CHAPTER 609

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, CHAPTER 27, RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS AND LAND SURVEYORS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Title 24, Delaware Code, Chapter 27, is amended by striking the fourth paragraph of § 2707 thereof and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph to read as follows:

The Secretary of the Board and the Office Secretary shall give a surety bond to the State in such a sum as the Board may determine. The premium on such bonds shall be regarded as a proper and necessary expense of the Board.

Section 2. Title 24, Delaware Code, Chapter 27, is amended by striking § 2709 thereof and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

§ 2709. Roster

A complete roster showing the names and last known address and places of business of all registered professional engineers and all registered professional land surveyors shall be published by the Secretary of the Board prior to September first of each uneven year, or at intervals as established by Board regulations. In a year when the full roster is not printed, an addenda to the last roster shall be printed. Copies of this roster or addenda shall be mailed to each person so registered, placed on file with the Secretary of State, County and City officials and may be distributed or sold to the public.

Section 3. Title 24, Delaware Code, Chapter 27, is amended by striking § 2729 thereof in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to read as follows:

§ 2729. Expirations and renewals

Certificates of registration issued before July 1, 1970 shall expire on the last day of the month of June following their issuance and shall become invalid on that date unless renewed. Certificates of registration issued after July 1, 1970 shall expire on the last day of the month of June in the uneven year after their issuance and shall become invalid on that date unless renewed.

Beginning July 1, 1970, and every two years thereafter, the Secretary of the Board shall notify every person registered under this Chapter of the date of expiration of this Certificate and the amount of the fee that shall be required for its renewal for two years.

If this renewal comes due during an uneven year, the Secretary of the Board shall notify the person registered under this Chapter of the date of expiration of this Certificate and the amount of fee that shall be required for its renewal for one year.

All notices shall be mailed at least one month in advance of the date of expiration of such Certificate.

Renewal may be effected at any time during the month of July by the payment of a renewal fee of $12 bi-annually for professional engineers and $6 bi-annually for professional land surveyors. The failure on the part of any registrant to renew his Certificate bi-annually in the month of July as required by this Section shall not deprive such person of the right of renewal, but the fee to be paid for the renewal of a Certificate after the month of July shall be increased fifty cents for each month or fraction of a month that payment of renewal is delayed. The maximum fee for delayed renewal shall not exceed twice the normal renewal fee.

The first payment due for professional engineers and professional land surveyors during the uneven year shall be one-half of the bi-annual fee.

Approved June 29, 1970.