Invitation for Public Comment/Hearing Notices

Annual Fee Hearing – December 27, 2017

Sections 10226 and 11011 of the Business & Professions Code require at least one regulation hearing be held each calendar year to review specified fees charged by the Bureau of Real Estate. Please see the following Notice regarding this year's hearing. No changes to the present fee structure are proposed.

Criteria for Rehabilitation Amendments – Sections 2911 and 2912 - Effective July 1, 2017

Where an applicant for a real estate license, or a current real estate licensee, has suffered a criminal conviction, the Criteria for Rehabilitation offer categories of relevant facts that the applicant or licensee may offer as evidence to demonstrate rehabilitation. The Criteria appear in Sections 2911 and 2912 of the Regulations of the Real Estate Commissioner. This recently adopted proposal updated and modified the Criteria. Originally published on October 30, 2015, the public comment period on this regulations proposal closed December 14, 2015. Two further, 15-day public comment periods occurred in 2016. The proposal went into effect on July 1, 2017.

Please read the Text of the proposal, as well as the Notice, posted below.

Legislative Oversight Hearing - March 9,2016

The California Legislature conducts regular oversight hearings of the Department of Consumer Affairs and all its boards, bureaus, and commissions, including the Bureau of Real Estate. The Legislature's most recent oversight hearing of the Bureau of Real Estate was on March 9, 2016, before the Assembly's Business and Professions Committee and the Senate's Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. For details of this hearing, and to review the Bureau of Real Estate's Background Information report provided to the Legislature, please see the documents posted below.

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