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  S.B. No. 1340
relating to the requirements for a surveyor-in-training
       SECTION 1.  Subsection (c), Section 1071.253, Occupations
Code, is amended to read as follows:
       (c)  The board shall issue a surveyor-in-training
certificate to an applicant who passes the applicable parts of the
examination taken under Subsection (b).  The certificate is valid
for eight years [until the earlier of:
             [(1)the sixth anniversary of the date of issuance; or
             [(2)  the date the certificate holder becomes
registered as a registered professional land surveyor].
       SECTION 2.  Section 1071.305, Occupations Code, is amended
by adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
       (d)  As a condition for retaining a surveyor-in-training
certificate, the board shall require the certificate holder to
successfully complete continuing professional education courses as
prescribed by board rule. The certificate holder shall maintain
records relating to the person's professional education
activities. The records are subject to audit by the board as a
condition for retaining the certificate.
       SECTION 3.  The changes in law made by this Act by the
amendment of Sections 1071.253 and 1071.305, Occupations Code,
apply to a person who holds a surveyor-in-training certificate
under Chapter 1071, Occupations Code, on the effective date of this
Act or is issued a certificate on or after that date.
       SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
President of the Senate             Speaker of the House
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1340 passed the Senate on
April 16, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
   Secretary of the Senate
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1340 passed the House on
April 27, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 132, Nays 2, two
present not voting.
   Chief Clerk of the House