DBPR Praises House for Passage of HB 667
April 18, 2013
~ Bill will protect jobs of Florida real estate appraisers ~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) today praised the House of Representatives for the passage of HB 667 which, if signed into law, will bring Florida into compliance with Title XI of the federally mandated Dodd-Frank Reform Act.
“With this bill, Florida will be able to protect the jobs of thousands of licensed Florida real estate appraisers, enabling them to continue to perform appraisals on federally-related transactions,” said Secretary Ken Lawson. “We thank the House for passing this important bill.”
The bill was sponsored by Representative Elizabeth Porter (R – Lake City) who said, “I was honored to sponsor HB 667, legislation that would assist Florida’s appraisers stay in compliance with federal law. I look forward to helping Florida’s housing industry continue to bounce back.”
The companion bill, Senate Bill 852 sponsored by Senator Aaron Bean (R – Fernandina Beach) is currently in the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s mission is to license efficiently and regulate fairly. The Department licenses and regulates more than one million businesses and professionals ranging from hotels and restaurants, real estate agents and certified public accountants to veterinarians, contractors and cosmetologists. For more information, please visit www.MyFloridaLicense.com.