PRINTER'S NO. 558
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
491
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY J. WARD, HUTCHINSON, MARTIN, SCHWANK AND KEARNEY,
APRIL 5, 2019
REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE,
APRIL 5, 2019
AN ACT
Amending the act of July 10, 1990 (P.L.404, No.98), entitled "An
act providing for the certification of real estate
appraisers; specifying requirements for certification;
providing for sanctions and penalties; and making an
appropriation," further providing for definitions and for
State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 2 of the act of July 10, 1990 (P.L.404,
No.98), known as the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act,
is amended by adding definitions to read:
Section 2. Definitions.
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
context clearly indicates otherwise:
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"Certified Pennsylvania evaluator." A person who holds a
current valid certificate issued under the act of April 16, 1992
(P.L.155, No.28), known as the Assessors Certification Act.
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"Professional member." A certified Pennsylvania evaluator or
a State-certified real estate appraiser.
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Section 2. Section 4(a) and (b) of the act are amended and
the section is amended by adding a subsection to read:
Section 4. State Board of Certified Real Estate Appraisers.
(a) Creation.--There is hereby created the State Board of
Certified Real Estate Appraisers as a departmental
administrative board in the Department of State. The board shall
consist of the following members:
(1) The Secretary of the Commonwealth or a designee.
(2) The Attorney General or a designee.
(3) The Secretary of Banking or a designee.
(4) [Eight] Ten members who are citizens of the United
States and who have been residents of this Commonwealth for a
two-year period immediately prior to appointment[, two of
whom shall be public members and six]. Six of [whom] the
members shall be [persons who are] State-certified real
estate appraisers[.], two of the members shall be certified
Pennsylvania evaluators and two of the members shall be
public members. Nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit the
appointment of a professional member who is a certified
Pennsylvania evaluator and also a State-certified real estate
appraiser, except that the appointment shall specify in which
capacity the member is being appointed.
(b) Term of office.--The professional and public members
shall serve four-year terms, except as provided in subsection
(c) or (c.1), and shall be appointed by the Governor by and with
the advice and consent of a majority of the members elected to
the Senate.
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(c.1) Initial appointments of certified Pennsylvania
evaluators.--Within 90 days of the effective date of this
subsection, the Governor shall nominate one certified
Pennsylvania evaluator to serve a two-year term and one
certified Pennsylvania evaluator to serve a four-year term.
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Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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