On September 23, the California governor signed SB 1495. The bill, among other things (i) updates requirements that the assurances required as a condition of license renewal would be that the licensee had, during the preceding 2-year period, informed themselves of those developments; (ii) expands the scope of the crime of perjury, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program; (iii) refers to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry in the provisions of the Real Estate Law as the “Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry”’; and (iv) for real estate broker license applicants, moves the component on state and federal fair housing laws to the real estate practice course instead of the legal aspects of real estate course, and delays the revision to the real estate practice course until 2024. The bill also updates definitions of “SAFE Act,” and “mortgage loan originator.” The bill is effective January 1, 2023.
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