Maine LD 895: Resolve, To Establish the Advisory Committee on Real Estate License Law

LD 895 (subjects: LICENSING , REAL ESTATE AGENTS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=895&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Matthew Pouliot of Augusta: (R – District 86) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

2 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/12/2015 House Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Resolve was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
6/3/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Resolve was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-256)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-256) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-256), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
6/8/2015 House FINALLY PASSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.
6/22/2015 House This Resolve, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 309V
127 having voted in the affirmative and 20 in the negative, with 4 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/22/2015 Senate LD 895 In Senate, June 22, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 16 in Favor and 18 Against, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become law and the VETO was SUSTAINED.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 895 as originally introduced. L.D. 895 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-256) .

Resolve, To Establish the Advisory Committee on Real Estate License Law

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, the Advisory Committee on Real Estate License Law is created to establish a clearinghouse of continuing education classes and establish a 100-hour program of study for the real estate sales agent license; and

Whereas, the study must be initiated before the 90-day period expires in order that the study may be completed and a report submitted in time for submission to the next legislative session; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore, be it

Sec.
1.
Committee established. Resolved: That the Advisory Committee on Real Estate License Law, referred to in this resolve as “the committee,” is established; and be it further

Sec.
2.
Committee membership. Resolved: That the committee consists of 10 members appointed as follows:

1. Four members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, including members from each of the 2 parties holding the largest number of seats in the Legislature;

2. Five members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House, including members from each of the 2 parties holding the largest number of seats in the Legislature; and

3. The Commissioner of Professional and Financial Regulation or the commissioner???s designee; and be it further

Sec.
3.
Chairs. Resolved: That the first-named Senate member is the Senate chair and the first-named House of Representatives member is the House chair of the committee; and be it further

Sec.
4.
Appointments; convening of committee. Resolved: That all appointments must be made no later than 30 days following the effective date of this resolve. The appointing authorities shall notify the Executive Director of the Legislative Council once all appointments have been completed. After appointment of all members, the chairs shall call and convene the first meeting of the committee. If 30 days or more after the effective date of this resolve a majority of but not all appointments have been made, the chairs may request authority and the Legislative Council may grant authority for the committee to meet and conduct its business; and be it further

Sec.
5.
Duties. Resolved: That the committee shall study:

1. Establishing a clearinghouse to track continuing education classes for real estate sales agents; and

2. Establishing a curriculum of 100 hours of study for the real estate sales agent license; and be it further

Sec.
6.
Staff assistance. Resolved: That the Legislative Council shall provide necessary staffing services to the committee; and be it further

Sec.
7.
Report. Resolved: That, no later than December 2, 2015, the committee shall submit a report that includes its findings and recommendations, including suggested legislation, for presentation to the Second Regular Session of the 127th Legislature.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

summary

This resolve establishes the Advisory Committee on Real Estate License Law to study establishing a clearinghouse to track continuing education classes and a 100-hour program of study for real estate sales agents.

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