NYSAPLS has made advocacy and government relations one of its highest priorities. We believe there is a great need to increase the visibility of the land surveying community in the public policy process.
Through the combined efforts of the NYSAPLS lobbyist and its active Legislative/Executive Committee, your voice is well represented on all levels of state government. Our legislative agenda includes issues such as expanded scope of practice and redefining the definition of surveying in New York.
Recent Laws passed through the efforts of NYSAPLS advocacy efforts
OTHER NYS LAWS AFFECTING OUR PROFESSION:
Effective July 1, 2008 - New York law
now requires all laborers, workers and mechanics working on a public
work project of at least $250,000 to have an active OSHA 10-hour
construction safety certification card. This new law applies to anyone
working on the project - including the licensed land surveyors.
Governor Patterson signs Adverse Possession law July 11, 2008
NYS legislative bills monitored by NSPS
To view advocacy efforts of the National Society of Professional Surveyors, click here.