Section 5-26-5

State license and registration application and issuance.

(1) Application form. Applicants for a license shall apply in a form as prescribed by the supervisor. Each such form shall contain content as set forth by rule, regulation, instruction, or procedure of the supervisor and may be changed or updated as necessary by the supervisor in order to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(2) License fee. Each application shall be filed with an initial license fee of seventy-five dollars ($75). This license fee shall be in addition to the fees required to apply through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry.

(3) Supervisor may establish relationships or contracts. In order to fulfill the purposes of this chapter, the supervisor is authorized to establish relationships or contracts with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry or other entities designated by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry to collect and maintain records and process transaction fees or other fees related to licensees or other persons subject to this chapter.

(4) Waive or modify requirements. For the purpose of participating in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, the supervisor is authorized to waive or modify, in whole or in part, by rule, regulation, or order, any or all of the requirements of this chapter and to establish new requirements as reasonably necessary to participate in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry.

(5) Background checks. Notwithstanding any existing state law to the contrary, in connection with an application for licensing as a mortgage loan originator, the applicant, at a minimum, shall furnish to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry information concerning the applicant's identity, including:

(a) Fingerprints for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and any governmental agency or entity authorized to receive such information for a state, national, and international criminal history background check; and

(b) Personal history and experience in a form prescribed by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry, including the submission of authorization for the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry and the supervisor to obtain:

(i) An independent credit report obtained from a consumer reporting agency described in Section 603(p) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and

(ii) Information related to any administrative, civil, or criminal findings by any governmental jurisdiction.

(6) Agent for purposes of requesting and distributing criminal information. For the purposes of this section and in order to reduce the points of contact which the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have to maintain for purposes of subsection (5)(a) and (b)(ii) the supervisor may use the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry as a channeling agent for requesting information from and distributing information to the Department of Justice or any governmental agency.

(7) Agent for purposes of requesting and distributing non-criminal information. For the purposes of this section and in order to reduce the points of contact which the supervisor may have to maintain for purposes of subsection (5)(b)(i) and (ii) the supervisor may use the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry as a channeling agent for requesting and distributing information to and from any source so directed by the supervisor.

(Act 2009-627, p. 1907, §5.)