Contents 454F-1 Definitions 454F-1.5 Registration with NMLS required 454F-1.6 Presumption of control 454F-1.7 Duties of a mortgage loan originator company's qualified individual and branch manager 454F-1.8 Sponsorship by mortgage loan originator company, exempt sponsoring mortgage loan originator company, 454F-2 Exemptions 454F-2.5 Exempt sponsoring mortgage loan originator company; registration 454F-3 Requirement of licensure 454F-4 License and registration; application; issuance 454F-4.5 Automatic secondary review of license application 454F-4.8 Decision denying application subject to administrative hearing 454F-4.9 Abandoned applications 454F-5 Issuance of license 454F-6 Pre-licensing and re-licensing; education of mortgage loan originators 454F-7 Testing of mortgage loan originators 454F-8 Standards for license renewal 454F-8.5 Reinstatement of expired licenses 454F-9 Continuing education; mortgage loan originators 454F-10 Authority to require license 454F-10.5 Authorized places of business; designation of qualified individuals and branch managers; branch offices; 454F-10.6 Voluntary cessation of operation; surrender of license 454F-10.7 Change in control of a licensee; fees 454F-11 NMLS registry information; challenge process 454F-12 Enforcement authorities; violations; penalties 454F-13 Repealed 454F-14 Confidentiality 454F-15 Investigation and examination authority 454F-16 Mortgage call reports 454F-17 Prohibited practices 454F-18 Powers of commissioner 454F-19 Unique identifier shown 454F-20 Report to NMLS 454F-21 Repealed 454F-22 Mortgage loan originator, mortgage loan originator company, exempt sponsoring mortgage loan 454F-23 Payment of fees 454F-24 Mortgage servicer companies; mortgage loan originators 454F-25 Nonprofit organizations; mortgage loan originators 454F-26 Repealed 454F-41 Mortgage loan recovery fund; use of fund; fees 454F-42 Statute of limitation; recovery from fund 454F-43 Management of fund 454F-44 Standing 454F-45 Subrogation of rights 454F-46 Waiver of rights 454F-47 Disciplinary action against licensee

     §454F-4  License and registration; application; issuance.  (a)  Applicants for a license shall apply in a form as prescribed by NMLS or by the commissioner.

     (b)  To fulfill the purposes of this chapter, the commissioner may enter into agreements or contracts with NMLS or other entities to use NMLS to collect and maintain records and process transaction fees or other fees related to licensees or other persons subject to this chapter.

     (c)  For the purpose and the extent necessary to participate in NMLS, the commissioner may waive or modify, in whole or in part, by rule or order, any or all of the requirements of this chapter and establish new requirements as reasonably necessary to participate in NMLS.

     (d)  In connection with an application for a license under this chapter, the applicant, at a minimum, shall furnish to NMLS information concerning the applicant's identity, including:

     (1)  Fingerprints of the applicant or, if an applicant is not an individual, each of the applicant's control persons, executive officers, directors, general partners, and managing members for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and any governmental agency or entity authorized to receive the fingerprints for a state, national, and international criminal history background check; and

     (2)  Personal history and experience of the applicant or, if an applicant is not an individual, each of the applicant's control persons, executive officers, directors, general partners, and managing members in a form prescribed by NMLS including the submission of authorization for NMLS and the commissioner to obtain:

         (A)  An independent credit report obtained from a consumer reporting agency described in section 603(p) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, title 15 United States Code section 1681 et seq.; and

         (B)  Information related to any administrative, civil, or criminal findings by any governmental jurisdiction;

provided that the commissioner may use any information obtained pursuant to this subsection or through NMLS to determine an applicant's demonstrated financial responsibility, character, and general fitness for licensure.

     (e)  The commissioner may use NMLS as an agent for requesting information from and distributing information to the Department of Justice or any governmental agency.

     (f)  The commissioner may use NMLS as an agent for requesting and distributing information to and from any source directed by the commissioner.

     (g)  An applicant for a license as a mortgage loan originator company that is a person other than an individual shall be registered with the business registration division of the department of commerce and consumer affairs to do business in this State before a license pursuant to this chapter shall be granted. [L Sp 2009, c 32, pt of §2; am L 2010, c 84, §11; am L 2011, c 194, §5; am L 2013, c 168, §§7, 20]