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  • NJ A1849
  • Revises laws concerning real estate licensees.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill makes various revisions to the laws concerning real estate licensees. This bill predicates the disqualification of real estate licenses issued to certain individuals based upon the conviction of any sex offense that would qualify the person for registration under "Megan's Law," or an equivalent statute of another state or jurisdiction. The bill permits the New Jersey Real Estate Commission to place licensees on probation, suspend or revoke any real estate license, or impose penalties on a real estate licensee, for failure to notify the commission of the licensee having been convicted of any sex offense that would qualify the person for registration under "Megan's Law," or an equivalent statute of another state or jurisdiction, regardless of the date of the conviction. Furthermore, the bill stipulates that the commission will not disqualify a person from licensure on the basis of a conviction for any sex offense that would qualify the person for registration under "Megan's Law," or an equivalent statute of another state or jurisdiction, if the person has affirmatively demonstrated to the commission clear and convincing evidence of the person's rehabilitation. If the commission determines that the person has affirmatively demonstrated rehabilitation, the commission at its discretion may condition licensure or renewal upon compliance with any conditions the commission deems appropriate for the enhancement of public safety. Under current law, the New Jersey Real Estate Commission is required to approve continuing education courses, course providers, and instructors recommended to the commission by a Volunteer Advisory Committee. This bill provides that a real estate organization whose membership consists of over 50 percent of real estate brokers, broker-salespersons and salespersons required to complete continuing education requirements shall not be required to submit continuing education courses and instructors to be offered by that organization for approval to the Volunteer Advisory Committee and will instead have their continuing education courses and instructors be deemed automatically approved by the commission. Any real estate organization whose membership consists of over 50 percent of real estate brokers, broker-salespersons or salespersons required to complete continuing education requirements pursuant to R.S.45:15-1 et seq. that makes continuing education instructor and course recommendations to the commission will be required to create a committee which shall consist of seven members, to be comprised of members of that organization who are real estate licensees or other subject matter experts. No less than four of the members shall be real estate brokers, broker-salespersons or salespersons licensed by the commission who are members of that organization. Members shall be appointed to effect balanced geographic representation from the central, northern and southern areas of the State, with not less than two members serving from each of those areas at any time on the committee. Decisions made by this committee for the approval of continuing education courses or instructors will be considered final. Courses and instructors approved by this committee will be deemed automatically approved by the commission. Furthermore, the bill revises current law so that continuing education courses would be prohibited from being delivered through a correspondence course. The bill also establishes a new core continuing education category for real estate licensee safety and codifies in the bill existing New Jersey Real Estate Commission regulations mandating that two hours of continuing education courses be taken in the topic of ethics.
Regulated Professions
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Regulated Professions Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Regulated Professions Committee
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