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House Bill No. 6522

Public Act No. 03-71

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE LEGISLATIVE COMMISSIONERS' RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TECHNICAL REVISIONS TO CERTAIN REAL ESTATE STATUTES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 20-314a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the commission, may adopt [such reasonable] regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, [as the commissioner deems necessary] relating to the approval of schools offering courses in real estate principles and practice and related subjects, or real estate student intern programs, the content of such courses or programs and the advertising to the public of the services of such schools. Such regulations shall not require approval of instructors at such schools. The commission may exempt any applicant for a real estate broker's license from the requirements concerning experience under the provisions of subsection (d) of section 20-314, if the commission determines that such applicant is unable to meet such requirements solely because such applicant has been subjected to discrimination based on race, creed or color, which discrimination interfered with such applicant's ability to meet such requirements.

Sec. 2. Section 20-314c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

Any student who wishes to enroll in a real estate student intern program in this state [,] shall file an application with the commission. The commission shall approve such application if it appears to the satisfaction of the commission that the program is provided by an accredited school and the student will be under the direct supervision of a real estate broker licensed in the state. The application shall contain the name and address of such licensed real estate broker, and a statement from the broker that such broker shall be liable for any acts of negligence, fraud or misrepresentation by such student while under such broker's supervision. If the commission approves the application, the commission shall exempt such student from the license requirements of this chapter during the period in which such student is acting as an intern under the direct supervision of a real estate broker licensed in the state while enrolled in such intern program.

Sec. 3. Subsection (d) of section 20-316 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

(d) The provisions of this section shall apply to [all applicants for licenses] any applicant for a license under this chapter, whether or not such applicant was engaged in the real estate business in this state on July 1, 1953, and whenever [his] the applicant's application is filed.

Sec. 4. Section 20-328 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2003):

The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with advice and assistance from the commission, may adopt [such reasonable] regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, [as the commissioner deems necessary] relating to the form and manner of filing applications for licenses under this chapter and the manner in which licensed real estate brokers and licensed real estate salespersons shall conduct the real estate business.

Approved June 3, 2003