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2001 Meeting Minutes


IOWA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
1918 SE Hulsizer Road
Ankeny, IA

April 12, 2001--MINUTES

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

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

The meeting was called to order at 9:01 a.m.

A plaque was presented to Terry Rogers in honor of her six years of service to the Commission.

Rank granted a request by Jim Berry to be placed on the agenda to provide a report on the UNI Advisory Council meeting held on April 11, 2001, in Cedar Falls. He stated that there are currently 64 Real Estate majors and 19 Real Estate minors at UNI. In addition, 85% of all Real Estate graduates stayed in Iowa. Thirteen scholarship recipients were recognized. In all there were 79 scholarship providers and supporters.

Leestamper moved, seconded by Rogers 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; Rogers, aye. Motion carried unanimously.

The Commission entered into closed session at 9:15 a.m. and arose there from at 9:55 a.m.

Rogers moved, seconded by Leestamper, to close cases 00-157, 00-158, and 00-159; and find probable cause in case 00-149. Roll call vote was as follows: Miller, aye; Leestamper, aye; Hughes, aye; Rogers, aye; Rank, aye. Motion carried unanimously.

Rank moved seconded by Rogers to nominate Miller for Chair of the commission. Rank moved, seconded by Miller to cease nominations, Motion carried unanimously. Roll call vote to name Robert Miller Chair of the Commission was as follows: Leestamper, aye; Miller, aye: Hughes, aye; Rogers, aye; Rank, aye. Motion carried unanimously

Miller moved, seconded by Rogers, to nominate Hughes for Vice-Chair of the Commission. Miller moved, seconded by Rogers to cease nominations. Motion carried unanimously. Roll call vote was as follows: Miller, aye; Leestamper, aye: Hughes, aye; Rogers, aye; Rank, aye. Motion carried unanimously

Miller appointed Hughes and Leestamper to serve on the May 23, 2001 Investigation Committee. The June Commission Meeting date was changed to Wednesday June 20, 2001, and the Investigation Committee meeting was changed to Tuesday, June 19, 2001.

Hughes moved, Miller seconded to approve minutes of the meeting held on March, 8, 2001. Motion carried unanimously.

Hansen and Griebel reported on the New Uniform Division Rules. Griebel reported that these proposed new division rules were prepared using model rules and each board’s existing rules. The new division chapters basically standardized specific chapters for all six licensing boards under the Professional Licensing Division. Hughes moved, Leestamper seconded to approve the proposed division rules to file as Notice of Intended Action. Motion carried unanimously

Hansen gave an update on the progress on Executive Order #8.

The Commission considered a written request from Bradley Skinner, to substitute his experience for the two years of salesperson experience requirement to qualify for broker. Skinner was present and was invited by Rank to the table to discuss the request. Rogers moved, Leestamper seconded to deny his request. Motion carried unanimously.

Leestamper reported that she had attended the UNI Advisory Council meeting held on April 11, 2001, in Cedar Falls and had been appointed to the curriculum committee to in determining real estate major and minor course requirements.

Hughes reported that he gave a presentation at a Board of Realtors meeting in his area and encouraged other commissioners to attend meetings when possible in their area. He indicated that licensees have many misconceptions of how the commission works and the compliant process. He finds it beneficial as a commission member to attend and participate in various meetings.

Rank thanked the commission members and staff for helping make it a good year for her as chair.

Kay Halloran, Division Administrator, reported on the severe state budget problems and the impact on the division. She shared a letter dated April 11, 2001, to Department Directors, from Cynthia Eisenhauer, Director, Iowa Department of Management, that ordered Departments to immediately discontinue discretionary general fund spending. The letter also provided fourteen cost saving measures to be followed.

Public comment. Paul McLaughlin, Iowa Association of Realtors, reported that the next IAR meeting is in Okoboji on June 5, 6, and 7. He also stated that the auctioneering bill did pass the Senate and is going to the Iowa House.

Miller moved, seconded by Rogers, to adjourn the meeting at 11:35 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.

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