Idaho Real Estate Appraiser Board
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

Minutes of October 26, 2006   

 

Roll Call:                      Paul J. Morgan – Chair

                                    Stanley Moe, Board Member

                                    Rick Bachmeier, Board Member

                                    Ed Morse, Board Member

                                    Patricia Lentz, Board Member

 

 

 

Bureau Present:            Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                  Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief                                                                       

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Maria Brown, Technical Records Specialist I

 

 

Others Present:             Joshua Hardy

                                    Chris Kostka

                                    Donna Jacobsen

                                                           

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chair, Paul Morgan.

The board reviewed the minutes from the August 21, 2006 board meeting.

Motion was made by Mr. Morse to accept the minutes as written. Seconded by Ms. Lentz, carried.

Ms. Jacobsen, Bureau Chief, gave the Legislative report.  The Rules will be published statewide in the Administrative Bulletin. Revisions made by the board have been added. The language was reviewed and approved by the Appraisal Sub Committee.  Ms. Jacobsen reviewed each proposed rule change with the board. Copies to be dispersed to the board soon. Mr. Morse asked that Ms. Jacobsen let him know when she will be speaking before JFAC. Ms. Jacobsen agreed.

Ms. Jacobsen gave the financial report. Detailed report is on the web. The board has as of 10/31/2006, $106,739.21 in appropriation with a cash balance of $141,115.20. Cash balance is adequate for upcoming expenses.

Karl Klein, Deputy Attorney General, presented a stipulation and consent order for case # REA-2005-10 and REA-2005-11. 

Motion was made by Mr. Morse to accept the recommendations of the Attorney General’s office. Seconded by Ms. Felton, carried.

Board discussion was held on the fees paid to the Attorney General’s office.

The Board discussed the seriousness of the letter sent from the Appraisal Sub Committee. The board has been instructed by the Appraisal Sub Committee to reply to the letter with solutions within 30 days. The Bureau is drafting a response to the Sub Committee’s letter based on the board’s suggestions. The Chairman of the board will review the drafted letter to the Appraisal Sub Committee and sign on behalf of the Board. The board agrees that resources are a large part of the equation. The Bureau is requesting additional staff. The Bureau is also seeking additional qualified Pro-Reviewers. The Chair requested a copy of the names of all Pro-Reviewers that the Bureau is currently using. The Board discussed how many cases are sitting more then 30 days with a Pro-Reviewer. The Chair explained that a CGA Pro-Reviewer would be more difficult to find based on the fees paid. A board member could be a Pro-Reviewer, but would have to recuse themselves from any decision making in regards to the case.

Motion made by Mr. Morse to go into executive session to review matters exempt from public disclosure.  Seconded by Mr. Moe, carried.

Motion made by Ms. Lentz to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Moe, carried.

The Board discussed the new audit procedure. Licensees are no longer audited through the renewal process. Audits are now done each quarter. Randomly 10% of all licensees are audited throughout the year. A licensee must provide documentation showing that the continuing education requirement for a period of 2 years had been met. A licensee is required to obtain 15 hours of continuing education each year and a 7 hour USPAP update course every other year. If an applicant states on their renewal form that the required continuing education had been met, and does not submit documentation when audited, the Attorney Generals office is notified, and action is taken. The board recommends the following penalty for not complying with the continuing education requirement; a 60 day suspension of license, licensee must complete the required continuing education, for the next three years licensee must submit proof of completing continuing education with each renewal, as well as a fine of $250 plus all attorney fees.

Motion made by Mr. Morse to implement the following disciplinary action for all CE audits that are in non-compliance: a 60 day suspension of the license, licensee must complete the required continuing education, for the next three years licensee must submit proof of completing continuing education with each renewal, and a fine of $250 plus all attorney fees. Seconded by Ms. Lentz, carried.

Mr. Morse shared topics covered at the AARO conference with the board including the AQB educational matrix module.

Mr. Moe requested that the board increase Pro-Reviewers compensation to $500.00 for the initial review and $1000.00 for a standard 3 review. Board members agreed with the increase. Each board member will submit 3 names of potential Pro-Reviewers to the Bureau.

Motion made by Mr. Morse that all providers must attach the educational matrix with all continuing education applications. Seconded by Mr. Moe, carried.

Motion made by Mr. Morse to go into executive session to review applications with special circumstances. Seconded by Mr. Moe, carried.

Motion made by Mr. Moe to come out of executive session. Seconded by Ms. Lentz, carried.

Motion made by Mr. Morse to deny the request for a Registered Trainee to complete   pre-licensure courses online based on Rule 275. Seconded by Ms. Lentz, carried.

The Board reviewed provider applications for continuing education. Secretary to send providers a letter informing them that the courses submitted will be approved once the enclosed educational matrix is sent back to the Bureau. 

The Board asked that the current education approval application be revised to include pre-licensure courses, hours, and the educational matrix.

Mr. Bachmeier joined the meeting at 11:45 p.m.

The board adjourned for lunch at 12:20 p.m.

The meeting was called back to order at 1:30 p.m.

Motion made by Mr. Morse to go into executive session to review applications. Seconded by Ms. Lentz, carried.

Motion made by Mr. Bachmeier to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Moe, carried.

Motion made by Mr. Morse to approve the applications for licensure.  Seconded by Ms. Lentz, the motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.