This legislation would require all individuals providing real estate sales and property management services to be licensed, regardless of citizenship or residency status. Those who work in the industry must be policed if we are to protect real estate consumers from dishonest conduct — no matter the characterization of the individual who is the source of the service. Issuing licenses to all honest individuals operating as agents in California and controlling them through the DRE’s present structure (as they did before the early 1990s) is better than adding a requirement for escrow officers to verify (police) licensing before disbursing broker fees.