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454F-11 NMLS registry information; challenge process 454F-12 Enforcement authorities; violations; penalties 454F-13 Repealed 454F-14 Confidentiality 454F-15 Investigation and examination authority 454F-16 Mortgage call reports 454F-17 Prohibited practices 454F-18 Powers of commissioner 454F-19 Unique identifier shown 454F-20 Report to NMLS 454F-21 Repealed 454F-22 Mortgage loan originator, mortgage loan originator company, exempt sponsoring mortgage loan 454F-23 Payment of fees 454F-24 Mortgage servicer companies; mortgage loan originators 454F-25 Nonprofit organizations; mortgage loan originators 454F-26 Repealed 454F-41 Mortgage loan recovery fund; use of fund; fees 454F-42 Statute of limitation; recovery from fund 454F-43 Management of fund 454F-44 Standing 454F-45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-18  Powers of commissioner.  (a)  The commissioner may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 as the commissioner deems necessary for the administration of this chapter.

     (b)  In addition to any other powers provided by law, the commissioner shall have the authority to:

     (1)  Administer and enforce the provisions and requirements of this chapter;

     (2)  Adopt, amend, or repeal rules and issue declaratory rulings or informal nonbinding interpretations;

     (3)  Develop requirements for licensure through rules, including establishing the content of the written tests required under section 454F-7;

     (4)  Investigate and conduct hearings regarding any violation of this chapter or any rule or order of, or agreement with, the commissioner;

     (5)  Create fact-finding committees that may make recommendations to the commissioner for the commissioner's deliberations;

     (6)  Require an applicant or any of its control persons, officers, directors, employees, partners, members, managers, and agents to disclose their relevant criminal history and request a criminal history record check in accordance with chapter 846;

     (7)  Contract with or employ qualified persons, including investigators, examiners, or auditors who may be exempt from chapter 76 and who shall assist the commissioner in exercising the commissioner's powers and duties;

     (8)  Require that all fees, fines, and charges collected by the commissioner under this chapter, except for fees designated for deposit into the mortgage loan recovery fund pursuant to section 454F-41, be deposited into the compliance resolution fund established pursuant to section 26-9(o);

     (9)  Process and investigate complaints, subpoena witnesses and documents, administer oaths, and receive affidavits and oral testimony, including telephonic communications, and do any and all things necessary or incidental to the exercise of the commissioner's power and duties, including the authority to conduct contested case proceedings under chapter 91; and

    (10)  Require a licensee to comply with any rule, guidance, guideline, statement, supervisory policy or any similar proclamation issued or adopted by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to the same extent and in the same manner as a bank chartered by the State or in the alternative, any policy position of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. [L Sp 2009, c 32, pt of §2; am L 2010, c 84, §23]