and Washington Counties ) was introduced in the legislature last week.
This bill would amend the BOL law relating to licensure of surveyors. This bill would allow for a "rural surveyor". This type of surveyor would not have to be licensed. This bill would limit the practice of the rural land surveyor to rural areas and municipalities with a population less than 5,000.
We believe that rural areas are just as important as any other to be properly surveyed by a licensed professional land surveyor.
This bill has been assigned to the Board and Commissions Committee.
This is a very bad bill and ASPLS opposes this bill. Please review the bill yourself. For a complete copy of this bill, go to the website of the Alabama Legislature: www.legislature.state.al.us
Select legislation, code & constitution
Scroll down and click on Visit ALISON
On left hand side, click on BILLS
Then BILLs by Sponsor
Under House, scroll down to Rep. Keahey's name, click on his name, then Get bills on the left, scroll down to HB #333.
Click on this bill number, then up in the top red tool bar, click on VIEW, then you can print a copy of this bill.
Also in the red bar, you can click on amendments and history to get a detail about the progress of this bill.
MOST IMPORTANTLY call your Representative today and tell him that you oppose this bill because it is important that boundaries whether rural not should be located by a licensed professional land surveyor.
Ask your representative to oppose HB#333. To reach your representative, call (334)242-7600 and ask for him by name.
If you do not know the name of your legislator, you can search on the legislature website by your zip code to find out who it is.
Please email me back when you make contact to let me know if your representative agreed to vote against the bill when it comes up.
It is very important that you contact your representative now!