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      RS 37:1464     


§1464.  Real Estate Research and Education Fund

A.  There is created the Louisiana Real Estate Research and Education Fund.  The Louisiana Real Estate Research and Education Fund, hereinafter referred to as the "education fund", is hereby established to promote the advancement and more efficient administration of the real estate industry and thereby serve to protect the public.  Said funds are to be disbursed by voucher properly drawn and signed by the chairman of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission or his designee for the purposes hereinafter specified in Subsection C of this Section.

B.  In addition to the licensee fees provided for in R.S. 37:1443, the commission may charge, upon initial issuance or renewal of every real estate broker's and real estate salesperson's license, as well as any and all other types of licenses, if any issued by the commission after January 1, 1979, an amount not to exceed ten dollars per annum or twenty dollars for each two-year license period to be included in the education fund.

C.  The commission, in its discretion, may use any and all monies in the education fund from whatever source derived for the following purposes:

(1)  To establish real estate chairs at Louisiana institutions of higher learning.

(2)  To contract for particular research projects in the field of real estate for the state of Louisiana.

(3)  To sponsor, conduct, contract for, and to underwrite any and all other research projects or real estate programs having to do with the advancement of the real estate field in Louisiana.

(4)  To reduce the Louisiana Real Estate Commission office building debt for the Fiscal Years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.  This Paragraph shall cease to be effective on June 30, 2012.

Acts 1978, No. 514, §1; Acts 1989, No. 655, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1990; Acts 2010, No. 371, §1, eff. July 1, 2010.

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