Electronic Security Board of Licensure Bill Passes House Committee with REALTOR® Amendment
April 17, 2017
HB 426, the Electronic Security Board of Licensure Bill sponsored by Representative Isaac Whorton (R-Valley), received a favorable report in the House Committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions last week.
The Electronic Security Board of Licensure regulates installers of alarm systems, electronic access control systems and traditional locksmiths. This bill would alter the definitions of locksmiths and would further provide for the regulation of electronic security systems and for the operation of the board.
The AAR Government Affairs team flagged this proposed legislation for its potential negative impact on REALTORS® who engage in property management activities, multi family or commercial real estate within the scope of their license on behalf of their customers or clients. AAR worked with the bill sponsor to amend this legislation to exempt real estate licensees and property managers from the bill and its potential impact.
Representative Howard Sanderford (R-Huntsville), Committee Chair, thanked Representative Whorton for introducing the legislation. Committee members voted for a unanimous favorable report of HB 426 as amended.
Pictured Above: Rep. Whorton (far right) discussing HB 426 in the House Committee on Boards, Agencies and Commissions last week.