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2000 Meeting Minutes


IOWA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
1918 SE Hulsizer Road
Ankeny, IA

September 28, 2000--MINUTES

Present: Evelyn Rank, Chair; Barbara Leestamper, Robert Miller, James Hughes

Others present: Roger Hansen, Executive Secretary; Pam Griebel, Assistant Attorney General; Susan Griffel, Education Director; Lori Kyle, Staff

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. Hughes moved, seconded by Leestamper, to go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(d) and Iowa Code 21.5(1)(f). Roll call vote was as follows: Rank, aye; Miller, aye; Leestamper, aye; Hughes, aye. Motion carried unanimously.

The Commission entered into closed session at 9:06 a.m. and arose therefrom at 10:02 a.m. Miller left the room at 9:25 a.m. while the Commission discussed cases 00-031, 00-037, and 00-038. Miller returned at 10:02 a.m.

Recommendations from the investigative committee were discussed.

Leestamper moved, seconded by Miller, to accept the signed informal settlements in complaint cases 00-017 and 00-072. Motion carried unanimously.

Hughes moved, seconded by Miller, to close the following closed cases:

00-090 00-103 00-110 00-115 00-121
00-093 00-104 00-112 00-116 00-031
00-095 00-105 00-113 00-118 00-037
00-101 00-108 00-114 00-120 00-038
00-102

Motion carried unanimously, however Miller abstained from voting on complaint cases 00-031, 00-037, and 00-038.

Hughes moved, seconded by Miller to find probable cause in the following cases: 00-079 00-080 00-094

Motion carried unanimously.

Leestamper moved, seconded by Hughes to accept the minutes of the August 16, 2000, meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Future meetings are scheduled as follows:
November 9 Commission Meeting
November 8 investigative committee: Rank, Hughes
December 14 Commission Meeting
December 13 investigative committee: Leestamper, Rogers

The Commission considered a written request by Rhonda Berger to waive the reinstatement fee for her expired salesperson license. Motion was made by Hughes and seconded by Leestamper to deny the request. Motion carried unanimously.

Griebel reported on Iowa Supreme Court Proposed Rules regarding Unauthorized Practice of Law. She will draft a letter stating the Commission's concerns regarding ambiguous wording. Griebel left the meeting at 10:45 a.m.

Hansen reported on the Commission's previous attempts to amendment 543B.7(2) that failed to pass the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 legislative sessions. Real estate property management businesses continue to operate without a real estate license by use of the power of attorney. The Commission supported resubmission of the proposed amendment this legislative session.

Rich Nutt, President of the UNI Real Estate Education Advisory Council; Dr. Art Cox, Director; Bill Greer, Dean of Business Administration at UNI; and Scott Case, President-Elect of the Iowa Association of Realtors, appeared before the Commission to present a review and update of the Real Estate Education Program at UNI.

Griffel advised that the newsletter is in final review. She commented that accessibility of information on the web and how it has freed up time taken in the past to send information to the public.

Hansen reported on preparations being made for on-line renewals with a target deadline of November 1, 2000. He stated that the ability to access the on-line renewal site would be available from the Real Estate Commission Home Page. On-line renewal information will be printed on the renewal application and additionally included in the mailing. Hansen added that the ARELLO Annual Conference Meetings are next month and that work continues on Executive Order 8.

Public comment:
Paul McLaughlin from the IAR mentioned that national meetings would be held in San Francisco in November.

Motion was made by Hughes and seconded by Miller to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 11:42 a.m.

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