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State Board Proposes Statute Revisions

Tuesday, December 22, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Burk Cornelius
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The State Board has proposed some changes to Title 59 regarding the practice of Land Surveying and Engineering. Please CLICK HERE to download a complete copy of the PROPOSED changes.


Remember, these changes are only PROPOSED right now, so if you have any comment or concern, please contact the State Board with those concerns.


One new section of statute is of particular interest to anyone with a Certificate of Authorization

F. Effective November 1, 2016, all firms applying for a certificate of authorization shall designate a managing agent.

1. Managing Agent – A firm shall designate a professional engineer and/or professional land surveyor to be the managing agent for the firm. The managing agent is responsible for the engineering and/or surveying work offered or performed by the firm for projects within Oklahoma. A licensee may not be designated as a managing agent for more than one firm without prior Board approval. A licensee must be an officer, principal, director, manager, member, partner or owner of the firm, or hold a position of recognized authority within the firm, to be designated as the managing agent. Firms holding a certificate of authorization with this Board prior to November 1, 2016, must be in compliance with this provision of law by November 1, 2018. The managing agent’s responsibilities include:


a. Renewal of the firm’s certificate of authorization and notification to the Board of any change in managing agent;
b. Overall administrative supervision of the firm’s licensed and subordinate personnel performing engineering or surveying work in Oklahoma; and
c. Institution and adherence of policies of the firm that are in accordance with Section 475.1 et seq. of this title, Title 65 O.S. Section 3.116 et seq., and the Rules of this Board.


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