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                                   THIRD READING 


          Bill No:  AB 1381
          Author:   Weber (D) 
          Amended:  8/11/16 in Senate
          Vote:     21 

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

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE: Senate Rule 28.8

           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 of the continuing  
          education course information provided by a licensee when an  
          individual applies for licensure renewal.


          Senate Floor Amendments of 8/11/16 clarify that the renewal of  
          an appraiser's license is not contingent on the Bureau of Real  
          Estate Apprisers' posting a licensee's continuing education  
          courses on it Web site.










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

          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  
             (FIRREA).  
          (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 Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers to provide, on  
             the Internet, the continuing education course information  
             provided by a licensee when an individual applies for  
             licensure renewal

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


          Background
          







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          According to the Author, "In San Diego, the Broadway Heights  
          Community Council raised concerns about recent appraisals in  
          their neighborhood.  Many residents questioned whether this  
          appraiser was knowledgeable in renewable energy sources when  
          appraising residential homes.  When searching online for  
          additional information about real estate appraisers, very little  
          information is publically available.    
          
          To attain a license in real estate appraising, every applicant  
          is required to meet certain educational requirements for the  
          type of license he or she is seeking.  Once an applicant becomes  
          licensed, at least 56 hours of continuing education is required  
          during each four-year continuing education cycle.  The  
          continuing education requirement includes mandatory courses.   
          For the remainder of the hours required, an appraiser is free to  
          choose from a wide range of courses.  This allows an appraiser  
          to develop a specialization for a certain type of appraising,  
          such as renewable energy."


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


          SUPPORT:   (Verified8/11/16)




          Broadway Heights Community Council 




          OPPOSITION:   (Verified8/11/16)


          None received


          ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT:      Broadway Heights Community Council  
          and the Author ultimately underscore, "AB 1381 would provide the  
          public with additional information on the continuing education  
          courses taken when an appraiser seeks to renew his or her  







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          license.  By listing an appraiser's continuing education  
          courses, the public will have a 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
          8/15/16 19:36:04


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