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STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS PASSES IN OHIO AND IS SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR

June 17, 2014

PLSO is proud to announce that Ohio now has a clearly defined Statute of Limitations for claims of professional negligence against Professional Surveyors!

At its March, 2014 meeting, the Executive Committee of PLSO approved a request by the Legislative Committee to temporarily engage a lobbying firm to attempt to pass Statute of Limitations language developed for PLSO by the legal firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Through significant efforts of PLSO’s legislative advocates, VanMeter, Ashbrook and Associates and the PLSO Legislative Committee and officers, the organization was able to successfully insert the language into House Bill 483 – one of the bills dealing with mid-biennium budget issues recently considered by the Ohio legislature.

The exact language of the Statute of Limitations in the Ohio Revised Code reads:

2305.09 (E)…
“An action for professional negligence against a registered surveyor shall be commenced within four years after the completion of the engagement on which the cause of action is based.”

The above language is effective immediately. Watch the summer edition of Ohio Surveying News for more details.

PLSO has made numerous efforts over the years to successfully establish the Statute of Limitations, and the above language has been completed for a number of years awaiting the opportunity to act.

PLSO and the Legislative Committee wish to thank the members of the Southwestern and Cincinnati Chapters, Gary Nichols and Rose Coors, Thomas Schuck, Esq., Representative Louis Blessing III and especially Senator Bill Seitz for their efforts on this issue on behalf of PLSO and Ohio’s surveyors.

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