AB 1381, as amended, Weber. Real estate appraisers.
begin delete lawend delete provides for the begin delete licensure, certification,end delete and regulation of persons who engage in specified real estate appraisal activity by the Chief of the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. begin deleteExisting law requires the chief to adopt regulations governing the process and the procedure of applying for a license, including, but not limited to, necessary experience or education, equivalency, and minimum requirements of the Appraisal Foundation. Existing law requires, for purposes of the educational background requirements, the chief to grant credits for any courses taken on real estate appraisal ethics or practices, as specified.end delete
This bill would also require, for purposes of the educational background requirements, the chief to require education in valuing sustainable real estate assets.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
(a) In addition to publishing the summary
4required by Section 11317, the
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5Internet information regarding the status of every license and
6registration issued by the
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7California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with
8Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code)
9and the Information Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing
10with Section 1798) of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil
11Code). The public information to be provided on the Internet shall
12include information on suspensions and revocations of licenses
13and registrations issued by the
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14pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5
15(commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title
162 of the Government Code) relative to persons or businesses subject
17to licensure, registration, or regulation by the
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18 information shall not include personal information, including home
19telephone number, date of birth, or social security number. The
begin delete officeend delete shall disclose a licensee’s or registrant’s address of
21record. However, the
begin delete officeend delete shall allow a licensee or
22registrant to provide a post office box number or other alternate
23address, instead of his or her home address, as the address of
24record. This section shall not preclude the
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25requiring a licensee or registrant who has provided a post office
26box number or other alternative mailing address as his or her
P3 1address of record to provide a physical business address or
2residence address only for the
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3administrative use and not for disclosure as the licensee’s or
4registrant’s address of record or disclosure on the Internet.
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10identifying information with respect to private reprovals or letters
11of warning, which shall remain confidential.
12(c) For purposes of this section, “Internet” has the meaning set
13forth in paragraph (6) of subdivision (f) of Section 17538.
Section 11340 of the Business and Professions
15Code is amended to read:
The director shall adopt regulations governing the
17process and the procedure of applying for a license which shall
18include, but not be limited to, necessary experience or education,
19equivalency, and minimum requirements of the Appraisal
20Foundation, if any.
21(a) For purposes of the educational background requirements
22established under this section, the director shall do both of the
(1) Grant credits for any courses taken on real estate appraisal
25ethics or practices pursuant to Section 10153.2, or which are
26deemed by the director to meet standards established pursuant to
27this part and federal law.
28(2) (A) Require education in valuing sustainable real estate
30(B) For purposes of this paragraph, “sustainable real estate
31assets” include, but are not limited to, solar and wind power
32generation installations and energy efficiency measures.
33(b) For the purpose of implementing and applying this section,
34the director shall prescribe by regulation “equivalent courses” and
35“equivalent experience.” The experience of employees of an
36assessor’s office or of the State Board of Equalization in setting
37forth opinions of value of real property for tax purposes shall be
38deemed equivalent to experience in federally related real estate
39appraisal activity. Notwithstanding any other law, a holder of a
40valid real estate broker license shall be deemed to have completed
P4 1appraisal license application experience requirements upon proof
2that he or she has accumulated 1,000 hours of experience in the
3valuation of real property.
4(c) The director shall adopt regulations for licensure which shall
5meet, at a minimum, the requirements and standards established
6by the Appraisal Foundation and the federal financial institutions
7regulatory agencies acting pursuant to Section 1112 of the Financial
8Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, Public
9Law 101-73 (FIRREA). The director shall, by regulation, require
10the application for a real estate appraiser license to include the
11applicant’s social security number.
12(d) In evaluating the experience of any applicant for a license,
13regardless of the number of hours required of that applicant, the
14director shall apply the same standards to the experience of all
16(e) No license shall be issued to an applicant who is less than
1718 years of age.