SEC. 73-13-31. Certificate of registration; expiration.
Section 73-13-31, Mississippi Code of 1972, is reenacted as follows:
73-13-31. Certificates of registration shall expire on the last day of the month of December following their issuance or renewal and shall become invalid on that date unless renewed. It shall be the duty of the board to notify every person registered under Sections 73-13-1 through 73-13-97, of the date of the expiration of his certificate and the amount of the fee that shall be required for its renewal for one (1) year. Such notice shall be sent by first class mail to the last known address of the registrant at least one (1) month in advance of the date of the expiration of said certificate. Renewal may be effected at any time during the month of December by the payment of a fee, as determined by the board, not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00). A person who is registered as a professional engineer and as a professional land surveyor may effect both renewals by the payment of a fee not to exceed Seventy-five Dollars ($75.00). The failure on the part of any registrant to renew his certificate annually in the month of December as required above, 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 December shall be increased ten percent (10%) for each month, or fraction of a month that payment of renewal is delayed; provided, however, that the maximum fee for delayed renewal shall not exceed five (5) times the normal renewal fee. A state agency or any of the state's political subdivisions, such as a county or municipality, may pay the renewal fee of any registrant who is a full-time employee; provided, however, that any registrant who permits his/her renewal fee to be paid from any public funds shall not perform engineering or land surveying services for a fee or other emoluments for the public or for any other public entity. If a registrant fails to renew his certificate within five (5) years from the date of expiration, he must pay the back fees and be reexamined by the board in principles and practice before his certificate will be reissued. The reexamination requirement may be waived by the board provided the applicant has continued to practice in another jurisdiction from the date of expiration of his certificate.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 8791-16; Laws, 1954, ch. 321, Sec.
16; 1971, ch. 506, Sec. 1; 1978, ch. 500, Sec. 3; reenacted and amended,
1983, ch. 450, Sec. 16; reenacted and amended, 1991, ch. 470, Sec. 16,
eff from and after July 1, 1991.