|Posted:||July 20, 2017 11:39 AM|
|From:||Senator Andrew E. Dinniman|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Legislation to Regulate Pipeline Land Agents|
|Based on the many pipelines slated to cross Pennsylvania and on numerous constituent calls my office has received concerning the behavior of pipeline land agents, I will soon introduce legislation to amend Pennsylvania's Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (last session’s SB 991). The bill has been updated to include a broader definition of land agent and provides for the regulation of land agents through the following:
Defines Land Agent as: A person who, in the course and scope of the person’s business in this Commonwealth and on acting on the person’s own behalf or on behalf of a prospective lessee or buyer, has been engaged primarily in:
Requires Registration with the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission, allowing for public access to a listing of registered agents.
Requires criminal history background checks of agents and provides the Commission with authority to revoke or suspend registration certificates for a number of reasons such as fraud or misrepresentation.
Introduced as SB835