On April 18, the Georgia governor signed HB 212, which amends the Official Code of Georgia Annotated relating to the licensing of mortgage lenders and mortgage brokers. Under the Act, the following persons, who meet certain requirements, are exempt from state licensing requirements: “retailers and retail brokers of manufactured homes, mobile homes, or residential industrialized buildings.” The Act also revises the definition of a “mortgage broker” to remove the aforementioned categories from the term, and further provides that a “mortgage broker” does not include employees of exempt persons who satisfy specific requirements. The Act takes effect July 1.