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§30-13A-4. Board of surveyors.
(a) The "West Virginia board of examiners of land surveyors" is hereby continued and commencing the first day of July, two thousand four, and shall be known as the "West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors."

(b) To be effective on the first day of July, two thousand four, the governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one person who is a licensed professional surveyor and has practiced surveying for at least five years, for a term of three years, to replace the member of the board whose term expires on the first day of July, two thousand four.

(c) To be effective on the first day of July, two thousand five, the governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate:

(1) One person who has a license in another field of practice other than surveying and also has a surveyor license by examination and has practiced surveying for at least ten years for a term of four years;

(2) One person who is an endorsed underground surveyor with at least ten years of experience for a term of four years; and

(3) One citizen member who is not licensed, endorsed or certified under the provisions of this article and does not perform any services related to the practice licensed, endorsed or certified under the provisions of this article for a term of three years.

(d) To be effective on the first day of July, two thousand six, the governor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one person who is a licensed professional surveyor with at least ten years of experience for a term of four years to replace the member of the board whose term expires on the first day of July, two thousand six.

(e) After the initial appointment term, the board term shall be for four years.

(f) Commencing with the board terms beginning the first day of July, two thousand five, the board shall consist of the following five members:

(1) Two licensed professional surveyors with at least ten years of experience in land surveying;

(2) One person who has a license in another field of practice other than surveying and also who has a surveyor license by examination and has practiced surveying for at least ten years;

(3) One endorsed underground surveyor who has practiced underground surveying for at least five years; and

(4) One citizen member who is not licensed, endorsed or certified under the provisions of this article and does not perform any services related to the practice licensed, endorsed or certified under the provisions of this article.

(g) Each licensed or endorsed member of the board, at the time of his or her appointment, must have held a license or endorsement in this state for a period of not less than three years immediately preceding the appointment and each member must be a resident of this state during the appointment term. Members must represent the three congressional districts of the state.

(h) No member may serve more than two consecutive full terms and any member having served two full terms may not be appointed for one year after completion of his or her second full term. A member shall continue to serve until his or her successor has been appointed and qualified. Any member currently serving on the board on the effective date of this article may be reappointed in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(i) The governor may remove any member from the board for neglect of duty, incompetency or official misconduct.

(j) Any member of the board immediately and automatically forfeits his or her membership if he or she has his or her license or endorsement to practice suspended or revoked by the board, is convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or the United States or becomes a nonresident of this state.

(k) The board shall designate one of its members as chairperson and one member as secretary-treasurer.

(l) Each member of the board shall receive compensation and expense reimbursement in accordance with section eleven, article one of this chapter.

(m) A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum.

(n) The board must hold at least one annual meeting. Other meetings shall be held at the call of the chairperson, or upon the written request of two members, at such time and place as designated in the call or request.