Section 34-4-5

Actions for collection of compensation.

No person engaged in the business of or acting in the capacity of an auctioneer or an apprentice auctioneer shall bring or maintain any action in the courts of this state for the collection of compensation for any services performed as an auctioneer or apprentice auctioneer without first alleging and proving that he or she was a duly licensed auctioneer or apprentice auctioneer at the time the alleged cause of action arose. No apprentice auctioneer shall have the right to institute an action in his or her own name for the recovery of a commission, fee, or compensation for services as an apprentice auctioneer, but any such action shall be instituted and brought by the licensed auctioneer employing the apprentice auctioneer. Nothing contained herein shall be construed so as to prevent a licensed apprentice auctioneer from suing his or her employing auctioneer for any compensation, fees, or commissions due him or her from such auctioneer.

(Acts 1973, No. 811, p. 1236, §20.)