ENROLLED 2021 Legislature SB 346, 1st Engrossed 2021346er 1 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. 5 6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 7 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 nine members appointed by the 13 Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Four members of 14 the board must be real estate appraisers who have been engaged 15 in the general practice of appraising real property in this 16 state for at least 5 years immediately preceding appointment. In 17 appointing real estate appraisers to the board, while not 18 excluding other appraisers, the Governor shall give preference 19 to real estate appraisers who are not primarily engaged in real 20 estate brokerage or mortgage lending activities. One member
Two21 membersof the board must represent the appraisal management 22 industry. One member of the board must represent organizations 23 that use appraisals for the purpose of eminent domain 24 proceedings, financial transactions, or mortgage insurance. 25 Three Twomembers of the board must represent shall be26 representatives ofthe general public and may shallnot be 27 connected in any way with the practice of real estate appraisal. 28 The appraiser members shall be as representative of the entire 29 industry as possible, and membership in a nationally recognized 30 or state-recognized appraisal organization may shallnot be a 31 prerequisite to membership on the board. To the extent possible, 32 no more than two members of the board shall be primarily 33 affiliated with any one particular national or state appraisal 34 association. Two of the members must be licensed or certified 35 residential real estate appraisers and two of the members must 36 be certified general real estate appraisers at the time of their 37 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.