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NYS Assembly Passes NSW Resolution

Wednesday, March 20, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Amber Carpenter
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It's official! The New York State Assembly has passed a resolution in honor of National Surveyors Week to recognize Surveyors Week in the State of New York! 


The Resolution, sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Englebright of District 4, passed in the NYS Assembly on Tuesday afternoon, March 19th, states:


MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 17-23, 2019, as Surveyors Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National Surveyors Week


 WHEREAS, There are more than 1,500 professional land surveyors in New York State, and more than 45,000 professional land surveyors nationwide; and


 WHEREAS, Land surveyors were instrumental in the formation of the layout of property boundaries in New York and the rest of the United States, providing our citizens the opportunity to enjoy the dream of property ownership; and


 WHEREAS, United States Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Abraham Lincoln all served as surveyors, contributing to the historical mapping of the United States in its early years; and


 WHEREAS, The nature of surveying has developed since the Colonial Era to include hydrographic surveys, engineering surveys utilized in the study and selection of engineering construction, geodetic surveys to determine the precise global positioning for activities such as aircraft and missile navigation, and cartographic surveys used for mapping and charting; and


 WHEREAS, The surveying profession in New York requires special education and experience, training, the knowledge of applied mathematics, other technical and research skills, and passage of both a national and state-specific examination; and


 WHEREAS, The role of the professional surveyor has been, and continues to be, integral in the development and advancement of our State and Nation; and


 WHEREAS, There are 18 affiliated regional professional land surveying organizations in New York State that combine to form the New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors and are affiliated with the National Society of Professional Land Surveyors; and


 WHEREAS, New Yorkers recognize the important contributions of professional land surveyors to the historical and current layout of the state and country, and acknowledge the important decisions that professional land surveyors make on the basis of specialized knowledge and expertise; now, therefore, be it


 RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim March 17-23, 2019 as Surveyors Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observance of National Surveyors Week; and be it further


 RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York.

Stay tuned! We expect the resolution to be passed by the Senate next week, sponsored by Senator Stavisky.


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