Section 5-25-14

Denial, suspension, or revocation of license.

(a) The department may suspend or revoke a license on any ground on which it might refuse to issue an original license, or for a violation of any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation issued under this chapter or for failure of the licensee to pay, within 30 days after it becomes final and nonappealable, a judgment recovered in any court within this state by a claimant or creditor in an action arising out of the licensee's business in this state as a mortgage broker. In these actions, the hearing and appeal procedures provided for in those sections shall be the only procedures required under this chapter.

(b) Notice of the department's intention to enter an order denying an application for a license under this chapter or of an order suspending or revoking a license under this chapter shall be given to the applicant or licensee in writing, sent by registered or certified mail addressed to the principal place of business of the applicant or licensee. Within 20 days of the date of the notice of intention to enter an order of denial, suspension, or revocation under this chapter, the applicant or licensee may request in writing a hearing to contest the order. If a hearing is not requested in writing within 20 days of the date of the notice of intention, the department shall enter a final order regarding the denial or suspension. Any final order of the department denying, suspending, or revoking a license shall state the grounds upon which it is based and shall be effective on the date of issuance. A copy of the final order shall be forwarded promptly by registered or certified mail addressed to the principal place of business of the applicant or licensee.

(c) A decision of the department denying, suspending, or revoking a license shall be conclusive, except that a licensee aggrieved by an order of the department under this section may obtain judicial review of the order and the department may obtain an order of the court for enforcement of its order in the circuit court. The proceedings shall be governed by the provisions of Section 5-25-15.

(d) A revocation, suspension, or surrender of a license shall not impair or affect the obligation of a preexisting contract between the licensee and another person entered into prior to the effective date of the license revocation, suspension, or surrender.

(Act 2001-692, p. 1439, §14.)