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SB-800 Real estate: common environmental hazards booklet.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 800


Introduced by Senator Roth

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Sections 10084.1, 10153.8, and 11310.1 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to real estate.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 800, as introduced, Roth. Real estate: common environmental hazards booklet.
Existing law creates the Department of Real Estate in the Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency. Existing law requires the department, by January 1, 1991, to develop a booklet on common environmental hazards that are located on, and affect, real property, as provided.
This bill would require the department to make the booklet available on its internet website, upon appropriation by the Legislature of funds for this purpose. The bill would make other nonsubstantive changes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 10084.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

10084.1.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 10450.6, on or before January 1, 1991, the department, using funds appropriated from the Education and Research Account in the Real Estate Fund, shall develop a booklet to educate and inform consumers on all of the following:
(1) Common environmental hazards that are located on, and affect, real property. The types of common environmental hazards shall include, but not be limited to, asbestos, radon gas, lead-based paint, formaldehyde, fuel and chemical storage tanks, and water and soil contamination.
(2) The significance of common environmental hazards and what can be done to mitigate these hazards.
(3)  What sources can provide more information on common environmental hazards for the consumer.
(b) The department shall seek the advice of the State Department of Health Services to assist it in determining the contents of the booklet prepared pursuant to this section, and shall seek the assistance of the State Department of Health Services in the writing of the booklet.
(c) The booklet shall be made available on the internet website of the Department of Real Estate, upon appropriation by the Legislature of funds for this purpose.

SEC. 2.

 Section 10153.8 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

10153.8.
 When an applicant for real estate license fails the qualifying examination, he the applicant may apply for reexamination by filing the appropriate application and fee.
The application and fee for reexamination shall be filed and the reexamination taken within the two-year period following the date the application for examination was filed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 11310.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

11310.1.
 Protection of the public shall be the highest priority for the Office Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers in exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions. Whenever the protection of the public is inconsistent with other interests sought to be promoted, the protection of the public shall be paramount.