18 Feb HB457 Exempting certain lot redesigns from Montana Subdivision and Platting Act

http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2017/billpdf/HB0457.pdf Revises 76-3-207(2)(d) by striking out "for five or fewer lots within a platted subdivision, the relocation of common boundaries" and replacing it with redesigns or rearrangements of lot criteria for exemption. MACO is tracking this one and does not like it in it's current form.  There is an open dialogue between MARLS and MACO legislative, so if you'd like to reach their lobby please let me know.  I've seen friendly amendment language and it seems pretty good....

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18 Feb NCEES is seeking licensed surveyors for online survey

NCEES is seeking licensed surveyors to participate in an online survey for the Principles and Practice of Surveying exam content review. This survey will be used to update the specifications for the exam. Please share this news with your board and licensees if possible. The information is posted online at http://ncees.org/ncees-seeks-professional-surveyors-expertise-advice/. A PDF of the news release is also available for download on this page. The survey is scheduled to close March 13. Thank you for your help with this important study. Sincerely, Jennifer Williams, APR Senior Editor NCEES T: 864-624-5484 ncees.org...

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09 Feb HB141 DOC Authority Over BPELS

Licensees may be interested in HB 141.  Page 4 has the goodies.  The licensing board will be advisory only if this passes.  It is now in the State Senate and needs only the Senate yes vote and governor's signature to become law upon his signature. This will give Labor Department Commissioner Busy full authority over every action of the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. LAWS Detailed Bill Information Page Bill Draft Number: LC0392    Current Bill Text:        Previous Version(s)   Bill Type - Number: HB 141 Short Title: Provide licensing boards with active supervision in antitrust liability cases Primary Sponsor: Ryan Lynch  (D) HD 76 [poll id="3"]...

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08 Feb SB170 UAV’s

**** SCHEDULED HEARING **** BILL NO: SB170 SPONSOR: Steve Hinebauch SHORT TITLE: Provide civil liability for unmanned aerial vehicle trespass COMMITTEE: Senate Judiciary DATE: February 14, 2017 ROOM: 303 TIME: 9:00 AM NOTE: Hearings are subject to change. To view the Hearing Schedule on line click here. Senate Bill 170 Text...

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08 Feb HB 300 Townhouse Exemption

**** SCHEDULED HEARING **** BILL NO: HB300 SPONSOR: Adam Hertz SHORT TITLE: Exempt townhouses from certain subdivision sanitation regulations COMMITTEE: Senate Local Government DATE: February 13, 2017 ROOM: 405 TIME: 3:00 PM NOTE: Hearings are subject to change. To view the Hearing Schedule on line select the following Link. http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0208W$BLAC.QueryView?P_BILL_DFT_NO=LC2037&P_BLAC_APPL_SEQ=29&p_sess=20171...

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