Florida Senate - 2021                                     SB 346
       By Senator Rodriguez
       39-00677-21                                            2021346__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the Florida Real Estate Appraisal
    3         Board; amending s. 475.613, F.S.; revising the
    4         composition of the board; providing an effective date.
    6  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    8         Section 1. Subsection (1) of section 475.613, Florida
    9  Statutes, is amended to read:
   10         475.613 Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board.—
   11         (1) There is created the Florida Real Estate Appraisal
   12  Board, which shall consist of seven nine members appointed by
   13  the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Four
   14  members of the board must be real estate appraisers who have
   15  been engaged in the general practice of appraising real property
   16  in this state for at least 5 years immediately preceding
   17  appointment. In appointing real estate appraisers to the board,
   18  while not excluding other appraisers, the Governor shall give
   19  preference to real estate appraisers who are not primarily
   20  engaged in real estate brokerage or mortgage lending activities.
   21  One member Two members of the board must represent the appraisal
   22  management industry. One member of the board must represent
   23  organizations that use appraisals for the purpose of eminent
   24  domain proceedings, financial transactions, or mortgage
   25  insurance. One member Two members of the board must be a
   26  representative shall be representatives of the general public
   27  and may shall not be connected in any way with the practice of
   28  real estate appraisal. The appraiser members shall be as
   29  representative of the entire industry as possible, and
   30  membership in a nationally recognized or state-recognized
   31  appraisal organization may shall not be a prerequisite to
   32  membership on the board. To the extent possible, no more than
   33  two members of the board shall be primarily affiliated with any
   34  one particular national or state appraisal association. Two of
   35  the members must be licensed or certified residential real
   36  estate appraisers and two of the members must be certified
   37  general real estate appraisers at the time of their appointment.
   38         (a) Members of the board shall be appointed for 4-year
   39  terms. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the board
   40  shall be filled by appointment by the Governor for the unexpired
   41  term. Upon expiration of her or his term, a member of the board
   42  shall continue to hold office until the appointment and
   43  qualification of the member’s successor. A member may not be
   44  appointed for more than two consecutive terms. The Governor may
   45  remove any member for cause.
   46         (b) The headquarters for the board shall be in Orlando.
   47         (c) The board shall meet at least once each calendar
   48  quarter to conduct its business.
   49         (d) The members of the board shall elect a chairperson at
   50  the first meeting each year.
   51         (e) Each member of the board is entitled to per diem and
   52  travel expenses as set by legislative appropriation for each day
   53  that the member engages in the business of the board.
   54         Section 2. This act shall take effect November 1, 2021.