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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                         CHAPTER 75-H.F.No. 807 
           An act relating to commerce; requiring real estate 
          brokers and salespersons to receive instruction in 
          fair housing laws; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, 
          section 82.22, subdivisions 6 and 13. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 82.22, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [INSTRUCTION; NEW LICENSES.] (a) After January 1, 
1987, every applicant for a salesperson's license shall be 
required to successfully complete a course of study in the real 
estate field consisting of 30 hours of instruction approved by 
the commissioner before taking the examination specified in 
subdivision 1.  After January 1, 1987, every applicant for a 
salesperson's license shall be required to successfully complete 
an additional course of study in the real estate field 
consisting of 60 hours of instruction approved by the 
commissioner, of which three hours shall consist of training in 
state and federal fair housing laws, regulations and rules, 
before filing an application for the license.  Every salesperson 
licensed after January 1, 1987, shall, within one year of 
licensure, be required to successfully complete a course of 
study in the real estate field consisting of 30 hours of 
instruction approved by the commissioner. 
    (b) After December 31, 1983, and before January 1, 1987, 
every applicant for a salesperson's license shall be required to 
successfully complete a course of study in the real estate field 
consisting of 30 hours of instruction approved by the 
commissioner before taking the examination specified in 
subdivision 1.  After December 31, 1983, and before January 1, 
1987, every applicant for a salesperson's license shall be 
required to successfully complete an additional course of study 
in the real estate field consisting of 30 hours of instruction 
approved by the commissioner before filing an application for 
the license.  Every salesperson licensed after December 31, 
1983, and before January 1, 1987, shall, within one year of the 
date a license was first issued, be required to successfully 
complete a course of study in the real estate field consisting 
of 30 hours of instruction approved by the commissioner.  
    (c) The commissioner may approve courses of study in the 
real estate field offered in educational institutions of higher 
learning in this state or courses of study in the real estate 
field developed by and offered under the auspices of the 
national association of realtors, its affiliates, or private 
real estate schools.  The commissioner shall not approve any 
course offered by, sponsored by, or affiliated with any person 
or company licensed to engage in the real estate business.  The 
commissioner may by rule prescribe the curriculum and 
qualification of those employed as instructors. 
    (d) After January 1, 1988, an applicant for a broker's 
license must successfully complete a course of study in the real 
estate field consisting of 30 hours of instruction approved by 
the commissioner, of which three hours shall consist of training 
in state and federal fair housing laws, regulations, and rules.  
The course must have been completed within six months prior to 
the date of application for the broker's license. 
    (e) After August 1, 1989, an applicant for a real estate 
closing agent's license must successfully complete a course of 
study relating to closing services consisting of eight hours of 
instruction approved by the commissioner. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 82.22, 
subdivision 13, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 13.  [CONTINUING EDUCATION.] (a) After July 1, 1987, 
all real estate salespersons and all real estate brokers shall 
be required to successfully complete 15 hours of real estate 
education, either as a student or a lecturer, in courses of 
study approved by the commissioner, each year after their 
initial annual renewal date or after the expiration of their 
currently assigned three year continuing education due date.  
All salespersons and brokers shall report continuing education 
on an annual basis no later than June 30, 1990.  Hours in excess 
of 15 earned in any one year may be carried forward to the 
following year. 
    (b) The commissioner shall adopt rules defining the 
standards for course and instructor approval, and may adopt 
rules for the proper administration of this subdivision. 
    (c) Any program approved by Minnesota continuing legal 
education shall be approved by the commissioner of commerce for 
continuing education for real estate brokers and salespeople if 
the program or any part thereof relates to real estate.  
    (d) As part of the continuing education requirements of 
this section, the commissioner shall require that all real 
estate brokers and salespersons receive at least two hours of 
training every even-numbered year in courses in state and 
federal fair housing laws, regulations, and rules. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective January 1, 1992. 
    Presented to the governor May 9, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 13, 1991, 11:40 a.m.