Section 34-27-64

Registration fees; assessment of costs of investigating violation of article.

(a) For the registration of all vacation time-sharing plans and the accommodations and facilities affected thereby which are located within the state, there shall be paid to the commission the initial sum of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750), together with an annual renewal fee of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750). In addition to submitting an annual renewal fee, each time-sharing plan must submit an audited annual financial statement of the entity or person in whose name the plan is registered done by a certified public accountant and such other materials as the commission shall require for an annual registration renewal. For amendments or changes to each sales promotion including brochures, pamphlets, advertisements, or other materials disseminated to the public required pursuant to subdivision (2) of Section 34-27-51, there shall be paid a fee of twenty dollars ($20) at the time of submission to the commission for approval.

(b) For the registration of all vacation time-sharing plans and the accommodations and facilities affected thereby which are located outside the state, there shall be paid to the commission the initial sum of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750), together with an annual renewal fee of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750). All books, files, accounts and other documents pertaining to the advertisement and sale of vacation time-sharing plans located outside the state shall be subject to examination by the commission and the business entity whose documentation is being examined shall pay a fee of five hundred dollars ($500) plus the actual expenses, including the cost of transportation, of the examiner representing the commission while he or she is absent from this office for purposes of conducting the examination. For amendments or changes to each sales promotion including brochures, pamphlets, advertisements, or other materials disseminated to the public required pursuant to subdivision (2) of Section 34-27-51, there shall be paid a fee of twenty dollars ($20) at the time of submission to the commission for approval.

(c) If the commission determines that the registration or operation of any vacation time-sharing plan violates the provisions of this article in such manner as indicates bad faith or dishonesty, the commission, after notice and hearing, may assess all reasonable costs of the investigation and prosecution of such violations.

(Acts 1983, No. 83-670, p. 1035, §15; Acts 1985, No. 85-750, p. 1204, §1; Act 2001-310, p. 391, §1.)