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2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
June 5, 2013 - Introduced by Senators Gudex, Erpenbach, Schultz, Kedzie,
Cowles, L. Taylor and Shilling, cosponsored by Representatives Steineke,
Spiros, Bewley, Ohnstad, Knudson, Riemer and Krug. Referred to Energy,
Consumer Protection, and Government Reform.
SB208,1,3 1An Act to amend 452.09 (3) (d); and to create 452.09 (4) of the statutes;
2relating to: experience requirements for real estate brokers and granting
3rule-making authority.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the Real Estate Examining Board (board) issues licenses for
real estate brokers and real estate salespersons. Generally, the board may not grant
a broker's license to an applicant who does not already hold a salesperson's license
or who has not passed the examination for licensure as a salesperson in addition to
passing the broker's examination.
This bill establishes the requirement that an applicant for a broker's license
must submit evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has practiced as
a salesperson under the direct supervision of a licensed broker for at least two years
within the last four years preceding the date of the applicant's application for the
broker's license. Any time spent as an apprentice may not be applied to satisfy that
requirement. If the applicant is an attorney licensed to practice law in Wisconsin,
the applicant may satisfy that requirement by demonstrating to the board's
satisfaction that the applicant has real estate-related experience. If the applicant
is a building contractor that holds a current certificate of financial responsibility
issued by the Department of Safety and Professional Services, the applicant may
satisfy that requirement by demonstrating to the board's satisfaction that the
applicant has experience related to real estate sales. If the applicant is a
nonresident, the applicant may satisfy that requirement by demonstrating to the

board's satisfaction that the applicant has been licensed as a real estate broker under
the laws of another state for at least two of the last four years preceding the person's
application for a broker's license in Wisconsin.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB208, s. 1 1Section 1. 452.09 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB208,2,62 452.09 (3) (d) Except as provided under s. 452.12 (2) or in a reciprocal
3agreement under s. 452.05 (3), the board may not grant a broker's license to an
4applicant who does not hold a salesperson's license unless the applicant passes the
5salesperson's examination and the broker's examination
meet the requirements
6under this section
.
SB208, s. 2 7Section 2. 452.09 (4) of the statutes is created to read:
SB208,2,138 452.09 (4) Experience requirements for broker's license applicants. (a) An
9applicant for a broker's license who is an individual shall submit to the board
10evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has practiced as a salesperson
11under the direct supervision of a licensed broker for at least 2 years within the last
124 years preceding the date of the applicant's application for a broker's license,
13excluding any time the applicant spent in an apprenticeship under sub. (5).
SB208,2,1614 (b) An applicant who is licensed to practice law in this state may satisfy the
15requirement under par. (a) by submitting to the board evidence satisfactory to the
16board that the applicant has experience related to real estate.
SB208,2,2017 (c) An applicant who holds a current certificate of financial responsibility under
18s. 101.654 may satisfy the requirement under par. (a) by submitting to the board
19evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant has experience related to real
20estate sales.
SB208,3,6
1(d) Except as provided in a reciprocal agreement under s. 452.05 (3), an
2applicant for a broker's license who is a nonresident may satisfy the requirement
3under par. (a) by submitting to the board evidence satisfactory to the board that the
4applicant has been a licensed broker under the laws of another state for at least 2
5years within the last 4 years preceding the date of the applicant's application for a
6broker's license.
SB208,3,117 (e) The board may waive any requirement under par. (a), (b), (c), or (d) for any
8applicant based on standards established by the board by rule, and the board may
9promulgate other rules, including rules that establish standards concerning an
10applicant's practice or experience related to real estate, including ancillary services
11used in transactions.
SB208, s. 3 12Section 3. Initial applicability.
SB208,3,1413 (1) This act first applies to an application for a real estate broker's license
14submitted to the real estate examining board on the effective date of this subsection.
SB208, s. 4 15Section 4. Effective date.
SB208,3,1616 (1) This act takes effect on July 1, 2014.
SB208,3,1717 (End)
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