Resolution Approved by Membership
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Posted by: Doug Loveday
TSPS members approved the following resolution at the annual TSPS Membership Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Houston.
Whereas, It is to the benefit of the entire State of Texas that all Land Surveyors work more closely with our regulatory agency to maintain the independent nature of the regulation of land surveyors and to promote best practices in candidate selection, enforcement of the provisions of the Professional Land Surveyors Act and the Rules promulgated thereunder, and diligent complaint investigation and appropriate discipline in order to protect the people of Texas.
And Whereas, by the provisions of the Texas Sunset Act as it relates to the Land Surveying Profession, a review will take place in 2018-2019 and the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying (TBPLS) will be abolished unless continued in existence by an act of the legislature.
And Whereas, during recent legislative sessions there have been multiple attempts to defund or abolish the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying.
Be it resolved that:
In order to support the TBPLS in its mission to provide the most effective regulation of the practice of Land Surveying in Texas, TSPS shall continue to promote (1) the independent nature of the regulation of Land Surveying, (2) the ongoing development of the best process for candidate selection, and (3) thorough testing and continuing education at multiple levels in order to perpetuate a high professional level of competence. Going forward, such regulation should also incorporate the guidance and oversight of periodic peer review and sufficient funding for the handling of complaints, disciplinary actions, and penalties as necessary to maintain the overall professional practice of land surveying, thereby benefiting and protecting the General Public of the State of Texas.