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HOUSE BILL NO. 484 – Records of surveys, contents


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H0484...........................................................by BUSINESS
RECORDS OF SURVEYS - Amends existing law to define "basis of bearing"; and
to clarify the required contents of records of surveys.
01/20    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
01/21    Rpt prt - to Bus
02/04    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/05    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/09    3rd rdg - PASSED - 67-0-3
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
      Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins,
      Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
      Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones,
      Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford, Langhorst, Martinez, McKague,
      Meyer, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle, Naccarato, Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart,
      Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Ringo, Roberts, Robison, Rydalch, Sali,
      Sayler, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30), Smith(24),
      Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Crow, Gagner, McGeachin
    Floor Sponsor - Block
    Title apvd - to Senate
02/10    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes
02/18    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/19    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/10    3rd rdg - PASSED - 34-0-1
      AYES -- Andreason(Andreason), Bailey, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes,
      Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge, Malepeai,
      Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce, Richardson,
      Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk, Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- Brandt
    Floor Sponsor - Noble
    Title apvd - to House
03/11    To enrol
03/12    Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/15    Pres signed
03/16    To Governor
03/19    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 83
         Effective: 07/01/04

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 484
                                   BY BUSINESS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  5    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  6        SECTION 1.  That Section 55-1902, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  7    amended to read as follows:
  8        55-1902.  DEFINITIONS. As used in this chapter:
  9        (1)  "Basis of bearing" means the bearing in degrees, minutes and seconds,
 10    or  equivalent, of a line between two (2) monuments or corners which serves as
 11    the reference bearing for all other lines on the survey.
 12        (2)  "Corner" unless otherwise defined, means  a  property  corner,  or  a
 13    property  controlling  corner, or a public land survey corner, or any combina-
 14    tion of these.
 15        (23)  "GPS" is the abbreviation for global  positioning  system  which  is
 16    satellite  surveying  based  on  observations  of  the electromagnetic signals
 17    broadcast from the U.S. department of defense's NAVSTAR GPS system.
 18        (34)  "Idaho coordinate system" shall mean that system  of  plane  coordi-
 19    nates as established and designated by chapter 17, title 55, Idaho Code.
 20        (45)  "Monument" is a physical structure or object that occupies the exact
 21    position of a corner.
 22        (56)  "Property controlling corner" for a property is a public land survey
 23    corner,  or  any property corner, which does not lie on a property line of the
 24    property in question, but which controls the location of one (1)  or  more  of
 25    the property corners of the property in question.
 26        (67)  "Property corner" is a geographic point on the surface of the earth,
 27    and is on, a part of, and controls a property.
 28        (78)  "Public  land  survey  corner" is any point actually established and
 29    monumented in an original survey or resurvey that determines the boundaries of
 30    remaining public lands, or public lands patented, represented on  an  official
 31    plat  and  in  the  field notes thereof, accepted and approved under authority
 32    delegated by congress to the U.S. general land office and the U.S.  department
 33    of interior, bureau of land management.
 34        (89)  "Survey"  shall mean the locating and monumenting of points of lines
 35    which define the exterior boundary or boundaries common to  two  (2)  or  more
 36    ownerships,  except those boundaries defining ownership in established and on-
 37    going mineral extraction operations; or which reestablish  or  restore  public
 38    land  survey corners in accordance with established principles of land survey-
 39    ing by or under the supervision of a surveyor.
 40        (910) "Surveyor" shall mean every person authorized by the state of  Idaho
 41    to practice the profession of land surveying.
 42        SECTION  2.  That  Section 55-1906, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
  1    amended to read as follows:
  2        55-1906.  RECORDS OF SURVEY -- CONTENTS. The records of survey shall show:
  3        (1)  All monuments found, or set, or reset,    or  replaced,  or  removed,
  4    describing  their  kind,  size, and location using bearings and distances, and
  5    giving other data relating thereto;
  6        (2)  Evidence of compliance with chapter 16, title 55, Idaho Code, includ-
  7    ing instrument numbers of any corner records which have been  recorded  previ-
  8    ously  or  and corner records of any corners which are set in conjunction with
  9    the survey being submitted; basis of bearings, bearing and  length  of  lines,
 10    scale of map, and north arrow;
 11        (3)  Section,  or  part of section, township and range in which the survey
 12    is located and reference to adjoining surveys of record within or crossing  or
 13    adjoining the survey;
 14        (4)  Certificate of survey;
 15        (5)  Ties  to  at  least  two  (2)  public land survey corner monuments of
 16    record in one (1) or more of the sections containing the record of survey,  or
 17    in  lieu  of  public land survey corners, to two (2) corners of records recog-
 18    nized by the county surveyor. Records of survey which  are  within  previously
 19    platted  subdivisions  of record need not be tied to public land survey corner
 20    monuments.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                     STATEMENT  OF  PURPOSE
                           RS 13456C1
The purpose of this legislation is to define "basis of bearing" in
the records of survey law; and to clarify that all corner records
should be referenced on a survey; and to clarify that locations
must include a bearing and distance; and to clarify what surveys of
record must be referenced.

                         FISCAL  IMPACT
The passage of this legislation will not impact the general fund of
the state of Idaho or any dedicated funds of any agency of the
state of Idaho or any known private funds.

Name:     David L. Curtis
Agency:   Engineering and Land Surveyors
Phone:    334-3860

Statement of Purpose/Fiscal Impact                  H 484