Bill Status of HB2397 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: AUCTION LICENSE ACT
Rep. Angelo Saviano
|Session Sine Die
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Auction License Act. Provides that upon the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, any person who holds a valid license as an associate auctioneer shall be issued an auctioneer license without having to apply to the Department or pay any fee. Provides that upon receipt of such an auctioneer license, a licensee's associate auctioneer license shall no longer be valid. Eliminates the Auction Regulation Administration Fund, the Auction Education Fund, and the Auction Recovery Fund. Provides that all fees collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund and appropriated to the Department for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department in the administration of this Act. Provides that the Department may investigate the actions of any applicant or person rendering or offering to render auction services, or holding or claiming to hold a license as a licensed auctioneer. In a provision concerning disciplinary hearings, provides that if the Secretary disagrees with the recommendations of the Board, the Secretary may issue an order in contravention of the Board recommendations. Provides that the Department may contract with third parties for services necessary for the proper administration of the Act. Makes certain changes to the responsibilities and powers of the Auction Advisory Board and the Secretary. Defines "address of record". Makes other changes. Effective immediately.