The Sunset Review of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying

The mission and performance of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act.  The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency’s funds are well spent.  Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.

The Sunset review involves three steps.  First, Sunset Commission staff will evaluate the Board of Professional Land Surveying and issue a report in November 2018 recommending solutions to problems found.  A month or so later, the Sunset Commission will meet to hear public testimony on the agency and the recommendations of the Sunset staff.   Based on public input and the Sunset staff report, the Sunset Commission will adopt recommendations for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes in January 2019.  Please refer to the Sunset Commission website or call the office for updated information on specific dates for these meetings.

Through the Sunset review, every Texan has the opportunity to suggest ways in which the mission and operations of the Board of Professional Land Surveying can be strengthened.  If you would like to share your ideas about the board, please send an email to the address below, use the comment form on the Sunset Commission website, or contact Darren McDivitt of the Sunset staff.  Suggestions are preferred by August 31, 2018, so they can be fully considered by the Commission staff.

Sunset Advisory Commission

P.O. Box 13066
Austin, Texas  78711

512/463-1300

Fax: 512/463-0705

Email: sunset@sunset.texas.gov

Information about the Sunset process, Sunset Commission meetings, and how to receive
Sunset Commission email updates is available at:  www.sunset.texas.gov

 

Statewide Goal

The priority goal will be to ensure that Texas consumers are effectively and efficiently served by high quality professionals and businesses by setting clear standards, maintaining compliance and seeking market-based solutions.

The Mission

The mission of the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying is to protect the residents of Texas by regulating, licensing and renewing the licenses of only competent surveyors; surveyors able to provide accurate surveys which will result in the orderly use of our physical environment.

The Philosophy

The Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying will license only competent surveyors and will regulate the practice of surveying. We will manage our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible with a commitment to excellence.