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On March 12, 2009, the “Real Estate Licensee/Sign Post Installation Meeting” was hosted by the Division of Underground Utility and Railroad Safety (Miss Utility) of the State Corporation Commission. Miss Utility’s primary concern is excavation (usually manually digging a hole with a post-hole digger) occurring for real estate “for sale” signs in violation of the law’s requirement that Miss Utility be contacted, a “dig ticket” issued, and the underground utilities marked prior to digging. Miss Utility representatives asked what the Real Estate Board could do to help educate its licensees on the lawful procedure for this type of action. On March 26, 2009, the Board approved: 1) encouraging its approved pre-license, continuing and post license educators to include instruction on this subject - an e-mail message encouraging this will be sent to the Board’s education providers; 2) including a question or questions on its salesperson and broker examinations on this subject; and 3) including an article in VREB Speaking” on this subject."