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HF 3252

2nd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/02/2016 09:09am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to commerce; requiring qualified active duty military members and
veterans and spouses to receive a licensing experience waiver for the broker's
examination; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 82.59, subdivision 5.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 82.59, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Waivers.

The commissioner may grant a waiver of the real estate licensing
experience requirement for the broker's examination to a qualified applicant for a waiver.

(a) A qualified applicant for a waiver is an individual who:

(1) has a degree in real estate from an accredited college or university;

(2) is a licensed practicing attorney whose practice involves real estate law; or

(3) is a public officer whose official duties involve real estate law or real estate
transactions.

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall grant a waiver of the real estate licensing experience
requirement for the broker's examination to a qualified individual whose license lapsed or
became ineffective and who applies for the waiver. The qualified individual shall not be
required to pay a fee or charge for applying for the waiver or retaking the examination.
The qualified individual may retake the examination under the terms of the waiver. For
purposes of this paragraph, "qualified individual" means: (1) an active duty military
member on the date of license cancellation or the date by which a timely renewal must
have been made; (2) the spouse of an active duty military member on the date of license
cancellation or the date by which a timely renewal must have been made; or (3) a veteran
or spouse of a veteran who has left service in the two years preceding the date of license
cancellation or the date by which a timely renewal must have been made, and has
confirmation of an honorable or general discharge status.
new text end

new text begin If a waiver is granted under this paragraph, the commissioner shall not assess or
retain any fine or penalty arising from the related licensing action.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end A request for a waiver shall be submitted to the commissioner in writing on a
form prescribed by the commissioner and be accompanied by documents necessary to
evidence qualification as set forth in paragraph (a).

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end The waiver will lapse if the applicant fails to successfully complete the
broker's examination within one year from the date of the granting of the waiver.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies to a qualified individual whose license was canceled before,
on, or after that date.
new text end