Temporary permits; licensure by verification, 3.3(4), 5.3
ENGINEERING AND LAND SURVEYING EXAMINING BOARD[193C]
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to application and renewal process
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 3, "Application and Renewal Process," and Chapter 5, "Land Surveying Licensure," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 542.10 and 542B.6.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2020 Iowa Acts, House Files 2389 and 2627.
Purpose and Summary
This proposed rule making creates a provision where an out-of-state-licensed land surveyor may be granted a temporary Iowa land surveyor's license. Item 2 contains a cross-reference to rule 193—14.4(272C), regarding licensure by verification, which will be proposed in a future rule making. The proposed amendments were approved by the Board on November 12, 2020.
This rule making has minimal fiscal impact to the State of Iowa. It is unknown how many individuals would seek an eligibility determination due to a criminal conviction prior to applying, which determination would result in the collection by the Professional Licensing Bureau of a $25 fee to recover the associated costs as set forth in 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2627.
After analysis and review of this rule making, there is a potential positive impact on jobs because individuals who may have been ineligible for licensure may be eligible for licensure under the proposed amendments.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 193—Chapter 5.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 21, 2021. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board
200 East Grand Avenue, Suite 350
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
January 21, 2021
10 to 11 a.m.
Small Conference Room, Third Floor
200 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at a public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend subrule 3.3(4) as follows:
3.3(4) Temporary permits. The board does not issue temporary permits except as provided for in rule 193C—5.3(542B,272C). Based upon review by a board member, temporary permits were previously issued to applicants whose applications met all requirements and who were expected to qualify for approval by the full board at the next regularly scheduled board meeting. Since applications that meet these criteria are now routinely processed as they are completed and reviewed, temporary permits are no longer necessary.
Item 2. Adopt the following new rule 193C—5.3(542B,272C):
193C—5.3(542B,272C) Licensure by verification. In addition to the requirements of rule 193—14.4(2727C), professional land surveying candidates applying for an Iowa license by verification must pass the Iowa State Specific Land Surveying examination prior to being issued a license. The board will issue a temporary license that is valid for a period of three months to professional land surveying candidates who have not yet passed the Iowa State Specific Land Surveying examination prior to their application. The professional land surveying candidate may request one renewal of the temporary license for an additional period of three months.
This rule is intended to implement Iowa Code section 272C.12.