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                                   THIRD READING 

          Bill No:  AB 1381
          Author:   Weber (D) 
          Amended:  6/1/16 in Senate
          Vote:     21 

           SENATE BUS., PROF. & ECON. DEV. COMMITTEE:  7-1, 6/13/16
           AYES:  Hill, Block, Galgiani, Hernandez, Jackson, Mendoza,  
           NOES:  Gaines
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Bates


           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  65-10, 1/27/16 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT:   Real estate appraisers

          SOURCE:    Author

          DIGEST:  This bill requires the Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers  
          to provide information on the Internet regarding the continuing  
          education courses taken by a licensee.

          Existing law:

          1) Establishes the Real Estate Appraisers' Licensing and  
             Certification Law (Act), administered by the Bureau of Real  
             Estate Appraisers (BREA) within the Department of Consumer  


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             Affairs (DCA), which regulates the licensing of real estate  
             appraisers.  (Business and Professions Code (BPC) § 11300 et  

          2) Requires the BREA to provide on the Internet information  
             regarding, among other things, the status of every license  
             and registration issued by the BREA. 
          (BPC § 11317.2(a)) 

          3) Requires the Director of the DCA to adopt regulations for  
             licensure which shall meet, at a minimum, the requirements  
             and standards established by the Appraisal Foundation and the  
             federal financial institutions regulatory agencies acting  
             pursuant to Section 1112 of the Financial Institutions Reform  
             Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, Public Law 101-73. (BPC  
             § 11340(c))

          4) Requires the Director to adopt regulations governing the  
             process and procedures for renewal of a license, which shall  
             include, but not be limited to, continuing education  
             requirements, which shall be reported on the basis of  
             four-year continuing education cycles.  (BPC § 11360) 

          This bill:

          1) Requires the BREA to provide, on the Internet, information  
             regarding the continuing education courses taken by a  

          2) Removes obsolete references to the Office of Real Estate  
             Appraisers and inserts the word "Bureau".  

          Continuing Education for Licensees.  The term of a California  
          real estate appraiser's license is two years. All licensed  
          appraisers must meet minimum continuing education requirements  
          before renewing their license.  A total of 56 hours of  
          continuing education is required during the four-year continuing  
          education cycle including the following mandatory courses for  
          all license categories.

           7-hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal  
            Practice (USPAP) course-required every two years.


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           4-hour BREA approved course entitled "Federal and State Laws  
            and Regulations"- required every four years.  This 4-hour  
            course is an addition since the last sunset review.   
            (California Code of Regulations, Title 10, § 3543)

          In practical terms, this requires a renewal of the 7-hour USPAP  
          course every two years on its own, and a full continuing  
          education (56 hours) renewal every four years.  Generally the  
          requirement is a full continuing education 56 hour renewal every  
          other two year cycle, with a reduced 7 hour continuing education  
          renewal cycle in between.

          Continuing education courses or seminars must cover appraisal  
          related topics including subjects such as land use planning,  
          appraisal computer applications, cost estimating, and green  
          building appraisals.

          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:YesLocal:   No

          SUPPORT:   (Verified6/28/16)

          Broadway Heights Community Council 

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified6/28/16)

          None received

          ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT:  Broadway Heights Community Council  
          underscores, "AB 1381 would provide the public with additional  
          information on the continuing education courses taken when an  
          appraiser seeks to renew his or her license.  By listing an  
          appraiser's continuing education courses, the public will have a  


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          better understanding of who appraises their property.  In  
          addition, businesses would be better able to evaluate candidates  
          and select appraisers with certain specializations."

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  65-10, 1/27/16
          AYES:  Achadjian, Alejo, Travis Allen, Baker, Bloom, Bonilla,  
            Bonta, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chau, Chávez, Chiu,  
            Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eggman,  
            Frazier, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson,  
            Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Hadley, Roger Hernández, Holden,  
            Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez,  
            Low, Maienschein, Mathis, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Mullin,  
            Nazarian, O'Donnell, Olsen, Quirk, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas,  
            Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting,  
            Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Williams, Wood, Atkins
          NOES:  Bigelow, Brough, Beth Gaines, Gallagher, Grove, Harper,  
            Melendez, Obernolte, Steinorth, Wilk
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Chang, Gray, Kim, Patterson

          Prepared by:Mark Mendoza / B., P. & E.D. / (916) 651-4104
          6/29/16 15:45:53

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