60.620. 1. There is hereby created the "Land Survey Commission", within the department of natural resources. The commission shall consist of seven members, six of whom shall be appointed by the governor. Members shall reside in this state. Members of the commission shall hold office for terms of three years, but of the original appointments, two members shall serve for one year, two members shall serve for two years, and two members shall serve for three years. Members may serve only three consecutive terms on the commission.
2. The land survey commission shall consist of the following persons:
(1) Four members who shall be registered land surveyors, one of which shall be a county surveyor;
(2) One member who shall represent the real estate or land title industry;
(3) One member who shall represent the public and have an interest in and knowledge of land surveying; and
(4) The director of the department of natural resources or his or her designee.
The members in subdivisions (1) to (3) of this subsection shall be appointed by the governor with advice and consent of the senate and each shall serve until his or her successor is duly appointed.
3. The land survey commission shall elect a chairman annually. The commission shall meet semiannually and at other such times as called by the chairman of the commission and shall have a quorum when at least four members are present.
4. The land survey commission members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties.
5. The land survey commission shall provide the director of the department of natural resources and the state land surveyor with recommendations on the operation and the planning and prioritization of the land survey program and the design of regulations needed to carry out the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the department of natural resources in sections 60.510 to 60.620 and section 60.670.
6. The land survey commission shall recommend to the department of natural resources:
(1) A person to be selected and appointed state land surveyor, who shall be the chief administrative officer of the land survey program. The state land surveyor shall be selected under the state merit system on the basis of professional experience and registration;
(2) Prioritization and execution of projects which are within the scope and purpose of sections 60.510 to 60.620 and section 60.670;
(3) Prioritization and selection of public land survey corner monuments to be reestablished through the county cooperative contracts in accordance with sections 8.285 to 8.291; and
(4) Approval of all other contracts for the planning and execution of projects which are within the scope and purpose of sections 60.510 to 60.620 and section 60.670 and in accordance with sections 8.285 to 8.291.
7. The commission shall, at least annually, prepare a report, which shall be available to the general public, of the review by the commission of the land survey program, stating its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the director.
8. By December 1, 2013, the commission shall provide a report to the department of natural resources and general assembly that recommends the appropriate administrative or overhead cost rate that will be charged to the program, where such cost rate shall include all indirect services provided by the division of geology and land survey, department of natural resources, and office of administration.
(L. 1991 H.B. 403, A.L. 2012 H.B. 1251)
Missouri General Assembly