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2007-2008 Regulatory Agendas

02-298
Board of Real Estate Appraisers

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-298
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Real Estate Appraisers

CONTACT PERSON: Carol J. Leighton. P&FR - OLR, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035. Tel.: (207) 624-8520. E-mail: carol.j.leighton@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2007-2008 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 100: General Information
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §14012
PURPOSE: This Chapter establishes guidelines relating to meetings and records. The procedures need not be in rule and the Board has made a recommendation to repeal Chapter 100. The rule hearing is scheduled for September 11, 2007. The Board does not plan to use consensus-based rule development in proposing needed changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and license applicants.

CHAPTER 110: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §14012
PURPOSE: This Chapter establishes the fees charged by the Board. Fees are not set by the Director of the Office of Licensing and Registration – Chapter 10, Section 4(34) OLR fee rule. The Board has made a recommendation to repeal Chapter 110. The rule hearing is scheduled for September 11, 2007.
The Board does not plan to use consensus-based rule development in proposing needed changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and license applicants.

CHAPTER 160: Complaints and Investigations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §14012
PURPOSE: This rule establishes guidelines and procedures for filing complaints. This chapter is no longer necessary. This board follows the uniform complaint process adopted by the Office of Licensing and Registration. The Board has made a recommendation to repeal Chapter 160. The rule hearing is scheduled for September 11, 2007. The Board does not plan to use consensus-based rule development in proposing needed changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.

CHAPTER 200: Prerequisites to Licensure
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §14012
PURPOSE: This Chapter sets the guidelines for licensure. The statutory changes effective January 1, 2008 adopt in statute the requirements for licensure. The Board has made a recommendation to repeal Chapter 200. The rule hearing is scheduled for September 11, 2007. The Board does not plan to use consensus-based rule development in proposing needed changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year.
AFFECTED PARTIES: License applicants.

CHAPTER 210: Continuing Education
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §14012
PURPOSE: This Chapter establishes the continuing education requirements. The statutory changes effective January 1, 2008 require all continuing education courses to apply for course approval from the Appraisal Qualifications Board. The Board has made a recommendation to repeal Chapter 210. The rule hearing is scheduled for September 11, 2007. The Board does not plan to use consensus-based rule development in proposing any changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.

CHAPTER 220: Educational Course Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §14012
PURPOSE: This Chapter establishes the guidelines for approval of qualifying and continuing education courses. The statutory changes effective January 1, 2008 require all qualifying educational courses to apply for course approval from the Appraisal Qualifications Board. Consistent with the statutory change, the Board has made a recommendation to clarify that the course approval process requires providers to apply for approval from the Appraisal Qualifications Board. The rule hearing is scheduled for September 11, 2007. The Board does not plan to use consensus-based rule development in proposing any changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year.
AFFECTED PARTIES: License applicants and licensees.

CHAPTER 230: Supervising Appraiser Duties
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §14012
PURPOSE: This Chapter establishes the duties for supervisors. The Board has recommended changes to Chapter 230 to comply with the statutory requirement that limits the number of trainees per supervisor and only allows a certified licensee to act as a supervisor for a trainee. The rule hearing is scheduled for September 11, 2007. The Board does not plan to use consensus-based rule development in proposing any changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within one year.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.

CHAPTER 240: Standards of Professional Practice
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §14012
PURPOSE: This Chapter references the edition of the standards of professional practice. The Board will need to amend this chapter to reference the most recent edition and effective date of the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (“USPAP”). USPAP has historically been amended on an annual basis. However, recent changes suggest the schedule will be amended to a two-year cycle. The Board does not plan to use consensus-based rule development in proposing any changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: January 2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees and the public.