AB 1381, as amended, Weber. Real estate appraisers.
Existing law, the Real Estate Appraisers’ Licensing and Certification Law, provides for the licensure and regulation of persons who engage in specified real estate appraisal activity by the Chief of the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers.
Existing law prohibits a person from engaging in real estate appraisal activity without obtaining a license issued by the Bureau of Real Estate (formerly the Office of Real Estate Appraisers). Existing law requires a licensee to complete specified continuing education requirements in order to renew a license. Existing law requires the bureau to provide on the Internet information regarding, among other things, the status of every license and registration issued by the bureau.
This bill would additionally require the bureau to provide, on the Internet,
begin delete information regarding the continuing education courses taken by a licensee in order to renew a license to engage in real estate activity.end delete The bill would also make various nonsubstantive changes.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 11317.2 of the Business and Professions
2Code is amended to read:
(a) (1) In addition to publishing the summary
4required by Section 11317, the bureau shall provide on the Internet
5information regarding the status of every license and registration
6issued by the bureau in accordance with the California Public
7Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of
8Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code) and the Information
9Practices Act of 1977 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1798)
10of Title 1.8 of Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code). The public
11information to be provided on the Internet shall include information
12on suspensions and revocations of licenses and registrations issued
13by the bureau and accusations filed pursuant to the Administrative
14Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of
15Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) relative
16to persons or businesses subject to licensure, registration, or
17regulation by the bureau. The information shall not include personal
18information, including home telephone number, date of birth, or
19social security number. The bureau shall disclose a licensee’s or
20registrant’s address of record. However, the bureau shall allow a
21licensee or registrant to provide a post office box number or other
22alternate address, instead of his or her home address, as the address
23of record. This section shall not preclude the bureau from also
24requiring a licensee or registrant who has provided a post office
25box number or other alternative mailing address as his or her
26address of record to provide a physical business address or
27residence address only for the bureau’s internal administrative use
28and not for disclosure as the licensee’s or registrant’s address of
29record or disclosure on the Internet.
30(2) In addition to the information
required by subdivision (a),
31the bureau shall provide, on the Internet,
begin delete information regarding
32the continuing education courses taken by a licensee in order to
P3 1renew a license to engage in real estate appraisal activity.end delete
4(b) The bureau shall not provide on the Internet identifying
5information with respect to private reprovals or letters of warning,
6which shall remain confidential.
7(c) For purposes of this section, “Internet” has the meaning set
8forth in paragraph (6) of subdivision (f) of Section 17538.