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The Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying (TBPLS) will undergo Sunset review during the 2018-2019 Sunset review cycle in preparation for the 86TH Legislative Session which will convene on January 8, 2019.  The Sunset Commission has 12 members . . . 5 Senators, 5 Representatives, and 2 members of the public, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House.  The position of chair rotates between the House and the Senate every two years. 

As a general rule, all state agencies undergo Sunset review every 12 years.  As a result, current law provides that the TBPLS, unless continued in existence as provided by the Sunset review process, will be abolished effective September 1, 2019.

Therefore, during the remainder of 2018 and the upcoming 2019 Session of the Texas Legislature, the TSPS Legislative Team will be working hard to convince the Sunset Staff, the members of the Sunset Advisory Commission, and the 181 members of the Legislature that the continuation of the TBPLS as an independent licensing agency for another 12 years is necessary in order the protect the citizens of Texas.  It is imperative that each and every TSPS member join in this effort.  The future of the TBPLS and the surveying profession is potentially at risk . . . and we need your help.  Please review and distribute the TBPLS 2018 Sunset Review document to your legislators advocating for the continuation of the TBPLS as an independent and autonomous Board. 

Legislative Update | TBPLS 2018 Sunset Review | Staff Report Response | TSPS Comments in Response

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